Suggested Use: 1-6 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
Green tea has been recognized for centuries as having relaxant properties. l-Theanine, a unique amino acid derived from tea, provides the characteristic taste of green tea. l- Theanine has also been discovered as the biologically active constituent of green tea responsible for promoting relaxation. In a preliminary non-clinical study, an l-theanine solution enhanced alpha wave production in the occipital and parietal regions of the brains of volunteers. These observed patterns are considered to be an index of relaxation. Furthermore, it did so rapidly and without causing drowsiness. In two additional studies, alpha waves were also shown to be detectable soon after l-theanine administration. Theanine is also useful for supporting healthy cellular function. Preliminary research suggests that l-theanine may be helpful for premenstrual support including healthy attitude. Furthermore, theanine has been reported to moderate the effects of caffeine on the central nervous system. l-Theanine’s safety is supported in studies and by its long history of safe consumption in tea. Pure Encapsulations l-Theanine is Suntheanine®, the brand which has been used in scientific studies.
L-Theanine: What Is It?
l-Theanine is a natural component of green tea that is responsible for its characteristic taste. l-Theanine is also believed to be the component in green tea responsible for its relaxation effects.*
Uses For l-Theanine
Relaxation Support: Preliminary clinical evidence shows an increase in alpha brain wave activity after theanine administration. Alpha waves are an indication of an alert/relaxed mental state.*
In a clinical test, theanine provided both mental and physical support for women, including moderation of occasional irritability and stress.*
Nervous System Support:
l-Theanine moderates the effects of caffeine on the central nervous system. It has also been shown to support healthy neurotransmitter function.*
What Is The Source?
l-Theanine is the most abundant free-form amino acid found in tea leaves. Suntheanine® l-Theanine is produced from enzymatic fermentation. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Suntheanine® is a registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-6 capsules daily, in divided doses, between meals. Each capsule contains 200 mg L-theanine.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Higher doses in some people may cause drowsiness; however lower doses are not associated with this effect.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.