- Stacks great with Coffee for reduce Caffeine jitters and improved focus
- Increase mental focus and clarity
- Stay alert while feeling increased relaxation
Theanine - we know it and we love it! Probably one of the most flexible and useful nootropic ingredients available today and now improved with the added absorption enhancers Panax Ginseng and Black Pepper to deliver the benefits even more effectively.
Theanine is a unique amino acid found naturally in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Theanine promotes relaxation while maintaining alertness and promotes healthy cognitive function. It works by reducing excitatory neurotransmitter activity in the brain and promoting alpha brain wave activity for more of a "flow state" rather than a stressed out mental environment often generated by todays many stressors.
As such theanine can help reduce excessive adrenal hormone production as a result of the "smoother mental activity". Ever had job interview or conference call and wished you could just focus on delivering your responses instead of feeling your brain racing and you palms sweating while your fight or flight response gets in the way of a home run presentation? Thats where Theanine + comes in and helps get you back in flow!
Nice Supplement Co. Theanine+ also stacks incredibly well with caffeine - reducing the jitters while synergising to give amazing cognitive focus!
If you want to nerd out a little more:
L-theanine, a water-soluble, non-protein amino acid commonly found in green tea and some mushrooms, has been widely studied for its ability to encourage wakeful relaxation without sedation. L-theanine is thought to work by decreasing “excitatory” brain chemicals that contribute to stress and anxiety while increasing brain chemicals that encourage a sense of calm. It’s even been known to lower stress-related blood pressure and heart rate.
L-theanine crosses the blood-brain barrier, and has the ability to modulate inhibitory neurotransmitters, selective serotonin, and dopamine to bring about anxiolytic and calming effects. L-theanine can also improve cognition and selective attention, perhaps due to changes in alpha brain wave activity. Finally, its ability to selectively bind to glutamate receptors may confer neuroprotective effects as well.
In addition to promoting relaxation, L-theanine has been shown to stabilise cognitive function affected by stress hormones. More specifically, L-theanine decreases levels of corticosterone, which when elevated can inhibit spatial learning and memory formation. Other researchers have shown that, in people with anxiety, L-theanine improved attention span and reaction time. Taken with caffeine, L-theanine improved visual information processing and accuracy when moving between tasks.
Given its ability to encourage attention and focus, it may come as a surprise that L-theanine has also been found to improve time to sleep as well as quality of sleep. Instead of acting as a sedative, L-theanine works to promote better rest by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
It could be L-theanine’s ability to stabilise glutaminergic concentrations that supports the benefits seen in patients with schizophrenia. Studies demonstrated that L-theanine in combination with antipsychotic treatment improved sleep and eased anxiety.
Take 1 capsule 1 to 4 times daily as needed, preferably on an empty stomach.