EGCG is epigallocatechin gallate, which is a catechin and powerful antioxidant found in green tea. It is known for its numerous health benefits and is one of the most abundant and active compounds in green tea. EGCG has been extensively studied and has shown various health-promoting properties. It is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that can help protect cells from free radical damage and reduce inflammation in the body.
Foods that contain EGCG are: strawberries, kiwis, avocados, nuts…
EGCG can be used as: medicine, health food, food, beverage, cosmetics. In the food industry, it is used for anti-oxidation, fresh-keeping, deodorization, and in the pharmaceutical industry, it is used for antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-aging, and daily chemical products as special functional additives.
What are the benefits of EGCG for the human body?
- EGCG has powerful antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory effect.
EGCG acts as an antioxidant that improves fat metabolism, protects cells from damage caused by oxidative stress responses, and inhibits inflammatory factors produced in the body, thereby preventing a variety of chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
- Protect the brain
Some studies have found that catechins can help reverse nerve damage and prevent further nerve death, thereby reducing the decline in cognitive function with age.
Many large studies have found that adults who drink two to three cups of green tea a day for at least several years have a reduced prevalence of cognitive impairment, which reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 30 to 40 percent.
In addition to inhibiting cognitive dysfunction, EGCG may also help improve learning by reducing oxidative damage in the brain.
- Reduce fat absorption: Form complexes with lipids or lipases, interfere with the emulsification and hydrolysis of lipids in the intestine, and reduce fat absorption;
Inhibit fat synthesis: Reduce the activity of fat synthetase and prevent fat synthesis;
Promote fat metabolism: Activate the enzymes needed to burn fat and accelerate fat burning and decomposition.