More About Green Tea
A beneficial beverage
Aside from water, there’s no beverage in the world more widely consumed than tea, and for good reason. There aren’t many healthier beverages out there. In fact, one type of tea in particular has been valued for thousands of years for its healthful properties – green tea. Its use dates back almost 4,000 years, making it the oldest recorded herbal beverage. While all teas – green, black, white and oolong – are from the Camellia sinensis plant, tea leaves used to make green tea are processed with minimal oxidation.
Green tea is a treasure trove of phytonutrients including minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polyphenols, sterols and more. Its polyphenol content includes epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCg, which is believed to be the constituent responsible for many of green tea’s health properties, especially as a free radical scavenger.
What are the benefits of green tea?
Green tea’s bioactive compounds include polyphenols and catechins, which are known to exhibit potent free radical neutralizing properties. In fact, green tea is considered the best known food source of catechins. Its most abundant catechin, EGCg, has scientifically demonstrated its ability to assist in maintaining healthy tissues during times of normal metabolic stress and to support proper cell cycle regulation.
NOW® green tea products
Whether it’s a delicious NOW® tea (Green Tranquility™, Green Kick™) or a concentrated EGCg supplement, we offer the best green tea products.
- Green Tea Extract 400 mg – NOW® Green Tea Extract offers a convenient way to obtain the active constituents of green tea in a concentrated form. Green Tea Extract (GTE) has numerous bioactive compounds, including polyphenols and catechins, which are known for their many health-supporting properties.
- EGCg Green Tea Extract 400 mg – One capsule of NOW® Green Tea Extract with 200 mg of EGCg possesses a phytonutrient content that’s equivalent to about 2 to 3 cups of green tea. As mentioned above, research has shown that EGCg can assist in the maintenance of healthy tissues in the face of normal metabolic stress and can help to support proper cell cycle regulation.
The NOW® Difference
These days it’s almost impossible to avoid some sort of daily exposure to environmental pollutants, chemicals and other substances that can generate free radicals in our body. Even the simple act of breathing generates these harmful rogue molecules. But you can help minimize their impact on your body and your health with quality free radical scavengers, including green tea supplements, from NOW.