What is l-theanine?
L-Theanine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in green and black tea leaves as well as in some mushrooms. We have all heard the benefits of drinking green tea, however, more specifically, L Theanine has the ability to affect levels of chemicals in the brain including dopamine and serotonin which can impact mood, sleep, stress and emotion. Research shows that L-Theanine can also support immune function and cognitive processes.
What are the benefits?
L-Theanin is shown to have neuroprotective effects, which improve brain function and mental clarity. Research shows that this compound improves attention to detail, reaction time, focus and attention span.
In addition, by being able to influence chemical processes in the body, the amino acid supports sleep from all fronts; helping you feel relaxed before bed, fall asleep with ease and sleep deeply.
Furthermore, L-Theanine supports immune function by boosting the activity of immune T cells, which protect against infections and cancer.
L-theanine also has the ability to impact body composition when paired with a controlled diet and training. Drinking green has been shown to boost metabolism and reduce appetite.
Where do we use it?