MATCHA FOR LIFE
A naturally potent boost for body, mind and spirit
Matcha is one of nature's wonders.
Extremely high in the anti-oxidant EGCG and amino acid L-theanine, studies have linked regular consumption of quality matcha to a range of powerful life benefits, including:
It’s an anti-aging, antioxidant powerhouse
There are exponentially more antioxidants in matcha than other “superfoods.” It has 17 times more antioxidants than blueberries and 60 times more antioxidants than spinach. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that help to prevent aging, chronic disease and infection – and in this regard, matcha is unsurpassed.
It can help with weight loss
Studies have found that the concentration of ECGC (epigallocatechin gallate) in matcha is 137 times greater than that in a standard cup of green tea. Research has shown that ECGC in high doses may help increase calorie burn and alter levels of “hunger hormones,” helping to reduce appetite.
It can improve your concentration and energy
Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation and increased memory, while preventing the "jittery" side effects of caffeine. In Japan, Zen priests still take matcha to keep them focused and alert when they are in training and permitted only three hours of sleep a night - for three years!
It’s a powerful detoxifier
Green foods in general are natural detoxifiers in the body. This is due to the presence of chlorophyll, which purge the body of harmful elements, chemicals and heavy metals. Because matcha is shade-grown it has significantly more chlorophyll than other green teas - hence it's bright, vivid color.
It prevents heart disease
A 2011 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that the catechins in green tea (and found in especially high concentrations in matcha) significantly lowered total serum cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. Over time, reduced LDL-levels helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.