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What Is Epigallocatechin Gallate?

Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG, also called Epigallocatechin-3-gallate. It’s a type of catechin. Catechin is a natural phenol and antioxidant.

When consumed does EGCG seems to have poor absorption. A daily intake is equivalent to 8–16 cups of green tea. But excessive intake of EGCG may cause liver toxicity and could increase the risk of liver damage.

EGCG From Tea Leaves

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a component extracted from tea leaves, especially green tea. It has been proved to have several positive health effects on humans. (source 🗗)

Epigallocatechin gallate is a catechin. Catechin is a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. (source 🗗)

Where To Find EGCG

Trace amounts of Epigallocatechin gallate can be found in apple skin, plums, onions, hazelnuts, and pecans. (source 🗗)

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