There are so many things to love about Matcha. Wakeful relaxation, the boost of antioxidants and amino acids our bodies crave… not to mention how versatile it is across a whole range of food and drink (like Motive Matcha of course). But what may be lesser known is the power of Matcha to boost your immunity. First, let’s understand just what the immune system does, and the important role it plays in not only keeping us healthy, but keeping us alive.
Your immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that protect the body against illness and infection. It is so smart, it keeps a ‘record’ of every single microbe it has ever destroyed so it can recognise it and neutralise the threat quickly if it ever encounters it again. Pretty incredible, right?
When the immune system is weakened, the risk of getting sick is almost certain. While the common cold can be fought off fairly easily with some medicine and a rest day, the flu and this pandemic that shall NOT be named! … tends to take it out of us a little more. This is where Matcha can help. Due to it’s high antioxidant content, specifically Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Matcha can assist your body with its production of T-Cells, which reduce inflammation and fight pathogens. Talk about an immune booster!
Matcha has high levels of chlorophyll (the source of the gorgeous green colour we can’t get enough of), and can help detoxify and flush out harmful chemicals, metals and toxins from the body. The unique shading process Matcha tea leaves undergo enhances the chlorophyll levels in the leaves. With the help of Matcha, a detoxified body is therefore better able to fight off pathogens, as the immune system is strengthened.
The good stuff doesn’t stop there, if you can believe it! Matcha contains high levels of both flavonoids and antioxidants, which form a powerful antibacterial defence force against viruses, infections, acting as a soothing agent for sore throats.
Finally, Matcha is a great anti-inflammatory. Due to the potency of the EGCG antioxidant production of inflammatory chemicals in the body are halted, reducing the irritation and disruption they cause in the body. Matcha contains a much higher level of EGCG compared to standard green tea, so it’s our top pick in terms of boosting immunity.
And there you have it, another reason to fall head over heels for magical Matcha. Imagine, after learning all of this, what having some Matcha every day could do for you? That’s what we strive to answer with Motive Matcha, making good health and a stronger immune system accessible and desirable for everyone. We hope you love it and don’t be afraid to reach out and let us know what you think!