Green Tea Extract – EGCG
Biomedica-Purica’s product called Recovery is made with an important ingredient called Nutricol. Nutricol is comprised of a patented process of a highly potent and concentrated extracts of grape seed and green tea. Let’s look at one of the key ingredients in Recovery, Green Tea extract. Its research conducted by Spanish and British scientists has discovered how green tea helps to prevent certain types of cancer. Researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain and the John Innes Center in Norwich, England have shown that a compound called EGCG in green tea prevents cancer cells from growing by binding to a specific enzyme.
Green tea has about five times as much EGCG as regular tea, studies have shown. It decreased rates of certain cancers but scientists were not sure what compounds were involved or how they worked. Nor had they determined how much green tea a person would have to drink to have a beneficial effect. EGCG is probably just one of a number of anti-cancer mechanisms in green tea.
Green Tea And The ‘Asian Paradox’ – Science Daily, 6/6/06 – “one theory is that the average 1.2 liters of green tea consumed daily by many people in Asia offers the antioxidant protective effects of the polyphenolic EGCG. EGCG may prevent LDL oxidation, which has been shown to play a key role in the pathophysiology of arteriosclerosis. EGCG also reduces the amount of platelet aggregation, regulates lipids, and promotes proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells, which are all factors in reducing cardiovascular disease”