Organic Green Tea Extract

Green tea is made from the leaves of camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Over the last few years studies and researches have been done on green tea to explore its medical benefits. It suggested that regular consumption of green tea will lower the risk of heart diseases.

Tea is an important source of antioxidants. Typical brew of black tea provides about 200 mg of flavonoids per cup. The flavonoids present in green and black tea are very effective antioxidants in vitro and may therefore be effective antioxidants in the body. The uptake of flavonoids from tea is most efficient for the monomeric catechins found in green tea, namely, epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the last named being the most important.

Green tea has been found to be beneficial in two of the most life-threatening diseases - heart ailments and cancer.

Green tea is supposed to be originated in China, but it has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. Green tea has recently become more widespread in the West too. Green tea has become the raw material for extracts which are used in the manufacturing of various beverages, health foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items.

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