Green tea extract comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It contains powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These antioxidants protect against cell damage and offer a variety of health benefits. The amino acids theanine and arginine contained in green tea have stress-reducing effects.
In traditional Chinese medicine and other medical systems, Green tea leaves have been used to treat asthma (functioning as a bronchodilator), angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Additional traditional benefits of green tea include improved urine flow, relief of joint pain, and improved resistance to diseases.
6 awesome benefits of Green tea extract:
- Contains plant-based antioxidant compounds
- Assists with fat burning and weight management
- Helps with blood sugar regulation
- Might lower the risk of some cancers
- May improve cognitive function and protect the brain from aging
- Promotes liver and skin health
More about EGCG
The catechin epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is a powerful compound that may benefit health by reducing inflammation, aiding weight loss, and preventing certain chronic diseases. It’s most abundant in green tea but also found in other plant foods. Based on scientific studies, the potential health benefits ascribed to green tea and EGCG include antioxidant effects, improving cardiovascular health, cancer chemoprevention, enhancing weight loss, protecting the skin from the damage caused by ionizing radiation, and many more.