Matcha is truly a powerhouse when it comes to health benefits and performance enhancement. We analyse in detail all the health benefits in a previous article and here we focus specifically on its cognitive and mental benefits.
What are brain waves?
Our brain activity is measured by waves. The most common brain waves are Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta.
Delta - During deep sleep
Theta - During light sleep
Alpha - A state of resting alertness
Beta - A state of being fully alert
These brain waves can influence a lot of our daily functions such as focus, attention, creativity, mood, energy, memory and alertness.
It is essential that we achieve the right balance of waves otherwise we might end up feeling sleepy during the day and alert when its time to go to sleep.
Matcha is responsible for activating the Alpha brain waves which give us a balance of alertness and calmness. The reason is the L-theanine content of Matcha. L-Theanine resembles our body’s neurotransmitters and can naturally induce a state of relaxation and calmness without compromising our focus and alertness.
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