Benefits and Effects 1. Reduces anxiety Studies have found that L-theanine significantly reduces feelings of anxiety in volunteers. 2. Increases focus and mood By decreasing the feelings of anxiety and stress, L-theanine helps to promote a positive mood that allows focus and sustained energy. 3. Improves sleep quality A study was conducted on a number of children with ADHD, and it found that supplementing daily with 400 mg of L-theanine helped the children to fall asleep faster. 4. Other health effects L-theanine has a host of other health benefits. These include its powerful antioxidant effects, which help with removing 'free-radicals' and bad cholesterol. Other benefits include L-theanine's ability to reduce the negative effects of alcohol, and to reduce the physiological effects of stress on the body. Recommended Usage The recommended dosage of L-theanine is around 100-200 mg, two to three times daily. This can be taken along with caffeine to improve energy and focus. Side Effects and Warnings L-theanine is an incredibly safe compound, found in almost all teas, and is produced naturally in our bodies. References "L-Theanine", June 2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center online resources "The acute effects of L-theanine ..." Lu K et al, Hum Psychopharmacol. 2004 Oct;19(7):457-65. "Antidepressant-like Effects of L-theanine ..." Cui Yin et al, Phytotherapy Research Volume 25, Issue 11, pages 1636-1639, November 2011 "L-theanine..." Nobre AC, Rao A, Owen GN, Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17 Suppl 1:167-8. "The neuropharmacology of L-theanine..." Nathan PJ, Lu K, Gray M, Oliver C, J Herb Pharmacother. 2006;6(2):21-30.
Promotes relaxation without drowsiness
Improves mood and focus
Work well when used with caffeine
Multiple health-promoting effects
Can aid in stable blood pressure