Thanks to its concentration of L-Theanine and Caffeine, it improves neuronal and physical efficiency.
The different qualities of Matcha, make it have better or worse properties, based on its concentration, cultivation methods or origins.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants and contains Vitamins A, B2, C, D, E, K, potassium, proteins, calcium, iron and chlorophyll, components that protect against the harmful free radicals responsible for aging and tissue deterioration.
Antioxidants also speed up metabolism and control blood sugar level, lowering cholesterol.
ORAC is a method to measure the absorption capacity of oxygen radicals, that is, the antioxidant capacity of a food. 1 gram of matcha contains 1384 ORAC units, 137 times more antioxidants than a conventional green tea, 53 times more than spinach, 14 times more than blueberries and 5 times more than Goji Berries.
While with an infusion of green tea you consume between 10% and 20% of the nutrients, when drinking matcha tea you absorb 100% of the nutrients.
As matcha is digested, caffeine molecules bind to larger stable molecules such as catechins. This molecular binding slows the passage of caffeine into the blood, thus counteracting the usual side effects of caffeine. Specifically, it inhibits the release of cortisol, which is the stress hormone and the storage of fat in the body, so matcha does not cause anxiety, nervousness or affect sleep in the same way as coffee.
Matcha contains a large number of amino acids, such as L-Theanine that have the effect of generating a calm-alertness state. It facilitates concentration and increases memory by reducing anxiety as well as improving mood.
L-Theanine and caffeine found in matcha work in synergy to produce a state of concentrated energy that can last up to 6 hours.
It lowers blood cholesterol
Reduces body fat
Caries prevention, antibacterial effect
Effect against the flu
Inhibits high blood pressure
Anti-alitosis effect (acts against bad breath)
|Caffeine||Increases alertness (reduces feelings of tiredness and drowsiness)
|L-Theanine||Neural Cell Protection
Relaxing effect (promotes alpha waves)
Blood pressure reduction
Maintains healthy skin and promotes the creation of collagen
|Vitamin B2||Maintains healthy skin and mucous membranes|
|Folic acid||Prevention of fetal neural tube (DTN) defects
Prevention of arteriosclerosis
|β-carotene||Maintains night vision|
|Saponins||Decrease blood pressure
|Fluorine||Prevention of dental caries|
|γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)||Decrease blood pressure|
|Minerals (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Manganese)||Biological regulators|
|Nutrient||Green tea bag||Matcha (1 g)||Benefits|
|Catechins||188,8 mg||242 mg||x1,3|
|L-Theanine (amino acid)||9 mg||39 mg||x4,3|
|Proteins||3,35 mg||578 mg||x172,5|
|Total fiber||less than 0,01 g||0,662 g||x66|
|Calcium||0,05 mg||6,5 mg||x130|
|Iron||less than de 0,01 mg||0,34 mg||x34|
|Potassium||0,45 mg||42,3 mg||x94|
|Vitamin C||0,1 mg||3,2 mg||x32|