white tea leaf extract

Antioxidants , Plant Extracts

Extract from the minimally processed buds and leaves of green tea. There is research showing that white and green teas have the highest concentration of antioxidant properties (via their polyphenol and flavonoid content) of all teas, and several in vitro and animal studies have shown that green tea and white tea have anticancer and antimutagenic properties. However, even though tea flavonoids are effective antioxidants, it is unclear to what extent they increase the antioxidant capacity of humans. It appears that white and green teas have similar amounts of the polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is the main antioxidant in tea. The conclusion to be drawn is that white and green tea have nearly identical antioxidant activity (Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, volume 296, issue 3, August 23, 2002, pages 584–588) and both are great antixoidants to look for in skin-care products.

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