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L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves (Camellia sinensis). It’s known for calming and relaxing the brain without causing drowsiness. This amino acid can cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to interact with brain receptors and neurotransmitters.

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Researchers believe L-theanine promotes relaxation by increasing the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters help regulate mood and stress levels.

Because of its ability to reduce feelings of stress, L-theanine is often taken as a dietary supplement or used as an ingredient in various beverages. In fact, L-theanine is often used alongside caffeine to promote alertness and productivity without the jitters or anxiety associated with consuming caffeine alone.

Here are some of the potential benefits of L-theanine:

Finding a good, quality supplement that delivers what’s promised on the label isn’t easy. To see our recommendation, visit The Wellness Way store.

L-Theanine BottleThe human body is like a finely tuned Swiss watch, with each gear (organ system) affecting all the others. For more information or to get tested, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We’ll help you understand how your body is currently functioning and the best ways to support it!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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