Zen Theanine contains L-theanine, a calming amino acid which is beneficial for those who suffer from stress and anxiety and find it difficult to focus, relax, or fall asleep. First discovered in 1949, L-theanine is a unique amino acid found in green tea which helps reduce nervousness and restlessness, promoting relaxation without causing drowsiness. L-theanine rapidly enters the body when ingested (within roughly 30-40 minutes) and relaxes the brain, calms racing thoughts and creates feelings of “zen” while promoting alertness and concentration. L-theanine influences the levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and GABA in the brain, balancing mood, sleep and learning capacity. L-theanine reduces feeling of stress by inhibiting some of the actions of norepinephrine (a stress hormone) in the central nervous system.
AOR’s Zen Theanine provides an optimal dose of L-theanine to provide fast-acting mental relaxation, with its stress reducing effects typically felt within 30 minutes of consumption.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Mycrocrystalline cellulose
I’m not sure how I feel about these. After taking them, I didn’t experience much of a noticeable difference in my mood. It was a first time taking a supplement for anxiety and I think that I prefer other ways to balance myself and relax than taking pills.
I really enjoyed this product. I usually have a very hard time falling asleep Since I work overnights. This product helped me feel relaxed and rested.
I did notice after a couple of days that it took the edge off. It took about 1 week for me to feel totally more rested and an overall more calm state. Easy to swallow capsules. I’ve been using it for months now and I would recommend it. I think it’s pretty good value for the money.
Used this before bed to relax. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be, not sure I would purchase again, must not be to relax for sleep. I assume because it is non-drowsy, but not 100% sure.
This was a good product to try. I found it helped me fall asleep when I was dealing with temporary restlessness. It’s nice to know it’s natural and healthy for you. I would repurchase.