Catechin metabolites after intake of green tea infusions

@article{Pietta1998CatechinMA,
  title={Catechin metabolites after intake of green tea infusions},
  author={P G Pietta and Paolo Simonetti and Claudio Gardana and Antonella Brusamolino and Paolo Morazzoni and Ezio Bombardelli},
  journal={BioFactors},
  year={1998},
  volume={8}
}
Green tea contains relatively large amounts of catechins, that have been recognized to be efficient free‐radical scavengers. In spite of a largely described antioxidant effect, the metabolic fate of catechins in humans has been scarcely studied. An infusion of green tea (about 400 mg of catechins) was given to healthy volunteers; plasma and urine samples were collected for 5 h and 2 days, respectively. Epigallocatechin gallate and epicatechin gallate were detected in plasma samples, reaching… 
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