L-Theanine

"Meditation In A Bottle"

Discovered as a constituent of green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) in 1949 is highly praised for its ability to promote a strong anti-stress effect without sedation. This is one of the most popular nutraceuticals because it is frequently validated by everyone (researchers and health gurus) that it is exceptionally helpful in boosting focus, increasing creativity and reducing the stress hormone cortisol. L-Theanine is notoriously known as a smart social lubricant that can take the “edge off” daily stressors and social anxiety, much like alcohol, but without ANY rebound or withdrawal.

benefits

How

L-Theanine

can help you:

Together, L-theanine and Caffeine are considered one of the most commonly used and popular nootropic stack options for beginners. Many would consider L-Theanine to be the most versatile “natural smart drug” that can be used alongside other herbs and substances. The pharmacological implications of supplementing L-Theanine has a wide variety of applications. Over 145 scientific studies have been done on L-Theanine according to Pubmed. Scientific Name: Gamma-ethylamino-L-glutamic acid

Nootropic Properties

  • Can increase levels of GABA, Dopamine and Serotonin in the brain, which may contribute to state of wellbeing, whilst easing tension and stress (4).
  • L-Theanine has been proven to stimulate Alpha Waves in the brain, especially in the posterior portions of the cortex, thus producing a feeling of relaxation, which is directly equivalent to how one would feel after meditating/meditation (6, 7).
  • Reduces the jitters from caffeine and other stimulants (8).
  • Enhances reaction time (9).
  • Enhances short term memory (10).
  • Increases BDNF expression and NGF (Nerve Growth factor), which mimics the response of exercise in the brain (11), leading to profound effects on improving neurogenesis and neuroplasticity.
  • Does not act as a GABA agonist, thus does not possess addictive potential nor will it cause any downregulation of GABA receptors (12).

Stress

  • Decreases cortisol, the body’s master stress hormone, which can lead to low mood, poor ability to cope and general feelings of helplessness (1, 2).
  • Can calm down a racing mind at night, and thus promote healthy sleep quality (3).
  • Lowers glutamate, which may prevent excitotoxicity (death of brain cells) (20).

Longevity

  • Quite possibly through a reduction cortisol, L-Theanine may display anti-obesity effects (8).
  • Extends lifespan in worms (14).
  • May protect against the common cold (15).
  • May improve cardiovascular functioning, via increasing eNOS phosphorylation (18).
  • Can remedy adrenal fatigue symptoms, by suppressing adrenal hypertrophy (19).
  • Regeneration of atrophied intestinal tissue in rats (28).
DOSAGE STRATEGY

How to use

L-Theanine

Take 1-2 capsules, up to twice daily.

General population:

Take 1-2 capsules, up to twice daily.

Adults:

Take 1-2 capsules, up to twice daily.

200mg
mg of

Ideal for:

L-Theanine does not need to be cycled, and no tolerance is formed. Best results are either chronic or acute.

Students, Stress, Focus, Study.

CAUTIONS

L-Theanine

safety and
medication interactions.

Safety assessment

L-theanine in mammalian system is generally well tolerated, and has a high LD50 value (5 000 mg/kg) and it is non-mutagenic or non-carcinogenic agent in animal cells or bacteria (17).

Medication interactions

  • L-Theanine can lower blood pressure, so caution is advised for those on blood pressure medication.

Side Effects / Contraindications

  • L-Theanine can lower blood pressure, so caution is advised for those on blood pressure medication.

Allergies

  • None Known

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Together, L-theanine and Caffeine are considered one of the most commonly used and popular nootropic stack options for beginners. Many would consider L-Theanine to be the most versatile “natural smart drug” that can be used alongside other herbs and substances. The pharmacological implications of supplementing L-Theanine has a wide variety of applications. Over 145 scientific studies have been done on L-Theanine according to Pubmed. Scientific Name: Gamma-ethylamino-L-glutamic acid

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Theanine removes any "brain fog" and puts you into a state of complete mental relaxation and focus. It improves work performance and eliminates distractions, particularly when unde rstress. It is a highly neuroprotective compound.

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