Matcha and antioxidants
Antioxidants are very beneficiary substances that are naturally present in green tea. Antioxidants help our body get rid of harmful chemical substances. According to the recent study by doctor David J. Weiss and doctor Christopher R. Anderton, it is clear that in matcha tea we can find enormously high amount of antioxidants than in regularly sold food. These claims were also proven by our own tests, in which we were comparing the antioxidant capacity in Chinese imitations of matcha and in our own Japanese matcha. It has been confirmed that the real Japanese matcha:
- contains 25% more antioxidants than regular teas – you can find the test results here.
- contains about 137x more antioxidants than a regular green tea – you can download the original study here.
Matcha and L-theanine
We will surely hear more about L-theanine soon. Tea is the only plant that produces it naturally. L-Theanine is a unique substance supporting happy mood, alpha waves and concentration. That is also why matcha is often used by students and people with demanding jobs, who can benefit from the concentration effects for far longer than normal. Short and very interesting description of L-theanine can be found here. If you would like to look at the study, that has been translated for us, you can find it here.
Matcha and fast metabolism
According to the study by American society of clinical nutrition, high-quality green tea consummation supports equal distributions of energies in the body and also helps boost metabolism up by 30–40 %. That means that green tea drinking can significantly support weight loss. This is very interesting because faster metabolism, that is a side effect of high quality green tea drinking, has minimum negative effects on blood pressure. Unlike weight loss pills.
In 2013 in cooperation with RNDr. Pavel Suchánek, we also tried the influence of Matcha Tea and weight loss, and you can find the results here.
The information above have support in scientific research. The experts are still interested in this unique tea phenomenon, and we will do our best to bring you the newest information from the scientific research. We are even preparing matcha tea research with Czech scientific institute and universities.