Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world, and it has been around for centuries. Tea is thought to have health benefits because of its many polyphenols and beneficial plant compounds. Matcha tea, which is a type of tea made from the finest green tea leaves grown in an altitude and shaded environment that optimizes levels of good things like L-theanine is then ground into a fine powder. Matcha has even more health benefits than regular black or green tea.
General Health Benefits of Tea
The health benefits of tea include reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, strokes, and heart attack, improving your ability to burn fat and promote healthier skin, reducing stress and promoting better concentration, and having a higher energy level.
Tea also has antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks. Drinking tea regularly can also help you enjoy many health benefits such as reduced cancer risk.
Health Benefits of Matcha Tea
Matcha is the ultimate green tea experience because it has the most benefits on mind and body. This is because of the way it is grown and prepared, which alters nutritional content compared to regular tea. Matcha has the highest levels of L-theanine, a compound that promotes a relaxed alertness, coupled with caffeine makes for jitter-free energy. Hence matcha can improve cognitive function and promote relaxation.
There are also different grades of matcha with varying benefits and properties; Matcha Zenergy Wellness Shot is made with the highest grade and purity matcha on the planet. this is important because most matcha from China, for example, contains dangerously unacceptable levels of lead, due to the pollution in the air that the plants get exposed to. Matcha from Japan does not have lead and is grown in much cleaner conditions, especially matcha that is certified organic bearing the emblem JAS (the Japanese organic certifying body) which has even more strict standard than American USDA organic. Within organic Japanese matcha, there is also different levels of quality, namely ceremonial grade (the best), and culinary grade (to be used in food).
Elixir Shots imports dually certified USDA organic and Japanese JAS certified organic matcha from Japan, originating from Nishio, a region known for its fertile mineral-rich volcanic soil and pristine waters. The entire region is actually regulated so that only organic products can be grown in neighboring farms as well. This means no run-off off pesticides contaminant the product. If only the US had these standards too! Zenergy Matcha energy shots have a vibrant green color which can only be created with top quality matcha. It is typical for lower quality matcha to appear dull and light green, and lack the nutritional or health benefits of the higher quality variety.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Matcha tea is a healthy alternative to traditional tea and coffee. It has many benefits for the heart, including reducing LDL cholesterol levels and raising HDL cholesterol levels.
- Protects the Liver
Matcha may be able to help protect your liver. Matcha green tea helps clear toxins and process nutrients, which is important for overall health and well-being.
- Improves Brain Function
Green tea is beneficial for the brain and can reduce the risk of cognitive disorders. the L-theanine in addition to the natural caffeine has been shown to reduce anxiety and improvie cognitive performance in studies.
- Improves Skin
Matcha green tea is an excellent way to improve skin health, whether used as a beverage or as part of a face mask. The tea's high concentration of antioxidants can fight signs of aging.
- High in Antioxidants
Matcha tea is a high-quality, antioxidant-rich beverage that has many health benefits. It has a higher ORAC rating than other teas, making it particularly beneficial for promoting healthy skin and hair.
- Helps Weight Loss
Matcha tea has many health benefits, including weight loss. It targets fat burning in the abdominal area, particularly the bad inflammatory fat that tends to accumulate in the “visceral” (inner abdominal) area. Matcha can also help you lose weight by reducing hunger and cravings. Matcha tea can improve your metabolism and help you burn more calories.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
5-6 cups of green tea a day has been shown to lower systolic blood pressure and reduce other heart disease risk factors. However this is not to replace treatment for high blood pressure in those with established hypertension.
- Defends Against Cancer
Matcha tea is a powerful cancer prevention tool. The catechins in matcha suppress mitochondrial metabolism involved in fueling cancer cells.
- Loaded with Vitamins & Minerals
Matcha tea is a drink made from ground green tea leaves that have been finely powdered. this means you are consuming a “whole food” as nature made it, with all the fiber and nutrients. It contains high levels of antioxidants and has been shown to improve your health. Some key ingredients in matcha green tea are L-theanine, caffeine, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
- Boosts the Immune System
Matcha tea benefits the immune system because it increases the number of T cells in the body. There is scientific evidence to support the health benefits of matcha tea, such as reducing the risk of autoimmune diseases.
Matcha vs Regular Green Tea
The health benefits of matcha tea are plentiful. It contains more antioxidants and nutrients than brewed green tea, more caffeine, and more EGCG.
Buy Matcha Green Tea with Elixir Shots
Elixir Shots' "Zenergy Matcha wellness shot" is a ceremonial tea powder made by local farmers in Kagoshima, Japan. Zenergy Matcha Green Tea has a delicate and smooth taste with a deep green color.