Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Tea is known to be a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants. However, tea also contains a unique amino acid, L-theanine. Found primarily in black and green tea leaves, L-Theanine is an amino acid (building-block of protein) that can have a calming effect on the mind. First discovered in 1949, L-Theanine has been studied for its nootropic properties. Nootropics are supplements, drugs, or functional foods that enhance cognitive functions.
L-Theanine is widely used for its ability to reduce nervousness, improve concentration, promote relaxation and have an overall calming effect on the mind. It also has the remarkable ability to cross the blood-brain barrier which means that L-theanine is able to reach the brain directly. L-theanine also has positive effects on stress levels and shown to increase dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which are some of the brain’s feel-good chemicals. This is why teas containing L-theanine, such as green tea and oolong tea, are effective at helping people relax.
For those suffering from anxiety, Chronic stress or mild depression, L-Theanine in supplement form can be very effective. L-Theanine can have a direct influence on our brains, regulating and calming neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin and GABA – and simultaneously inhibiting the effects of the “stress hormone” norepinephrine.
All this allows L-Theanine to help improve mood, sleep, and learning capacity while reducing the feeling of being stressed.
Stop by the store and ask us for a free sample of L-Theanine to see if this product is right for you. We sell a variety of brands in both chewable and capsule form including Pure Lab Vitamins, AOR and Natural Factors.