Thorne Research, Theanine, 90 Veggie Caps4 Reviews
Expiration Date: May 2016
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Shipping Weight: 0.15 lbs (0.07 kg)
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- Product Code: THR-50801
- UPC Code: 693749508014
- Package Quantity: 90 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 3.8 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
Combo Discount: -$2.92
- Dietary Supplement
L-theanine is a unique amino acid present almost exclusively in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) and used safely in Japan for decades. L-theanine has demonstrated the potential to positively modify brain waves and key neurotransmitters involved in mood, focus, and memory. Consumption of L-theanine enhances brain alpha-wave activity, a sign of relaxation. The intensity of brain alpha-wave activity increases within 30-45 minutes of L-theanine supplementation, promoting relaxation, mental focus, and acuity.
This effect is most pronounced in persons subjectively feeling the highest levels of distress. A small Japanese study of university students showed 200 mg oral L-theanine led to increased brain alpha-waves and a subjective sense of relaxation. Theanine administration caused a dose-dependent relaxed, yet alert, state of mind without sedation, beginning approximately 40 minutes after oral dosing. L-theanine can enhance the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin and appears to play a role in the formation of GABA – a neurotransmitter that acts like a "brake" during times of runaway stress. Theanine helps establish balance in the neurotransmitter system, resulting in improvements in the mental/emotional and physical disturbances resulting from being overly stressed.
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
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iHerb Customer Reviews
I take 2 at bedtime, because it makes me sleepy. I have tried the Thorne PharmaGaba, but it had no effect, even at 4 capsules a night. L-Theanine is not suppose to make people sleepy, and PharmaGaba IS supposed to make people sleepy. In my case I find the opposite to be true. I don't know why. Both are suppose to relax us. This helps me go to sleep, and stay asleep, so be aware of that if this is not the effect you want.
Made me sleepy and didn't reduce my pain level.