-Powerful Antioxidant -Supports Liver Health -Aids Weight Loss
-Brain Function & Focus
Matcha Tea is widely renowned for its numerous health benefits and as such it’s popularity has increased dramatically over the past few years. Green tea and Matcha are harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant, however both are grown differently and have a unique nutrient profile. Matcha tea plants are covered 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases the chlorophyll production of the plant, boosts the amino acid content, and gives the plant a darker green colouring. Once the tea is harvested, the leaves only are ground up into the fine powder known as matcha. Matcha contains a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea. Matcha is rich in catechins, which are a class of plant compound in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Matcha is said to contain around 140 times more antioxidant than regular green steeped green tea as it contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf.
Benefits of Matcha supplementation
Studies of matcha have shown a variety of benefits, including- • Liver health- Matcha may help protect the health of your liver by decreasing liver enzyme values. Source • Cardiovascular health. May help lower the risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke. Source • Increased metabolic health- May help lower cholesterol. Source • Weight loss- May help regulate glucose tolerance and fat oxidation and weight loss during moderate-intensity exercise in humans. Source • May help enhance brain function- Studies have found improvements in attention, reaction time, and memory, compared to the placebo. Source • Type 2 Diabetes- Studies have found a correlation between drinking matcha tea and lower bloods sugar levels. Source • Potent Antioxidant- Matcha has potent antioxidant properties which help attenuate free radical damage.