The L-Theanine in Matcha Green Tea does many wonderful things, such as helping to regulate certain neurotransmitters in the brain to induce "mental balance." Further, it enhances this by causing the brain to produce more Alpha waves, the brain waves associated with a "calm, alert, focused" mental state.
It goes further. Research is discovering it to be an impressive neuroprotective agent, capable of crossing the BBB (blood-brain barrier) to deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions directly to brain cells to keep them healthy, and to help against dementias.
The mental health and neuroprotective benefits are the ones from the L-Theanine in Matcha. It also contains the "Super-Compound" EGCG--a very impressive, widely researched antioxidant known and recognized globally as a powerful anti-cancer agent. In fact, many, if not most research studies on the compound, begin with some discussion about the reason Asian populations have much lower incidences of cancer than modern Westerners, is due to their higher consumption of Green Tea.
Then there are numerous other more commonly known nutrients in Matcha Green Tea that help us to stay healthy in many ways.
Be aware that all Matcha Green Tea brands are not the same in quality. Skip the "Culinary" stuff. Use only "Premium Grade" or higher, such "Ceremonial." And buy Matcha manufactured by a Japanese company.
You'll then be consuming a true "superfood" capable of transforming mind, feelings, and body in a positive way you will Know for sure.
My memory is back!
Matcha tea absolutely help my brain fire up again. I bought a diffuser last year and used essential oils for a few weeks. Keep in mind essential oils are not all pure and can be harmful when inhaled. After a few weeks of breathing air with essential oil particles I noticed my memory was not the same. I really thought damage was done from my obsession with my diffuser (orange essence). I have been drinking matcha regularly for 3 weeks and my mind is very clear. I'm remembering names better and just feel sharp like I have in the past. Matcha is full of antioxidants and other powerful properties. It also helps me with constipation.