L-Theanine Powder, also known as Theanine, is an amino acid found in tea leaves. It is commonly used as a dietary supplement for its calming effects and many health benefits. L-theanine is structurally similar to glutamic acid, a neurotransmitter responsible for sending nerve signals in the brain.
L-Theanine has been shown to increase levels of dopamine and serotonin, two important neurotransmitters in the brain. These chemical messengers are responsible for regulating mood, sleep, and appetite. L-Theanine also increases levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that inhibits nerve activity in the brain. This action helps to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality.
|Molar Mass||174.200 g·mol−1|
|IUPAC Name||(2S)-2-Ammonio-5-(ethylamino)-5-oxopentanoate or N-Ethyl-L-glutamine|