According to “The Book of Tea,” written in 1906 by Japanese scholar Okakura Kakuzō, “Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.”
Many studies have shown that matcha green tea can reduce anxiety in mice and humans—making matcha a great option if you consume caffeine often and are looking to manage your anxiety!
L-THEANINE, is an key ANTI-STRESS compound, predominantly found in Camellia sinensis plant (green tea plant)
The L-theanine in matcha works in three ways to REDUCE STRESS:
L-theanine is an amino acid which can cross the blood- brain barrier and therefore access the central nervous system which controls stress hormones.
L-theanine helps to reduce the reaction of the nervous system to stresses by blocking certain receptors. This helps to control and reduce the bodies stress response.
L-theanine has been shown to help increase the levels of DOPAMINE, SEROTONIN, GABA and GYCINE levels in the brain which help boost mood, and aid in sleep. Dopamine and Serotonin are two chemical which are known as the “happiness” chemicals.
Often people who are suffering depression have low levels of Serotonin so matcha provides a good tool in helping REPLENISH and INCREASE these levels.
"THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST STRESS IS OUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE ONE THOUGHT OVER ANOTHER"