Benefits of L-Theanine

L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid that is known to help prevent and treat many conditions within the body.  Mostly found in tea leaves, it has been used in many teas that we drink and it can also help our body function properly throughout the day.

Benefits when taking this amino acid are anxiety relief, better sleep, and reduce blood pressure.

Let’s now take a look at more benefits that occur when you add L-theanine to your daily diet below:

 

1. You can take L-theanine in the form of a pill, capsule, tablet or supplement

 

2. Helps You Ease Stress

 

3. Reduces Anxiety

 

4. Promotes Relaxation

 

5. Helps You Focus Better

 

6. Promotes Better Sleep

 

7. Reduces Blood Pressure

 

8. Supports Immune System




9. Helps during tumor and cancer treatment

 

10. Supports Blood Pressure Control

 

11. Good for Sinusitis Relief

 

12. Fight Depression

 

13. Promotes Weight Loss

 

14. Improves Brain Function

 

15. May Support Cardiovascular Health

 

Here are the recommended intakes of L-theanine

 

Since L-theanine is not a medication, there is no true guideline that displays how much a person should take. However here is a list of possible recommendations on how much you should take based on certain conditions:

 

Adults (18 years and older)

Anxiety: A single dose from a range of 50-200 milligrams within 30 minutes and lasting for 8-10 hours has been taken by mouth

Blood pressure control: A single dose of 200 milligrams has been taken by mouth

Cognition (mental performances): A single dose of 200-250 milligrams has been taken by mouth

Mood: A single dose of 200-250 milligrams has been taken by mouth

 

Children (Under 18 years old)

There has been no proven safe or effective dose for theanine in children

                           

Please consult with your doctor first if you have any medical issues or concerns about taking L-theanine

 

L-Theanine

 

Here is a list of teas that contains L-theanine below:

Green Tea

Black Tea

White tea

Pouchong Tea

Water Sprite Tea

Matcha Tea

References:

https://www.psychiatrist.com/jcp/article/Pages/2011/v72n01/v72n0105.aspx

https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/2/2/13/htm

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/acta-neuropsychiatrica/article/effects-of-chronic-ltheanine-administration-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-an-openlabel-study/0373674887BEA9598D911C7B274A3432

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