L-Theanine and lemon balm 

Stress can cause people to feel strung out, restless, tense, anxious, and irritable as well as lose concentration.

A number of studies have shown that the natural ingredients L-Theanine and lemon balm can quickly help ease the symptoms of stress, as well as improve mental performance without the drowsiness.

L-Theanine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in green tea, and has been shown to posess anti-stress, anti-depressant, neuroprotective and cognitive performance-enhancing properties. L-Theanine works very fast and reaches maximum concentration in the body within 30 minutes to two hours.

The first study to access the effects of theanine found that a single dose of 200mg quickly raised alpha brainwave activity. Alpha waves are generated during a relaxed, attentive mental state, therefore indicating theanine promotes relaxation without drowsiness.

Lemon balm, sometimes known as Melissa, was recommended by the well-known 17th century English herbalist, Nicolas Culpepper, to improve mood and promote clear thinking. This use has been maintained to the present day.

One of the primary ways lemon balm is thought to reduce feelings of stress and enhance mood is by improving brain levels of the neuro-transmitter gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA ), which has anti-anxiety and calming effects, without being sedative.

L-Theanine 200mg plus 300mg lemon balm are available in a once daily capsule from Viridian.

For further information contact Susan at Au Naturel Health Foods, Irishtown, on (090 ) 6487993. 

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