Green Tea Extract
Origin: Green tea extract is derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is native to East Asia. The plant has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. Its extracts are obtained through a process that typically involves drying and steeping the tea leaves in alcohol to isolate the beneficial compounds.
- Antibacterial properties: Green tea extract contains catechins, which have been proven to have antibacterial properties, potentially helping to reduce oral bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.
- Anti-inflammatory effects: The polyphenols in green tea extract can help to reduce inflammation and therefore may be beneficial in managing periodontal (gum) disease.
- Bad breath reduction: Green tea’s antibacterial properties also help in combating bad breath as it can kill the microbes that produce malodorous substances in the mouth.