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Re: Anyone try L-theanine for anxiety? Caleb462

Posted by Viridis on March 31, 2003, at 21:50:07

In reply to Anyone try L-theanine for anxiety?, posted by Caleb462 on March 30, 2003, at 22:27:20

I find that L-theanine (unlike most other supplements I've tried) actually has a noticeable effect. It's sort of energizing/focusing/calming at the same time. It's not as dramatic as prescription meds, but I'm convinced that the effect is real, and can be mildly useful. It's definitely worth a try. The Japanese use it extensively -- they add it to gum, soft drinks, etc.

BTW, you could get the same effect by drinking lots of green tea -- this amino acid is abundant in tea, especially the less-fermented kinds (= green).




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