Green Tea has become a benchmark antioxidant based on its high concentrations of polyphenols, a powerful class of bioflavonoids that have been shown to greatly assist in the destruction of oxidation forming free radicals. Although it’s commonly used in teas, aromatherapy and tinctures, the highest concentrations can be found in capsule form. NOW Green Tea extract is standardized to 40% catechins to provide maximum benefits.
NOW Green Tea Extract capsules contain less than 16mg of caffeine per capsule, or less than 4% of the capsule’s content. NOW Foods follows AHPA (American Herbal Products Association) rules and we declare caffeine content on our labels.
Studies have identified a number of different components in Green Tea Extract that may be responsible for its benefits. The most prevalent compounds are polyphenols, of which catechins are the most important. Green Tea Extract capsules contain an average of 40% catechins, and 11% is EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), thought to be the most active and effective of the catechins.
Green Tea Extract Fact Sheet
Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA
Likely Users: People wanting antioxidant protection; Those trying to control cholesterol; People with high levels of inflammatory iron, including eaters of red meat; Those seeking to avoid caffeine, but wanting the benefits of green tea.
Key Ingredients: Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis) 400 mg
Main Product Features:
- Total EGCg content: 50% (200 mg.) (Epigallocatechin gallate, a Catechin)
- Total Catechins content: 80% (by HPLC method) (Catechins are a form of Polyphenol)
- Total Polyphenols content: 98% (by UV method)
Polyphenols, especially catechins (including EGCg), are the main active ingredients in green tea, which act as antioxidants and bind iron, which may prevent some iron-dependent inflammation.
Other Important Notes:
- Highest dose in one capsule
- Vegetarian form
- One capsule contains as much EGCg as about three cups of green tea
- Green tea may correct cholesterol imbalances by raising HDL and lowering LDL cholesterol, while preventing LDL from oxidizing
- Oxidized cholesterol is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease
- Green tea may also be a mild anticoagulant, or “blood-thinner”
- Green tea has been shown to help maintain levels of desirable intestinal bacteria
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 250
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg
Green Tea Extract (Camillia sinensis) (leaf) (Contains 40% catechins & 60% polyphenols) 400 mg
Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate.
Suggested Use: As a herbal dietary supplement, take one capsules, 1 to 2 times daily.