Reduce Mental Stress With Matcha
by Calli O’Brien
During the past 12 years of special events, store demos and matcha marketing campaigns, I have spoken with over 40,000 people, many of whom drink a good quality matcha almost every day — and their stories are the same time after time.
They feel less mental stress, are better able to cope, relax a little and stay more focused after drinking matcha tea. That’s because matcha contains L-theanine.
L-theanine is an amino acid that increases alpha waves in the brain. It makes us feel calm but still focused and alert. Studies show increased alpha waves improve overall cognition, retention and recall while also reducing emotional and mental stress.
L-theanine is found exclusively in tea — and most abundantly in matcha tea. But not all matcha is created equal. Low quality matcha has 60 – 80% less L-theanine than a high quality, ceremonial grade matcha. This happens as tea leaves mature over the summer and as a result of poor production methods.
Studies into L-theanine’s capacity to reduce stress number in the thousands. It’s well documented to increase dopamine levels in the brain, creating that sense of well-being and even happiness. With today’s high mental stress lifestyles, a good quality matcha packed with L-theanine could help us all live healthier, happier lives.
Do yourself a favor by including at least one (1) cup of high-quality matcha tea in your daily routine. And don’t forget your loved ones. Even older children and teens can suffer stress related anxiety.
A dedicated matcha promoter since 2006, Calli O’Brien is a matcha tea industry expert. She first gleaned her knowledge from the world’s top matcha tea masters in Japan.
Calli is the Associate Producer of a half-hour matcha tea video documentary (2012), an invited guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC (2014), and co-author of the definitive Matcha Tea Business Report (2015).
In the spring of 2015, Calli and her business partner launched My Matcha Life™ Products Inc. The My Matcha Life™ brand is sold to natural health retailers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on Amazon and, of course, right here at mymatchalife.com.
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