The majority of health benefits in green tea can be attributed to EGCG.*
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate or 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 smarTEAplant™ inter-cellular extraction technology ensuring a standardized 50mg of EGCG in every serving.
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* Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information-abstract, “The role of Green Tea and periodontal disease”