Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is an ingredient extracted from Chinese green tea. It is the main active and water-soluble component of green tea and the highest content of catechin, accounting for 9% of the green weight of green tea. -13%, because of its special stereochemical structure, EGCG has a very strong antioxidant activity and plays an important role in anti-cancer and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, it is also used as a reversal agent for multidrug resistance in tumors, which can improve the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy and reduce the toxicity to the heart.
Functions and Applications
1.It is applied in cosmetics field,green tea extract owns the effect of anti-wrinkle and anti-Aging;
2.It is applied in food field,green tea extract is used as natural antioxidant,antistaling agent, and anti-fading agents;
3.It is applied in pharmaceutical field, also used to prevent and cure cardiovascular disease, diabetes.