Sunday, July 19, 2015

EGCG green tea extract promotes Weight loss

EGCG green tea extract promotes Weight loss



 
What is EGCG?
 
EGCG stands for Epigallocatechin Gallate.
 
There are four primary polyphenols in green tea , the most important polyphenols, called catechins (sometimes referred to as tea flavonoids). The family of catechins are; Gallocatechin (GC), Epigallocatechin (EGC), Epicatechin (EC), and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). All catechins are beneficial. EGCG is the most abundant catechin in tea and is considered the main active ingredient in green tea.
 
Catechins were initially discovered in the 1970s, when medical researchers were looking for the reason: why Japanese in Shizuoka district, a major tea growing area, had much lower rates of cancer than other Japanese, even they were very heavy smokers. Numerous studies found EGCG to be effective in preventing and inhibiting cancer growth. EGCG converts carcinogens into benign substances.
 
Epigallocatechin gallate possess the most potent antioxidant activity of the catechins - yet discovered. EGCG is 100 more powerful than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E.  
 
Catechins are found in various foods such as wine, grapes and chocolate but in little amount catechins. The most abundant catechins are especially found in green tea. The leaf bud and first leaves of tea plant are richest in epigallocatechin gallate, that’s green tea - the best source of EGCG.  
 
Health Benefits of EGCG 
 
EGCG, the most powerful antioxidant. EGCG is at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times than vitamin E. 
 
EGCG, being the powerful antioxidant - protecting cells from damage by ending free radicals chain reaction. Cell disruption contribute to aging process, many forms of cancer, heart disease and other potentially life-threatening illnesses.  
 
EGCG and weight loss
 
Many studies suggest that EGCG may help with weight loss and fat burning by stimulating and promoting thermogenesis, a process where your body releases heat through a chemical reaction within your cells:
 
  • increasing metabolic rate 
  • promoting fat oxidation 
  • burning calories  
  • boosting energy levels 
  • suppressing appetite
  • EGCG is beneficial as part of weight loss program. 
 

 
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