Green Tea Extract
Latin name: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
Permitted plant parts: leaf
Camellia is a small-leafed variety native to China that is tipically used to make green and white tea. It evolved as a shrub growing in Sunny regions with dry, cool climates. It has a high tolerance for cold and thrives in mountainous regions. Green Tea is well-established as a potent source of healing antioxidants, the same beneficial compounds found in fruits and vegetables and even in red wine. The leaf also boosts the presence of a superstar antioxidant called EGCG (epigallocatechin-gallate) as well as other notable healing substances including fluoride, catechins, and tannins. Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensisplant. They contain antioxidants that counter free radicals, which can damage cells. Antioxidants may reduce or help prevent some of this damage.