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a tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance

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Most of the power packed into green tea leaves takes the form of polyphenols called catechins, of which Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, is the most potent antioxidant Human trials suggest that EGCG may have the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, boost the immune system, and even protect the skin from sun damage.
Much attention has been paid to the anti-cancer activity of green tea and tea catechins with animal and cell experiments.
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Now we have evidence that a significant amount of catechins in green tea are able to travel from the stomach and intestines and get into the various tissues and liquids in the eyes.
Green tea is subject to minimal processing, which results in higher concentrations of its unique, beneficial catechins - especially EGCG, the powerhouse of tea," said Christine Renken of Toronto-based A.
The authors conclude that green tea catechins may help to quench free radical oxidation in the liver post bile duct ligation, suppressing transcription factor expression and stellate cell activation and thus potentially reducing liver fibrosis.
Practice Implications: Green tea catechins have previously been reported to induce oxidation of fat and to increase energy expenditure when combined with modest amounts of caffeine.
Because EGCG is the most potent of the four catechins found in tea, it not only provides wide ranging health benefits, but offers a huge range of possible applications.
Latest research shows that green tea catechins may also ward off gum disease.
MediGene has agreed to a phase IV trial, comparing the pharmacokinetics of catechins following topical administration of Veregen ointment 15% with that after oral administration of a green tea solution.
5mg of catechins per 100grams - powerful antioxidants that help prevent against cancer and heart disease.
Although tea is consumed in a variety of ways and varies in its chemical makeup, one study shows that steeping either green or black tea for about five minutes releases more than 80 percent of its catechins.
An extract of the catechins found in green tea appears to be effective in preventing the progression of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia to invasive prostate cancer, Saverio Bettuzzi, Ph.
This will be the first pharmaceutical cGMP-certified production facility for green tea catechins in the world.