Has anybody tried L-Theanine?

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by allhaileris, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. allhaileris

    allhaileris Crumbling Family Rock

    It's an ingredient in green tea, it's what makes people calm after drinking tea. What I've found so far says this helps to calm as well as concentration. I have a friend who's a naturopathic doctor who said this works on the same brain receptors that food dye does, but in the opposite way. Food dye severly affects my daughter. I want to try it but I have no clue about dosages. I read one person used 100mg 3xday and that seemed to work well. One person used 200mg 2xday and it did nothing. 50mg is what "they" consider a normal dose in something like tea.
  2. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Black tea also contains L Theanine as does white and green tea. I've (accidentally) a type of Gatorade called "Focus" that contains it. Other than wiring me to the walls, I didn't notice any real difference.

    It didn't improve focus or anything like that. The chemical is actually an adjunct to the naturally occuring caffeine in any of the camilla sinensa teas.