L-theanine is the perfect balancing counterpart to caffeine. It’s been shown to offset caffeine’s jittery effects, while enhancing its positive effect on mood, mental sharpness, focus, and memory.
If you can’t give up your late-afternoon cup of coffee, but you’re worried it will keep you up all night, L-theanine is the answer. L-theanine’s balancing act can:
• Elevate mental acuity without mental agitation*
• Provide relaxation without fatigue*
• Generate calm without losing quickness*
• Improve stress tolerance
without triggering fight-or-flight mode*
So how does L-theanine work its magic? Two ways: by acting on the brain and the gut. L-theanine enhances the activity of alpha brain waves and increases the synthesis of the neurotransmitter GABA. Both of these actions calm the brain.* L-theanine also helps support important elements of core gut architecture — the actual anatomy of the gut.* For instance, it benefits the gut microvilli, which are responsible for nutrient absorption.*
This dual-action ingredient makes the most of the gut-brain axis — that information superhighway connecting your gut with your brain.