Polyphenol use rose 69% in the functional food and drink markets over the past five years, according to market analyst, Mintel. Mintel noted that over the same period, use of the term, “antioxidants” rose 38% on food and drink labeling.
According to a recent article in NutraIngredients.com, polyphenols were most often listed as an ingredient in biscuits and cookies; candies, cakes and pastries; and in tea and fruit juices.
Dr. Oz, in a segment that aired January 14, extolled the benefits of polyphenols, including support of immune function and improving cardiovascular health.
A good source of natural polyphenols is found in the leaf of green tea. Sunphenon, a standardized line of highly purified and pesticide compliant green tea extracts offered by Taiyo, is an excellent source of polyphenols that are rich in natural antioxidants. These polyphenols have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-microbial, deodorant and thermogenic (fat burning) activities.
Sunphenon is produced from pesticide controlled green tea leaf to assure compliance with stringent U.S. FDA residual pesticide regulations for tea as outlined in 40CFR180. Sunphenon is extracted via a water infusion process and decaffeinated using only approved food grade solvents.
For more information on Sunphenon products, please see http://www.taiyointernational.com/products/.