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Douglas Labs L-Theanine (100mg, 60 VCaps)
L-Theanine-Reduce feelings of stress and increase relaxation
Amino acid may calm you in 30 minutes or less without drowsiness

60 100mg Vegetarian Capsules
Suggested Use: 1 Capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
L-theanine is most effective in the range of 50-200 mg, with the effect being felt within 30 minutes and lasting for 8-10 hours.
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Destress with L-theanine: this amino acid may calm you
in 30 minutes or less without drowsiness

As it is digested in your small intestine, L-theanine stimulates your brain's production of alpha waves, which make you feel relaxed but alert and not drowsy. L-theanine also helps you stay relaxed by stimulating your body to produce other calming amino acids, such as dopamine, GABA, and tryptophan.
You may benefit from L-Theanine supplementation  if:

  • You often feel anxious for no reason
I just can't turn my mind off and relax...

If your mind can’t relax, neither can your body—no matter how exhausted you feel.  So, if you’re lying in bed thinking about the bills, the rising cost of fuel and food, worrying about the grandkids, or even looking forward to the days ahead—it’s impossible to fall asleep.  

The amino acid L-theanine helps to “turn down the dial” on your thoughts so you, your mind and body can relax.  And two exciting preliminary studies are showing us exactly why. They suggest that L-theanine helps increase alpha-wave activity in your brain—the exact same process that occurs when you’re sleeping.  
Stress and anxiety are debilitating conditions that upset the balance of our hormones leading to a loss of our well-being, performance, and even lifespan. Stress impairs the immune system, leaving us vulnerable to opportunistic infections, and can cause depression. 

Benefits of L-Theanine

Documented Safety - Hundreds of studies exist showing the many health benefits of green tea and has been consumed for thousands of years by billions of people. But what makes it the most consumed beverage in the world after water is its pleasant taste and relaxation effect. Both of these qualities—and more—can be traced to a unique, neurologically-active amino acid in tea called L-theanine (gamma-ethylamino-L-glutamic acid).
L-theanine is considered to be safe based on its historical use as a component of tea and on favorable toxicology studies. It is estimated that a heavy tea drinker (6-8 cups daily) will consume between 200 to 400 mg of L-theanine daily. There are no dietary limits on L-theanine intake by the Japan Food Additive Association. In 1964, the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare approved L-theanine for unlimited use in all foods, with the exception of infant foods.
L-Theanine Dosage Recommendations: L-theanine is most effective in the range of 50-200 mg, with the effect being felt within 30 minutes and lasting for 8-10 hours.

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We don’t cut corners. We intend for our products to work!
Essential Therapeutics uses only the purest, highest quality nutrients. Quality and purity are an obsession with us. Our products aren’t the cheapest priced products on the market, but we learned years ago that you get what you pay for. We don’t and won’t use cheap ingredients! Our formulas and products are based on clinical trials, experience and ongoing research. We seek out the finest ingredients on the market for our formulations.
We are dedicated to providing you with high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements specially formulated for people who are sensitive to the fillers and other additives that are used in many products. Only the purest amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin, minerals and herbals, are used in these formulas.

Essential Therapeutics products are produced in licensed manufacturing facilities that strictly adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's). Products provided in tablet, capsule, and powder form are made in a manufacturing facility licensed by the State of California as a drug manufacturer and food processor and registered with the Food and Drug Administration as a drug manufacturing establishment. The facility is also approved by governmental agencies in the United Kingdom, the European Community (EC) and Australia to manufacture a drug product. Current GMP's and written standard operating procedures (SOP's) are strictly followed through all stages of production to produce products that meet or exceed United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards.
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Active ingredients used in Essential Therapeutics products are selected based on their purity, bioavailability, documented actions, and safety characteristics. USP materials, i.e., those meeting USP standards, are used for those nutrients where this standard exists. Raw materials are purchased exclusively from reputable vendors who provide detailed Certificates of Analysis for every lot of material. These certificates certify that active components, toxic elements, and microbial content are within specified acceptable parameters. Purity and potency of selected raw materials are verified through independent testing laboratories. All incoming raw materials undergo quarantine, inspection, and evaluation.
Quality Control Laboratory
On-site laboratory personnel evaluate physical characteristics of each finished product including hardness, disintegration, moisture balance, friability, and pH. Purity and potency of finished product is independently verified through outside commercial laboratories using a randomized ingredient and batch testing program.
Essential Therapeutics products are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, and colorings. Naturally-derived, inert excipient materials, including cellulose-based excipients, vegetable-derived magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide are used in very small amounts as tableting and encapsulation aids. Tableted products are protected with an inert, water-soluble cellulose coating that dissolves readily upon ingestion, thus facilitating tablet disintegration time.  

 In addition to relaxation, research suggests that L-theanine may have application in

  • diminishing symptoms of PMS
  • improving learning performance
  • heightening mental acuity - neurotransmitter
  • promoting concentration
  • acting antagonistically against the paralysis induced by caffeine
  • supporting the immune system
  • lowering blood pressure
  • increasing formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, and increasing brain dopamine levels among other positive benefits with no known downside.

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