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L-Theanine

Tea (of the black or green varieties) contains a unique amino acid, L-theanine, that has been shown to modulate brain activity in humans.

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Why You'll Love L-Theanine

The Stress Reducer

This amino acid provides anti-anxiety effects by reducing overall stress and promoting a feeling of focus and relaxation (without any drowsiness).

Our L-theanine supplement

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L-Theanine

Capsule

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Key functions

Supports stress management*

Supports relaxation*

Promotes focus*

May support a healthy immune system*

May promote restful sleep*

Where to find it

Green tea and black tea

Bay bolete mushrooms

How it works

L-theanine is a member of a class of compounds related to glutamine, another amino acid that is responsible for several mechanisms in the brain. L-theanine can work to either enhance or block some of these pathways that would normally use glutamine.

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It’s absorbed in the small intestine, enters the bloodstream, and can then cross the blood-brain barrier.

It can increase serotonin, dopamine, and GABA levels in the brain. These are neurotransmitters that can promote general wellbeing*.

L-theanine selectively binds to glutamate receptors in the brain, reducing stress and having a neuroprotective effect*.

Key functions

Supports stress management*

Supports relaxation*

Promotes focus*

May support a healthy immune system*

May promote restful sleep*

Where to find it

Green tea and black tea

Bay bolete mushrooms

The case for supplementation

As a naturally occurring amino acid found in tea and some mushrooms, L-theanine is regarded as generally safe for human consumption with no adverse effects reported with supplementation.

References

*This fact sheet by Baze is for information purposes only and should not take the place of medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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