April 28, 2016

Theanine

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How does Theanine work?

Theanine has a chemical structure very similar to glutamate, a naturally occurring amino acid in the body that helps transmit nerve impulses in the brain. Some of the effects of theanine appear to be similar to glutamate, and some effects seem to block glutamate.

Are there safety concerns?

Theanine is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth, short-term. Theanine has been used one time per week for 3 weeks. It is not known if use for longer periods of time is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using theanine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


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