Updated: Mar 31, 2020
L-Theanine is a lovely little molecule with whom we fell in love upon first ingestion. It's like a warm calming hug or sigh of relief for the brain!
L-Theanine has been shown to cause a significant increase in Alpha Brain waves. Alpha brain waves are responsible for an increase state of alertness while simultaneously relaxing the mind WITHOUT drowsiness. (click here for study)
People choose to use L-Theanine for many different reasons. It's fantastic paired with caffeine for heightened "flow state" when studying. It's a go-to for calming nerves before stressful events. And it's routinely used for ADD and ADHD to assist in creating states of calm focus. Check out this article for a fantastic read that takes a deeper dive: "What You Need to Know About L-Theanine."