Get so Matcha Energy
Matcha was used over a thousand years ago by monks during meditation to help keep them alert and calm. The caffeine in Matcha releases slowly and keeps you alert and focused for longer. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a natural calming agent that works with the caffeine to provide what's described as a calm, focused and happy energy.
L-Theanine is a rare amino acid that is common in all teas but Matcha contains up to five times more than other green and black teas. It actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brains functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. So no more slugging back coffee or energy drinks that make you feel anxious and shaky and then come with that mid afternoon crash.
Matcha is also great for physical endurance and can help you with your daily workouts and even more gruelling training. Japanese Samurai Warriors would consume Matcha before battle.
L-theanine is wonderful for your mood, it increases the production of brain chemicals that improve focus and concentration. L-theanine causes the brain to produce more dopamine and serotonin, two chemicals that have been strongly tied to mood and concentration.
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