The health benefits of matcha

Matcha is a type of tea that has become well known in the West for the range of health benefits it has. From boosting metabolism to boosting the immune system and improving mental focus, the benefits of drinking it regularly are impressive.

So.... So what benefits does that drink we also call the 'green gold' all have?

Rich in antioxidants

Actually, one of the first things that always comes up is the fact that matcha is full of antioxidants. These are compounds that help fight free radicals in your lichaa. These are molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to ageing.

Matcha is especially high in catechins, a compound that helps with heart disease and cancer, among other things, but also supports improved brain function and a higher metabolism.

Because matcha is a powder made from the green tea leaf, which you mix with water, you get about 3 times more antioxidants than with a traditional cup of green tea, where the tea leaves only steep in hot water.

Improved concentration and focus

There is naturally caffeine in matcha, yet considerably less than in coffee. But because, after the caffeine, matcha tea also contains the amino acid l-theanine, you won't get that hard dip you might experience with coffee. In fact, L-theanine has a calming and relaxing effect. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine increases alertness and focus, but without the nervousness or energy spikes that other caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, cause.

So if you can't stand coffee very well, but would like to experience the energising effect of caffeine, matcha might just be the way to go!

Supports the immune system

The catechins in matcha, especially EGCG, also have antiviral and antibacterial properties that can help strengthen the immune system and protect against infections. By drinking matcha regularly, you can help your body be more resistant to illnesses and colds.

Supports weight loss and metabolism

There are studies that suggest that drinking matcha regularly helps with weight loss by increasing metabolism. This is said to be because in addition to caffeine, matcha also makes compounds known for their thermogenic properties, causing the body to burn more calories, even at rest.

Know that these are just studies, but there is no medical evidence for these claims. We at are not - and cannot - give medical advice. If you have any questions, we always recommend consulting a doctor or specialist.

Good for your heart

Drinking matcha regularly can support healthy heart function due to its antioxidant content. Research has shown that the catechins in matcha can help lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Gives energy

Matcha is an energy booster! The combination of caffeine and l-theanine gives you the energy you are looking for, without that annoying dip that often follows after drinking other drinks with high caffeine content, such as coffee or energy drinks.

So matcha is certainly rich in potential health benefits. From energy boosters to possible effects for your metabolism and heart function. But know, every body reacts differently. It is always important to keep listening to your body's needs. When in doubt, or with questions, we always recommend consulting a doctor or specialist. is not a medical advisor and may not advise you in this regard.