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Introducing Life Essentials L-Theanine Capsules

We have just added L-Theanine capsules to our Life Essentials range!

The amino acid was originally discovered in 1949 by Japanese scientists when they were studying green tea leaves. The unknown chemical structure turned the heads of the scientists and they investigated it further. One of the original uses of L-Theanine was in the food industry in order to enhance the flavours of certain meals.

It took years for scientists to discover the benefits of L-Theanine, not discovering its full potential until the mid 20th century when it was learnt that the amino acid could help relax people without sedation, reduce stress and improve cognitive function.

Now the full potential of the L-Theanine has been released, the amino acid is now readily available worldwide, coming in many different supplement forms.

One of the main reasons people take L-Theanine is to improve the quality of their sleep. Studies have been conducted to look at the efficacy of the amino acid and improving sleep quality, with the results indicating that it may ‘improve some aspects of sleep quality’.

L-Theanine also promotes relaxation and reducing stress. A 2008 study looked at the effect L-Theanine has on humans mental state and the results indicated that L-Theanine has a significant effect on the general state of mental alertness.

It also appears that the amino acid helps reduce anxiety by modulating brain functions associated with relaxation, lowering blood pressure, assist with lowering the side effects of caffeine and increase alpha brain waves!

Each one of our Life Essentials package contains 120 200mg capsules and we recommend taking 1 capsule, 1-2 times a day. We find the best time to take your serving is an hour or so before bed! Like all of our Life Essentials, the L-Theanine capsules are clean caps, meaning they only contain active L-Theanine extract, no fillers, binders or nasties.

You can find the L-Theanine capsules, here.

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