Here's the next instalment of our feel good with matcha summer campaign. This time it's all about matcha's super power antioxidant capacity.
One serving of matcha contains 70 x the antioxidants of orange juice, 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea and more antioxidants than well known super foods acai berries and goji berries. This is shown by the ORAC table above, which is a measure of antioxidant capacity.
But what are all these antioxidants good for?
Antioxidants help protect the skin and every cell in our body from unstable molecules known as free radical. Free radicals can damage our cells and cause premature aging - so antioxidants have a pretty important part to play, helping your skin and cells stay young and healthy.
teapigs organic matcha also contains a high level polyphenols. Polyphenols are important as they can help reduce UV radiation-induced skin damage. A study by the University of Alabama found that these green tea polyphenols can be used as an 'effective agent for the prevention of sun induced skin disorders' - so if the sun does come to play this August dinking matcha may help keep your skin protected.
It's not just the science that suggests matcha is great for skin - we've got some great testimonials as well.
In our January study of over 700 people who drank teapigs organic matcha every day for two weeks:
- 60% had a noticeable improvement in the condition of their skin, hair and nails - in just two weeks!
And check out this fab testimonial:
“I suffer with acne and have tried just about every acne fighting product on the market with disappointing results. 2 weeks of taking matcha twice a day, and my skin is very nearly cleared up! its magic!”