Adaptogens are substances that improve the bodies ability to resist and recover from stress. Stress can come in many forms, but is basically anything that pushes the body away from homeostasis. There has been a significant amount of research regarding adaptogens in the past few decades following the publicized use of these substances by successful olympic atheletes. Only recently are we beginning to really understand their mechanisms.
Matcha green tea is the powdered leaves of camellia sinensis. It contains a high level of nutrients, chlorophyll, caffeine, as well as the amino acid theanine.