L-Theanine: The Natural Stress Buster You Need to Know About

L-theanine is an amino acid commonly found in tea leaves (Camellia sinensis). It’s known for its relaxing and calming effects on the brain without causing drowsiness. This amino acid can cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to interact with brain receptors and neurotransmitters. Researchers believe L-theanine promotes relaxation by increasing the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play a role in regulating 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:

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