L-Theanine - Glossary

L-Theanine

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An amino acid found in tea with relaxant and neuroprotective effects. L-theanine is used in various fat loss supplements, primarily for its effects on mood/cognition (both alone, and synergistically with caffeine), although there is some (very) preliminary evidence that it also may have anti-obesity effects.

For more information, see the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center article, “L-Theanine.”

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Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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