Green Tea Extract
SOLALs Green Tea Extract is a pure, standardised and highly concentrated extract from green tea. One capsule of SOLAL Green Tea Extract is equivalent to drinking 3 cups of green tea. Green tea helps enhance mental alertness and improve blood fat and cholesterol control. Evidence indicates that it may also support heart and liver health, bone strength and assist with weight loss. Green tea contains polyphenols or catechins, including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which act as powerful antioxidants and may also help maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response.
Green tea contains polyphenols, often referred to as catechins, which act as powerful antioxidants. One of the important catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has many antioxidant properties and may also help maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response. Green tea consumption is associated with the maintenance of healthy blood fat levels. Polyphenols are also believed to promote liver health, possibly by their ability to boost glutathione, an important antioxidant found in the liver.
Each capsule contains the following as active ingredient:
|Green tea standardised extract||300mg|
|of which total polyphenols:||285mg|
|of which EGCG:||135mg|
Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide. Contains plant extracts and natural fillers, with no colourants added – therefore the colour of the capsule contents may vary slightly from batch to batch.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Polyphenols such as flavanols, flavandiols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids are abundant in green tea. Flavanols including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), and epicatechin (EC), are all referred to as catechins. These seem to be responsible for many of the proposed benefits of green tea. EGCG’s anti-inflammatory effects seems to be due to the inhibition of certain inflammatory cytokines. EGCG has demonstrated antioxidant properties. Research has shown a positive correlation between green tea consumption and attenuation of liver disease. With other research indicating that green tea may act protectively against disorders of the liver.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 1 capsule daily after a meal, or as recommended by your health care provider.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.
Safety in children has not been established.
Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating and pain, heartburn, flatulence and diarrhoea.
There are no known contraindications.
Warfarin and anticoagulants: EGCG has antiplatelet effects and might increase the risk of bleeding when used with antiplatelet and anticoagulant medicines.
Liver disease: Preliminary research indicates that high doses of green tea can cause or aggravate hepatitis (liver inflammation). Individuals with liver disease should only use EGCG under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
Iron: Do not take at the same time as iron or meat containing meals since green tea reduces iron absorption.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Safe for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding when used at the recommended dosage.