Tea-catechins are among the most researched and scientifically discussed antioxidants. A vast number of publications have already been published on these ingredients with high antioxidant effect results. Analysis shows that Matcha contains higher antioxidant levels on a per gram basis compared to all natural fruits and vegetables known thus far.
And ORAC test results prove that one gram of Ceremonial Matcha green tea contains 1,384 ORAC units. When compared to other antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables as well as other leading superfoods, Ceremonial Matcha green tea clearly stands out above the rest.
*ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. This test method was developed by the USDA and Tufts University to assess the antioxidant potency of foods and beverages. Higher numbers contains more antioxidant affects to our body.
Weight Loss Benefits
Matcha is packed with catechins, which are very important antioxidants that help fight bacteria, free radicals and even infections. One very specific catechin that boosts your metabloism is called the EGCG catechin, or epigallocatechin gallate. EGCG is almost 140 times greater in matcha than in your average green tea. Matcha also blocks the ability of digestive enzymes to break down fat, a step necessary for fat to enter our cells. So instead of absorbing and storing the fat, it gets passed through the body. In addition to all of that, matcha is also a natural appetite suppressant. Burn more calories, lose more fat!
Natural lasting Energy and Focus
Matcha also contains high amounts of L-Theanines—a unique set of natural amino acids found almost exclusively in shade grown green tea such as Matcha and Gyokuro, and also known to reduce stress and anxiety — This unique property of L- theanines, when combined with tea caffeine, will slowly release in the body for sustained energy of 3 to 6 hours without any caffeine crash and other side effects.
This unique combination, which almost exclusively exists in Matcha, also heightens the concentration to help provide increased mental clarity and focus. With virtually zero calories, this makes Matcha the ultimate “energy drink”—without any of the side effects found in the highly sugared, over-caffeinated beverages sold in stores today.