Matcha Green Tea Powder OR
Matcha is a high quality green tea made from the young, nutrient rich tips of the camelia sinensis plant leaves. The leaves are then dried and stone ground into a fine powder. 1 cup of matcha has 5x's more antioxidants than any other food and has 15x's more than blueberries and pomegranates! Matcha is especially high in catechin, or more specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) which is the most potent and beneficial antioxidant. EGCg is most noted for its cancer fighting properties.
Matcha increases energy and endurance. It contains less caffeine than coffee but has a large and unique nutritional profile making it a great replacement for coffee. The increased endurance can last up to 6 hours because of its high L-Theanine levels. L-Theanine is an amino acid that promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation without inherent drowsiness. L-Theanine also stimulates serotonin and dopamine production. All of this with no feelings of nervousness or jitters. Matcha also increases metabolism and helps the body burn fat 4x's faster than average. Matcha also has the unique ability to not only increase energy but enhance feelings of calmness while still allowing one to remain alert. It is commonly used by buddhist monks during meditation.
High levels of chlorophyll in matcha makes it a powerful detoxifier for the body. It strengthens the immune system because if the substantial quantities of potassium, vitamins A & C, protein, calcium, as well as having antibiotic properties. A recent study showed that matcha may even have the ability to inhibit the attack of HIV on human T-cells, fight candida, staph infections, and hepatitis B. Men who drink matcha are 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don't. It may also lower LDL and increase HDL.
HOW to USE
To Use: 1 tsp. powder to 2 oz of hot, not boiling, water
Can also be added to smoothies or enjoyed as a latte by adding to warm milk.