L-Theanine is a unique amino acid commonly found in green tea. This supplement may be beneficial to those individuals desiring to support healthy mental functioning.
L-Theanine is believed to promote relaxation without causing drowsiness. One way to record relaxation analytically is by measuring a weak electric pulse on the surface of the brain known as brain waves. Brain waves are categorized into one of four groups: alpha, beta, gamma or theta. Alpha waves are associated with a state of relaxation without drowsiness. In one study, 200 mg of theanine generated alpha waves in the occipital and parietal regions of the brain. No adverse side effects were reported in the study. Other studies have indicated that the intensity of alpha waves generated is dose dependent to the amount of theanine administered, and that theanine can reach the brain 30 minutes after oral administration. In addition to relaxation, research on L-theanine suggests that it can have significant benefits for cardiovascular, immune and neurological health.
This supplement may also be beneficial in decreasing some of caffeine’s negative effects, alleviating some premenstrual symptoms, and improving memory and attention.
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking any prescription medication, consult a physician prior to use. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Not recommended for consumption with alcoholic beverages.
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