For some people out there, the compound L-Theanine is a known and welcomed name within their supplement regimen. For others, it looks like a scary sciencey name that should be steered clear of. In this post we will aim to break L-Theanine down to the simple facts, and show you how it most likely will be your new best friend.
What is L-Theanine?
L-Theanine is an amino acid - yes, the "building blocks" of protein you used to learn about in high school. This specific type of amino acid is found naturally occurring in herbal green tea, black tea, and certain types of mushrooms. So, when one refers to mushroom coffee, it actually is a bit of a blanket statement with L-Theanine being one of the potential active ingredients. We'll dive deeper into mushroom coffees in another blog post.
In the nootropic world, L-Theanine is widely accepted as a supplement used for heightened focus and mental clarity. The research is abundant and the studies are sound, so we wont bore you with them here. We always want our readers to do their own research and make their own conclusions, but for those who want to start off with the Cliff Notes, take a look at some of the benefits below:
Increased Cognitive Performance - When combined with caffeine, L-Theanine may help mental sharpness and ability to switch between multiple tasks.
Jitter Free Energy - We all know that feeling when you have one too many cups of coffee. It's like nervous energy, anxiety, and an upset stomach. The glory of L-Theanine is that it helps channel caffeine to make it a more calming and steady supply of energy - without anxiety or jitters.
Improved Immune Health - There are both studies and numerous articles that discuss the possibility of L-Theanine aiding in your body's ability to fight a virus and increase your immune health. Coupled with coffee, you also have a large amount of antioxidants working in your favor to help defend your body. For this reason alone, we are pretty proud of our Focus Coffee.
As of right now, we are only scratching the surface of the multiple benefits of L-Theanine. Be sure to tune in to our next blog to learn more!