The properties of Theanine in supplements
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Theanine (C7H14N2O3) – amino acid, typically found in green tea, studies suggest that theanine improves learning and memory. Theanine may have a neuro-protective effect on the brain, and appears to stimulate the same brain waves that are activated when you meditate.
Studies looking at the effects of both L-theanine and caffeine have found a rise in focus, motivation, and mood, improved alpha wave levels (a sign of relaxation), and reduced heart rate and blood pressure. It seems as though adding theanine to the mix negates many of the side effects of excessive caffeine usage while enhancing the positives. More about Theanine on Stress Management Basics: L-Theanine.