Green Tea Extract Q&A

Green Tea Extract Q&A

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You had some questions, and now we have answers. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Green Tea Extract. If you find that a question you’re specifically curious about hasn’t been answered in this article, please feel free to reach out to customerservice@zhounutrition.com and find out more! Once you find the answer you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to help keep this Q&A up to date! 


Q: Will this make me jittery?
A: Probably not. Green tea is a mild stimulant. There is only 15mg of caffeine per serving. The energy will be similar to drinking green tea.

Q: How is the green tea extract extracted from the plant?
A: It's steeped in mineral water for an extended period of time and then strained.

Q: Why are the capsules not green like matcha tea?
A: While crushed green tea leaves would be green, our product is green tea extract which is why the color is more of an orange-brown color. While green tea extract is derived from green tea plants, it undergoes a process of extracting out the most active ingredients of the plant. These active ingredients are called polyphenols and EGCG. Polyphenols and EGCG are powerful antioxidants. While drinking a cup of green tea would provide a small amount of these antioxidants, taking our green tea extract provides a much more concentrated dose. Because we are only extracting out the active ingredients the color is significantly different from crushed leaves.

Q: How much L-theanine is there in Green Tea Extract?
A: There is a very small amount of L-theanine present (less than 5mg per serving). 

Q: Can I take caffeine with it?
A: Yes, caffeine may actually enhance the effects of Green Tea.

Q: This says 50% EGCG. Does that mean 50% of 500 mg meaning 250 mg EGCG?
A: Yes, that is correct. Each capsule contains 250mg of EGCG. 

Q: What color are the capsules supposed to be. Mine are orange...is that normal?
A: While crushed green tea leaves would be green, our product is green tea extract which is why the color is more of an orange-brown color. While green tea extract is derived from green tea plants, it undergoes a process of extracting out the most active ingredients of the plant. These active ingredients are called polyphenols and EGCG. Polyphenols and EGCG are powerful antioxidants. While drinking a cup of green tea would provide a small amount of these antioxidants, taking our green tea extract provides a much more concentrated dose. Because we are only extracting out the active ingredients the color is significantly different from crushed leaves.

Q: How much caffeine is included?
A: Each serving may contain up to 15mg of caffeine (equal to 1/6th cup of coffee).

Q: What kind of testing is done on Green Tea Extract?
A: Every lot is tested in a cGLP compliant lab. It is also ISO Accredited & FDA registered.

Q: Is Green Tea Extract allergen free?
A: Green Tea Extract is screened for Gluten, Soy, Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, and Wheat.

Q: What’s Green Tea Extract’s serving size?
A: Serving size: 1 veggie capsule. Servings per container: 120.

Q: How many mg of catechins per capsule?
A: Our Green Tea offers 80% Catechins so: 80% x 500mg = 400mg Catechins.

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