The 4 Matcha Benefits You Need to Know!

ENHANCES CALM AND PROMOTING FOCUS

Matcha is also rich in the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine is believed to promote alpha waves in the brain[3], and possibly raise the levels of Dopamine, Serotonin and GABA[4], and those are neurotransmitters that play a very important role in determining mood and mental state. This is the reason why L-theanine is believed to have the ability to reduce stress[5], boost mood, and get you closer to that sense of cognitive synergy. The combined effect of L-theanine and caffeine is believed to be responsible for what is called the "calming focus" that is often described by Matcha drinkers.[8]

HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Matcha contains significantly more antioxidants than regular green tea, and more antioxidants than any "super-food". [6] 

BOOST METABOLISM + BURN CALORIES

Drinking Matcha green tea is believed to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat faster than average. [1][2][7]

INCREASE ENDURANCE

Matcha has significantly less caffeine than coffee (around 34mg per serving of Matcha compared to 90-200mg per serving of regular coffee), but the caffeine in Matcha is believed to be slowly absorbed into the body producing long lasting energy (up to 4-6 hours) with less likelihood of jitters.

References:

1- Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 70(6), 1040-1045. [PubMed] 
2- The effects of green tea on weight loss and weight maintenance: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Obesity 33, 956-961. [PubMed] 
3- L-theanine and caffeine in combination affect human cognition as evidenced by oscillatory alpha-band activity and attention task performance. [PubMed] 
4- The neuropharmacology of L-theanine(N-ethyl-L-glutamine): a possible neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing agent. [PubMed] 
5- L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses. [PubMed] 
6- Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. [PubMed] 
7- Matcha Green Tea Drinks Enhance Fat Oxidation During Brisk Walking in Females. [PubMed]
8- Effect of Green Tea Phytochemicals on Mood and Cognition. [PubMed]  

 

Disclosure: The statements mentioned above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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