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Epicatechin--The Best Supplements Choice for Muscle-building
May 23, 2016

For years, we’ve continually heard green tea extract, tea polyphenol, EGCG etc, and it is very important as supplements for life. Yet every article show we see just never seems to have enough convincing science explaining why you should take it seriously. 

First, we need to know Catechin, also known as tea tannins, catechins, is a flavanol compounds in tea. Catechins is the most important one in tea polyphenols, about 75% to 80% percent of tea polyphenols, and is also the source of bitter taste of tea.

Catechin is divided into 4 main categories: Epicatechin(EC), Epigallocatechin gallate (EGC), Epicatechin gallate esters (ECG) and (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

*Oxidation and elimination of free radicals

*Role of preventing tooth decay.


We get more and more excited about this extract with every new study published, and will keep this page up to date as it comes in. It even has potential anabolic (muscle-building) properties, with possible myostatin-inhibiting abilities!

Epicatechin play a role for its ability to enhance muscle growth and strength, but also combat muscle loss, catabolize fat and provide high levels of anti-oxidants, making it the go-to product for a wide range of health benefits.

What is Epicatechin?

Epicatechin, the natural flavonol from tea that does most of the heavy lifting in the research. Epicatechin is more formally known as (-)-epicatechin, pronounced “minus epicatechin”. It was isolated from green tea by Michiyo Tsujimura in 1929. Tea isn’t the only source of epicatechin, it’s just the most popular and easily obtained. You can also get it from in cocoa, Chinese Hawthorn Berry, Grapes, Blackberries, Red wine etc.

Tea leaves extract and several other foods have been found to have a number of bioactive compounds, also known as flavonols, which have a unique ability to improve both health and performance. Epicatechine provides benefits such as:

*Increased blood flow and nitric oxide levels,

*Better insulin sensitivity,

*Lower cholesterol levels (due to antioxidant activity),

*Improved blood pressure,

*More elastic skin,

*Muscular Endurance.

Muscular Endurance-

In addition to the potential muscle and strength building benefits of epicatechin, there also appears to be an ability to improve muscular endurance as well.

According to a study published in The Journal of Physiology, rats given that same 1mg/kg of epicatechin daily for fifteen days had a significant increase in their endurance capacity.

In addition to increasing the amount of exercise they were able to perform, another study found that gains in endurance capacity made during epicatechin supplementation were able to be maintained without training as long as supplementation continued. In fact, the data shows that gains were able to be maintained without exercise for up to fifteen days after supplementation was stopped.

Conceivably, epicatechin has the ability to allow users to complete more reps, train longer, and allow them to main their gains with supplementation, even during moderate periods away from the gym, which could possibly be useful in the case of injury or taking a week off (some workout plans encourage this every few months as a form of “strategic deconditioning” in order to stave off overtraining, burnout, and plateaus).

Once again, this is all promising but not certifiably proven in humans. The pilot study has proven that (-)-epicatechin is worthy of more intense research.

Regarding to Epicatechin, Le Sen Bio-technology already owned mature production technology, and produce this product for three years in a large quantity. Meanwhile, the product have been exported to Korea, Australia, United States and so on, and get good reputation from our customers.

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