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EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a key active component of tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. It is valued for its antioxidant and cancer preventative properties and has been studied extensively for its many health benefits.
There are many health benefits based on consumption of green tea: cardiovascular disease, inflammatory states, weight and blood pressure issues, and cancer.
EGCG has been discovered as tea's active ingredient giving it antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. There are many pathways involved in EGCG's anticancer potential: it is antiproliferative, antimutagenic, antiangiogenic, apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulating and antioxidant.
Dose: each cap contains 250mg standardized to 98% polyphenols and catechin. There are 60 caps per bottle. For cancer prevention, dose should be 2 caps twice a day (equivalent to 8 cups of green tea a day), cancer treatment dose should be higher
Relevant recent reviews:
Going Green: The Role of the Green Tea Component EGCG in Chemoprevention. Schramm L. J Carcinog Mutagen. 2013 May 20;4(142):1000142.
Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) as adjuvant in cancer therapy. Lecumberri E, et al. Clin Nutr. 2013 Dec;32(6):894-903.
Cancer chemoprevention with green tea catechins: from bench to bed. Shirakami Y, Shimizu M, Moriwaki H. Curr Drug Targets. 2012 Dec;13(14):1842-57.
Potential role of green tea catechins in various disease therapies: progress and promise. Mak JC. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2012 Mar;39(3):265-73.
Can green tea do that? A literature review of the clinical evidence. Clement Y. Prev Med. 2009 Aug-Sep;49(2-3):83-7.
HPF, LLC High Performance Formulas Green T4000 is an exclusive green tea extract containing 98% polyphenols, a green tea component with antioxidant properties.
*Each Green T4,000 capsule provides the same health protecting benefits as a daily regimen of 4 cups of green tea beverage. Discovered over 4,000 years ago by a legendary Chinese Emperor, green tea has modern significance.