Researchers say that Suntheanine may diminish stress

  • Derek Timm, PhD, RDN
    sales@taiyoint.com Timm Derek Derek Timm, PhD, RDN is more than your typical nutrition expert. In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Timm has earned a PhD in nutrition science. He is also a Monash University FODMAP-trained dietitian with expertise in how a high FODMAP diet impacts the symptoms of IBS. He’s passionate about improving consumers’ health through the sharing of evidence-based nutrition research and facts. Positive and easily approachable, Timm excels at making complicated or confusing information clear to the general public. In addition to his academic and clinical research background, Timm has worked as a nutrition scientist for several global nutrition companies. He’s extremely well-versed on the health benefits of fiber and how this nutrient can impact digestive health and overall well-being. Timm is currently serving as a functional ingredient technology expert for Taiyo International, a global leader in the development and production of functional ingredients. Expert Review By:

January 29, 2012

Results could benefit millions of American women

Stress is felt more extensively in women with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). More than 70 percent of American women of child bearing age cope with symptoms typically associated with PMS during at least some portion of their lifetime.

Green tea is known to have calming benefits and there is mounting scientific evidence that one of its most important active ingredients — (the unique amino acid L-theanine) — is responsible for this calming effect.

Suntheanine (a purified form of L-theanine from Japan produced via a patented enzymatic process) reduces feelings of anxiety and promotes the production of alpha brain waves, a state often achieved by meditation where one is deeply relaxed and mentally alert. Its effects are generally felt within 30 minutes and have been shown to last up to 8-12 hours. “Because of its mood-stabilizing effects, it would make sense that Suntheanine would be beneficial to women who experience symptoms of PMS,” says Michael R. Lyon, M.D., the Medical Research Director at the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine and an expert on Suntheanine.

He adds that Suntheanine’s ability to reduce stress without reducing alertness may be the ideal solution for these women.

Suntheanine also improves quality of sleep, without the risk of addiction or morning grogginess, another benefit for those who report symptoms of sleepiness and fatigue. Suntheanine amino acid can now be found in chewable tablets, capsules, beverages and other foods. One serving is equivalent to approximately 20 cups of green tea.

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  • Derek Timm, PhD, RDN

    Derek Timm, PhD, RDN is more than your typical nutrition expert. In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Timm has earned a PhD in nutrition science. He is also a Monash University FODMAP-trained dietitian with expertise in how a high FODMAP diet impacts the symptoms of IBS.

    sales@taiyoint.com Timm Derek Derek Timm, PhD, RDN is more than your typical nutrition expert. In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Timm has earned a PhD in nutrition science. He is also a Monash University FODMAP-trained dietitian with expertise in how a high FODMAP diet impacts the symptoms of IBS. He’s passionate about improving consumers’ health through the sharing of evidence-based nutrition research and facts. Positive and easily approachable, Timm excels at making complicated or confusing information clear to the general public. In addition to his academic and clinical research background, Timm has worked as a nutrition scientist for several global nutrition companies. He’s extremely well-versed on the health benefits of fiber and how this nutrient can impact digestive health and overall well-being. Timm is currently serving as a functional ingredient technology expert for Taiyo International, a global leader in the development and production of functional ingredients. Expert Review By:

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