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The high cost of stress

Most of us know that chronic stress is bad, but a recent article in Popular Science details the myriad ways chronic stress takes its toll on you. The article by science writer Brooke Borel reviews how the high cost of stress can impact your nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, and metabolic systems. Here are some highlights […]

5 ways to upgrade your brain

Green tea figures prominently in a recent Fast Company article about 5 ways to upgrade your brain before lunch. In fact, green tea is the first suggestion by Max Lugavere, a filmaker, media personality and brain health advocate. The L-theanine in green tea is lauded by Lugavere for boosting working memory, reducing mental and physical […]

Americans stressed about money

Americans stressed about money have lots of company, according to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA). “Regardless of the economic climate, money and finances have remained the top stressor since our survey began in 2007. Furthermore, this year’s survey shows that stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact […]

L-theanine and stress

Can L-theanine help reduce stress? According to clinical research, 50-200 mg of Suntheanine, an L-theanine supplement made by Taiyo, stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, which are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. Also supporting a link between consumption of L-theanine and stress reduction is a study in the Journal […]

Green tea dessert offers relaxation

Green tea tapioca pudding is a delicious, healthy way to end a meal or have a wonderful snack. This green tea dessert offers relaxation via the L-theanine that is an active ingredient of green tea. L-theanine has been shown to improve memory and concentration, enhance mood and promote energy. This recipe from the Tampa Bay […]

Better sleep strategies

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, sleep problems affect 50-70 million Americans. Better sleep strategies can help, including good sleep habits and judicious use of L-theanine, according to Erica Schwartz, MD, writing for Newsmax Health. If you’re currently taking medications, Schwartz recommends you analyze why you thought you needed the medication and […]

Suntheanine calms thunderstorm fears of dogs

Suntheanine calms thunderstorm fears of dogs, according to new research presented at the 2014 Veterinary Behavior Symposium. The study author reported a 40 percent reduction in storm anxiety among the dogs studied when the dogs were given ANXITANE,® which features Suntheaine brand L-theanine as its active ingredient. Among other findings of the study: – Thunderstorm […]

Charts explaining stress

One in two Americans reported a major stressful event in the last year, according to a new study by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, as reported by Vox, includes several charts explaining stress. Top stress-inducing experiences. Illness, disease and death of a loved one were the top […]

Is home more stressful than work?

Is home more stressful than work? Yes, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State that found higher levels of stress at home than at work. In a study to be published in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine and released by the Council on Contemporary Families, the researchers measured the level of […]