Promotes relaxed, yet alert state of mind without sedation.
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Solgar L-Theanine 150mg (Free Form)Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
calming, like a 'nice cup of tea'
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Amino acids are used by the body to build proteins. Proteins are essential for the formation of cells and are also involved in the biochemical structure of hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and antibodies.
Everyone knows that a nice cup of tea is the best thing for someone who has had some kind of shock or stressful ordeal. No other hot drink seems to offer this kind of support so researchers thought there must be something in tea that has this calming effect.
After various studies, it is now thought the mystery ingredient is an amino acid called L-Theanine. Whilst it is not unique to tea, the tea plant is a particularly rich source. When L-Theanine has been given to people in clinical studies many of the positive calming effects of tea can be reproduced.
And unlike most supplements that need to be part of a regime for several weeks before a response may be noted, frequently with L-Theanine there is a response within the first few hours of use.
L-Theanine crosses the blood brain barrier and has been shown to increase brain alpha waves in less than 40 minutes. Alpha brain waves are an indication of a state of relaxation and mental alertness similar to that achieved through meditation, promoting a relaxed, yet alert state of mind without sedation.
In addition the antioxidant properties of L-theanine are believed to support overall cardiovascular health and general well being.
L-Theanine is not thought to be addictive and does not cause drowsiness.
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) vegetable capsule of Solgar L-Theanine twice daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each vegetable capsule provides: L-Theanine 150mg
Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose Bulking Agent: microcrystalline cellulose. Anti-caking Agents: Silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate* *Made from vegetable stearic acid.
Solgar's L-Theanine vegetable capsules are free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy and dairy products and is formulated without the use of artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.