Green Tea has become a benchmark antioxidant based on its high concentrations of polyphenols, a powerful class of bioflavonoids that have been surmised 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.
Green Tea Extract naturally containing the polyphenol EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate), a catechin flavonoid (bioflavonoid), may support weight management, primarily by increasing energy expenditure.*
A randomized double-blind, controlled parallel multicenter trial consisting of a 2-week run-in period and a 12-week treatment period tested Green Tea Extract's mechanisms of action. Healthy young men who took green tea containing a total of 150 mg caffeine and 270 mg EGCg per day in divided doses burned more calories and fat than those who took only 150 mg caffeine daily.* A placebo containing no caffeine or EGCg did not improve metabolism. Although caffeine does stimulate metabolism, obviously other substances in the Green Tea Extract were responsible for some of that metabolism-boosting effect.*
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule, 1 to 2 times daily.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.