ProHealth's Green Tea EGCG Extreme™ is a green tea extract in the most potent EGCG formula in the world. Each serving of Green Tea EGCG Extreme has been standardized to provide 390mg of EGCGs. EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate is a powerful antioxidant compound that has been shown to stimulate the immune system and prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Green Tea: A potent source of antioxidants
Green Tea EGCG Extreme™- a powerful green tea extract- is a potent source of polyphenols and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – two antioxidant compounds that are 25 to 100 times more potent than that of vitamins A, C and E – protecting fragile DNA and cells from destructive free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize harmful oxygen-containing molecules in your body called free radicals and peroxides. Stress, exposure to toxins and even the digestion of certain foods creates free radicals. When left unchecked, free radicals can damage your DNA, cell membranes, and other vital cell components. Antioxidants found in green tea are vital to slowing and even preventing damage caused by free radicals.
Green Tea and Weight Loss
Multiple studies have been published showing that regular consumption of green tea - or of supplements containing the catechins extracted from green tea - may influence energy metabolism, body weight and body fat content*. Research into how the catechins, particularly EGCG, found in green tea benefit weight loss and fat distribution has been conducted in vitro (test tubes), using mice, and finally in clinical trials with humans. All three research techniques have produced results indicating that high doses of catechins can be effective for:
- Promoting weight loss
- Reducing waist circumference
- Improving energy metabolism
- Decreasing intra-abdominal fat
- Supporting maintenance of lost weight