Researchers have now discovered another supplement to cut your stress levels. It’s an amino acid…and it’s only found in two natural sources. But the good news is…it’s widely available as a supplement.
Lekh Raj Juneja, Ph.D. is the man behind the study. He graduated from the prestigious Nagoya University in Japan. Dr. Juneja has written over 200 research papers…he’s internationally acclaimed…and has received many awards for his work in this field.
He suspected the amino acid could influence the body while under stress. So he put his theory to the test…and got the good results he was hoping for…
“Our results suggest that (it) was effective for reducing stress responses,” say Dr. Juneja.
Now, other doctors agree with his findings. Dr. Ronald Steriti also says the amino acid is a stress-reducer. He’s a naturopathic doctor in Florida…and a medical advisor.
“Stress and anxiety are debilitating conditions that upset the balance of our hormones,” he says. “People can mitigate many of the harmful effects of stress with (the amino acid).”
So what is this amino acid? And how can you get it? Read on to find out more…and see how it works on your brain. Plus…we’ll reveal the best way to avoid stress-related illness.
A Solution for Stress
The amino acid is called L-theanine. We’ll tell you how it works in a minute…but let’s look at the study first.
Dr. Juneja took 12 patients…and conducted four separate trials. Each trial consisted of a 20-minute mental arithmetic stress test. There was also a subjective follow-up evaluation…and he also tested levels of anxiousness.
In the first trial…patients took 200 mg of L-theanine at the start. In the second…they took 200 mg midway through the trial. For the other two trials…they took a placebo or nothing at all.
The patients taking L-theanine saw a reduction in their heart rate. Their salivary immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) also dropped. Both reactions are important because they usually increase with stress…and this time they decreased.
“These results suggest that L-theanine exerts anti-stress effects during an acute stress challenge,” says Dr. Juneja.
Adding the Amino Acid to Your Diet
As we mentioned earlier…L-theanine only comes from two sources. One is green tea leaves… and the other is a mushroom called Boletus badius.
Experts say L-theanine is effective because it can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB)…so it can affect the central nervous system. It works by blocking cortical neurons from sending stress signals.
The easiest way to get L-theanine is in supplement form. It’s available as both capsules and liquids. Dr. Juneja’s study saw good results with a 200 mg dose. So it’s best to keep it in that range.
Dr. Michael Murray is a natural medicine expert. He’s published over 30 health-related books. And he agrees that 200 mg is the right dose.
“Taking higher dosages (like) 600 mg seems to produce a sedative effect,” he says.
And you want to be awake to enjoy the benefits.
You can also get it by making green tea. L-theanine actually gives tea its relaxing effect. And there are other benefits to drinking green tea. Check out how it can help with weight loss.
L-theanine is proven safe in extremely high doses. It’s been in use for many years in Japan. In fact, the Japanese approved it for unlimited use in most foods as far back as 1964.
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To your best health,
Managing Editor, NHD “Health Watch”