EGCG, Green Tea Catechins
Formally known as epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG is a type of plant-based compound called catechin. Catechins may be further categorized into a larger group of plant compounds known as polyphenols. EGCG and other related catechins act as potent antioxidants that may protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, research suggests that catechins like EGCG may reduce inflammation and prevent certain chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
- Origin Plant Based
- Source Green Tea
- Type Polyphenols
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- Age Range Adults (20-59)
- Toxicity Toxic in high doses
- Side effects Nausea, Gastrointestinal Disturbs, Renal Damage, Liver Damage
- Warnings Pregnancy, Cardiovascular Medicaiton, Anti-depressant Medication
Why be Careful
- Loa J, Chow P, Zhang K. Studies of structure-activity relationship on plant polyphenol-induced suppression of human liver cancer cells. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. (2009)
- Boumendjel A. Aurones: a subclass of flavones with promising biological potential. Curr Med Chem. (2003)