L-Theanine is an amino acid that is commonly found in most all-natural nootropic blends. But what is it, and what is it function and main purpose?

Green TeaWhere is it Naturally Found?

L-Theanine is found naturally in green tea and as well in a certain type of mushroom.

 Effects and Benefits

The use of L-Theanine has been shown to improve memory, boost mood, cognitive performance, and help reduce stress both physical and mental. Studies have also shown that it increases dopamine levels in the brain, as well as alpha wave production. It has also been known to help with mild anxiety.

Some evidence also supports that it is effective in:

  • helping to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • treating high blood pressure

No known side effects have be listed.

Is it Safe?

Well, Japan has approved its use in any and all foods(except baby food) in unlimited amounts way back in 1964.

The FDA has classified it as a GRAS or “generally recognized as safe”.

Use extra caution if taking high blood pressure medicine, or stimulants

L-Theanine Dosage

Dosages can vary according to user’s age and weight. Follow product labels or consult your family doctor.

Products That Contain L-Theanine

Aside from being found in Nootropic blends like Alpha Brain it can also be bought on it’s own. You may also find it in things like soft drinks, chocolate, and anything containing green tea.

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