Description

L-Theanine Calm-Plex is a synergistic formula that effectively combines L-Theanine with GABA and 5-HTP for relaxation plus mood support.

L-Theanine Calm-Plex uses Suntheanine® brand L-theanine, the purest form of L-theanine available, to deliver maximum calming effects. With 46 international patents Suntheanine® promotes relaxation, reduces stress, anxiety and irritability all without making you feel drowsy. Women can also reduce symptoms of PMS with this innovative formula. Japanese Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that is also used to reduce general stress and promote tranquility. One of the main components of green tea is the amino acid L-Theanine. Research has shown that L-Theanine can increase levels of GABA, a brain chemical known for its calming effects, and dopamine, which can promote mood enhancement. L-Theanine is non-drowsy, and may even increase mental focus and concentration as it promotes a stress-free state of mind. The L-Theanine Relaxation Effect L-theanine readily crosses the blood-brain barrier of humans and exerts subtle changes in biochemistry. An increase in alpha waves has been documented (see above), and the effect has been compared to getting a massage or taking a hot bath. L-theanine is different from kava-kava in that it doesn’t cause drowsiness. Research with human volunteers has demonstrated that L-theanine creates its relaxing effect in approximately 30 to 40 minutes after ingestion. The mechanism behind this effect is two-fold: 1) L-theanine directly stimulates production of alpha brain waves, which creates a deep state of relaxation while maintaining mental alertness. 2) L-theanine appears to play a role in the formation of gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. GABA acts as a powerful manager of neurotransmitters and helps maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. L-Theanine Calm-Plex uses Suntheanine® brand L-theanine, the purest form of L-theanine available, to deliver maximum calming effects. With 46 international patents Suntheanine® promotes relaxation, reduces stress, anxiety and irritability all without making you feel drowsy. Women can also reduce symptoms of PMS with this innovative formula. Japanese Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that is also used to reduce general stress and promote tranquility. One of the main components of green tea is the amino acid L-Theanine. Research has shown that L-Theanine can increase levels of GABA, a brain chemical known for its calming effects, and dopamine, which can promote mood enhancement. L-Theanine is non-drowsy, and may even increase mental focus and concentration as it promotes a stress-free state of mind. The L-Theanine Relaxation Effect L-theanine readily crosses the blood-brain barrier of humans and exerts subtle changes in biochemistry. An increase in alpha waves has been documented (see above), and the effect has been compared to getting a massage or taking a hot bath. L-theanine is different from kava-kava in that it doesn’t cause drowsiness. Research with human volunteers has demonstrated that L-theanine creates its relaxing effect in approximately 30 to 40 minutes after ingestion. The mechanism behind this effect is two-fold: 1) L-theanine directly stimulates production of alpha brain waves, which creates a deep state of relaxation while maintaining mental alertness. 2) L-theanine appears to play a role in the formation of gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. GABA acts as a powerful manager of neurotransmitters and helps maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. How L-Theanine Differs From Anti-Stress Herbs The main difference between L-theanine and anti-stress herbs such as valerian root, kava kava, skullcap, and passion flower (among others), is that it does not cause drowsiness – thereby offering you the benefit of relaxation without sedation. This could be very helpful for patients who want a calming effect while maintaining the ability to perform tasks that require alertness, concentration or mental acuity. In addition, unlike most amino acids, L-theanine can be taken with or without food, and at any time. 5-HTP & GABA: Natural Support for Healthy Neurotransmitter Levels L-Theanine Calm-Plex contains two additional mood enhancing ingredients called 5-HTP and GABA. These natural compounds work synergistically to help maintain balanced neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Together they support proper memory and nervous function, while promoting a strong sense of well being and relaxation. 5-HTP is manufactured in the body from the amino acid L-Tryptophan and is used to produce the neurotransmitter serotonin. Research has shown serotonin plays a key role in maintaining mood, cognitive function, and neuron communication. Eating foods that contain L-Tryptophan however, does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels. By adding 5-HTP to the L-Theanine formula, the body directly receives the materials it needs to promote healthy serotonin levels, and thus balanced mood. The 10mg dose of 5-HTP in L-Theanine Calm-Plex is not significant enough to cause drowsiness. GABA is naturally produced from the amino acid glutamine and the sugar glucose. It is concentrated in the hypothalamus area of the brain and is known to play a role in healthy pituitary function, which helps maintain hormone synthesis, proper sleep cycles, and body temperature. GABA primarily functions in the body as a powerful inhibitor of neurotransmitters and to help maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. Over-stimulated or over-active neurons may lead to feelings of restlessness, irritability, and sleeplessness. GABA inhibits nerve cells from over-firing to promote feelings of calmness and stability. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Label Information

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving%DV*
Suntheanine® (L-Theanine)100 mg
GABA275 mg
5-HTP10 mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
†Daily Value not established

Suntheanine® is a registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc. Use of Suntheanine® is protected by US Patent NO. 6,589,566 B2

  • Suggested Use:

    As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 2 capsules as needed, preferably between meals or as advised by a health care professional.

  • Storage: Close tightly after each use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
  • Processing: Raw materials are blended and encapsulated
  • Contraindications: Consult your doctor if taking prescription medication. Do not administer L-Theanine to infants. This product should not be taken with prescription antidepressants, weight control drugs, or other serotonin modifying agents.
  • Drug Interactions: This product should not be taken with prescription antidepressants.
  • Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, silicon dioxide, cellulose, gelatin (capsule shell). Contains ingredients made from soy.
  • Contains No: gluten, casein.
  • Initial Source: L-Theanine: Green Tea; 5 HTP: Griffonia seed; GABA: soy

Frequently Asked Questions

How L-Theanine Differs From Anti-Stress Herbs The main difference between L-theanine and anti-stress herbs such as valerian root, kava kava, skullcap, and passion flower (among others), is that it does not cause drowsiness - thereby offering you the benefit of relaxation without sedation. This could be very helpful for patients who want a calming effect while maintaining the ability to perform tasks that require alertness, concentration or mental acuity. In addition, unlike most amino acids, L-theanine can be taken with or without food, and at any time. 5-HTP & GABA: Natural Support for Healthy Neurotransmitter Levels L-Theanine Calm-Plex contains two additional mood enhancing ingredients called 5-HTP and GABA. These natural compounds work synergistically to help maintain balanced neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Together they support proper memory and nervous function, while promoting a strong sense of well being and relaxation. 5-HTP is manufactured in the body from the amino acid L-Tryptophan and is used to produce the neurotransmitter serotonin. Research has shown serotonin plays a key role in maintaining mood, cognitive function, and neuron communication. Eating foods that contain L-Tryptophan however, does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels. By adding 5-HTP to the L-Theanine formula, the body directly receives the materials it needs to promote healthy serotonin levels, and thus balanced mood. The 10mg dose of 5-HTP in L-Theanine Calm-Plex is not significant enough to cause drowsiness. GABA is naturally produced from the amino acid glutamine and the sugar glucose. It is concentrated in the hypothalamus area of the brain and is known to play a role in healthy pituitary function, which helps maintain hormone synthesis, proper sleep cycles, and body temperature. GABA primarily functions in the body as a powerful inhibitor of neurotransmitters and to help maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. Over-stimulated or over-active neurons may lead to feelings of restlessness, irritability, and sleeplessness. GABA inhibits nerve cells from over-firing to promote feelings of calmness and stability.

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