BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, reports that recent cholesterol study participants who consumed high amounts of green tea had reduced levels of "bad" cholesterol, which is a major positive for Plandaí Biotechnology Inc. (
The relationship between high cholesterol levels and potential heart issues prompted a number of studies targeting the reduction of bad cholesterol, including those using green tea. Considering the higher bioavailability of the Plandaí offerings, there will likely be future trials using Plandaí's products in order to maximize consumption and efficacy of the key catechins. Plandaí develops highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts that include known anti-oxidants, such as EGCG found in green tea, which it plans to utilize to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions.
Recently published studies have indicated that groups who consumed high amounts of green tea had reduced levels of "bad" cholesterol. For example, one study which ran 20 trials spanning anywhere from 3 to 20 weeks, showed a marked reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (i.e. bad cholesterol). Specifically, the participants showed a five to six point reduction in their levels. The common denominator in both trials is the correlation between green tea consumption and cholesterol reduction, along with overall wellness. Green tea contains catechin polyphenols, specifically the powerful antioxidant, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Unfortunately, green tea polyphenols, including EGCG, are notorious for their low bioavailability or ability to be absorbed into the blood stream, but that could change with Plandai's offerings.
Considering that Plandaí offers Phytofare™ Catechin Complex, which is processed to deliver a natural, antioxidant-rich product that contains the full range of green tea catechins at a bioavailability level many times that of other products available on the market, the Company's flagship product could emerge as consumers' cholesterol lowering product of choice.
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