Absorption, distribution, elimination of tea polyphenols in rats.

@article{Chen1997AbsorptionDE,
  title={Absorption, distribution, elimination of tea polyphenols in rats.},
  author={Li Ling Chen and M J Lee and Hong Li and Chung S Yang},
  journal={Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={
          1045-50
        }
}
Tea polyphenols-including (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), and (-)-epicatechin (EC)-are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of tea. This study was conducted to investigate the absorption, distribution, and elimination of EGCG, EGC, and EC in rats after administration of decaffeinated green tea (DGT). For comparison, pure EGCG was also studied. The plasma and tissue levels of EGCG, EGC, and EC were quantified by HPLC, and the results were… CONTINUE READING

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