EGCG Benefits of Green Tea

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a potent extract of green tea. Since green tea is not made from fermented tea leaves, it has high concentrations of EGCG. During fermentation, enzymes in tea leaves convert EGCG into thearubigin and theaflavin. This is why black tea has much lower EGCG content than green tea.

EGCG in green tea extract has received much attention for its therapeutic properties. There is increasing evidence to support EGCG health benefits. Most findings are based on population studies and research involving laboratory animals. EGCG benefits of green tea for humans should be evaluated in clinical trials.

Results from studies suggest that ECGC:

- lowers bad and increases good cholesterol
- may help prevent atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease
- may reduce the risk of cancer by inhibiting tumor growth
- may improve skin health
- may protect against cartilage damage and alleviate inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and bursitis.
- may help to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- may prevent or help treat diabetes
- may aid weight loss

How to enjoy green tea EGCG benefits?

- If you are a tea drinker who isn’t currently drinking green tea, why not give it a try? You may just find yourself liking it.

- Another option is to take a high quality EGCG green tea extract supplement such as Teavigo or Mega Green Tea Extract, which you can find here: Green Tea Extract Capsules.  This is certainly more convenient and you don’t need to be downing cups of tea each day.

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