Will Matcha Give Me Energy?
Usually people drink coffee in the morning when they need a pick-me-up.
The issue with coffee is that the energy you gain from it is shortly followed by a quick crash.
This means you'll end up drinking cup after cup just to stay awake.
Matcha works differently.
With roughly a quarter to half the amount of caffeine in a serving of coffee, matcha gives a better caffeine high, which doesn't spike your adrenaline and insulin levels.
Rather than absorbing the caffeine quickly, like in coffee, the caffeine in matcha is absorbed slowly and over a longer period of time, with no crashes or jitteryness.
This provides you with a sustained boost of energy, that lasts up to 3-6 hours.
Just a single cup of matcha will give you the energy you need to keep going throughout the day.
Matcha also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which is also in green tea but in smaller quantities.
L-theanine is the reason why people feel focused and calm when they drink matcha.
This amino acid influences your brain's alpha waves, giving you a an edge when it comes to demanding mental tasks.
What's makes L-theanine so special for people who drink matcha is the synergy it has with caffeine.
While caffeine gives you energy, l-theanine diminishes the negative effects that arise when you have caffeine by itself, such as over-excitability and trouble staying calm.
Having trouble getting to sleep when you've been drinking coffee throughout the day?
Switch to matcha and you'll be refreshed with even more energy the next day.