EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is member of the catechin family and holds very powerful antioxidant properties.
Found most abundantly in green tea, EGCG is considered to be the most powerful antioxidant of all the catechins. Studies suggest Catechins protect our cells from the harmful effects free radicals by cutting off the oxygen source free radicals need to survive and multiply. Free radicals are associated with the development of diseases such as cancer, advanced aging and heart disease. In addition, EGCG may help with weight loss and fat burning by stimulating thermogenesis a process where your body releases heat through a chemical reaction within your cells. This burning of fat cells also results in more energy and improved endurance.
EGCG and CANCER:
Studies suggest EGCG helps to protect our cells from the effects of free-radical DNA damage. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease and premature aging are all associated with free-radical damage. The antioxidants found in EGCG may help Prevent the Development of:
- Prostate Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
EGCG and WEIGHT LOSS:
Other studies have documented that EGCG may help promote weight loss and fat burning by promoting and stimulating thermogenesis. EGCG may help you lose fat by:
- Stimulating fat oxidation
- Burning calories
- Suppressing cravings.
- Boosting energy levels.
Other Health Benefits of EGCG:
- Helps improve the ratio of LDL (bad) to HDL (good) cholesterol.
- Helps thin the blood to prevent the formation of blood clots
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes
- Protects against Kidney Disease
- Prevents Osteoporosis and Periodontal diseases.