EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate
NAMEEGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate  
Category:Herbal ingredient

Product name: EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate 

Alias:EGCG;(2R,3R)-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-3-yl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate

Latin name: Camellia sinensis O. Ktze. 

Part Used:Leaf

Active Ingredient: EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate


CAS No.: 84650-60-2

Molecular Formula: C22H18O11

Molecular Weight: 458.3717

Appearance: Off white fine powder

Test Method:HPLC

Brand:Yongyuan Bio.

Introduction: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most effective antioxidant polyphenols in green tea, and has antioxidant, anticancer and antimutagenic activities. The antioxidant activity of vitamin C is at least 100 times, 25 times the vitamin E, can protect cells and DNA damage, and this damage is believed to be associated with cancer, heart disease and other major diseases, the efficacy of EGCG attributed to their removal of oxygen free radicals (antioxidant) capacity.

EGCG: is a polyphenol compound extracted from Green Tea, Bioge American medical experts in the study found that although EGCG cannot penetrate the epidermis, but it can provide energy for the epidermal layer outside the cell, make the cells split and differentiate again, to enhance their activity, so that the surface of the skin can be improved. Because it come from green tea, also has the effect of dissolving fat, dissolving turbidity and deoiling.

EGCG is the main component of green tea polyphenols, and also the main component of green tea catechin. It accounts for 10-15% of total green tea catechin. Catechin includes EGCG, EGC, ECG, EC, ECG, and its antioxidant activity in turn is EC<ECG<EGC<EGCG.

Many studies indicate that EGCG has effect of anti free radical of DNA damage, anti radiation and ultraviolet radiation, prevent lipid peroxidation, reducing the content of low density cholesterol, ultra low density cholesterol and triglyceride in serum, interfering signal transmission required for cancer cell survival, inhibition of carcinogenic substances in the diet, Prevent the vitality of certain carcinogens by work with other enzymes and antioxidants in the intestines, liver, and lungs. Scavenging free radicals and resist the influence of pollution, sun and smoke, to prevent skin aging and wrinkle.

Efficacy: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has very strong antioxidant activity. It has the functions of scavenging free radicals, anti-tumor, anti mutation, anti-aging,anti-inflammatory, anti-virus and so on.

Application: EGCG has the functions of preventing cancer and enhancing immunity in health care. It can be used as antioxidant, bacteriostasis, fresh-keeping and deodorant in food industry. It has special functions as preservatives and skin care agents on daily chemical products.

Storage: Store in sealed containers at cool & dry place. Protect from light, moisture and pest infestation

Shelf life: 2 year when properly stored.


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