In a 2016 published study, researchers evaluated the anti-stress, cognitive and neurophysiological effects of L-theanine in healthy adults. They found this amino acid was effective at reducing stress levels after various cognitive stress tests.
How well do you know L-theanine? In this podcast Dr Lise Alschuler takes us through some "outside the box" uses for L-theanine supported by evidence and her own clinical experiences.
A cup of tea is often associated with a sense of calm. L-theanine, a unique free amino acid naturally present in tea (Camellia sinensis), is likely the compound contributing most significantly to this.