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Maca root is a Peruvian superfruit in the cruciferous mustard family traditionally used by indigenous cultures for energy, endurance, and libido. The powder has a sweet, nutty taste with hints of butterscotch.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea is a finely ground, powdered, high-quality green tea from Japan known for its anticancer properties and typically used to boost metabolism and relieve stress. It is high in catechins, chlorophyll, antioxidants, and L-theanine. Matcha green tea has an intense sweetness and deeper flavor than standard grades of green tea due to its high amino acid profile.
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Note: Matcha is relatively high in caffeine (about 70 milligrams per teaspoon), though it does deliver L-theanine, which helps eliminate the jagged buzz. If you know you are sensitive, stick with only about a quarter or a third of a teaspoon with this one. That will give you about the amount of caffeine of a cup of green tea.
Rodale Wellness recommends checking with your doctor, pharmacist, or professional holistic healer before starting any new supplement.
Adapted from The Detox Prescription