Matcha boasts a profile rife with catechins, which are natural antioxidants that reduce formation of free radicals in the body and prevent oxidative damage on the cellular level. The specific catechin relevant to matcha is called Epigallocatechin gallate.


Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, has been shown to have the highest dose-dependent anti-proliferative effect on human cancer cells. English translation: EGCG has cancer-fighting properties, and ECGC levels in matcha are 137 times greater than those in standard green tea.

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