What are the health benefits of Matcha?
Matcha is loaded with antioxidants including EGCg - which is believed to have cancer fighting effects. Studies have shown that matcha boosts metabolism and burns calories encouraging weight loss. It is a natural detoxifier, is high in fiber and studies have linked matcha to lower levels of LDL cholesterol. Matcha provides plenty of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, E and K as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc.
When should I take Matcha Boost?
Coffee Drinkers - Drink after lunch or early afternoon. Enjoy your morning cup of joe, but replace your afternoon cup with a boost from us. Try this out for a week. You should notice you won’t be tired in the afternoon, but you’ll also be able to fall asleep at night.
Team No-Coffee - Take as you wish. If you want this to kickstart your morning, take Matcha Boost when you roll out of bed or after breakfast. If you’re looking to avoid the afternoon crash, perhaps the scenario outlined above works for you too.
For Anyone - We don’t recommend taking Matcha Boost before bed as it is likely the caffeine will keep you from falling asleep.
Do I really take three?
Yes! For reference, three pills is slightly more than a ½ teaspoon of matcha. A typical cup of matcha tea is between ½ - 1 teaspoon.
Do I need to take this with food?
No, but if you have a sensitive stomach or find yourself a little queasy after taking Matcha Boost on an empty stomach, have something to eat first.
Why not just drink matcha?
You certainly can and we applaud you! We created Matcha Boost for those who want the benefits of matcha “on the go.” Or for those who don’t like the taste of plain matcha but love the way it makes them feel!
What is matcha and what’s the difference between matcha and regular tea?
Unlike traditional green tea which is dried and steeped in a tea bag, matcha is tea leaf that has been shade grown to protect its chlorophyll levels. The leaves are dried and then stone ground into a fine powder. Traditional green tea is infused in water and the leaves are discarded leaving behind the bulk of the nutrients. With matcha, you are ingesting the entire tea leaf resulting in a potent source of all-natural health benefits.
What if I don’t feel anything?
That’s okay! Everyone processes caffeine differently and over time your body will build a tolerance to caffeine. The typical response to matcha is not a quick jolt as one might feel after a cup of coffee. Rather you might notice that several hours have gone by and you haven’t felt tired, unfocused or jittery. You might have several hours go by and simply realize you’ve been quite productive and never felt tired. Not to mention, you will still be getting all of the wonderful benefits of matcha!
Lastly, if you feel you really need an extra kick, try adding an extra pill or two. Three to six pills is ½-1 teaspoon of Matcha.
We'd love to help you with any questions you have about matcha, Match Boost, or Ayo!
Get in touch