Recent research reveals that EGCG not only help you to lose weight but also lower the risk of cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other disorders. Do you know that it can also lower your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or commonly known as “bad cholesterol”? The ratio between LDL and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is important in order to maintain healthy blood vessels and lower the risk of heart disease. The optimum ratio varies among people based on conditions unique to each individual. Many studies reveals that epigallocatechin 3-gallate or commonly known as EGCG has been linked to lowering LDL in the blood. In studies, EGCG boosted the function of the LDL receptor on liver cells and that is where “bad Cholesterol” are captured and recycled.
One of nature’s products that are rich in EGCG is green tea. However, in order to get the maximum benefit of EGCG, one needs to drink several cups of green tea a day or use a supplement rich in EGCG.