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L Theanine is an amino acid which can be found naturally in green tea.
L Theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid that can be found in small quantities in a variety of foods. Although, L Theanine is found in green tea it does not contain caffeine. L Theanine powder contains 100% L Theanine.
For anyone engaged in a long term physical training plan, getting the right dietary balance is absolutely essential. The body requires the right kind of nutrients in order to perform and develop correctly, and whether these come from food or from supplements, they are needed for many purposes. As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 200mg, 1 to 2 times daily.
The dietary choices of all our customers are extremely important to us. Whilst this product is manufactured using ingredients and processing aids suitable for the vegan diet, please note that dairy powders are also used within the same production facility and cross contamination may occur at very small levels.
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Add your preferred amount of water or fruit juice into our shaker. Then add 200mg, shake and consume. Use 1-2 times daily. Best consumed on an empty stomach.
Note: We advise that all servings are measured using an accurate set of scales. While we make every attempt to provide an accurate equivalent measure using our Myprotein scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a standardised measuring device.
Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product is a food supplement and therefore should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool dry place, out of the reach of young children.
Made in a facility that also handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.
Unflavoured: L Theanine (100%)
Serving Size - 200 mg
Servings Per Container - 500 (100g), 1000 (200g)
|L Theanine||200 mg|
The nutritional information is based on the Unflavoured version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary.
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of Myprotein.
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I've been using L Theanine for several years now to help with my anxiety and sleeping problems. I first found out about Theanine because Japanese green teas like Gyokuro contain *a lot* of it - so much so that you can actually taste it. I drink a lot of speciality imported green tea which has always helped me to relax, so I thought I'd venture into Theanine. The taste is amazing, very much like Gyokuro but without the caffeine. Mixability is fine, I usually have 1/4 to 1/2 a MP small scoop (a lot!) which dissolves with a few shakes, or within moments of stirring into a hot drink. As for the effectiveness; I find that the larger the dose, the quicker the effects seem to appear - usually it takes about 30-40 mins for the effects to become noticeable, but it's not as if it hits you, you just realise that you've been really calm and focused for the last 10 minutess, etc. It seems to allow me to concentrate on things better, which helps with studying. It's also great before bed as it helps me get to sleep quicker and my quality of sleep seems to also improve. I once tried a mega dose of a heaped MP small scoop, which after 30 minutes gave me the same kind of headache you get from an Acetylcholine deficiency (for the Notropic users out there who'll understand) - a kind of headache that appears at the front of your forehead, feels kind of 'cold' and lasts for an hour or so. After that, I don't think i was ever so mellow and laid back in my life before. For anyone with anxiety issues, it definitely helps me, so I'd recommend trying it. I cap it and take a cap along with a strong cup of Japanese Kabusecha before meetings with clients or my boss, and the difference to the times I forget to do that is really noticable!Goes Well With:Premium green teas. Maybe green tea extract? Any relaxing/calming supplements
im using it for focus and concentration while studying. works great and is cheap. hint for everyone, use sublingualy.
This product makes me feel blunt when taken alone but when mixed with alcar and guarana its pure magic. It makes me happy, careless full of mental power but please do not over do it or u may have problem falling asleep. Miscibility is poor. Taste not good also but not bad either.Goes Well With:alcar, guarana
For someone who had cut out caffine except for about 4 coffee's a week, when i do have something caffinated i am so sensitive to it and jittery etc. I bought this to help me relax and get early off to sleep if i need to get up early for gym. I can 100% say this worked for me, almost too much! I am knackered after taking it before bed and have decided only to take it the night before my rest day as I'm finding it potant stuff!Goes Well With:It's tastless and just displves in water. One bag will last you for months!!
Nice calmg effect when taken over 300mg. Takes the edge/jitters off stimulants. Tase is quite neutral, not bad but not good either. Only problem is that the powder is chuncky, hard to measure this way. I have to put some in a smaller container where I can shake it to get loose powder. But still good stuff.Goes Well With:Guarana & DMAe or caffeine
works well has quite a calming effect.
I've tried all sorts of suppliments on MP, most of them are probably a con, but have found that L theanine actually makes me feel a lot more stable and less anxious. I am able to drink coffee without getting edgy, able to be in a stressfull enviroment without feelijng on edge and am able to focus a lot better on my work. I also sleep better and longer having taken 2-3 200 mg doses of it and seemingly dream more (deeper rem sleep).. Would wholly recommend this if you've got anxiety / easily stressed. Goes Well With:water.
The taste and mixability are poor but the serving is so small it doesn't matter. Very good product, really helps me sleep at night and makes me feel so much more relaxed when i am in bed and going to sleep. I also feel fuller within my muscles, this may be due to the T-Matrix i am taking as well. But either way this is a sound product to invest it!Goes Well With:T-Matrix
Not really noticed any difference, but as with all supps, some work for others and some don't. Jury is out!Goes Well With:Fruit juice or coconut water
Works well but requires a much larger dose than recommended
I've been using this L Theanine daily for 2 weeks now, I've taken it with caffeine pro on a few days and had amazing results. This Improved my concentration massively and I felt calm while working, rather than buzzing from caffeine like I used to. I can see why it's great for anxiety and sleep but it kept me feeling calm all day.Goes Well With:Caffeine Pro
I take L Theanine with my green tea extract, at a ratio of 2 green tea extract to 1 theanine. I have no problems at all with jitteryness from GTE, and it also doesn't affect my sleep. It's really good for stress and anxiety, too. Goes Well With:green tea extract
I use this L Theanine to help me with stress-related sleep problems. I take a teaspoon of it with 2 ZMA. I've tried pretty much everything from herbal remedies to prescription tranquilizers. This is the only thing that actually makes a noticeable difference without the side effects of tranquilisers. Give it a go before you visit your GP.Goes Well With:ZMA / Melatonin / 5HTP / Tryptophan / GABA.
While browsing the net for a way to help me sleep better after giving up smoking, I came across some information that said green tea has a calming effect and may help to give me a more restful nights sleep. So upon further research I found that one of the key ingredients in it was L -Theanine, so being someone who has done weight training on and off over the last 25 years I took a wander through Myprotein's site to see if this amino was available in its neat form and found to my delight that it was. Hence I purchased some and started using it every day, in my opinion as far as the calming effects it is a winner. My sleep has become restful again and my training is now more focused and along with some other supplements I use from Myprotein my progress in the last three weeks has been noticeable. What more can I say other than I think it's great! Goes Well With: L- Glutamine and Creatine
"I have started using another supplement which is very high in caffeine. As I only get to do my workouts around 6pm I don't want to still be buzzing at bed time. The other supplement was giving me really bad jitters. However, the inclusion of a bit of this with the caffeine product, a bit in a drink after my workout and a bit before bed is really doing the trick. I am probably using about 300mg in total split 3 ways. Certainly seems to do the job and you can smuggle it into a drink without noticing it (apart from it floating a bit on the surface)."
"As the title says if you get agitated if you have caffeine then you need this, i used to get the jitters form only 50mg caffine without this now i can take up to 350mg caffine with 300mg of this and no jitters at all.\nVery calming when 300mg is taken 1 hour before bed, sleep is very good."
Doesn't have any effect what so ever. Have tried double the amount recommended on the packet but is totally ineffective as a relaxant. I'm just holding on to the idea that it might actually be good for me. Goes Well With:Valium