EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) is a key active component of green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. It is valued for its antioxidant properties and has been studied extensively for weight loss through the promotion of fat metabolism, and for its role in supporting overall health and wellness.
Consumption of green tea has been documented since 2700 BC, and scientific literature abounds on the many health benefits from the frequent consumption of green tea. EGCg, short for epigallocatechin-3-gallate, has been identified as the primary active ingredient responsible for green tea’s health-promoting effects. While drinking green tea as a whole food may have synergies among its constituent compounds, tea polyphenols and EGCg may be beneficial in supplemental form, as supplementation can provide the body with higher levels of these components than many individuals would be able to obtain through simply consuming tea. For this reason, as well as for quality and effectiveness, standardized extracts may be especially useful, as they guarantee a potent amount of the desirable active component.
An average cup of green tea is typically made from 5 mg of dry green tea leaves, which provide about 200 mg
of EGCg. Each capsule of our EGCg contains 225 mg of decaffeinated green tea extract, standardized to 98% polyphenols, of which 45% is EGCg. This product is not only an excellent choice due to its high amount of EGCg, but also because it is guaranteed to contain less than or equal to 0.5% caffeine and to have low fluoride.
Benefits of EGCg*
Supports a healthy inflammatory response
Helps support efficient fat metabolism, potentially benefiting weight control Supports detoxification processes in the liver
May help regulate appetite
Helps support healthy testosterone levels
May aid in regulation of healthy blood glucose and insulin levels
Potent antioxidant activity
May support healthy cardiovascular function by protecting against oxidation of cholesterol particles (e.g., LDL)
May support brain and central nervous system health by limiting oxidative stress
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.**
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.