Light-headedness to the point of fainting in public, acne, crippling cramps is thought to be normal. It is also thought these symptoms could only be fixed with birth control. All of these symptoms are called premenstrual syndrome.
Matcha is a better choice when we’re stressed and have our menstruation thanks to its L-theanine content, which is virtually unique to the tea plant. L-theanine has been found to have a relaxing effect on the mind, reduce anxiety, and help with focus and concentration.
It’s thought to do this by increasing alpha waves in the brain, which are associated with being ‘calm but alert’ – i.e. increasing relaxation without causing drowsiness.
Matcha green tea, in particular, is said to have a high percentage of relaxing theanine. As such, swapping your coffee for a matcha tea or matcha latte in the morning means that you should feel more alert without getting the jitters