Green tea extract has a host of health benefits, including support for heart and bone health, skin quality, and maintaining healthy weight. For nootropic value, EGCG is best know for enhancing cognition, including mood, memory and learning. Green tea extract also acts as an antioxidant meaning it can neutralize oxidative damage, which in turn can help maintain overall subjective health.
General dosage for EGCG Green Tea Extract ranges from 200mg-500mg depending on desired effect.
Mode of Action
There are several ways in which EGCG works to promote healthy bodily function. Polyphenols, which are present in green tea extract, have been shown to influence cellular energy metabolism and further support healthy brain function.
EGCG is also shown to promote weight loss by way of the present polyphenols and catechins, which have been shown to induce thermogenesis. Additionally, research shows EGCG works as an anxiolytic, meaning it can decrease anxiety and promote healthy mood, by affecting modulation of GABA (A) receptors.
Research shows an oral dose of 2000mg EGCG per kilogram of body weight was lethal to rats.