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EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a beneficial plant compound called a catechin that is found most abundantly in green & black tea leaves. Anti-aging, antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory (suppresses pro-inflammatory chemicals), anti-carcinogenic, can help with heavy-metal detoxification, improves metabolism, beneficial to heart & blood vessels, reduces plaque build-up in arteries, lowers cholesterol, reduced risk of heart attack/stroke, neuroprotective & can help reverse neural damage & more. Green tea is a significant source of EGCG.