When I was interviewed by Joe De Sena on his famous podcast Spartan Up last week, I mentioned that one of my favourite supplements was Theanine. Regular old theanine or Suntheanine? Definitely SUNtheanine. Why? he asked. Because, I explained, this is the raw material that has all the science behind it. Over 70 human clinical trials showing an improvement in focus, alertness, attention, concentration, and even sleep. Clinical research suggests that 50 mg – 200 mg Suntheanine stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, which are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. All spartans – and the rest of us – need more of that! Listen now
A pioneer in the science of theanine and green tea
It has been estimated that nearly 65 percent of the adult population experiences some form of stress, and these numbers are continually rising. Since ancient times, it has been said that drinking green tea induces relaxation. A pioneer in the science of green tea, Taiyo found this relaxation effect to be due to the presence of the amino acid L-theanine, found almost exclusively in tea. Suntheanine is the trade name for Taiyo’s patented pure form of L-theanine. Suntheanine is not an extract of green tea but rather is produced via a patented process that mimics the natural process in green tea leaves, resulting in a 100% pure L-isomer-theanine.
Additional Research on Suntheanine
Additional human clinical research suggests that Suntheanine may have application in improving the quality of sleep, diminishing normal symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), improving learning performance, heightening mental acuity, promoting concentration, reducing negative side effects of caffeine and supporting the immune system.
How to take it
I personally keep a bottle of chewable 100mg tablets next to my work desk where I munch on about 4 daily to keep my alpha wave on and feel more at ease and relaxed than I do when I don’t take them. Suntheanine is also available in capsule form to add to your or your childs daily vitamin regimen.