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Natural Factors GreenSelect Phytosome (Green Tea
— Camellia Sinensis) is a caffeine-free, standardized green tea extract
that has undergone intensive toxicological and pharmacological scrutiny,
demonstrating safety and verifying its high antioxidant activity. It is
standardized to a very high polyphenol content (not less than 60%) with
the most active polyphenol, epigallocatechin 3-0-gallate comprising at
least 40% of the extract.
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols, compounds with strong antioxidant
properties that may inhibit cancer cell growth. Epigallocatechin
3-0-gallate is the polyphenol with the most antioxidant activity. Most
human studies on green tea assess its cancer-preventive properties and
at least ten studies show that green tea consumption is protective
against the development of esophageal, stomach, lung, colorectal,
bladder, gastric and pancreatic cancers.
Research demonstrates that green tea guards against cardiovascular
disease in many ways. Green tea lowers total cholesterol levels and
improves the cholesterol profile (the ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL
cholesterol), reduces platelet aggregation, and lowers blood pressure.
The polyphenols in green tea have also been shown to lessen the risk of
several types of cancers, stimulate the production of several immune
system cells, and have antibacterial properties--even against the
bacteria that cause dental plaque.