Green Tea Extract is the supplemental form of our favorite tea. Green Tea Catechins are the primary active compounds present in green tea and its respective extracts. However, these active catechins are not exclusive to green tea and occur in a variety of tea leaves; such catechins are critical players in ancient traditional and preventive medicines . Reaping the benefits of green tea catechins has long been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine . Today, the catechins present in tea leaves are researched for a variety of potential benefits . Unfortunately, the direct bioavailability of catechins is quite low, though absorption can be increased by consuming catechins alongside Piperine (supplement derived from black pepper) .
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How to take
In the Morning With a Meal
300-400 mg per serving
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