What is L-Theanine?
L-Theanine a non-dietary amino acid, found almost exclusively in tea, known to promote relaxation without sedation.
How does L-Theanine work?
After ingestion, it takes L-Theanine about one hour to reach the brain where it targets four key neurotransmitters: GABA, Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are responsible for feelings of arousal, stress, pleasure, and attention.
L-Theanine helps to calm down the brain by preventing over-activity of these neurons.
What are the benefits of L-Theanine?
- Reduces stress
- Improved memory
- Improved focus
- Increased attention to detail
- Improved information retention and learning ability
- Increased motivation
- Takes the edge off caffeine (it is amazing at doing this)
- Promotes relaxation without sedation
How to use L-Theanine?
L-Theanine tends to be taken in the dosage of 100 – 200 mg
When taken with caffeine, a strong synergistic bond is created that promotes the energizing and wakefulness aspects of caffeine while reducing the jitters and anxiety associated with caffeine ingestion.
Classes of L-Theanine
L-Theanine is also known as Theanine and 5-N-Ethyl-Glutamine.
Possible Side Effects of L-Theanine
L-Theanine is considered safe to use and has no known significant side effects.