High quality Matcha (premium grade) is rich in antioxidants, surpassing berries, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
EGCG is a powerful antioxidant found in matcha which has a host of benefits:
- Protects against cell damage
- May help fight disease
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases brain function
2. Sustained energy & focus:
L-Theanine is found in matcha and is widely known for its calming properties. It is also known for triggering alertness and dopamine levels in the body.
This powerful amino acid has the ability to increase focus and mood while also reducing stress- not bad!!
Matcha boasts much higher levels of L-theanine than found in a regular cup of green tea.
3. Can it even help prevent disease?
Matcha is jam-packed with health-promoting compounds, including some that have been linked to cancer prevention & heart disease prevention.
As mentioned above, matcha is especially high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties.
It has also been shown to reduce levels of total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, a factor which may help protect the heart.
Less jitters, more long standing energy & a host of other benefits- what's not to love.
Give it a go yourself (our preferred way is with oat milk & honey). Adding collagen powder is the perfect way to up-level your morning matcha and give it that boost of skin-loving proteins!
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