Not all caffeine is made equally. Have you noticed that you get a completely different energy from coffee than an energy drink? And even more so, you can tell a major difference between the energy matcha gives you versus coffee.
Why is there a difference? That’s because coffee contains almost twice as much caffeine as matcha does. Plus, what comes alongside your drink makes a huge difference. If you’re drinking coffee or energy drinks loaded with sugar, you’re going to get a sugar high along with the caffeine boost. That sugar high can be nice for a while, until the crash comes. You probably find yourself craving more coffee just hours after your first cup.
Matcha, on the other hand contains caffeine, but also the Amino Acid, L-Theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function. Because of the L-theanine, Matcha can give you a much milder and different kind of “buzz” than coffee.
Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink Matcha, compared to coffee.
Are you tired of those awful sugar crashes and mid-day slumps? Then it’s time to try matcha to give you an even flow of energy and concentration throughout the day.
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