What is Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract?
Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract is a high potency green tea supplement. It is available in 2 versions:
1. Lightly caffeinated
(contains no more than 23.5mg of caffeine per serving)
(contains no more than 3.6mg of caffeine per serving)
What are the ingredients in Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract?
Main ingredient: Green tea extract
Other ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, rice flour
What are the problems with most green tea extract supplements?
Green tea supplements come in various potencies. Some of them contain low amounts of active polyphenols while others are not standardized.
(A standardized green tea extract means the extract contains a set amount of active ingredients such polyphenols and EGCG)
The primary polyphenols in green tea are catechins. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful and abundant of all catechins in green tea. Since EGCG is the main catechin that contributes to green tea health benefits, you should know how much of it you are getting from a green tea supplement.
Some companies that produce low potency green tea supplements state the amounts of polyphenols or catechins only. There are others that state a high polyphenol/catechin content, but their green tea extract products may contain low EGCG. By deliberately not stating the EGCG content, they can appear to offer high potency green tea extracts.
Consumers can end up buying low potency or poor quality green tea extract supplements if they do not know what to look for.
Why choose Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract?
Life Extension states precisely the polyphenol and EGCG content in its Mega Green Tea Extract.
Each capsule (725 mg) provides standardized extract of:
- 98% polyphenols (710.5 mg)
- 45% EGCG (326.25 mg)
You get more polyphenols in 1 capsule of Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract than from drinking 3 cups of green tea. Due to its high potency, you only need to take 1 capsule per day to obtain the health benefits of green tea.
Life Extension offers its Mega Green Tea Extract with and without caffeine:
Click here for Mega Green Tea Extract (lightly caffeinated)
Click here for Mega Green Tea Extract (decaffeinated)