Info: 60 Veg. Capsules (250 mg Each)
In addition to reducing stress and anxiety without inducing drowsiness (including by attenuating the increases in blood pressure and other physiological stress signals you might otherwise have during stressful situations), L-Theanine can also help sharpen your mental focus and concentration and improve your mood during your waking hours, as well as help produce a better quality, more restful sleep.
Virtually all of us are subjected to some type of psychological, socio-economic, or work-related related stress which can take a severe toll on our health or relationships. We may be tempted to seek out anti-anxiety medication, but prescription "anxiolytic" drugs tend to produce drowsiness and cause dependency. L-Theanine doesn't, even though it seems to work partly the same way benzodiazepines do: by increasing the effectiveness of our body's main inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA.
L-Theanine increases the brain's alpha wave activity, the type most active during REM sleep, or which Buddhist monks can achieve during peak states of deep meditation. All this from a natural component of green tea -- except purified and concentrated to a quickly absorbable form in about 12 times the dose you'd get from a single cup of tea.
Each capsule contains:
250 mg L-Theanine Pure Theanine (N-Ethyl-L-glutamine)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, Hypromellose, Silicon dioxide.
This is part of 88 Herbs trademarked "Zero Series," which use absolutely 0 magnesium stearate, animal products and gelatins; allergenic materials, or additives.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule per day.
Risk Information: None available.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80050919.
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