6 Ways Matcha & Adaptogen Drinks Can Help Period Symptoms
Matcha is an incredible tea, but did you know that matcha can actually help improve your period?
But, Matcha isn't the only super star. In, Wonder Matcha we utilize adaptogens which are also known to improve your period symptoms and leave you feeling great.
Ok, let's dig into the reasons this works.
1. Matcha can help ease period cramps
During your period your uterus contracts leaving the surrounding blood vessels cut off from oxygen. This causes cramps. Matcha contains an amino acid (protein) called L-Theanine (we LOVE L-Theanine) which helps relax your muscles and suppresses the contraction of the peripheral blood vessels. This relaxing effect helps reduce cramping.
A 2-year study in China showed regular consumption of green tea was linked to less cramping during menstruation.
2. Matcha can reduce bloating and inflammation
EGCG is becoming a hot topic now-a-days. EGCG is a polyphenol (antioxidant) found in Matcha which has an incredible effect on your body and helps reduce inflammation.
The unique combination of antioxidants and polyphenols in matcha help your metabolism function which helps your body dispose of unwanted gas and food waste. This is how matcha helps your body de-bloat.
On top of this matcha helps promote the production of good bacteria in your gut. When more good bacteria are present, your body is more efficient and effective at digesting properly.
3. Matcha can help stabilize your mood and help you feel relaxed
Ever feel a little bit off-kilter, and maybe a little moody on your period? Hormone fluctuations during your period can cause stress and anxiety. Well, matcha is here to help. L-Theanine (our savior!) is able to relax your brain and even put you into an alpha brain-wave state (flow state).
Plus, the antioxidants in matcha help to boost your immune system keeping your body in better overall shape.
So matcha has a plethora of super powers here. But, what about our other star of the show: Ashwagandha.
4. Ashwagandha decreases anxiety and helps you sleep
Ashwagandha is used most often for its ability to help your body manage stress. Ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen, because it helps your body adapt appropriately to stress by managing your cortisol levels.
If you're feeling extra stressed during your period, ashwagandha will tell your cortisol levels to calm down and bring your body back to a state of homeostasis.
Ashwagandha helps reduce inflammation and oxidative stress as well.
This ability to help balance your body and reduce cortisol (when needed) will help you feel more balanced before bed and help you get to bed.
6. Ashwagandha helps improve your skin
Have you every noticed that ashwagandha is being used in all the best skin products now-a-days? That's because this Ayurvedic herb is known to help you achieve glowing skin.
If you ever start to break out during your period, incorporating ashwagandha can help. The high antioxidants in ashwagandha help fight acne, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Compounds in ashwagandha also help to naturally cleanse and moisturize your skin, promote more youthful skin, and more.
So there you have it! Six reasons why matcha and adaptogens will help you during your period.
Have you tried having Wonder Matcha during your period? Let us know in the comments how you felt.
Wonder Matcha is our incredible blend of matcha with adaptogens and functional mushrooms to help you feel at your best. Wonder Matcha contains these amazing ingredients which can help you feel great during your period.