A relaxant that increases alpha-waves producing mental and physical relaxation decreasing stress and anxiety, without inducing drowsiness
Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea and a few other plants. Theanine is reputed to improve memory and learning ability — perhaps because it decreases extraneous thoughts and worries.
Scientific studies have shown that theanine may:
induce relaxation without drowsiness
decrease high blood pressure
enhance the effects of many cancer chemotherapeutic drugs
shrink liver tumors and decrease excess blood lipids caused by liver cancer
protect nerve cells from damage or death from overstimulation
Effects begin about 30 minutes later and last for at least eight hours.
The benefits of theanine in the body include neuroprotection, improved mood and reduced anxiety, improved learning ability, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, antioxidant effects, anticarcinogenic effects, improved immunity, weight loss, and treatment of PMS symptoms.
March 2004, researchers at The National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Tokyo released the results of a clinical study carried out using Suntheanine suggesting that L-theanine could enhance the quality of sleep experienced by young men.
When subjected to clinical trials evaluating its efficacy in PMS with, calcium, magnesium have been shown to ameliorate PMS
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