Jan 06, 2021
Tea Polyphenols is a compound of polyhydroxy phenolic compounds in tea. It is composed of more than 30 phenolic substances. Its main component is catechins and their derivatives. They are the main chemical components with health-care functions in tea. Tea polyphenols have many physiological activities such as anti-oxidation, anti-radiation, anti-aging, lowering blood lipid, lowering blood sugar, inhibiting bacteria and enzymes.
What Is Tea Polyphenols Used For
Application in food field
1. Used as an antioxidant
The antioxidant effect of tea polyphenols can be used in meat product processing, oil storage, baked food, dairy products, fried food, and various beverage preparations. When freezing fresh fish, adding tea polyphenol antioxidants can prevent the oxidation of fish body fat
2. Used as food preservative
Tea polyphenols have inhibitory activity against nearly 100 kinds of bacteria in the natural world, show broad-spectrum antibacterial properties, and are good food preservatives.
3. Used as food color retention agent
The oxidation of the same pigment can change the color of food. Tea polyphenols have strong reducing properties and can prevent natural pigments (such as carotene, chlorophyll, safflower yellow, vitamin B2 and carmine, etc.) from being fading due to photooxidation.
4. Used as food deodorant
Application in daily necessities field
Tea polyphenols can be used in cosmetics and daily necessities as antioxidants, preservation agents, anti-wrinkle agents, skin whitening agents, radiation protection agents, sunscreens and special cosmetic additives, etc., and used in daily cosmetics, such as bath soap, Bath lotion, shampoo, detergent, toothpaste, tooth powder, mouthwash, anti-bad breath agent, etc.
Application in medicine field
Tea polyphenols is an excellent natural antioxidant, and its antioxidant properties are closely related to the synergistic effects of various components. Tea polyphenols have various pharmacological activities such as anti-tumor, anti-aging and blood lipid regulation.
2. Regulate blood lipids
Tea polyphenols can more comprehensively adjust blood lipid content, increase high-density lipoprotein, and have a certain inhibitory effect on the influencing factors of atherosclerosis.
3. Antiviral and antibacterial effects
As a broad-spectrum, potent and low-toxic antibacterial drug, tea polyphenols have been recognized by scholars in many countries around the world.
4. Anti-tumor effect
Tea polyphenols exhibit anti-mutagenic effects in vitro, and can inhibit rodents' skin, lung, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, prostate, duodenum, colon and rectal tumors caused by carcinogens.
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