Green Tea FAQs
How much caffeine is in your Green Tea capsules, and what is the level of active components?
NOW Green Tea Extract capsules contain less than 16 mg of caffeine per capsule, or less than 4% of the capsule’s content. NOW Foods follows AHPA (American Herbal Products Association) rules and we declare caffeine content on our labels.
Studies have identified a number of different components in Green Tea Extract that may be responsible for its benefits. The most prevalent compounds are polyphenols, of which catechins are the most important. Green Tea Extract capsules contain an average of 40% catechins, and 11% is EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), thought to be the most active and effective of the catechins.
What process does NOW use to extract caffeine from Decaffeinated Green Tea?
We use a clean carbon dioxide extraction method that is safe and effective. Some companies utilize a chemical extraction process that uses ethylene acetate, but this process may leave a residue and is not as safe as carbon dioxide extraction. Green Tranquility is our only Green Tea product that is free of caffeine.
What is EGCg?
EGCg is a very concentrated green tea extract containing the bioactive compounds Polyphenols and Catechins, both important free radical scavengers. It is standardized to contain (minimum) 80% Total Catechins and 50% EGCg. This formula contains less than 4 mg of caffeine per capsule.
EGCg Green Tea Extract – 90 Veg Capsules
- Green Tea Extract
- 200 mg EGCg/80% Catechins
- Supports Cellular Health*
- A Dietary Supplement
One capsule of NOW® Green Tea Extract with 200 mg EGCg possesses the phytonutrient content equal to about 2-3 cups of green tea. Green Tea’s bioactive compounds include Polyphenols and Catechins, which are known to exhibit potent free radical neutralizing properties.* Its most abundant Catechin, EGCg has been scientifically demonstrated to assist in maintaining healthy tissues in the face of normal metabolic stress and to support proper cell cycle regulation.*
Take 1 capsule daily with a meal. Do not take this product on an empty stomach; do not exceed recommended dose.
|Serving Size:||1 Veg Capsule|
|Servings Per Container:||90|
|Description||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
|Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf)
(Standardized Extract) (min. 80% Total Catechins and
50% EGCg (Epigallocatechin Gallate) (200 mg)]
(up to 4 mg of naturally occurring caffeine)
|Decaffeinated Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf)||50 mg||*|
Cellulose (capsule), Silica and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Take with food. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition including liver impairment.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Keep out of reach of children. Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please Recycle.
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