What is EGCg Green Tea Extract?
One capsule of NOW® Green Tea Extract with 200 mg EGCg possesses the phytonutrient content equal to about 2-3 cups of green tea. Green tea’s bioactive compounds include polyphenols and catechins, which are known to exhibit potent free radical neutralizing properties. Its most abundant catechin, EGCg has been scientifically demonstrated to assist in maintaining healthy tissues in the face of normal metabolic stress and to support proper cell cycle regulation.
A beneficial beverage:
Aside from water, there’s no beverage in the world more widely consumed than tea, and for good reason. There aren’t many healthier beverages out there. In fact, one type of tea in particular has been valued for thousands of years for its healthful properties – green tea. Its use dates back almost 4,000 years, making it the oldest recorded herbal beverage. While all teas – green, black, white and oolong – are from the Camellia sinensis plant, tea leaves used to make green tea are processed with minimal oxidation.Green tea is a treasure trove of phytonutrients including minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polyphenols, sterols and more. Its polyphenol content includes epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCg, which is believed to be the constituent responsible for many of green tea’s health properties, especially as a free radical scavenger