EGCG: Health Benefits of Green Tea

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EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is an antioxidant substance found in green tea that has the potential to protect against various types of cancer as well as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. EGCG also possesses antiviral and antibacterial properties, and is believed to protect against the spread of influenza and hepatitis C. EGCG can promote weight loss and may impart protective effects against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Topical EGCG can help to protect the skin from damaging UV-rays from the sun. Although most of the studies have shown benefits with two to three cups of green tea per day, the optimal dose of EGCG has not yet been established. We can compound EGCG in various dosage forms such as capsules, troches, lollipops, nasal sprays, and topical formulations. Ask our professional staff for more information.

 
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