Kotobuki Matcha and the power of catechins (for ex. EGCG)
Matcha is packed with polyphenols, which are very good for you. It also contains natural caffeine and many EGCG molecules, which stop cancer.
When you drink matcha you drink the whole tea leaf, which means you absorb all the goodness.
I drink it before exercising, after exercising, I'm a real green tea junkie.Attila Hildmann, vegan celebrity chef and bestselling author, Germany
Alongside vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and sugars, plants contain many more vegetable substances that protect them against bacteria, viruses, animals and all sorts of external attacks such as oxygen, radiation, heat… Plants have no legs and have to protect themselves with these vegetable substances. Scientists have meanwhile discovered 12,000 various vegetable substances. An average plant consists of hundreds of these healing substances. Many of these vegetable substances also have a strong antioxidant effect and in humans prevent all sorts of ailments of ageing.
The largest group of these vegetable protective substances are polyphenols, of which 4,000 are already known. Alternating vegetables, herbs, fruit and grains is therefore highly recommended. Polyphenols have a positive effect on digestion and are often very strong antioxidants. This group of strong antioxidants include catechins and flavanols that are copious in Matcha and less so in a cup of green or black tea. A cup of Kotobuki Matcha contains 137 times more EGCG than a bag of green tea. Flavanols and catechins curb infections, are antiviral and antibacterial, relax blood vessels, increase our resistance and, through their strong antioxidant effects, combat the ailments of ageing.
Kotobuki Matcha from Amanprana contains at least 4 catechins. 100g of Matcha Kotobuki from Amanprana contains on average 12.2g catechins. The most researched of which is the catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate – 6.7g/100g!).
1. An important effect of EGCG is its cancer-resistant quality. A study (2008) at the University of Mississippi reveals that consumption of EGCG significantly curbs growth of breast tumours in female mice. Over time, this insight can lead to a new approach to prevention and treatment of breast cancer among women (American Physiological Society (April 8, 2008).
2. Because EGCG is a powerful antioxidant, it also has a positive effect on removal of cholesterol and various ailments of ageing.
3. Through its antiviral and anti-bacterial capacity, EGCG also proves useful in preventing tooth decay and gingivitis.
4. EGCG is stronger than antioxidants vitamin C and E. Furthermore, EGCG assists vitamin C and E in doing their job. The catechins and polyphenols in Matcha are 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times stronger than vitamin E, according to research at the University of Kansas.
5. There is currently an ongoing study in which scientists discover how EGCG from Matcha could protect the health of diabetics (Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabetics- August 17, 2010 S.L. Baker – Natural News). Their findings suggest that EGCG from Matcha may well be a very powerful means to help prevent damage caused by high blood-sugar levels. EGCG would also raise the level of insulin, important for type 2 diabetics (Korean Kyung Hee University).
6. Catechins are an important anti-ageing agent for radiant young skin. Free radicals are responsible for damaging cell membranes of our body's skin. EGCG in Matcha has the capacity to limit this damage, to slow it and to help repair it (Green Tea Polyphenols Induce Differentiation and Proliferation in Epidermal Keratinocytes (2003). Stephen Hsu, Wendy B. Bollag, Jill Lewis, Qin Huang, Baldev Singh, Mohamed Sharawy, Tetsuya Yamamoto, and George Schuster. Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics. First published on March 27, 2003; DOI: 10.1124/jpet.103.049734).
7. EGCG thus helps to counter bodily ageing by reducing, neutralising and eliminating free radicals and their adverse consequences. EGCG has a life-prolonging effect. Eternal youth for body and skin.
Amanprana opts for catechins in their natural, synergetic and holistic form – naturally abundant in Kotobuki Matcha. Amanprana does not believe in isolates from EGCG (capsules) because these lack their holistic and synergetic interaction with other vegetable substances. Eat and live wholesomely. Make an informed choice for the protective catechin EGCG: a little substance with great therapeutic power plentiful in Kotobuki Matcha from Amanprana.
A Dutch study shows that only 2g Matcha increases antioxidant levels of test subjects. 8 to 10g green tea gave a perfect result. (Lyndel Costan: Handboek Supernutriënten, p.39). (Guidebook to Super-nutrients).
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- 137 times more EGCG catechins than green tea
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