Science


Current Research and Links to Studies

Anti-Ageing Body

Matcha superfood, green tea as protection against aging: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, incontinence, heart problems and (skin) cancer.

-Green tea may have an anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-tumor-effects. It may be anti-inflammatory and slow down the aging process. (Link to Study)

-The catechins in green and white tea may have a positive effect on Alzheimer's and other age-related diseases as well as cardiovascular risks and cancer. (Link to Study)

-The theanine in matcha may protect your brain and has a preventative effect with regard to cognitive disorders in the elderly. (Link to Study)

Brain

Green tea has been shown to have an immediate positive effect on the cognitive nervous system and cognitive dysfunction in elderly people. The amino acid L-Theanine boosts the concentration, memory, and relaxation.

-The EGCG catechins in matcha have been shown to have an immediate positive effect on the cognitive nervous system. (Link to Study)

-The EGCGs in matcha may protect the nerve cells. Studies have shown that green tea may slow down the development of Alzheimer's. (Link to Study)

-Matcha may reduce depression and fear caused by stress. (Link to Study)

Cancer

Green tea may reduce cancer risk. The catechins in green tea have been shown to break the molecular link between infection and cancer.

-The carbohydrates in tea show a strong anti-tumor effect in test animals with cancer of the liver. (Link to Study)

-Matcha appears effective in cases of pancreatic cancer. (Link to Study)

-The ECGC's in matcha stimulate healthy cells; as such, they may have a positive effect on the chances of survival, increase, viability and division of healthy cells in case of lymph node cancer. (Link to Study)

-EGCG in matcha has been shown to slow the growth of melanomas. (Link to Study)

-Green tea may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. (Link to Study)

-The EGCGs in matcha may suppress angiogenesis (growth of new capillary blood vessels) and inhibit the growth of tumors. EGCGs are evident in mitochondria and cytoplasm. (Link to Study)

-Breast cancer has been reduced due to the effectiveness of a treatment with matcha green tea. (Link to Study)

-The catechins in matcha may suppress the formation of tumor metastases. (Link to Study)

-EGCGs in matcha have been shown to kill cancer cells of different types including prostate cancer cells. Furthermore, the ECGCs do not have an apoptotic effect on healthy cells. (Link to Study)

-Even a low concentration of matcha appears to stop tumors in the intestines. (Link to Study)

Infections, Arthritis and Rheumatism

The polyphenols in green tea may reduce the factors that weaken the immune system. The EGCGs in green tea may help against rheumatism and auto-immune arthritis.

-The EGCGs in matcha have been shown to inhibit the activation of white blood cells making matcha a promising anti-inflammatory substance. (Link to Study)

-Green tea may protect against auto-immune arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties of the polyphenols in tea have been shown to reduce the factors that make the immune system sick. (Link to Study)

-Matcha and a combination of matcha with Sulphasalazine have been shown to reduce intestinal infections. (Link to Study)

Cholesterol

Green tea has a cholesterol reducing effect. Matcha green tea may help regulate total cholesterol level...reduce (bad) LDL-cholesterol and increases (good) HDL cholesterol.

-Green tea may lower cholesterol levels and increase (good) HDL cholesterol. (Link to Study)

-Green tea may reduce hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level) and cholesterol with diabetes. (Link to Study)

-Green tea may have a cholesterol reducing effect. (Link to Study)

-After only five (5) weeks of taking matcha, LDL-cholesterol was reduced and vascular function improved. (Link to Study

Diabetes

Green tea may reduce hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level) and hyperlipidemia (too much fat in the blood). Green tea may also lower the cholesterol level in diabetics and prevent kidney and liver disease.

-Green tea may reduce the possibility of diabetes. (Link to Study)

-The chapka saponins in the tea flowers may have an inhibiting effect on hyperlipidemia (too much fat in the blood) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level). (Link to Study)

-Green tea may reduce hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level) and cholesterol with diabetes. (Link to Study)

-The polysaccharides in matcha absorb glucose and may reduce glucose levels in the blood. (Link to Study)

Heart and Blood Pressure

The catechins in matcha have been shown to have a positive effect on blood vessels. Catechins combat atherosclerosis. Polyphenols have been shown to protect the heart muscle and increase the ability to contract.

-L-Theanine in green tea stimulates blood vessels and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. (Link to Study)

-Matcha and Rooibos may inhibit vascular constriction and high blood pressure. (Link to Study)

-Drinking matcha may help to prevent coronary atherosclerosis. (Link to Study)

Kidneys

Matcha may reduce the chances of kidney damage caused by medication. Green tea has been shown to act preventatively in kidney diseases for diabetics.

-Matcha has been shown to act preventatively in kidney diseases for diabetics. (Link to Study)

-Matcha may reduce kidney toxicity (caused by Gentamicin). (Link to Study)

-Matcha may reduce kidney damage caused by medication. (Link to Study)

Liver

Matcha green tea may protect liver cells against damage by chemicals, against infections and against dehydration by alcohol. Matcha has also been shown to have an anti-tumor effect in liver cancer.

-Matcha has been shown to protect liver cells against damage by chemicals and reduce the risk of hepatitis. (Link to Study)

-The anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-connective tissue forming properties of matcha may prevent ethanol poisoning of the liver. (Link to Study)

-The polyphenols in matcha may reduce liver illness (apoptosis, oxidation, and infections). (Link to Study)

-The triterpenoid saponins in the roots of the tea plant have been shown to have an inhibiting effect on dehydration by alcohol. (Link to Study)

Lungs

The catechins in matcha have been shown to reduce oxidative stress in patients with lung tuberculosis. The polyphenols in matcha may have an inhibiting effect on lung tumors.

-Matcha green tea has been shown to alleviate pain in case of asthma. (Link to Study)

-The polyphenols in green and black tea may have an anti-cancer effect in lung cancer. (Link to Study)

-The catechins in matcha have been shown to reduce oxidative stress in patients with lung tuberculosis. (Link to Study)

Mouth and Teeth

Matcha has been shown to reduce the number of streptococcus and lactobacillus in the mouth. Adding green tea to toothpaste or mouthwash may slow down infections.

-Matcha has been shown to reduce the acidity of saliva thus reducing dental plaque. This means matcha may be used as an effective and affordable anti-cavities product. (Link to Study)

-Solutions with matcha have been shown to reduce tooth decay. (Link to Study)

Muscles

Matcha green tea has been shown to have a positive physical effect on muscles in cases of muscle weakness and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The catechins in matcha minimize loss of strength, loss of antioxidants, muscular atrophy and shrinkage of skeleton muscles.

-Matcha may have a positive physical effect on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Link to Study)

-The catechins in matcha may minimize loss of strength, loss of anti-oxidants, muscular atrophy and the shrinking of skeleton muscles. (Link to Study)

Osteoporosis

Matcha may help to prevent the side-effects of osteoporosis.The EGCGs in matcha have been shown to have a positive effect on bone structure, bone recovery, and bone density.

-Matcha may help prevent the side-effects of osteoporosis. (Link to Study)

-Matcha has been shown to have a positive effect on bone structure, bone recovery, and bone density. (Link to Study)

-The polyphenols in matcha may protect against bone loss. (Link to Study)

Skin

Matcha is great for the skin! Matcha has been shown protective UV-radiation properties and may help guard against sunburn. As such, it may protect against skin cancer.

-Matcha contains active compounds that may help protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. (Link to Study)

-Matcha has been shown to help with bacterial infections of the skin. (Link to Study)

-Green tea extracts have been shown to help improve acne and other skin diseases. (Link to Study)

-The EGCGs and quercetin in matcha and skin caring products may increase the protection against UV-radiation and skin aging. (Link to Study)