Nutrients effective in preventing aging include vitamins A, C, and E, which have strong antioxidant effects, and phytochemicals such as polyphenols.
These nutrients not only remove active oxygen species, but also make our cells livelier and more active.
The green tea / Matcha contains a lot of these good nutrients which help you stay young.
Cathechin are a type of phenolic compounds very abundant in green tea which is ascribed a potent antioxidant activity. The Green tea catechin removes active oxygen which accelerates aging, thus prevents spots, wrinkles and skin sagging
Green tea catechin is also known to prevent arteriosclerosis.
Catechins are a well-known component of green tea. In addition to their strong antioxidant effects, they have a wide range of bioactive effects such as promoting fat burning and lowering bad cholesterol.
Matcha is also rich in catechins. Matcha is basically made from the same tea leaves as green tea, just with a different manufacturing process and processing.
Catechin is not actually the name of a single ingredient, but can be classified into eight types. Of these, four types, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, and epigallocatechin gallate, are unique components found only in matcha and green tea.
Among them, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has the strongest antioxidant power, 80 times stronger than vitamin C, which is a standard antioxidant, and 20 times stronger than vitamin E, which is said to be a vitamin for rejuvenation.
The epigallocatechin gallate accounts for about 60% of the catechins in matcha. If you drink it with matcha, you can get all the catechins without leaving them in the tea shell in green tea.
Vitamin C, which is abundantly contained in green tea and matcha, is a classic antioxidant that should be taken in large amounts every day. Since it is a water-soluble component, it exerts its antioxidant effect inside and outside of cells, protecting the human body from active oxygen.
Particularly from a beauty standpoint, vitamin C is also effective in brightening and whitening the skin. Vitamin C can also reduce the production of melanin pigment and bleach out spots that have already formed on your skin.
Vitamin E, which is abundant in green tea and matcha, is known as the vitamin of rejuvenation and, like catechins, is a powerful antioxidant.
The beta-carotene contained in matcha is provitamin A, which is converted into vitamin A in your body. It helps to protect the mucous membranes of your skin, throat, and digestive tract.
The coenzyme Q10 in matcha not only has strong antioxidant properties, but also acts like a spark plug for the mitochondria in the cells to produce energy. Drinking matcha tea is a great way to consume whole fat-soluble coenzyme Q10 and increase your intake. In addition, it also helps to restore vitamin E, which has protected cell membranes from oxidation, back to its antioxidant state, so matcha has a synergistic effect in suppressing active oxygen.
Matcha contains multiple good antioxidants in it but what is especially unique about matcha is that these antioxidants work in a complementary manner and enhance the effect each other.