Matcha – the ultimate superfood
Green tea is a rich natural source of antioxidants. It's said to be a superfood and is rich in polyphenols, most of which are catechins. Studies have shown catechins can protect the body against free radicals, slow the aging process and fighting viruses and diseases. EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) is one of the most beneficial of these catechins and is found in abundance in Matcha. Scientists have now discovered EGCG to be at least 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times more effective than Vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from free radical damage. Moreover recent studies show that Matcha can have 200 times the amount of EGCG as regular steeped green tea.
OMGTea customers are reporting fantastic health benefits over and above a boost in energy. Matcha drinkers report feeling invigorated, also showing improvements in inflammatory pain relief, more youthful skin and hair and even a cure from a hangover! Not only is Matcha the most powerful antioxidant among teas, researchers have determined that gram for gram Matcha is the most powerful antioxidant known to occur naturally in nature.
ORAC measures the capability of antioxidants in food and beverages. Matcha scores up to 1,573 units.
ORAC Scores of top antioxidant foods in ORAC units per gram (1)
ORAC = Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity
Goji berries: 253
Dark Chocolate: 227
Wild blueberries: 93
Acai berries: 60
(1) Source: Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacities of Common Foods in the United States, Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 2004, 52, 4026-4037 // ORAC Analysis on Matcha Green Tea: