When your days feel longer, your belly feels doughier and you just can’t relax, L-Theanine is just what you need to reset. This super amino acid, found in our Just Breathe formula, packs a stress-busting punch and helps improve overall quality of sleep.
L-Theanine is perhaps the most essential supplement for restoring balance to areas of the body that are commonly neglected by busy, high-stress individuals. Health and fitness experts often warn about the unhealthy effects of prolonged stress, which can raise levels of cortisol that contribute to excess abdominal fat — a key indicator of hormonal imbalance. To help remedy this, L-Theanine plays an important role in stress relief by managing the body’s natural fight-or-flight response.
Commonly found in black, white and green teas, L-Theanine has been around for centuries and could be considered the “caffeine of the East.” But unlike caffeine, L-Theanine relaxes the body and calms the mind without causing a jittery aftereffect. In Japan, L-Theanine has been used to help improve post-sleep feelings of rest and recovery.
At Balance Blends, we have combined L-Theanine with Pantethine (a derivative of Vitamin B5, aka “the anti-stress vitamin”) and Chinese herbal extracts such as detoxifying Chai Hu (Bupleurum). This combination can be found in our Just Breathe Extrapolent™, for stress relief and help sleeping. L-Theanine is also a star ingredient in Quiet Please, which pairs it with Suan Zao Ren (Zizyphus), Ye Jiao Teng (Fleeceflower Caulis) and several of the best herbal extracts that help prevent occasional insomnia.
As with any natural remedy, the best results can be achieved with healthy lifestyle choices that are, in this case, engineered to reduce stress levels and encourage better sleep patterns. These choices include regularly exercising (at least 30 minutes a day), reducing caffeine intake and establishing a routine that gets you in bed at an earlier, consistent time.