Table 2

Comparison of the EGCG pharmacokinetics of the present and previous studies

Present studyaYang et al.(11) 1998bChow et al.(15) 2001c
Dose of EGCG (ng)195110220330200400600800
Tmax (h)1.61.62.42.72.11.83.04.0
t1/2 (h)3.45.55.04.92.02.73.11.9
Cmax (ng/ml) (μm)7811932632174112169438
AUC (ng·h/ml)5088972223246236762322142779
  • a GT was used; the data are for EGCG and its conjugates (analyzed together).

  • b DGT was used; the data are for EGCG and its conjugates (analyzed together).

  • c EGCG tea was used; the data are for EGCG.