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L-theanine is the predominant amino acid in green tea and constitutes between 1% and 2% of the dry weight of green tea leaves. L-theanine is considered the main component responsible for the taste of the tea, which in Japanese is called umami.
L-theanine is a derivitave of glutamine.
|FUNCTION:||Used for promoting relaxation and modulating (improving) mood. Theanine may also enhance learning ability. These effects are perhaps achieved by increasing the level of neurotransmitters such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, and dopamine.
Theanine may have usefulness in cancer treatment, specifically, aiding the body's response to chemotherapy - in both the effectiveness of the drug treatments and ameliorating their side effects.
|SOURCES:||Green tea plant (Camellia sinensis)|
|DOSAGE:||Will vary by product and formula concentration.|
Scientists at Oxford University found that L-theanine plays an important role in tea's stimulatory effect on the brain's alpha waves.
Physician Desk Reference's entry on L- theanine features some detailed research results, some of which are outlined here.
|CAUTIONS:||Do not take if pregnant or lactating.
Do not use with antidepressants (e.g., MAO or SSRI inhibitors) or St. John's wort.
Do not operate heavy machinery or take with alcohol.
|"Drinking Tea May Boost Immune System - Study provides new theory on health benefits of tea - a cup a day may keep illness away" (2003 Brigham and Women's Hospital study results)|
|Theanine Serene with Relora® Calming Complex with GABA (Source Naturals) Each bottle, 30 tablets.|
|PRODUCT NOTES:||Each two tablets (manufacturer's suggested dose) of Theanine Serene contain:
GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid) - 500 mg
Taurine - 450 mg
L-Theanine - 200 mg
Relora® - 150 mg (A proprietary blend of patented extracts from Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense)
Holy Basil Leaf Extract 5:1 - 100 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium chelate) - 300 mg
Other ingredients / more information...
NYBC's Members Store states: "A very relaxing way to have a good night's sleep and to relax your mind. Our reviewer has tried it and likes it!"
|DISCLAIMER:||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.|