The Health Benefits of Matcha

Exploring the benefits of daily Matcha and Tea drinking


Whenever we talk about the health benefits of tea we have to be careful to stay balanced in our interpretation of the data but we should not be frightened of sharing the incredible wealth of evidence out there that shows the health-giving properties of Tea - after all it is the first Chinese medicine and has been used medicinally for millennia.


1. In this video, I conflated RR (risk reduction) with OR (odds ratio) and therefore some of the risk reduction statements should be rephrased as Odds Ratios.

2. The protection against Hepatic and Renal damage in Diabetes was actually an animal study.



Health Benefits and Chemical Composition of Matcha Green Tea: A Review

The science of matcha: Bioactive compounds, analytical techniques and biological properties

Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography

Matcha Tea: Analysis of Nutritional Composition, Phenolics and Antioxidant Activity

Importance of Epigallocatechin and its Health Benefits

Tea catechins and polyphenols: health effects, metabolism, and antioxidant functions

Tea consumption and risk of cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational studies

Tea consumption and cardiovascular disease risk.

Black tea consumption and serum cholesterol concentration: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Green and black tea consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis.

Green and black tea for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Tea, flavonoids and stroke in man and mouse.

Tea consumption and cardiovascular disease risk 1 – 3

Does tea affect cardiovascular disease? A meta-analysis

Association between Green Tea Consumption and Risk of Stroke in Middle-Aged and Older Korean Men: The Health Examinees (HEXA) Study

The Impact of Green Tea Consumption on the Prevention of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Short- and long-term black tea consumption reverses endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease

Diet and heart disease prevention

Matcha and Its Components Control Angiogenic Potential

Anti-tumor activity and the mechanism of a green tea (Camellia sinensis) polysaccharide on prostate cancer

Green tea and the risk of prostate cancer - A systematic review and meta-analysis

Protective effect of green tea against prostate cancer: A case-control study in southeast China

Anti-Cancer Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols Against Prostate Cancer

Protective effect of green tea on the risks of chronic gastritis and stomach cancer

Green tea and risk of breast cancer in Asian Americans

Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate in Breast and Colon Cancer Therapy: an in Vitro and in Vivo Study

Effect of green tea derived compounds on the growth of androgen independent prostate cancer in vivo

From tea to treatment; epigallocatechin gallate and its potential involvement in minimizing the metabolic changes in cancer

Green tea for ovarian cancer prevention and treatment: A systematic review of the in vitro, in vivo and epidemiological studies

EGCG inhibited bladder cancer SW780 cell proliferation and migration both in vitro and in vivo via down-regulation of NF-κB and MMP-9.

Theaflavin-Containing Black Tea Extract: A Potential DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitor in Human Colon Cancer Cells and Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma-Induced Solid Tumors in Mice

Tea (Catechins Including (−)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate) and Cancer

Anticancer Effects and Molecular Target of Theaflavins from Black Tea Fermentation in Vitro and in Vivo.

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of silver needle white tea extract against colon cancer

Pu-erh Tea Has In Vitro Anticancer Activity in TCA8113 Cells and Preventive Effects on Buccal Mucosa Cancer in U14 Cells Injected Mice In Vivo

Combination of resveratrol and green tea epigallocatechin gallate induces synergistic apoptosis and inhibits tumor growth in vivo in head and neck cancer models

The Modulating Influence of Tea Polyphenols on Estrogen Metabolism in Asian and Caucasian Populations: Breast Cancer Prevention

Matcha green tea (MGT) inhibits the propagation of cancer stem cells (CSCs), by targeting mitochondrial metabolism, glycolysis and multiple cell signalling pathways

Effects of green tea, matcha tea and their components epigallocatechin gallate and quercetin on MCF‑7 and MDA-MB-231 breast carcinoma cells

Synergistic enhancement of anticancer effects on numerous human cancer cell lines treated with the combination of EGCG, other green tea catechins, and anticancer compounds

Green Tea Extracts for the Prevention of Metachronous Colorectal Adenomas: A Pilot Study

Theanine, the Main Amino Acid in Tea, Prevents Stress-Induced Brain Atrophy by Modifying Early Stress Responses

Association between tea consumption and risk of cognitive disorders: A dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies

Effect of Green Tea Phytochemicals on Mood and Cognition

Effects of Matcha Green Tea Powder on Cognitive Functions of Community-Dwelling Elderly Individuals

Powdered Green Tea (Matcha) Attenuates the Cognitive Dysfunction via the Regulation of Systemic Inflammation in Chronic PM2.5-Exposed BALB/c Mice

Matcha Improves Metabolic Imbalance-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction

An intervention study on the effect of matcha tea, in drink and snack bar formats, on mood and cognitive performance

Matcha Green Tea Drinks Enhance Fat Oxidation During Brisk Walking in Females

Effect of short-term green tee (Matcha) supplementation on fat oxidation during progressive exercise on the treadmill in obese women

Can you enhance exercise-induced fat oxidation with green tea drinking?

Three Weeks Daily Intake of Matcha Green Tea Powder Affects Substrate Oxidation during Moderate-Intensity Exercise in Females

Matcha Green Tea Alleviates Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice by Regulating Lipid Metabolism and Inflammatory Responses

Matcha, a Powdered Green Tea, Ameliorates the Progression of Renal and Hepatic Damage in Type 2 Diabetic OLETF Rats

Matcha and Sencha green tea extracts with regard to their phenolics pattern and antioxidant and antidiabetic activity during in vitro digestion

Matcha green tea prevents obesity-induced hypothalamic inflammation via suppressing the JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway

The effects of the aqueous extract and residue of Matcha on the antioxidant status and lipid and glucose levels in mice fed a high-fat diet

Stress-reducing effect of cookies containing matcha green tea: essential ratio among theanine, arginine, caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate

Matcha consumption maintains attentional function following a mild acute psychological stress without affecting a feeling of fatigue: A randomized placebo-controlled study in young adults

Stress-Reducing Function of Matcha Green Tea in Animal Experiments and Clinical Trials

Effects of Daily Matcha and Caffeine Intake on Mild Acute Psychological Stress-Related Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study

The Effects of Green Tea Amino Acid L-Theanine Consumption on the Ability to Manage Stress and Anxiety Levels: a Systematic Review

Theanine, Antistress Amino Acid in Tea Leaves, Causes Hippocampal Metabolic Changes and Antidepressant Effects in Stress-Loaded Mice

Influence of continued ingestion of matcha on emotional behaviors after social stress in mice

Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antibacterial Potential of Different Drinks Based on Matcha Tea

Anti-infective potential of catechins and their derivatives against viral hepatitis

Significant inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by a green tea catechin, a catechin-derivative and galloylated theaflavins in vitro

Antiviral activity of green tea and black tea polyphenols in prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19: A review

Can phytotherapy with polyphenols serve as a powerful approach for the prevention and therapy tool of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Matcha Green Tea Exhibits Bactericidal Activity against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Inhibits Functional Pneumolysin

Changes in Intestinal Microbiota of Type 2 Diabetes in Mice in Response to Dietary Supplementation With Instant Tea or Matcha

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