Theanine is an Amino Acid
Theanine is an amino acid.
To learn more about amino acids, check out What Are Amino Acids?
Usually, an amino acid is what is left after we break down proteins. When someone says “protein”, most people think of meat, fish or eggs. However, proteins find many forms and there are between 80,000 and 400,000 in the human body.
In the case of Theanine, it is a non-protein amino acid.
This means Theanine is not naturally found in any of the protein chains of any organism. There have been over 900 non-protein amino acids discovered, mostly in fungi, algae and plants.
Theanine is only found in two places: the tea plant and the Bay Bolete mushroom.
Boletus badius or the Bay Bolete mushroom; One source of Theanine.
If you have seen the movie, Limitless, with Bradley Cooper, you have seen an exaggerated version of what nootropics can do for you.
Nootropics are a classification of drugs or supplements that can provide a person with the following improvements or enhancements:
- cognitive function
This allows for people to mentally perform their best.
The movie demonstrated a “super-nootropic” that doesn’t actually exist, but there are substances that provide the same benefits in smaller amounts.
Theanine is known to be one of these substances. In the nootropic world, Theanine is known for producing alpha waves (what some believe triggers hypnosis and meditation), giving you wakeful relaxation. That means your focus and creativity are dramatically improved.
The chemical explanation is that Theanine helps to raise the natural levels of GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), which reduces activity in the nervous system. This gives you “calm“. It also raises the levels of serotonin, known for improving cognition, memory, learning and mood, and dopamine, providing motivation, memory enhancement and reward.
The Perfect Partner
Theanine, as mentioned above, counteracts the negative effects of caffeine: jitters and anxiety.
Caffeine also helps a person avoid feeling tired, which improves your reaction times and mental alertness.
Combining caffeine with Theanine provides a very powerful nootropic blend that can help you focus, remember, figure things out and feel good.
Theanine is found in tea (green, oolong, black, and white), which has a high level of caffeine.
This makes green tea an excellent natural nootropic.
All-Natural Sources of Theanine
Maybe drinking green tea is for you, maybe it’s not.
The truth is, there is a source that includes all-natural ingredients and will give you all the benefits of Theanine and Caffeine plus benefits, like:
- weight control
- appetite control
- immune system support
- daily vitamin support
- heart health
At MetaFire Nutrition, we take pride in the purity of our products, as well as our natural ingredients, like:
- Hawthorn Berry
- Pomegranate Fruit
- Saw Palmetto
These are only a few of the incredible ingredients we use in our products.
Everyone needs a little help when it comes to getting proper nutrition. Let’s face it, it’s impossible to get what is needed just from your diet.
That is why we do what we do.
We want to help you be your best:
- Full of energy
- Perfect focus
- Strong immune system
- Complete nutrition
MetaVite isn’t just an ordinary multivitamin.
We have taken multivitamins a step further and included our health support blend, immune blend, and antioxidant and energy blend. We have also changed the game with our capsule form which allows for much quicker and complete absorption.
MetaBurn Ultra includes five amazing ingredients that have been proven for weight control, appetite suppression and sustained energy levels.
- Green Coffee Bean – stabilizes and optimizes metabolism
- Raspberry Ketone – breaks down fat cells and regulates metabolism
- Garcinia Cambogia – inhibits appetite and stops fat production
- Caffeine Anhydrous – removes water weight
- Green Tea – nootropic, fat burner and natural energy booster
It is perfect for anyone trying to lose a few pounds or just keep it off.
It also includes a great amount of Green Tea, so you get all the benefits of Theanine as well.
If you are interested in Nootropics and what they can do for you, we have also released MetaBright!
MetaBright has a wonderfully effective combination of ingredients, including Green Tea for your infusion of Theanine, that will help you focus, remember and think.