Theaflavin Standardized Extract

Theaflavin Standardized Extract

As people age, systemic inflammation can inflict degenerative effects throughout the body.1-5 A primary cause of this destructive cascade is the production of cell-signaling chemicals known as inflammatory cytokines. Along with these dangerous cytokines, imbalances of hormone-like messengers called prostaglandins and leukotrienes also contribute to inflammatory processes.6-8

An increasing number of scientists recognize the critical need to protect the arterial wall against low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and inflammatory insults. Research has shown that unique extracts present in black tea called theaflavins can have multiple applications for arterial health.16

Theaflavin Standardized Extract contains a number of beneficial flavonoids found naturally in tea leaves that help support levels of cholesterol that are already within the normal range.16,17 Theaflavins have been shown in human studies to protect against LDL oxidation and favorably affect endothelial function,18,19 thus helping to maintain healthy circulation.

Scientists have also found that black tea flavonoids possess strong antioxidant properties, which can help mitigate oxidative damage to cells and tissues from free radicals. 20 In addition, theaflavins have been found to be helpful in regulating key inflammatory mediators in the body, thus helping to preserve cellular integrity.21,22

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings Per Container 30

Amount Per Serving

Black Tea (Camellia sinensis) Extract (leaf) [standardized to 25% theaflavins (87.5 mg)] 350 mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), stearic acid, silica.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
This product contains a black tea extract which is licensed from Applied Food Sciences, Inc. and is protected by U.S. patent Nos. 6,811,799 and 6,602,527.

Dosage and Use

Take one capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
This supplement has less than 16 mg of caffeine per serving (the amount found in 1/3 cup of brewed green tea).