The Science of TeaZen
Every one of the TeaZen products contain concentrated amounts of polyphenols including the major Polyphenolic substances called Catechins found in green tea. There are six primary catechin compounds: Catechin, Gallaogatechin, Epicatechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin Gallate, and Epigallocatechin Gallate. The most scientifically studied Polyphenol compound is called EGCG, which is the acronym for Epigallocatechin Gallate.
The majority of health benefits in green tea can be attributed to EGCG.
EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate ), is the polyphenol in tea responsible for a number of its health benefits. Scientific studies have focused on the anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to its potential effects on Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular conditions.
Additionally researchers have found that Catechins block bacteria and viruses from attaching to human cell walls, that they react with toxins released from harmful bacteria and make them inactive or less active, and they reduce the toxic effects of such heavy metals as cadmium, chrome, lead, and mercury.
EGCG directly interacts with proteins and phospholipids in the plasma membrane and regulates signal transduction pathways, transcription factors, DNA methylation, mitochondrial function, and autophagy to exert many of its beneficial biological actions.
However, not all green teas have the same level of EGCG. We carefully select and process our teas using TeaZen’s proprietary smar-TEA-plant inter-cellular extraction technology ensuring a standardized 50mg of EGCG in every serving.