A very good book on green tea that I read recently is ' The Ultimate Tea Diet' by Mark Ukra (”Dr. Tea”). It’s a very interesting and informative book and in it he discusses the three secret ingredients of tea.
L-theanine is one of the three secret ingredients in tea and only one other plant (an obscure mushroom) contains it.
Because of the way L-theanine affects the brain’s alpha waves, it relieves stress, anxiety and tension.
In 2004, researchers in Australia compared L-theanine to Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication. Ukra reports that “they found that L’-theanine tended to reduce anxiety during a relaxation phase of the study, while the drug had no such effect.”
Originally posted 2010-07-18 15:49:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter