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    (-)-Epicatechin by Optimum Alpha improves muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and strength. (-)-Epicatechin is a natural herbal extract shown to increase the body's natural oxidative capacity and energy reserves. Taken in conjunction with physical activity, (-)-Epicatechin increases aerobic metabolism, strength, endurance, lean muscle development, and reduces body fat. In addition, (-)-Epicatechin has been shown to reduce Myostatin levels and increases Follistatin in the body. Extracted from green tea, (-)-Epicatechin is a natural antioxidant that provides many added health benefits including improved cholesterol levels and reduced blood pressure. (-)-Epicatechin is a safe natural supplement, that when taken regularly, has shown to increase performance in the gym and on the field. All Optimum Alpha products are cGMP certified to ensure the highest quality.

Suggested Use:

As a dietary supplement, take one to two capsules daily 45 minutes prior to workout.



During exercise, skeletal muscle performance depends in great part on the use of aerobic metabolism to supply the energetic demand of contractions. Endurance training increases the muscle aerobic capacity, enhancing exercise performance, and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Recently, it has been shown that regular use of small doses of (-)-epicatechin may result in similar health benefits in exercise training.

In recent studies it has been shown that the cardioprotective properties of (-)-epicatechin likely results in an increase of oxidative capacity and energy reserves. This improvement in exercise capacity is likely to be the result of the pleiotropic effects of (-)-epicatechin at multiple levels including capillarity as well as mitochondrial content, structure and function. The combination of (-)-epicatechin treatment and physical activity was shown to increase components of oxidative phosphorylation and capillarity. These results suggest that (-)-epicatechin increases the capacity for muscle aerobic metabolism, thereby delaying the onset of fatigue.

Extracted from green tea, (-)-epicatechin. Green tea is one of the best known sources for Cetechnins. Catechins -- a family of naturally occurring plant-based chemicals -- get most of the credit for the reputed health benefits of green tea. Preliminary studies indicate that catechin-rich green tea may have a role in treating a wide range of ills, including high cholesterol, certain cancers, liver disease, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.


Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING. Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you have or have a family history of, breast cancer, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low good cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.