What is Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea
Since people first started drinking tea during the reign of Emperor Shen Nong (3,000 B.C.), it has always played some role in life civilisation. Whether a refreshing hot drink or a remedial source of energy and well being, by the time tea had reached Europe in the 16th century, it had already begun to cement itself as the fulcrum of every great culture it had permeated.
Several years ago Green Tea began to cause something of a stir. As antioxidants and superfoods became the new hot topic, this new style of tea became all that anyone could talk about. The difference being not the plant itself (Camelia sinensis) but the preparation of the leaf.
While black tea is ‘fried’ to seal in the flavour of the leaf upon picking it, the leaf of Green Tea is steamed and then allowed to dry soon after harvest. While this means that Green Tea lacks the strong flavour of its better known counterpart, it does retain more of the benefits.
So what makes Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea so special? As a caffeine free, proprietary catechin extract, it has been formulated with patented Phytosome(R) technology.
Because the polyphenols in Green Tea already exhibit an affinity for the phospholipids in our own cellular structure, Indena industries established that by formulating the polyphenolic phytoconstituents in a definite ratio with lecithin, they could mimic their superior bioavailability and natural intake.
In other words, you can get more of the health benefits contained in the leaves of that Green Tea!
What is Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea used for?
Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea is great because it isn’t just armed with one particular nutrient, it’s equipped with several nutrients. Of course, the most well known of these are the antioxidants.
Antioxidants are agents which act by neutralising the effectiveness of the toxic free radical chemicals that are capable of altering our DNA in dangerous and often disease inducing ways. Some of the most effective antioxidants available to us come from the foods we eat.
In the case of Green Tea, the most potent polyphenol (a plant based chemical) is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). It transpires that this particular polyphenol is capable of not only protecting our health but also aiding weight management.
- A number of clinical studies have already shown Green Tea to not only promote energy expenditure (and therefore calorie consumption) but also increase thermogenesis, literally the burning off of fat.
- Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea is standardised to 19% EGCG
- And 25% Polyphenols
- With only 0.1% Caffeine
- Great if you’re on the go and haven’t got time to stop and make tea!
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Ultra EGCG Super-Strength Green Tea?
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule two or three times a day with water.
WARNING: Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or nursing.
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.