Matcha has been used for thousands of years by zen monks and samurai and is the national drink in Japan. It is a natural remedy and its benefits are manifold.
The caffeine in matcha bonds to larger plant molecules, increasing the time it takes for the caffeine to break down in the bloodstream, leading to extended release of energy.
Matcha green tea is rapidly gaining more popularity throughout the world because of its ability to combat inflammation, oxidation and aging due to its high amount of antioxidants.
Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that stimulates the alpha waves in the brain and promotes a state of relaxation and well-being.
Studies suggest matcha green tea can enhance the resting metabolic rate and fat burning by up to 40% due to EGCG (EpiGalloCatechinenGallate). Matcha contains 137 times more EGCG's than regular green tea.
In addition, Matcha also has a cholesterol-lowering effect. Matcha reduces the overall level of cholesterol and (bad) LDL cholesterol and increases (good) HDL cholesterol.
Matcha is loaded with EGCG, catechines that strengthen the immune system and provide protection against diseases. Emerging clinical studies suggest that the green tea antioxidant EGCG play a positive role in the prevention of cancer, strengthening of bones & muscles and the protection against viral & bacterial infections.
Matcha contains a high amount of chlorophyll which is a natural detoxifier. It cleanses the bowel and liver and acts as a protective layer which ensures that harmful and carcinogenic substances are restrained.