- Green tea has been recognized for centuries as having relaxant properties.
- L-Theanine, a unique amino acid derived from tea, provides the characteristic taste of green tea.
- L-Theanine has also been discovered to be the biologically active constituent of green tea responsible for promoting relaxation.
- In a preliminary nonclinical study, an L-Theanine solution enhanced alpha wave production in the occipital and parietal regions of the brains of volunteers.
- These observed patterns are considered to be an index of relaxation.
- Furthermore, it did so rapidly and without causing drowsiness.
- In two additional studies, alpha waves were also shown to be detectable soon after L-Theanine administration.
- L-Theanine is also useful for supporting healthy cellular function.
- Preliminary research suggests that L-Theanine may be helpful for premenstrual support, including healthy attitude.
- Furthermore, L-Theanine has been reported to moderate the effects of caffeine on the central nervous system.
- L-Theanine’s safety is supported in studies and by its long history of safe consumption in tea.
- Pure Encapsulations L-Theanine is Suntheanine®, the brand that has been used in scientific studies.