Focus & Mood Enhancer
Several studies on Matcha have shown to improve mood as well as focus. The unique combination of caffeine and L-Theanine is what causes the beneficial effects on memory and sustained attention.
The unique combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-Theanine boosts alterness and energy, but without the nervous jitters! L-Theanine has shown to increase alpha waves in the brain which decrease stress levels. The unique combo of brain relaxation + caffeine energy leave you with a chilled, focused alertness. No wonder monks used to drink Matcha in order to meditate for hours.
The high concentration of the amino acid L-Theanine helps to decrease stress and induce relaxation naturally by increasing alpha waves in the brain. So next time you feel stressed, grab your cup of Matcha and feel that stress disappear.
Brain Function Booster
The high amount of antioxidants found in Matcha protect brain cells from free radicals that cause cell damage. This can reduce the development of brain diseases linked to brain cell damages, such as dementia and Alzeimer’s. Several studies even proposed that regular Matcha drinkers showed improvements in attention, reaction time and memory.
Matcha is a real antioxidant powerhouse (10x the amount of regular green tea) . It is packed with catechins - strong antioxidants that prevent cell damage. Matcha is especially high in EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is linked to cancer fighting properties.
In Japanese culture, Matcha has long been used to promote a long and healthy life. By drinking Matcha daily, the aging process can be slowed down as the high amounts of antioxidants found in Matcha prevent cell oxidation, inhibit DNA mutation, protect DNA from UV damage and even help restore damaged DNA.
Disclaimer: You’re fat won’t magically melt away just by sipping Matcha. Sorry. But almost. Matcha boosts metabolism through polyphenol catechins, helping your body burn more calories and tapping into your fat storage. Another way Matcha helps reducing fat is by inhibiting fat cells from forming in the first place, through the power combo of catechins and caffeine. Thirdly, caffeine in Matcha is released slow and steady due to the amino acid L-Theanine. This prolongs the increased energy level and your body is burning more fat.
EGCG, the catechin found in Matcha protects the DNA from harmful UV damage and slows down the aging process of the skin. Catechins act as a strong anti inflammatory that helps reduce redness, acne and other skin irritations. The detox properties of Chlorophyll are also helpful in promoting clear and glowy skin, as toxins can be eliminated that would otherwise exit through the skin, causing irritations.
Matcha boosts the immune system thanks to its high antioxidant content especially the powerful EGCG which reduces inflammation and fights pathogens.
The liver is essential in flushing out toxins, metabolizing drugs and processing nutrients. If it doesn’t get the love it needs, these toxins remain in the body. Yuck. Several studies have shown that matcha could prevent liver damage and decrease the risk of liver disease.
Several studies have observed that catechins that are abundant in matcha reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It's no coincidence that monks regularly drink matcha in order to meditate for hours as it is energizing yet calming at the same time. But not just drinking matcha but also the preparation of it is a practice in mindfulness itself. The Zen phrase "ichi-go ichi-e" which stands for "one time, one meeting" should remind the monks of the beauty of every moment. The tea ceremony helps the participants to slow down and enjoy the little things in life with a sense of mindfulness.
Smooth & Creamy Taste
Last but not least matcha is here to be enjoyed fully! In the end what is more beneficial than a moment of pure joy and pleasure.