What is L-Theanine?
Throughout the day, drinking tea can be a soothing ritual when you need to take a few minutes to yourself or engage in chit chat with your friends or peers. Often wonder why you feel calmer after a cup of tea, without the jittery effects of caffeine? That’s L-Theanine. An amino acid found in tea leaves, this all natural component has been used for centuries to provide focus and concentration for those who need it.
How does it work? Research has shown that by taking L-Theanine, a number of important things happen in the body:
Enhanced alpha brain waves. ‘Wakeful relaxation’ is the state of mind we often experience when daydreaming, engaging in yoga or meditation and indulging our inner creativity. It’s our alpha brain waves that are linked to this sensation and trigger our focus, concentration and relaxation.
Boosted levels of important brain chemicals. Neurotransmitters are at the core of communication between our vital brain cells. L-Theanine has been shown to elevate levels of serotonin, dopamine (which regulates our sleep cycle) and GABA, which plays an important role in boosting the central and immune systems we rely on so greatly.
So what can L-Theanine do for you?
Improve your sleep. Acting as a type of sedative, L-Theanine can help our sleep cycles by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation in the mind and body.
Enhance your focus, attention and productivity. L-Theanine helps to lower the stress hormones that the body produces and often get in the way of moving forward or being productive. By inhibiting these ‘enemies’, we are freed up mentally and physically to focus on our goals and day to day tasks that can sometimes seem daunting.
But hey, don’t just take our word for it. Check out what our customers are saying about Mindful Matter’s L-Theanine
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