Now Foods, EGCg, Green Tea Extract, 400 mg, 180 Veggie Caps

SKU/UPC : 733739047571

Product Code : NOW04757

Package Details : 180 Vcaps

Serving Size : 1 Vcap

Serving per Container : This bottle will last for 180 Days

Price(र) : 3737.00

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·        Antioxidant Support

·        200 mg EGCg / 80% Catechins

·        Supports Cellular Health

·        GMP Quality Assured

·        A Dietary Supplement

·        Vegetarian Formula


One capsule of  NOW® Green Tea Extract with 200 mg EGCg posesses the phytonutrient content equal to about 2-3 cups of green tea.  Green Tea Extract contains numerous compounds, including Polyphenols and Catechins, that provide potent antioxidant benefits.  One Catechin in particular, EGCg, has demonstrated extraordinary free radical quenching power in laboratory studies.  In non-clinical studies, EGCg has also been shown to be protective against chemical and environmental assault on tissues and helps to support healthy cell cycle regulation. The Polyphenol in green tea are potent antioxidants and support cardiovascular and immune health.


Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily with a meal. Do not take this product on an empty stomach.


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Vcap


Amount Per Serving


Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf) (Standardized Extract) (Contains 4 mg of Caffeine†) [min. 98% Total Polyphenols, 80% Total Catechins, and 50% EGCg (Epigallocatechin Gallate) (200 mg)]

400 mg


Decaffeinated Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf)

50 mg


*Daily Value not established
† Naturally occurring caffeine


Other Ingredients

Cellulose (capsule), silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.


Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.

Caution: Take with food. Individuals with liver disease or those currently taking any medications should consult their health practitioner prior to use.

Q. How much caffeine is in your Green Tea capsules, and what is the level of active components?
A. NOW Green Tea Extract capsules contain less than 16mg of caffeine per capsule, or less than 4% of the capsule’s content. NOW Foods follows AHPA (American Herbal Products Association) rules and we declare caffeine content on our labels. Studies have identified a number of different components in Green Tea Extract that may be responsible for its benefits. The most prevalent compounds are polyphenols, of which catechins are the most important. Green Tea Extract capsules contain an average of 40% catechins, and 11% is EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), thought to be the most active and effective of the catechins.

Q.What is EGCg?
A.EGCg is a very concentrated green tea extract containing (minimum) 98% Total Polyphenols, 80% Total Catechins, and 50% EGCg, all important antioxidants. This formula contains less than 4 mg. of caffeine, per capsule.

Q.What's tea polyphenol?
A.When buying green tea products, knowing how to read the label is important. To decipher what the product contains, it is important to know something about green tea chemistry. For example, let's say you come across an exciting product that says "300 milligrams of polyphenols". You may be led to believe it contains 300 milligrams of antioxidants. You could be wrong. Polyphenol is a much abused term. Strictly speaking, 90% of tea polyphenols are catechins, so the two terms are almost synonymous. However, for reasons I do not yet understand, this word has been used interchangeably with green tea extract. A standardized green tea extract contains only about 30% catechins. So 300 milligrams of polyphenols may only contain 90 milligrams of antioxidants, not the 300 milligrams that you expect.

Q.What are Catechins?
A.Catechins are what make green tea special. They make up the bulk of green tea's antioxidants, and therefore its healing potential. Catechins are unoxidized. When black tea is made, catechins oxidize to form more complex compounds called thearubigins and theaflavins. Between the two, only theaflavins contain significant antioxidant potential. Green tea contains about 30% catechins, whereas black tea contains only 4% of theaflavins. Both are powerful antioxidants. But green tea has far more in quantity, which explains why it is associated with more health benefits. Green Tea Catechins - Understanding Polyphenols

Q.What are the health benefits?
A.The health benefits of this amazing antioxidant are deep and wide ranging. It literally covers every part of the body. The Ohsaki National Health Insurance Cohort Study is one of the largest population studies ever conducted - 40,530 Japanese adults were questioned over the course of 11 years. Researchers found those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea a day were 16% more likely to live longer than those who drank less than one cup a day. Heavy green tea drinkers are also 26% less likely to die from heart disease.

Q.Can it help me lose weight?
A.The weight loss effects of green tea are slow but significant, and there is real scientific evidence to justify its inclusion as one of the top ingredients in many reputable weight loss products. It can help you lose weight safely and effectively in three ways:
• Increase metabolism
• Burn fat
• Reduce fat storage
Many scientific studies have indicated that it can have some big benefits to overall health, especially because it can help you lose weight.

Q.Does it have any side effects?
A.Green tea has few side effects. After all, the Chinese people have been drinking tea for thousands of years. It has been officially proven by study that green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. It is water-soluble, which means if you overdose, it is unlikely to build up. The excess simply gets flushed out of your body. There is only one caveat: Be careful when you are pregnant or consuming lots of sub-quality processed products (such as tea powder or dietary supplement).

Q.How much should I consume daily?
A.When considering how much to consume daily, you want to consider two things:
What is the manufacturer's recommendation? You don't want to exceed the maximum as it can be dangerous.
You don't want to consume too little, or else you will lose out on the health benefits.

Q.Which foods and beverages contain the highest levels of this compound?
A.When choosing the healthiest tea beverage to drink, always go for the less processed option.
A 2007 report published by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) analyzes nearly 400 foods for their EGCG content. It shows that regular green tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants.
It is followed by decaffeinated green tea, flavored green tea and instant or bottled tea.
Tea Beverage Content - USDA Study
The same study shows why green tea is probably the best way to ingest antioxidants.
One gram of green tea steeped in 100 millimeters of water yields 127 milligrams of catechins.
In comparison, 100 grams of dark chocolate contains 54 milligrams, blueberries 52 milligrams and black grapes only 22 milligrams.

Q.How does it affect the taste of a cup of tea?
A.The level of EGCG present in tea leaves decreases with leaf age. Its concentration is the highest in tea buds. These tender sprouts are reserved for making the highest grade tea. Although catechins taste astringent (the dry-mouth feeling of a banana skin), tea buds taste rich, fresh and even sweet. Tea appreciation is an holistic experience. (Green tea contains more than 200 bioactive compounds.) High grade tea contains high levels of astringent antioxidants, and even higher levels of theanine. The presence of EGCG by itself does not guarantee a quality cup of tea. Having too much can make a cup of tea undrinkable. Scientists have repeatedly observed that the health benefits of tea are maximized when EGCG is acting in combination with the other tea compounds.


GOOD PRODUCT  (30/11/2011)  
Seems to increase metabolism and decrease late night carb cravings. My wife has a constipation problem, and she says these help keep her regular too.

NOW FOODS-EGCG GREEN TEA  (28/10/2011)  
This is a quality product. Green Tea correct cholesterol imbalances by raising HDL and lowering LDL cholesterol.