CHANGE YOUR MOOD WITH JUST ONE CUP OF SOURSOP MATCHA
Do you find your mood slumping in the afternoon, or maybe that mid-morning grogginess makes you a wee bit cranky towards your co-workers? You, and those around you, don’t have to endure such periods throughout the day. With a quick soursop matcha green tea break, your mood can easily turn around after just one cup.
Among soursop matcha’s myriad of healthy vitamins and minerals is theanine. Theanine is an amino acid that hosts unique psychoactive properties. No, it won’t make you see little green soursop men no matter how much tea you drink, but it is responsible for altering your mood and consciousness after drinking The Soursop Tea, in a good way.
Research has shown that theanine can help put the brain in an alpha state, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. That relaxing feeling that soursop matcha drinkers enjoy after their cup of tea is thanks to the theanine’s calming effect on the central nervous system. Combined with the meditative process that comes with making soursop tea, just one cup of tea can feel like the equivalent of just having sat in meditation or had a round of tai chi.
However, the mood-boosting benefits of The Soursop Tea cannot all be put on the shoulders of one amino acid; the tea’s natural tryptophan helps too. Theanine works as a balancer to the natural tryptophan so tea drinkers gain the focus and mental acuity without all the jitteriness that comes with other caffeinated drinks like coffee.
Tryptophan achieves its effects in mood elevation by way of serotonin, one of the key brain chemicals involved in regulating mood. Among other functions, serotonin promotes feelings of calm and relaxation. Tryptophan is the key ingredient in making serotonin; without it, serotonin won't be produced. Because the body can't make it's own tryptophan, it must be taken in as part of the diet; for this reason tryptophan is known as an "essential" amino acid. Fortunately, Soursop fruit is one of the few natural sources of tryptophan. (Read More about Tryptophan)