We have all heard about the many benefits that a nice cup of tea can provide. But did you know just how beneficial the active ingredient can be? Scientists are just now codifying the benefits provided by L-Theanine when it comes to weight loss. L-Theanine comes packed into your cups of green tea, and studies show that it can help people lose weight. Let’s explore how this highly beneficial chemical works.
What is L-Theanine?
If you’ve ever felt relaxed after drinking a cup of tea, you may be surprised to learn that the effects are not just psychological or due to the consumption of a warm beverage. Green tea, white tea, and black tea all contain this relaxing amino acid called L-Theanine, although green tea has the highest concentrations.
Japanese scientists were the first to discover L-Theanine in the 1940s. They found that it is contained in tea and in mushrooms. For those worried about potential side effects, it is good to know that L-Theanine is considered generally safe to consume.
How It Helps with Weight Loss
Some studies show that L-Theanine in weight loss trials helps the subjects to not only shed the pounds but keep the weight off once they lost them. However, the benefits are many.
Take one great example of providing better rest. L-Theanine has been shown to promote better sleep in those who consume it before bed. Better rest is essential for workout regimens that may be used to reduce one’s weight. Unexpected weight gain also often correlates with worse sleep.
Stress also compounds the weight gain factors that make it so hard to keep our figures in shape. Luckily, L-Theanine provides an antidote to stress. It boosts levels of GABA (or gamma-aminobutyric acid) in its consumer. GABA regulates one’s mood and the neurochemicals associated with mood. That means you can reach a state of relaxed awareness with L-Theanine. This state of relaxed awareness is also called the alpha brain wave state. It is ideal for lowering chronic stress which leads to both overeating and weight retention. It is also ideal for sticking to a workout routine.
Although tea is delicious and readily available, not everyone wants enjoys it. Thankfully, at Innovative Medicine, we offer our clients a wide variety of different weight loss techniques that can be tailored to their particular weight loss struggles and goals. To learn more about the weight loss supplements that we offer, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Lafayette, IN.