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L-Theanine

Keep Calm and Carry On…

Life too much? Feel like you’re constantly in a spin? Battling stress and anxiety on a minute by minute basis? Can’t catch your breath? 

L-Theanine is a nootropic, or smart drug, and an amino acid (the building blocks of life) found primarily in green tea leaves, but can also be found in some mushrooms. Research shows that nootropics enhance cognitive function, particularly aspects such as memory, focus, creativity, and mood without causing drowsiness.  L -Theanine is known for its calming effect on the brain and body and it works by influencing neurotransmitters in the brain, namely GABA, serotonin and dopamine.  It’s powerful stuff and not to be sniffed at. 

Why do we need GABA, serotonin and dopamine?  

GABA is the unsung hero that keeps your mental party from turning into a full-blown rager. GABA helps regulate anxiety, stress, and mood by preventing neurotransmitters from becoming over excited, which can lead to impulsive or erratic behaviour. It helps us to find peace and quiet when life becomes overwrought and a bit bonkers. 

Serotonin is like the chill pill of the body, the zen master of the brain; it’s the molecule that puts the “ooom” in “ooommm”. Serotonin is often referred to as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter because it contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being. By enhancing serotonin activity, L-theanine can help promote a positive mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Yes please, L-Theanine!

Dopamine is like the body’s own personal hype-man. It’s the chemical that high-fives your brain cells and says, “You got this!” It’s involved in regulating mood, motivation, and pleasure. By influencing dopamine activity, L-theanine can help improve focus, attention, and cognitive function, whilst kicking those pesky feelings of anxiety and stress to the curb!

L-Theanine 101

L-Theanine 101

Myths & Facts

Feeling stressed is normal when you’re a grown up. 

Stress triggers cortisol, leading to potential health issues like hypertension, weakened immunity, and mental health disorders. Chronic stress can also cause digestive problems, memory impairment, and weight gain, increasing the risk of certain cancers. However, L-Theanine counters stress by boosting GABA, promoting relaxation, and reducing anxiety through serotonin and dopamine. It improves sleep by calming the mind and enhances cognitive function by stimulating alpha brain waves, aiding attention and memory. Thus, L-Theanine offers a natural way to manage stress and its associated health risks effectively.

Anxiety is just a symptom of menopause that I have to deal with. 

Menopause can heighten anxiety due to oestrogen fluctuations, impacting mood and confidence. This hormonal shift can cause excessive worry and mood swings. Yet, L-theanine offers relief by reducing cortisol and enhancing GABA levels, which calms overactive neurotransmitters. This helps manage stress, promotes resilience, and improves sleep by fostering relaxation. L-theanine also boosts mood-regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, providing a balanced approach to the emotional challenges of menopause.

Sleep evades me because I’m getting older.

Sleep is vital for physical and mental well-being, aiding in repair, growth, and immune function, while enhancing memory, creativity, and mood stability. It regulates hormones affecting appetite and stress, thus preventing various health issues. Aging and hormonal changes can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings. L-Theanine can help by promoting relaxation without drowsiness, increasing GABA levels, and modulating neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. This reduces stress and anxiety, improves mood, and encourages deeper sleep stages, resulting in more restorative sleep and better alertness upon waking..

Kids can’t supplement with L- Theanine.

L-Theanine is a natural aid that helps reduce stress and anxiety in children, making it a valuable tool during their developmental years. It’s a non-sedative option preferred by parents over synthetic alternatives. Research indicates it may improve learning and behaviour, particularly benefiting those with ADHD. L-Theanine enhances focus, attention during studies, and sleep quality, contributing to overall growth and well-being. Children taking L-Theanine may feel calmer, less impulsive, and more resilient, embodying the qualities desired for healthy development.

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L-Theanine Benefits

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Promotes Relaxation 

Increases levels of neurotransmitters like GABA, which inhibits an over excited central nervous system, leaving relaxation and calmness in its wake. 

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Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Increases levels of serotonin and dopamine resulting in a more balanced mood and reducing stress levels.

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Improves Focus and Attention

Promoted alpha brain wave activity, which is associated with a state of relaxed alertness, enhancing mental clarity and concentration. May be particularly beneficial for people ADHD.

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Supports Sleep Quality

Promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety levels; therefore, supporting sleep onset and duration.

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Enhances Cognitive Function

By promoting optimal brain function and reducing distractions or interference from stress and anxiety, L-theanine can enhance cognitive performance, including memory, learning, and problem-solving

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Balances Mood

By increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, a more balanced mood and less stress-induced mood swings occur.

Calm L-Theanine Capsules

WillPowders Calm
L-Theanine

Grab some CALM in your day; reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia and reduce the jitters.

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Meet our founder

Biohacking pioneer, Davinia Taylor

Who’s behind WillPowders and WillPowders Collagen? 

Entrepreneur, Sunday Times Number 1 best-selling author, biohacking pioneer, mother of 4, weight loss expert and ex-Hollyoaks actress, Davinia Taylor, that’s who!

Discovering bio-hacking was the turning point in her journey, changing her attitude from “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” to one of optimum health and energy by feeding her brain so that her body would follow. 

Like all working mums, Davinia knew that she needed to formulate a product that would support with the stresses of life, which is when she found L-Theanine, a magic amino acid that has worked wonders in levelling out her mood and allowing her to make it to the end of the day unscathed.  This is why she developed Calm, WillPowders L-Theanine supplement, which she takes religiously to avoid that pesky whirring brain, the coffee jitters, and which allows her to keep a lid on her anxiety and stress levels whilst promoting quality sleep. Calm is a non negotiable if you, like Davinia, just need a little natural reliever in the day

L-Theanine Studies

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