What is Theanine?
Theanine, also known as 5-N-ethylglutamine, is an amino acid found in tea leaves and especially green tea leaves.
What does Theanine do in the body?
Theanine is an amino acid and is required for the production of protein. It helps to transmit nerve impulses, especially inhibitory nerve impulses in the brain. Neurotransmission is an essential biological process, and is the nerves way of communicating with each other.
Why do I need Theanine?
Today’s modern lifestyles are full of stresses. Sometimes we struggle to cope both psychically and emotionally, and it manifests itself as anxiety and stress. The improvement of nerve transmissions will benefit many biological processes, especially surrounding mood and brain health.
How do I take Theanine?
If you want to use Theanine as a therapeutic agent, it is best to take it on an empty stomach with a carbohydrate snack such as a piece of fruit. Proteins which are broken down into amino acids compete for absorption with each other, so taking it away from protein allows your body to utilise more Theanine. It comes in a capsule on its own, or as part of blends, especially mind, mood and brain blends. A capsule of Theanine can be opened up and emptied under the tongue when needed.
A therapeutic dose for adults is around 150mg