Theanine, a Natural Supplement For Anxiety Relief
I get lots of email from my web visitors asking me the same question, “Is there anything natural that’s safe and effective to help with my stress and anxiety?”
The first supplement that I’ve had some success with is called Theanine. Theanine is a natural amino acid derived from green tea. The neat thing about Theanine is that it seems to be able to induce relaxation without causing any drowsiness. I have tried some of the traditional tranquilizers like Xanax, Ativan, Valium and Klonopin and while these drugs do work to an extent, there are unwanted sedation and dependency issues that go along with these drugs. On the other hand, I’ve been able to use Theanine with some very good results without these side effects. Theanine also has an excellent safety record and at the present time there are no known adverse reactions or drug interactions.
You can find Theanine online and at most health food or vitamin stores. No matter what brand you buy you want to make sure that it uses the “SunTheanine®” formulation, that’s the amino acid derivative that was used in all the validated clinical studies. As with any drug or supplement, I would start out slowly – I did experience a slight headache when I took too much but no two people are the same in their reaction to a drug or supplement.