Matcha and Cortisol


What is Cortisol? 

Cortisol is a stress hormone.

Unregulated cortisol can lead to sleep issues, anxiety, issues with concentration, digestion and more...

High levels of it can keep you in a constant ‘fight or flight’ mode.

Coffee and Cortisol

Cortisol levels usually peak in the morning, the same time you have your first cup of coffee (on an empty stomach too)

But did you know caffeine increases cortisol levels? 

This is why coffee can leave you feeling jittery and anxious.

And it leads to increased stress.

Enter Matcha!

Although matcha contains caffeine, it’s anti-cortisol!

This is because there is no cortisol release or blood sugar spike with matcha as there would be with coffee. In fact, drinking matcha can help regulate elevated levels of cortisol, bringing them back to healthy levels - helping you feel cool, calm and collected

It’s specifically the L-Theanine in Matcha that helps with this.


L-theanine is a type of theanine, an amino acid. 

It helps with managing anxiety and stress, focus and concentration. 

It stimulates the brain's alpha waves, which increases alertness and promotes a state of deep relaxation. It has been proven to naturally lower cortisol levels as quickly as 20 minutes after ingestion. 

So, when you drink matcha, you get the energy from caffeine without the jitters coffee may give you - plus you get calm and focus from the l-theanine.

Ceremonial Grade Matcha

These benefits can be found in Ceremonial Grade Matcha! 

It’s the best matcha quality you can get as the matcha leaves are shade-grown and only the youngest leaves are harvested. Higher quality matcha means you get maximum health benefits. 

That’s the matcha we provide at JENKI!

It’s time to prioritise your well-being and leave the unnecessary stress behind. 

Start your mornings right and switch to Matcha! (It’s super tasty too)