Epidemiological studies indicate that in parts of the world where green tea is consumed regularly, the incidence of breast, lung, colon, esophageal and gastrointestinal cancers is lower. Researchers believe that a particular compound in green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) [epi-gallo-cat-ekin-3-gal-ate] is responsible for its cancer-fighting properties.
However, to derive the cancer fighting benefits of green tea, researchers believe that you would need to drink ten cups of green tea each day. But with concentrated Green Tea Mega Drops (98% polyphenols and 50% EGCG) one dropper in 6 ounces of water has the equivalent EGCG concentration of ten cups of freshly-brewed green tea. If you’re concerned about caffeine, drinking 10 cups of green tea would give you nearly 1200mg of caffeine, but a dropper of Green Tea Mega Drops contains only 2mg of caffeine and Green Tea Mega Drops contain no alcohol.
Ongoing research in the west continues to uncover EGCG’s benefits in cancer prevention. Researchers at Rutgers University presented the results of research which demonstrated that administration of EGCG helped prevent the development of tumors in an animal model of colorectal cancer. After 34 weeks, animals that received EGCG had 55 percent less tumors than animals that did not receive the compound and the tumors they had were 45 percent smaller.
During the past decade, green tea has received particular attention for its role in promoting healthy weight management. Laboratory and animal models suggest that EGCG works to promote healthy weight management by reducing fat cell proliferation, decreasing body and fat mass, inhibiting fat absorption, and lowering blood levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose, and insulin. At the same time, green tea has been found to increase the oxidation (breakdown) of fats. Human studies suggest that green tea consumption is associated with decreased body mass and body fat.