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      What's the latest on green tea?

      Search is giving me nothing.
      Anybody got any links to threads on the effects of green tea on LDing?

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      I've been looking into L-Theanine, which is the main active ingredient in green tea>


      L-Theanine

      The first ingredient is an amino acid that Japanese scientists found when researching the benefits of green tea. You may have heard about green tea and its many health rewards, including its soothing, mind-boosting effects. But green tea also contains caffeine – 30mg of caffeine to be exact, the same amount as in a cup of cappuccino or can of cola. The Japanese researchers were at a loss – what could be in the green tea to offset the jittery effects of caffeine?

      And that’s when they discovered the amino acid called L-Theanine, the “secret ingredient” that is hidden in the leaves of green tea and that causes you to relax. Subsequent studies proved that this natural nutrient helps you fall asleep faster and quiets your active, busy mind so you stay asleep and reap the effects of deep, restful slumber.

      L-Theanine: How does it work?

      Healthy Sleep Trigger #1
      The amino acid L-Theanine triggers calming alpha brain waves that put your mind in a tranquil, relaxed state so it’s easier to clear your head and fall asleep quickly. One study showed that L-Theanine generated those alpha waves in as little as 30 minutes. Sounds better than tossing and turning for hours – doesn’t it?

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      In addition to generating alpha waves, L-Theanine naturally adjusts your body’s production of neurotransmitters to just the right levels so you can slumber all night long without those fitful stops and starts. This is especially important as you age and your body produces fewer neurotransmitters as a result. These crucial neurotransmitters send signals between your body’s cells, and if your cells aren’t communicating properly, your brain remains in an active state and your sleep cycles are disrupted. That’s when L-Theanine steps in, allowing you to fall asleep when you want and stay asleep through the deepest, most restorative stages of sleep.
      (from this page: Sleep - REMTyme and Sleep Aids by Sylvia Anderson - InsidersHealth.com )

      Also: L-theanine Promotes Relaxation and Deep Sleep

      And: L-Theanine as a Nutritional Supplement - Anabolicminds.com

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      Green tea is the super tea as it is least processed and provides the most antioxidant polyphenols, notably a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is responsible for most of the health benefits.
      * It not just inhibits the growth of cancer cells but also helps in killing those dangerous cells without harming any healthy cell. The greenish-yellow tea has a green, slightly astringent flavor close to the taste of the fresh leaf.
      * Green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. Moreover, it inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots which is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. Green tea represses angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure & reduces the possibilities of heart attacks
      * Green tea can even help in preventing tooth decay. As the bacteria destroying abilities of green tea helps in preventing food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that cause dental plaque.

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