DSM Nutritional Products

Sept. 1, 2005
Potent Green Tea Extract Helps Kick Up Metabolism
Teavigo, a pure and natural green tea extract from DSM Nutritional Products, has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) affirmation, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to expand their product development opportunities.Research suggests that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), the major active component in green tea, may enhance metabolism and be beneficial in weight management. “Teavigo has exceptional purity with a high EGCG content at a minimum of 94% on a dry-weight basis,” said Lynda Doyle, director of business development for DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. “The maximized purity of Teavigo enables more EGCG to be formulated into applications, optimizing the healthful benefits to consumers.”DSM Nutritional Products extracts EGCG from green tea utilizing patented technology, and unlike other common tea extracts, Teavigo is nearly colorless and also odorless. Furthermore, the taste is easily masked by the addition of flavors. Proven safe and effective in increasing metabolism, caffeine-free Teavigo can be an ideal complement to a sensible weight management program. Teavigo is available in versatile forms and is completely water-soluble, producing a clear solution without residue or sediment. GRAS-affirmed Teavigo can be formulated into a wide range of applications.