Feeling guilty about always taking drugs to relieve your stessful mind??
Here’s a safe, natural drug-free option that works.
We’re talking about Green Tea.
And if you are wondering why a caffeinated drink can make you feel calm, well read on.
Green tea has a secret ingredient that can help relieve stress and anxiety. But if you don’t like green tea, you can still enjoy all the benefits without the funny green taste of cut grass.
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Millions of people use green tea to relieve the stresses of everyday life.
The Secret Ingredient
But do you know about green tea’s anti-anxiety secret ??
It’s an amino acid called L-Theanine.
L-theanine from green tea leaves reverses the stimulating effects of caffeine. It works in your brain by making alpha waves.
This creates a feeling of deep relaxation and mental alertness similar to meditation. Amazing huh?
Not only does l-theanine reduce anxiety but it also stops blood pressure spikes if you’re overstressed, helping you feel calmer.
L-theanine also affects the levels of 2 very important brain chemicals:
1) Dopamine, and
These neurotransmitters help create a sense of emotional well being, improved memory and learning ability.
Brain waves are the electrical impulses that can be measured on the surface of your head.
There are 4 categories: delta, theta, alpha and beta.
Each of the four corresponds to different mental states and activities:
1) Delta – Deep Sleep
2) Theta – Light Sleep and Drowsiness
3) Alpha – Relaxed Wakefulness and Alertness
4) Beta – Stressful Situations and Lack of Concentration
In one study, researchers saw alpha waves within 40 minutes of people taking either 50mg or 200mg of l-theanine.
In another study, they found that it took only 30 minutes for a dose of 200mg to produce the same effect.
Although not well known elsewhere, Japanese researchers have studied L-theanine for decades.
[colored_box color=”green”]L-theanine is clinically proven to fight against three types of flu viruses, including H1N1.[/colored_box]
L-Theanine is incredibly safe.
There are no known adverse reactions and no drug interactions have so far been reported. L-theanine is also not affected by food and can be taken at any time too.
In Japan, there are no dietary limits on how much you can take. The Japanese Ministry of Health approved it for unlimited use in all foods, with the exception of baby food.
Relieve your stress and anxiety without feeling drowsy
L-theanine doesn’t make theta waves, the kind that put you to sleep.
Only the alpha waves that keep you relaxed and alert.
So perhaps it may not be a very good bedtime drink but great during the day.
The most effective dosage is between 50mg and 200mg. The effects usually start within 30 minutes and last for about 8 to 10 hours.
It is safe to start at 50mg and work up to 200mg if needed.
It is not recommended to take more than 600mg in a six-hour period or you may not know how to put your heightened alertness to good use!!