These have a very high amount of ECGC per tablet and are cost efficient. Tablets are small but kind of gritty, so every once in awhile have problems swallowing them. This has the highest amount of EGCG in a tablet that I could find. Update - I bought these again and the grittyness is gone! Smoother now and easy to swallow.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 21, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I normally like hard caps, but in the case of green tea, veggie caps contain the bitter taste much better. These are hard to swallow because of it. Won't order again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Any review that does NOT mention how impossible these pills are to swallow in the first sentence, MUST be a fake review. As that is only about 6 out of 45 reviews, what does this tell you about iHerb? Seriously, it takes about 10 tried to swallow 1 small pill. It is like a little porous sponge that sticks to the side of your mouth the millisecond it makes contact, no matter now viciously you swig the water back. And then the bitterness hits you as you desperately try to gag it back before the awful thing dissolves any further. For the record, I have no trouble swallowing NOW Tribulus pills, which are 4 times the size and the same coating texture. Nonetheless, these things MUST have some medicinal effect, based on how noxious they are. If you snap it in half, take a mouthful of water, drop in the pill, and flick your head back like a pelican, you vastly improve the chance of it going down first time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 27, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I don't recommend buying these tablets due to the taste that they leave in the mouth EVERYTIME. I have tried swallowing them different ways to reduce the taste but have not successfully been able to keep it away. If you're after green tea extract, buy them with a covering... taste is foul!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
If you don't swallow this very fast, it leaves a horrible bitter taste in your mouth. I'm wondering why they couldn't coat these slightly -- just enough to keep the bitter taste at bay for a few seconds. Also noticed that these tend to make me nauseous within fifteen minutes of taking them unless I eat a substantial breakfast beforehand.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 22, 2008 | Verified Purchase
it has a very nasty taste if it doesnt go down quickly.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 16, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I can take bigger pills like New Chapter multivitamins easily. But this green tea pill is so flat and difficult to swallow. I am sure the benefit is good but how good it is if I can't even drink it. Disappointed ......
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 21, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I really didn't read this properly. I would prefer a capsule rather than a brown pill that smells weird.
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