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Studies have shown that L-Theanine, at realistic dietary levels, has a significant effect on the general state of mental alertness or arousal and alpha activity. Theanine boosts GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter) in the brain and it also tones down some of the stimulating neurotransmitters that make you anxious. It has also been shown to boost brain dopamine – which is one of the “feel good” neurotransmitters – and this might be the reason many people report feelings of well-being and mental focus when they take Theanine.

Which is better for anxiety – GABA or Theanine? GABA is found naturally in your brain, and low levels seem to be related to some types of anxiety. It makes sense that you would want to increase your GABA levels if you are suffering from anxiety. Some people have great results from taking a straight GABA supplement, but it doesn’t cross into the brain very easily, so most of the GABA taken might not get to where it’s needed, and it’s hard to regulate your brain levels this way. On the other hand, Theanine does cross the blood-brain barrier quite well, so it is an effective way to boost brain GABA.

Theanine probably should be considered as herbal although it is chemically an amino acid, and doesn’t form part of any protein. Tea contains this unique amino acid L-Theanine and it is a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants. It has a direct effect on the brain and may modulate aspects of brain function in humans. Tea is said to be the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water.

Tea will certainly give you a boost of Theanine, but the amount isn’t standardised and varies widely, from around 5-10 mg for a cup of ordinary tea, to 46 mg in a cup of the highest quality gourmet tea such as matcha or first flush Darjeeling tea. The crucial difference seems to be not in whether the tea is green or black, but how young the tea leaves are at harvest, since theanine is found in highest concentrations in the buds and young leaves of the tea plant. Black tea contains theanine too! Usually these are connoisseur teas, such as matcha, sencha and gyokuro (the most highly valued Japanese green teas). Oolong teas and Darjeeling first flush are other gourmet teas that are also likely to be high in theanine, being harvested from young tea leaves.

1 to 2 capsules per day when stressed or before going to sleep, or as directed by your health professional.

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

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