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

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Animal studies have suggested that a mechanism by which tea catechins may reduce lipid levels is via decreased absorption of cholesterol (32,33).
Catechins in green tea in general were high and showed little variation.
In laboratory studies, catechins have been shown to halt tumour cell growth and protect healthy cells from damage.
Helping to suppress ageing through catechins and powerful antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
A phase IE clinical trial of a natural formulation containing tea catechins for xerostomia.
In addition to the pharmacological effects, previous in vitro studies suggested that catechins may have an impact on the drug disposition by modulating the activities of drug metabolizing enzymes and uptake or efflux transporters (Jodoin et al.
Consumption of green tea catechins with or without caffeine was associated with decreases in fasting blood glucose.
One bottled green tea contained only 63% of the listed amount of green tea catechins listed on its label.
The polyphenols, catechins and vitamins work together to keep free radicals from causing damage to DNA.
Plandai currently extracts gallate catechins from green tea, catechin gallate (CG), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), gallocatechin gallate (GCG), and epicatechin gallate (ECG); carotenoids (lycopene) from tomatoes, as well as citrus bioflavonoids and limoniods.
Until now, however, nobody knew if the catechins in green tea actually passed from the stomach and gastrointestinal tract into the tissues of the eye.
A human trial was carried out on 24 women who drank 2 cups a day of green tea standardised to 250 mg catechins for 42 days.
One study I saw showed that significant amounts of catechins from dark chocolate appear to be absorbed.
And whereas there are some catechins in both black and oolong tea, green tea contains the lion's share.