Keep Calm & Sip Tea: Lower Anxiety Levels with Matcha! - Magic Hour

Keep Calm & Sip Tea: Lower Anxiety Levels with Matcha!

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During the winter, people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as "the winter blues," experience mental exhaustion and weakness. This winter, are you feeling more down and anxious? SAD may affect you, but you are not alone. Due to the approaching winter and lower light levels during fall, it is fairly common for stress and anxiety levels to rise.

SAD affects about 1 to 10 percent of the general population, 10 to 20 percent of people with major depressive disorder, and up to 25 percent of people with bipolar disorder, as per epidemiological studies.

So how can sipping matcha relieve anxiety? Read on to know more.

Reduction in Stress Levels

Premium matcha tea contains both strong antioxidants that have a calming effect on your physical body and high levels of mental-state-improving ingredients. Matcha can combat all forms of anxiety caused by stress.

This is helpful to know because anxiety can have physical and mental causes at the same time, and matcha is said to treat both. This Japanese green tea powder has a calming effect on stress-induced anxiety primarily because of the combination of L-theanine and caffeine.

High Nutritional Value

Matcha's dense nutritional profile can help you maintain a healthy diet by reducing stress. This is because each tea leaf that is stone-ground into matcha is grown with specialized care.

Matcha tea provides trace minerals like zinc and copper in addition to essential minerals like magnesium. These minerals have been found to have calming properties. 

A habit to drink matcha daily, when taken in the right amount, may improve your overall nutritional status. It can even be easily incorporated into any pancake recipe to alleviate stress and anxiety. Matcha is a simple and nutritious addition to your baking or smoothie recipe.

Maintains Mental Health and Clarity

Drinking matcha daily has numerous cognitive benefits, such as improved learning, memory, focus, and reaction time. These brain-optimizing properties are reasons why it reduces mental clutter and maintains clarity. The L-theanine and caffeine present in matcha cross the blood-brain barrier within moments of sipping delicious green matcha, to work around your brain and how you perceive your surroundings.

As a result, the natural compounds that are most abundant in the tea seem to alleviate anxiety by enhancing your state of mind without provoking further overactivity of the brain.

Releasing Feel-Good Hormones

Matcha combats anxiety directly by aiding your brain to release feel-good hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, in the process of alleviating your stress in a grounded manner.

L-theanine, EGCG, and catechin present in premium matcha tea boost feel-good neurochemicals making it an adaptogen supplement for managing anxiety. 

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Matcha has the power of reducing brain fog by aiding against inflammation. Your mental health can be significantly and measurably improved along with the physical health benefits of this drink. 

Chronic inflammation is generally overlooked, but it works as an increasing factor in anxiety. Matcha tea, with all its compounds, works both in and around the brain combating inflammation throughout the body. This drink targets a minimum of seven clinically significant biomarkers against inflammation, including the ones associated with anxiety disorders.


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Organic Ceremonial Matcha 700

Our organic, ceremonial-grade Magic Hour Matcha comes from a pristine, lush valley in Kagoshima, Japan, far away from toxins and pollutants. 


Matcha 1111 - Highest Ceremonial Grade Matcha

Like spring water kissed by angels, our Matcha 1111 is the highest grade of Ceremonial Matcha reserved for special occasions and for opening the mind to the infinite. 


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