Finding it hard to concentrate? Matcha is the solution!
That feeling when you are so tired, you can barely keep your eyes open and simply cannot focus on the task at hand...
Sounds familiar? Well, there is a solution.
In situations like this, coffee doesn’t help. It actually puts you in this weird state: your eyes open up, but your brain is still tired, it can make you jittery and maybe even frustrated a little. What’s more, the high dose of caffeine found in coffee can cause some unpleasant side effects like stomach discomfort, heart palpitations or shaky hands too…
With matcha, on the other hand, the feeling of drowsiness evapores almost unnoticeably, you feel focused and re-energized, more alert, brain fog quickly disappears and you find yourself super productive!
How is that possible? There is caffeine both in matcha and coffee, but there is a huge difference in its absorption, and so the result is different too.
Long-lasting energy without that caffeine ‘shock’
Due to its unique production, matcha is exceptionally rich in an amino acid called l-theanine - which can only be found in teas, especially in matcha. Thanks to l-theanine, caffeine is released gradually into the bloodstream, thus providing you with long-lasting energy for 6 or even 8 hours. There is no caffeine overdose.
One cup of matcha tea (prepared with 1 gram of matcha powder) contains only 35 milligrams of caffeine, while your average cup of coffee has 95 milligrams.
Calms you, but doesn’t make you sleepy
Alert, but calm at the same time? Absolutely! L-theanine stimulates the brain’s alpha waves, which causes you to feel focused, conscious and alert. The presence of alpha waves promotes better concentration, you will be more alert and sense the feeling of calmness spreading over you. It can help improve memory and cognitive function in the long run as well.
You feel happy
L-theanine has been shown to alleviate anxiety symptoms as it promotes the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which stimulates the release of dopamine and serotonin in the body. These two compounds are responsible for regulating our mood and improving memory and cognitive function. All in all, you will feel so much better!