If you’re familiar with Matcha, you may already know of its numerous health benefits – natural energy boost, quadruple digit antioxidant count, and more! However, even though the ORAC test confirmed the high amounts of antioxidants, some are still skeptical when it comes to the effectiveness of Matcha’s antioxidant bioavailability within the body.

Luckily, as the food technology industry grows in size, more researchers are investing resources into different studies. A relatively new test developed by NIS Labs called CAP-e (Cellular Antioxidant Protection in Erythrocytes) is able to measure the bioavailability of antioxidants within products.

To ensure that our Matcha has true bioavailability, we submitted our Ceremonial Matcha to be tested. As a result, one gram of Matcha had a total of 37 CAP-e units. (That’s 68 times more units found in one gram of blueberries!) To put it into perspective, a traditional cup of Matcha contains 74 CAP-e units, while a typical serving of blueberries (120g) contains 42 CAP-e units.

Both the ORAC and CAP-e tests have shown the superiority of Matcha, in regards to its high antioxidant count and superfood quality. We’ll drink (Matcha) to that!