Matcha is a rich source of catechins, EGCG
Catechins distinguishes itself from all other antioxidants by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, have an antibacterial and antiviral effect and reduce blood cholesterol levels. They play an important role in protecting the skin from harmful solar radiation.
A derivative of catechin called EGCG, which is present in matcha, is a particularly strong antioxidant. This is 100 times stronger than vitamin C because we consume whole ground tea leaves, when drinking matcha, one cup of this tea is an equivalent of 10 cups of usual brew of green tea in terms of antioxidant content.