Matcha is what we call a STAC, or a sirtuin-activating compound. STAC’s help to directly offset aging by protecting the DNA, enhancement of protein folding and function, offsetting gene expression, and improving telomere health.
2. Matcha is beneficial for weight management and metabolism:
Matcha contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that when combined with caffeine, has been found to aid weight loss and boost metabolic efficiency.
3. Matcha for creativity + focus
Matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps move the brain into an alpha wave state, or a state of wakeful relaxation that is associated with heightened creativity, reduced anxiety, and extreme focus.
4. Matcha for adrenal health: The fact that Matcha doesn’t drastically affect cortisol production or release in the brain makes it the perfect replacement for coffee as an energy source. High cortisol production into the bloodstream directly affects the adrenal glands, wearing out your bodies ability to stabilize energy and focus over time.
5. Matcha for beauty The Journal of Lifestyle Medicine found the levels of Chlorophyll in Matcha to be extremely supportive of whole-system beauty - improving things like skin elasticity, collagen production, and reduction of wrinkles.