The Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha has the nutritional equivalent of ten cups of regular steeped green tea leaves. When drinking Matcha, whether it's as a tea in hot water or mixed with drinks, you are consuming the entire tea leaf. This means you get 100% of that green tea goodness as opposed to the 20% of nutrients actually consumed with steeped tea leaves.
Amongst its many health benefits, matcha…
- Antioxidant powerhouse
- Sustained energy
- Boosts Metabolism
- Burns Calories
- All natural detoxifier
- Rich in fiber
- Enhances mood and improves focus
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Rich In Antioxidants
Just one serving of Matcha packs a mega dose of antioxidants - 5x that of the next leading superfood according to the ORAC testing method. That's more than 10x the beta carotene of spinach and 7x more than Pecans. Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize what's known as free radicals - or bad molecules - that are produced through oxidation in the human body.
Source: Journal of agriculture and food chemistry. Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities of common food in United States.
Antioxidants are basically the good guys that fight these damaging cellular components and Matcha tea is pretty much superman! With it's incredibly high antioxidant levels just one cup will provide the thousands of antioxidants your body needs - a task that otherwise would require 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Sustained Energy and Focus
Containing the powerful amino acid L-Theanine and caffeine Matcha consumption directly impacts the brain bringing on a calm alertness and relaxed mental clarity. Each serving of Matcha Muscle boasts 30 grams of caffeine - about half that of a normal cup of coffee. This is possible due to the unique relationship between the L-Theanine amino acid and caffeine. The amino acid slows the absorption of the caffeine into the bloodstream meaning no jitters, anxiety, or crash. Each serving of our Matcha Muscle can provide up to 3 - 4 hours of sustained energy and mental clarity!
Chlorophyll - the element that gives green tea its vibrant color - is also a powerful detoxifier. It's structure is similar to that of hemoglobin - a molecule responsible for moving oxygen throughout the body. Traditionally chlorophyll is sold as an expensive dietary supplement but due to the unique harvesting method of Matcha each cup helps you safely cleanse your body of harmful chemicals and heavy metals faster than other tea on the market.
Cancer Fighting Catechin
Not all antioxidants are created equal. Epigallocatechin, or EGCg, is nature's most powerful catechin and is recognized by scientists for it's cancer fighting properties. With over 100x the EGCg of regular tea Matcha is packed with these organic compounds. Since over 60% of the catechins in matcha are actually EGCg, a daily matcha regimen can be a powerful and potent cancer fighting weapon against free radicals, UV rays, and radiation.
Blended with Pea Protein
Pea Protein is a vegetable based protein known for its well balanced array of branched amino acids, known as BCAA's. As opposed to fatty and bland soy or whey powders Pea Protein makes for a gluten free, vegan, and low carb protein source. Each serving of Matcha Muscle is packed with 10 grams of this allergen free protein making it the ideal pre or post workout drink for everyone. The numerous health benefits of Pea - including decreased risk of kidney disease and it's ability to aid in blood sugar regulation make it a match made in Matcha. Pea Protein is not a major allergen - making it a safe alternative for people with milk, lactose, and soy allergies. It's vegan friendly, gluten free, and contains no cholesterol.
Pea Protein is not a major allergen - making it a safe alternative for people with milk, lactose, and soy allergies. It's vegan friendly, gluten free, and contains no cholesterol. . The true health power of the pea protein found in our Matcha Muscle can be found in the well balanced array of amino acids, including high levels of branched amino acids (BCAA's). Pea Protein is particularly high in Arginine, Lysine, andPhenylalanine - giving it a rich amino acid profile that aids in weight loss and boosts energy. Our Matcha Muscle packs 10 grams of fat free protein in each serving. Drink pre - or post workout or add a cup of Matcha Muscle to your morning routine.