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Theanine (L Theanine) Packaging

Theanine

An amino acid that exhibits non-addictive anti-anxiety effects, without causing sedation or dependence. L-Theanine increases levels of GABA, dopamine and serotonin.

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Product Indications

Primary indication: L-Theanine deficiency.

Other indication: L-Theanine exhibits non-addictive anti-anxiety effects, without causing sedation or dependence. L-Theanine increases levels of GABA, dopamine and serotonin.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following as active ingredient:

L-Theanine 300mg

Sugar free.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

L-Theanine is the major amino acid found in green tea. L-Theanine is believed to work for anxiety by increasing the levels of GABA and serotonin. L-Theanine is an analog of glutamate, which is an exitatory neurotransmitter. Increased glutamate levels is associated with neuronal death during periods of cerebral ichaemia. L-Theanine has antagonistic effects on glutamate and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and may be neuroprotective. L-Theanine affects catecholamines that can cause vasoconstriction and thus may be useful in treat hypertension. This is attributed to a decrease in norepinephrine which leads to a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. L-Theanine might also prevent atherosclerosis by inhibiting the lipid peroxidation of low-density lipoproteins.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 1 capsule twice daily on an empty stomach.

Children 7-12 years of age: Take 1 capsule daily on an empty stomach.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Antihypertensive medicines: Concomitant use of L-Theanine might potentiate the activity of antihypertensive medications.

Stimulant medicines: Concomitant use of L-Theanine might decrease the effects of stimulant medications such as caffeine.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established, do not use.

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