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L-Theanine and Caffeine: The Perfect Combo
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L-Theanine and Caffeine: The Perfect Combo 1 Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Spaghetti and meatballs. L-theanine and caffeine.

Some things just work incredibly well together. This is absolutely true of L-theanine and caffeine. This powerful combo is a great nootropic mini-stack.

We all know that caffeine can give us a boost in mood, focus, and wakefulness. But it often comes at a cost. Some people experience caffeine jitters and a big crash a few hours after consumption. By combining caffeine with L-theanine, you can potentially eliminate the jitters and crash completely.

In this article, we’re going to discuss this safe-and-effective, tried-and-true nootropic stack. Let’s start by taking a quick look at what L-theanine and caffeine are.

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Just about everyone knows what caffeine is. There’s a good chance you’ve got some flowing through your system right now. But L-theanine isn’t nearly as well known as caffeine. So what is it?

L-theanine (often just called theanine) is a non-essential amino acid that is found naturally in green tea. 1 It’s no secret that green tea is good for you and L-theanine is part of the reason why. Unfortunately, you’d have to drink tons of green tea to get the enough L-theanine to notice its calming effect. One cup only contains about 20 milligrams. 2 But you can experience this and other L-theanine benefits by taking it in supplement form.

Several scientific studies have shown that L-theanine is able to reduce anxiety. If you’d like to learn more about L-theanine and really dive into the science behind it, check out this article: L-Theanine – A Calming Nootropic .

But L-theanine doesn’t just reduce anxiety. For most people, it reduces anxiety without causing sedation. Prescription anxiolytics (anxiety reducers) definitely work but often leave you feeling like a zombie. L-theanine has been shown to be as effective at reducing anxiety as some prescription anxiolytics but without being as sedating. 3 Decreased anxiety is only one of L-theanine’s benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the others.In addition to being a potent anxiety reducer, L-theanine has also been shown to improve sleep quality. 4 And when […]

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