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catechins (kaˑ·ti·kinz), flav-onoid phytochemical compounds found principally in green tea. Smaller amounts are contained in grapes, black tea, chocolate, and wine. Considered potent antioxidants, catechins are being studied for their potential to prevent heart disease and cancer.
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Tea catechins reduce vascular inflammation, lower the production of "bad" LDL cholesterol, raise the production of "good" LDL cholesterol, and impede the buildup of plaque inside blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk for clots or obstructions that can lead to brain-damaging stroke.
2), green tea catechins may inhibit collagenases or matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).
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Green tea catechins reduced oxidative stress (oxidation) for up to 20 hours with the strongest effects lasting up to 12 hours.
The other catechins are epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) and epicatechin (EC).
The antioxidant effect of green tea catechin ameliorates experimental liver injury.
Green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise-induced abdominal fat loss in overweight and obese adults.
Named 'TEAWELL 95', the extract has a 95% concentration of the catechin Epigallocatechinegallate (EGCG), among the highest purities available on the market today.
Interestingly, the amount of catechins in instant iced tea is negligible.
In the placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 30 men with prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) took 200 mg of green tea catechins (GTCs) three times daily for 6 months.
However, the mechanisms by which catechins act to lower lipid levels are presently unclear.
She found that the amount of catechins measured both in freshly brewed and bottled teas differed.