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L Theanine Benefits for Anxiety and Stress

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A certain amount of stress, along with the hormone cortisol, is normal and even OK for your health. It’s the ongoing, constant, chronic stress that’s not healthy.

Our bodies were not built for constant stress, and that’s why so many people have stress related health struggles.

Do you have stress in your life? And do you struggle to stay focused?

What if you could take a NATURAL SUPPLEMENT each day that can help manage your stress and anxiety – without side effects?

That would help you feel more relaxed and also more focused on what you are doing.

Would you try it?

If you are looking for a more natural solution to these things, read on.


There’s a lot of attention around stress and stress-relief right now  –  causes of stress, how it is affecting our health and well-being, techniques to manage stress, etc.  –  and so here at, we’ve been researching what’s new and what’s helping.

Stress is one of the leading causes people go to the doctor, and many times the doctor wants to prescribe an anti-anxiety medication to help you.

That may be fine for some, but maybe it doesn’t work out so well for you. You might struggle with taking prescription drugs for anxiety because there are all kinds of side effects, and bottom line taking the meds makes you feel bad.

Stress can also be associated with low energy or not being able to focus on tasks.

stress at work

We go searching for more natural alternatives when we can’t tolerate meds. If it is agreeable with your doctor that you try something natural, there are options that can be effective.


What popped on our most recent research around stress and anxiety is an amino acid in green tea called L-theanine.

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s article* about how L-Theanine calms and increases focus, he writes, “Many anti-anxiety drugs have side effects of sleepiness and relaxation, calming the brain, but as one woman reported, ‘they also make me dingier.’”

Since the level of L-theanine in green tea is too low to help reduce stress, you would need to take it in supplement form, though not great amounts. The 100-200 mg per day that were found to be most effective can be found in just one or two tablets.

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Dr. Amen states in his article*:  “The new study confirmed the dose of 200 mg for “enhanced performance in visual attention task, and reaction time response, among the subjects with higher anxiety.””

Psychology Today has an article* about L-theanine, listing many benefits and the only thing written under possible side effects is that it is tolerated well by most adults (I call that another benefit – not side effect!

L-theanine is being studied for more than help with anxiety. Scientists are studying how L theanine might help people with neurodegenerative disorders, at risk for strokes, and for other mental illnesses. We could not find any indication that there are side effects when you supplement with L-theanine.

Shaklee has L-Theanine in 3 Products

Wouldn’t you know that Shaklee has L-theanine in three supplements! One of the reasons why we trust this company so much is that Shaklee makes products you NEED and that they can clinically prove.

These are also Shaklee products that we have used and that we LOVE! Stress Relief Complex helps us feel more calm within 30 minutes. A suggestion would be to take 2 daily around the same times each day (maybe one in the morning and one at lunch time).

If you take 2 Stress Relief Complex and 2 Energy Chews, you will get 300 mg of L-theanine. Or you can adjust the 2 products according to your needs, or even add in Dream Serene.

An important note is that we do not endorse any other brand. With Shaklee supplements we know that we are getting the ingredients listed on the bottle in every tablet or chew, in the amount stated on the package, and we know they are the highest quality and efficacy because of the quality and efficacy testing.

There are L-theanine products on the market that use another form of theanine, or the amounts per tablet may not be standard.  The quality of ingredients can vary, and the way the ingredients are absorbed may not be verified. We don’t have any of those concerns with Shaklee products and all products are 100% guaranteed.

The other 2 products that contain L-theanine are:  Energy Chews and Dream Serene.


Stress Relief Complex

stress relief complex 30 tablets
100 mg L-theanine in 1 Tablet

Energy Chews

Energy Chews
100 mg L-theanine in 2 Energy Chews

Dream Serene

l-theanine for sleep

Benefits of L Theanine

  • boosts calming brain chemicals
  • lowers levels of brain chemicals that are linked to stress and anxiety
  • triggers the release of alpha-waves for better relaxation, focus, and creativity
  • helps reduce stress
  • helps you focus on your work or activity
  • promotes relaxation without sedating
  • may help you sleep better

Benefits of Brand Products

  • same as Benefits of L Theanine (above)
  • stress and anxiety relief without side effects
  • helps you fall asleep, stay asleep, and alleviate occasional sleeplessness
  • EASY and AFFORDABLE to take daily
  • healthy and natural ingredients
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed (must work for you or your money back)
  • many more benefits as shown on the labels below that also link out to the product pages


tress Relief Complex labelEnergy Chews Labeldream serene label

If you have any questions about Stress Relief ComplexEnergy Chews or Dream Serene, please contact us any time. We welcome you to visit our product order site where we can be reached as well. Just click on the product images or label images.


We invite you to get your personal health assessment so that you can  get an idea of where you might need to plan some healthier lifestyle choices.

Simply click the image below and it will take you to Meology where you can get your free assessment.


*Sources Mentioned:

Dr. Amen’s article:  Substance in Green Tea Calms and Increases Focus.

Psychology Today article:  What You Need To Know About L-theanine

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