There are numerous benefits of Matcha and as part of our launch of our organic Matcha Supplement, we thought we compile a summary list of Matcha’s 8 main benefits.
Drinking Matcha is a long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. It is made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants and it’s main benefits are:
Matcha has a high concentration of chlorophyll, which helps eliminate chemicals from the body
Antioxidants are something health-conscious individuals look for from foods such as raw fruits, green veggies, dark chocolate etc. The first amazing benefit of Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method!
- 137 times more than green tea
- 17 more than blueberries
- 6 times more than gojiberries
Consuming Matcha can help you body burn calories 4x times faster than normal! Unlike many dieting products currently on the market, Matcha has no negative side-effects such as an increased heart rate or high blood pressure.
A unique combination of nutrients in matcha means it is best placed to give you an energy boost and will sustain it throughout the day.
Samurai warriors used to drink matcha before battle, as did the Japanese monks before hours of meditation. It speeds up ones mental performance and slows age-related decline.
Polyphenols in green tea have powerful antioxidants with anti-carcinogenic properties. [ref] Matcha contains antioxidants called catechins, which scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body. The most powerful catechin found in matcha green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen.
Helps reduce inflammation and oxidation to help you look and feel younger.
Matcha has proven to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. Matcha contains potent antioxidants called catechins, which scavenge for dangerous free radicals in the body.
Not all individuals may be able to do without medication, many may find that a dietary change, exercise, and matcha, can keep their cholesterol in a healthy range.
Last, but not least, L-theanine in matcha is an amino acid that help calm your mind. It’s said to increase energy, help you relax, and improve your mood and helps you concentrate. L-theanine increases levels of Ɣ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) which acts as a calming neurotransmitter.