Limited sampling strategies to estimate exposure to the green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin gallate, in fasting and fed conditions.

The objective of this study was to develop an efficient sampling strategy to predict epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) pharmacokinetics after green tea administration. Ten healthy subjects received a single 800-mg oral dose of EGCG administered as Polyphenon E under both fasting and fed conditions. Plasma samples were serially collected over 24 hours and EGCG… (More)