Hate suffering through mood swings, irritating outbreaks of acne just before your period, unexplained weight gain, or weight loss? Well, so do we! And, after much research, we learnt about the nasty culprit behind these disruptive physiological problems – hormone imbalance! So how can Matcha tea support hormone balance?
The good news is, while matcha cannot tackle the root of the problem and eliminate these nasty effects for good, it has plenty of useful benefits in helping to support your system long-term and help to alleviate the symptoms in the short term.
Read on to learn more about the 3 ways Matcha Tea supports hormone imbalance:
1. Helps Manage Stress
Apart from normal biological causes which we cannot avoid, hormonal imbalance can be triggered by stress as well. So to make a long story short, we should try to reduce stress to minimise hormone imbalance side effects.
And that’s where matcha comes in handy! Studies have shown that L-theanine, an amino acid found in high concentrations within matcha, is particularly helpful in calming us down and boosting our mood.
2. Helps to Maintain Gut Health
What has our gut got to do with hormones you may ask? The answer is everything… This is an entire book of a subject in itself!
Here’s a simple explanation of what goes on in our guts if we do not maintain it in tip-top condition:
- Our gut houses a particular strain of bacteria that breakdown estrogen (one of the two main female sex hormones that regulate many processes within our bodies)
- If there is too much or too little of them, it could result in too high or too low estrogen levels in our bodies – triggering all the bad symptoms we are familiar with.
The solution to this? Ensuring good gut health so that there is a good level of gut bacteria – nothing more or less.
The polyphenols in matcha, are particularly beneficial to gut health, ensuring the growth of good gut bacteria to help maintain balance within the ecosystem to avoid the problem we mentioned earlier from getting out of hand.
Helps Maintain Healthy Estrogen and Progesterone Levels
The imbalance of estrogen (too much of it!) and progesterone levels (too little of it) is usually what causes the horrible slew of PMS symptoms we are so familiar with.
So how does matcha help?
Studies have indicated that polyphenols found in matcha can help bring down estrogen levels as well as boost progesterone levels.
By supporting our body in the daily regulation of hormone levels, it helps our bodies avoid the uncomfortable side effects of hormone balance.
Matcha: A Natural Remedy for Hormone Imbalance?
This subject is far more complex and far greater than we can cover in a single blog. This is about a holistic view and using nutrition to support your body systems for which we see Matcha is an important component. Why leave it to the very last minute? Start incorporating matcha into your daily diet to help your body become healthier and regulate hormone levels better.
Check out our online store to explore our range of Japanese Matcha tea powder products that you can start to incorporate into your daily diet.