Temporary, minor stress is not harmful and most of us are able to deal with it well. In contrast, prolonged daily minor stresses accumulate and become as damaging as severe stressful events, even going as far as damaging physical, emotional and mental health.
Anxiety, the feeling of being over-committed with no time to relax, can all contribute to stress. In our 24/7 world it is easy to get overwhelmed, even anxious as we try to balance the obligations of work, family, finances, and relationships. A general feeling of uncertainty has left us feeling higher levels of anxiety and depression than ever before. Finding balance is not easy.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves, particularly green tea (Camellia sinensis), and Mental Calmness contains pure L-Theanine (Suntheanine®). Derived from green tea using a specialized enzymatic process, Suntheanine L-Theanine does not cause daytime drowsiness. It provides help for persons who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep because their minds refuse to shut down at night. Being calm also facilitates weight control because emotional stress is a major reason why many overeat.
The effects of L-theanine are truly amazing. Clinical studies have demonstrated that L-Theanine reduces stress, improves the quality of sleep, diminishes the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, heightens mental acuity and reduces negative side effects of caffeine. These clinical effects are directly related to L-Theanine's ability to stimulate the production of alpha brain waves as well as reduce beta waves (associated with nervousness, scattered thoughts and hyperactivity).