BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that key green tea extracts such as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) developed by Plandai Biotechnology Inc. (
Green tea has long been recognized for its weight management benefits including fat reduction, increased metabolism and improved endurance during exercise. In fact, a recent Pennsylvania State University study featured in Obesity magazine demonstrated that the use of EGCG reduces the ability to absorb fat, thus slowing or reducing the rate of weight gain and also enhances the ability to absorb fat.
Much has been written in recent years regarding the ever-increasing and resulting health consequences stemming from obesity, costing billions of dollars each year. As a result, even the U.S. government has elected to help lead initiatives to reduce obesity. Studies such as the Penn State tests could serve as a driver in the increased consumption of ECGC and other key green tea-based catechins in order to support weight management. The favorable results of this study illustrate how Plandai stands to strongly benefit from its recently announced relationship with Natural Products of South Africa to develop and market a weight management product using Plandai's Phytofare™ Catechin Complex, and its far-reaching sales potential.
Given that Plandai's products deliver a bioavailability that is superior to other green tea extracts available today, the Company could eventually emerge as a primary source of ECGC via its Phytofare™ Catechin Complex for use in many weight management products, which represents a revenue opportunity approaching hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide.
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