Not all matcha powder has the same nutrition content. Check the content table of each product. Antioxidant, theanine and caffeine content of Encha is listed on this table. To monitor your benefits from drinking Encha Organic Matcha, download the one-pager Self-Study Guide.
1. Matcha Zenergy from Theanine + Caffeine
The magical benefit in matcha is its unique combination of mentally calming theanine (L-theanine) and moderate caffeine. Theanine, also spelled as L-theanine, is an amino acid that helps induce alpha-frequency brain wave which is a state of wakeful calmness, as opposed to anxiety or drowsiness.
Many people feel mental alertness without jitter and longer mental focus without crash from drinking Encha. Coffee doesn't contain theanine. That's the key difference for matcha vs coffee. Regular tea leaves don't have enough theanine because they didn't go through shaded growth in the last 3 weeks before harvest.
When Encha organic matcha plants are shaded for about 3 weeks before harvest, the plants grow more theanine and caffeine.
Guide for Monitoring Zenergy from Drinking Encha Organic Matcha
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2. Matcha Antioxidant Catechins (including EGCG)
Antioxidant is a general word describing the molecules that prevent free radicals from oxidating human cells. Oxidation underlies aging and many diseases including cancer. There are many kinds of antioxidants.
A powerful group of antioxidants, named Catechins, is abundant in natural green tea leaves, hence in whole-leaf ground-up matcha powder. The most active and abundant catechin is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). All three grades of Encha Organic Matcha have the same amount of Catechins.
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