What is Epicatechin?
Epicatechin is a bioactive compound and classified as a flavonol, a sub-sub-group of polyphenols found in green tea. Polyphenols have been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries and occur organically in plants. This compound is most commonly found in green tea as well as dark chocolate. Epicatechin has undergone numerous studies; epicatechin is believed to promote muscle growth and subsequently strength while also lowering LDL through its antioxidant properties. In conjunction with its antioxidant properties, Epicatechin may increase Nitric Oxide production, which allows for blood to flow more easily to muscles, and is the reason for the feeling associated with the phrase “pump” when lifting.
Potential Benefits of Epicatechin May Include:
May increase strength and muscle size †
May support healthy cholesterol†
May support cardiovascular health †
How Does Epicatechin Work?
Epicatechin operates by inhibiting myostatin through increased follistatin levels, which is a protein located in the muscles. Because epicatechin is an antioxidant, it may have neuroprotective properties. These neuroprotective properties may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Another mechanic that epicatechin possesses insulin-mimetic action, which may assist in supporting heart health. In conjunction with increasing Nitric Oxide production, Epicatechin also increases blood vessels’ growth, also known as angiogenesis. With increased NO production and angiogenesis, epicatechin may also increase mitochondrial growth in heart and skeletal cells, giving them more energy.
Consider pairing our Epicatechin with our Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder for a potential increase in muscle mass and strength.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 - 2 capsules daily. Taken up to twice daily or a maximum of 4 capsules daily.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal container immediately after use to preserve freshness.
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Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.