What is it?
Green tea is a plant predominantly grown in Japan.
What does it do?
Green tea is high in catechins, disease-fighting antioxidants that help to kill off bacteria in the body.
Why we chose it
The antibacterial benefits of green tea have been repeatedly shown to promote oral health naturally and safely.
Why not a generic green tea extract?
Our decaffeinated extract is the most researched on the market and is sourced direct from Japan’s pioneering supplier of green tea.
Humans using Sunphenon® for 8 weeks showed significantly* lower levels of bacteria associated with periodontitis compared to the placebo group.
- Improvement of periodontal status by green tea catechin using a local delivery system: A clinical pilot study.
- Hirasawa, M.et al (2002). J Periodontal Res, 37(6), pp. 433–438.
- 6 humans, 41 - 64 years old diagnosed with advanced periodontitis
- 8 weeks
- Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo
- Placebo-controlled, Randomized
- The safety of green tea and green tea extract consumption in adults – Results of a systematic review
- Hu, J. et al (2018). Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 95, pp. 412–433.
- Effects of green tea catechins on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients
- Fukuzawa, Y. et al (2014). Journal of Functional Foods, 9, pp. 48–59
- Evaluation of the Bitter-Masking Potential of Food Proteins for EGCG by a Cell-Based Human Bitter Taste Receptor Assay and Binding Studies
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- Antioxidant and Pro-Apoptotic Effects of Marine-Derived, Multi-Mineral Aquamin Supplemented with a Pine Bark Extract, Enzogenol, and a Green Tea Extract, Sunphenon
- O’Callaghan, Y. C. et al (2013). Journal of Medicinal Food, 16(10), pp. 920–926.
- Dietary Supplementation with (−)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate Reduces Inflammatory Response in Adipose Tissue of Non-obese Type 2 Diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) Rats
- Uchiyama, Y. et al (2013). J. Agric. Food Chem., 61(47), pp. 11410–11417.
- Capsule shell material impacts the in vitro disintegration and dissolution behaviour of a green tea extract
- Glube, N. et al (2013). Results in Pharma Sciences, 3, pp. 1–6.
- Development of rapid and simultaneous quantitative method for green tea catechins on the bioanalytical study using UPLC/ESI-MS
- Misaka, S. et al (2013). Biomed. Chromatogr., 27(1), pp. 1–6.
- Effects of a foot bath containing green tea polyphenols on interdigital tinea pedis
- Ikeda, S. et al (2013). The Foot, 23(2–3), pp. 58–62.
- Green Tea Extract Affects the Cytochrome P450 3A Activity and Pharmacokinetics of Simvastatin in Rats
- Misaka, S. et al (2013). Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, 28(6), pp. 514–518.
- The impact of the catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype on vascular function and blood pressure after acute green tea ingestion
- Miller, R. J. et al (2012). Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 56(6), pp. 966–975.
- Green tea protects human osteoblasts from cigarette smoke-induced injury: possible clinical implication
- Holzer, N. et al (2012). Langenbecks Arch Surg, 397(3), pp. 467–474.
- From “Strong” to “Much Stronger”: Utilization of Green Tea Extract Dispersant for SWCNT-Reinforced Polymer Composites
- Uddin, A. J. et al (2012). Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 297 (11), pp. 1114 - 1123.
- Green tea-aided dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes in non-water media: Application for extraordinary reinforcement of nanocomposite fibers
- Uddin, A. J. et al (2012). Textile Research Journal, 82(9), pp. 911–919.
- Plant Polyphenols and Their Anti-Cariogenic Properties: A Review
- Ferrazzano, G. et al (2011). Molecules, 16(2), pp. 1486–1507.
- Consumption of Milk-Protein Combined with Green Tea Modulates Diet-Induced Thermogenesis
- Hursel, R. et al (2011). Nutrients, 3(8), pp. 725–733.
- Green tea and bone health: Evidence from laboratory studies
- Shen, C.-L. et al (2011). Pharmacological Research, 64(2), pp. 155–161.
- Anti-cariogenic effects of polyphenols from plant products-A review
- Kshitiz, P. et al (2011). Int J Res Ayr Phar, 3(2), pp. 736 - 742.
- Effects of green tea catechins on the pro-inflammatory response after haemorrhage/resuscitation in rats
- Relja, B. et al (2011). Br J Nutr, 105(12), pp. 1791–1797.
- Potent radical scavenging ability of sunphenon: a green tea extract
- Kaviarasan, S. et al (2011). , 35(2), pp. 596–612.
- Understanding the Broad-Spectrum Neuroprotective Action Profile of Green Tea Polyphenols in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Mandel, S. A. et al (2011). JAD, 25(2), pp. 187–208.