What Is Epigallocatechin Gallate?

Potential Uses

This catechin may help treat and prevent many health issues. Thus, it appears that several clinical trials are studying it. Epigallocatechin gallate seems to be a natural antioxidant. It may also be antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. This substance may help with weight loss in obese individuals. Studies indicate that these individuals may see significant weight loss after twelve weeks of drinking green tea with up to 460 milligrams of this catechin daily. It seems to reduce oxidative stress as well. Thus, this substance may reduce an individual's risk of fatty liver disease, premature aging, and some cancers, among other conditions.

It seems that studies are investigating the combination of chemotherapy with this substance. In addition, some evidence shows that it may help prevent some type of brain damage. This may reduce an individual's risk of Alzheimer's disease and similar conditions.

Review the possible side effects and risks next.

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