Tag Archives: L-theanine

EGCG, as a Green tea extract ingredient, has been growing in popularity as a dietary supplement due to its numerous health benefits. It is derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is native to East Asia. Green tea extract is commonly used for its high concentration of polyphenols, compounds with antioxidant properties. […]

L-theanine is a type of amino acid first discovered in green tea leaves. It decreases the neuronal excitement activity in the brain by blocking L-glutamic acid from attaching to glutamate receptors. This activity was discovered to have anti-stress and cognitive and mood-enhancing properties. In addition, serotonin and Dopamine levels have all been proven to be […]