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Matcha and Fat Burning

Studies have shown that matcha may be a fat burning powerhouse and may have the potential to increase your bodies fat oxidation abilities.

The green tea plant camellia sinensis contains an abundance of natural compounds known as polyphenols and more specifically polyphenols known as catechins. There are a number of active catechins however the most active ingredient in the green tea plant is epigallocatechin 3 gallate or EGCG for short. EGCG has caused excitement in the scientific and fitness communities in recent years for its apparent capabilities in combating cancer and oxidising fat.


Several recent studies have shown that consumption of green tea can cause a person to burn more calories and expend more energy when compared to controls. In one study of 10 men the level of EGCG effectively consumed was 270 mg which is roughly the amount found in 10 average cups of normal steeped green tea. Of course drinking 10 cups of green tea per day is impractical. This is a big problem when relying on normal green tea bags to give you the nutrients you need to bomb the metabolism and speed up fat burning. When a person drinks normal steeped green tea they are only consuming a tiny fraction of the nutrients contained within the camellia sinensis green tea plant.


Matcha green tea is different to normal green tea. Matcha tea leaves are shaded for the final few weeks before harvest so the nutrients and EGCG levels increase. They are then picked and powdered using traditional methods. When you consume the matcha you are consuming the whole green tea plant and all of its nutrients and EGCG. Studies have shown that your fat burning potential may be greatly increased. Drinking 1 cup of matcha is equivalent to drinking approximately 10 cups of normal green tea. Drinking matcha 1-3 times per day may increase your body’s ability to oxidise fat and use it as energy.

Janssens, Hursel et al examined the role of green tea catechins for body weight management and concluded that a mixture of green tea catechins and caffeine has a beneficial effect on body-weight management, especially by sustained energy expenditure, fat oxidation, and preservation of fat free body-mass, after energy restriction induced body-weight loss, when taking the limitations into account.


Belly fat is a massive problem in society. Excess fat in this area has been linked to an increase in the likelihood that a person may develop certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Belly fat is also notoriously difficult to shift which is probably due to both subcutaneous and visceral fats being present. Studies have shown that consumption of green tea over a prolonged period reduces the levels of both subcutaneous and visceral fats in the stomach area when compared to controls. Again this is likely due to the nutrient factors found within green tea such as EGCG.


Matchaletic source premium matcha and make it available at an affordable price. Our premium matcha is high in nutrients and EGCG consumption of may maximise your fat burning capabilities and attack belly fat like no other fat burning supplement or compound that you have tried before.

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