Did you know that green tea contains L-theanine? The characteristic flavor of green tea is due in large part to this particular compound. If you’re a green tea lover like me, you’ll definitely want to learn all about L-theanine.
So what else does L-theanine do besides providing flavor? The main benefit of L-theanine is that it increases alpha brain wave activity, which induces relaxation. By relaxing you are effectively able to reduce stress! On top of that, it combines with caffeine in a matter that produces relaxed alertness. L-theanine lets you enjoy the increased-concentration effect from caffeine (also found in green tea) without the associated anxiety and restlessness.