An estimated 65 percent of the adult population experiences some form of stress. These numbers are continually rising. Since ancient times, drinking green tea is proven to induce relaxation. For those of us who are concerned about heart palpitations, it is very important to be able to remain calm and relaxed.
Researchers in the science of green tea found this relaxation effect to be due to the presence of the amino acid L-theanine, found almost exclusively in tea. Clinical research suggests that 50 mg – 200 mg Suntheanine stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves. Alpha waves are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. Suntheanine is the trade name for a patented pure form of L-theanine. I stumbled on Suntheanine when I ordered a bottle of Kyolic Formula 109 for testing its effect on blood pressure and cleaning arteries.
Suntheanine is not an extract of green tea, but rather it is produced via a patented fermentation process that mimics the natural process in green tea leaves. The result is a 100% pure L-isomer-theanine.
So How Does SunTheanine Work?
Human clinical trials show Suntheanine to promote an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness. We know this from observing an increase in Alpha brain waves and a simultaneous decrease in Beta brain waves.