Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that creates tranquilizing effects in the brain. This amino acid can produce feelings of relaxation without shutting off the brain. It has also been shown to increase focus and concentration. Additional benefits of theanine include increased ability to learn and retain information. Theanine is known to increase the neurotransmitter GABA, which creates a sense of well-being. It also stimulates dopamine another important neurotransmitter known for it's mood-enhancing effects. The recommended dose of theanine is 100-400mg daily. Theanine can be extremely beneficial for those needing support with our modern day stressors.
Info provided by: Natural Health Remedies, Janet Maccaro, PhD, CNC
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