Aiya conducted an ORAC test about 6 years ago and the results showed Matcha green tea contains high amounts of antioxidants, but now with the CAP-e test we confirmed that our body actually absorbs the antioxidants from Matcha green tea.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
NIS Labs has developed a new test called CAP-e. Cap-e stands for Cell-based Antioxidant Protection in erythrocytes. This test evaluates the antioxidant potential of a substance. This Cell-based test goes beyond the ORAC test by determining whether a substance has true bioavailability. The CAP-e test measures how much of the antioxidants the body actually absorbs in order to protect our red blood cells from oxidation.
The CAP-e test shows that Aiya Ceremonial Matcha scored 37 GAE (Gallic Acid Equivalent) units on a per gram basis. In a traditional bowl of Matcha the serving size is 2 grams, thus making a total value of 74 GAE units per serving of Matcha.*
Let us compare Matcha to blueberries, another antioxidant rich food. According to NIS Labs 120 grams of blueberries make up a serving. On a per serving basis blueberries scored 42 GAE units on the CAP-e test. On a per gram basis that is equivalent to 0.35 GAE units. Matcha on a per gram basis is 105 times more effective than blueberries, and based on a serving size Matcha is over 56% more efficient than blueberries.
According to Fumi Sugita, General Manager at Aiya America, "Aiya conducted an ORAC test about 6 years ago and the results showed Matcha green tea contains high amounts of antioxidants, but now with the CAP-e test we confirmed that our body actually absorbs the antioxidants from Matcha green tea. This is great news to share with everyone. Aiya's main mission is share this great product, Matcha with the world and to provide proper education. We will continue to explore the mystery of Matcha and share its benefit to the world."
*source: NIS Labs CAP-e test report# 77-90-01
About US: Aiya America is a US branch of Aiya Co. Ltd., Aiya is the world’s #1 manufacturer of premium Matcha green tea with over 40%, 60% and 70% market shares in Europe, Japan and North America respectively. For more than a century, Aiya has grown and manufactured the purest and highest of quality Matcha for the world to enjoy. Known for its innovation, consistent quality and safety, Aiya’s mission is to share Matcha green tea and good health through the global education of its tradition and history. More information is available at http://www.Aiya-America.com.
General Manager - AIYA America
Tel: (310) 212-1395
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