HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA

Discover what Matcha is made of, what makes it so healthy and how you can benefit from its health properties.

Matcha powder and Matcha drink in bowl - healthy drink

SELECT A BENEFIT:

WEIGHT LOSS

SKIN

BRAIN 

HEART

DETOX

IMMUNITY

WEIGHT LOSS

SKIN

BRAIN 

HEART

DETOX

IMMUNITY

WEIGHT LOSS: MATCHA CAN HELP WITH FAT BURNING AND CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS WEIGHT LOSS                                      

Slim woman body

 

The unique Catechins (a type of natural antioxidant) found in Matcha has been shown to increase metabolic rate, increase fat oxidation (fat burning) amongst participants in many scientific studies.

One study showed that the introduction of Catechins to the participants diet resulted in:

  • A significant reduction in weight gain
  • A reduction in visceral and liver fat accumulation
  • Possible reduction of developing diabetes and heart disease

SKIN: MATCHA CAN CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS HEALTHY AND GLOWING SKIN

The antioxidant properties of polyphenols found in Matcha have been scientifically researched to show that they can help to protect skin.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic potential of Matcha can help to:

  • Reduce Acne and diminish oily skin
  • Improve the elasticity of skin cells
  • Protect against damage caused by UV rays

BRAIN: BOOST YOUR CONCENTRATION, FOCUS AND THINK MORE CLEARLY WITH MATCHA

Lightbulb bright, depicting healthy brain function 

 

Matcha naturally contains Caffeine. Like all substances that contain Caffeine, it helps to:

  • Increase alertness
  • Help with focusing on tasks
  • Boost energy levels 
  • Improve physical performance
  • Elevate concentration levels

Matcha also contains a unique substance called L-theanine, an amino acid that can naturally:

  • Promote relaxation and calmness
  • Improve mental ability
  • Reduce stress 

HEART / CARDIO: IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR PERFORMANCE BY ADDING MATCHA TO YOUR DIET

Heart health affected by Matcha

 

The antioxidant EGCG found in Matcha is attributed to preventing heart/cardiovascular diseases later in life.

The anti-oxidising and anti-inflammatory properties can help:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce the build up of plaque found in blood vessels 
  • Lower LDL cholesterol 

DETOX: GET RID OF EVERYDAY TOXINS. MATCHA IS FULL OF POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS

Matcha powder used for detox

Regular Green Tea is renowned for its antioxidant properties, however; according to one study, Matcha has up to 137 times the number of antioxidants in comparison to its Green Tea counterpart.

The free radical scavenging properties of Matcha help to eliminate harmful toxins in our body. This process can help to:

  • Increase energy levels and endurance
  • Diminish the feeling of “grogginess”
  • Fight against diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s

IMMUNITY: MATCHA CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS WITH ANTIVIRAL, ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL PROPERTIES

Immune system cells improved with matcha

It is widely accepted amongst the scientific community that the elements of Matcha are positively correlated to improved immune response in both animal and human trials.

Matcha has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungi properties that can:

  • Reduce the risk of “catching” Flu and the Common Cold
  • Enhance the immune response if infected
  • Slow the spread of pathogens in cells

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