L-theanineDo you ever find yourself reading the ingredient label on the back of the bottle or package and wonder, ‘what the heck does all this stuff really do?’ Well, you’re not alone, and we can help. We’re going to take a closer look at L-theanine, an effective amino acid found in a number of PURE products that can aid in mental focus, improved sleep, relaxation, cognition and weight management.

Let’s dive right in.

What IS L-theanine?
It is a water-soluble amino acid naturally found in black tea leaves, green tea leaves and Bay Bolete mushrooms.

What does it do? Research shows that consuming L-theanine promotes an “alert calm” feeling. It also supports non-drowsy relaxation for cooler, calmer and more collected you.

Where can I find it? L-theanine is an active ingredient in PURE’s Daily Build, Metabolic One, and SleepTrim.

Here’s a look at each of these Whole Health products in the PURE line-up and exactly what L-theanine, in combination with other key ingredients, brings to the table.

Are you making sure you get all of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to perform at its best? PURE’s Daily Build (in both liquid or capsule form) offers the delivery of antioxidants, methylated (readily absorbed) B vitamins, and Phyto-vegetable and Phyto-fruit blends that help fight free radicals.

It also offers immune and cardiovascular support from eight different forms of vitamin E. Additionally, a combination of L-theanine, inositol, choline, PABA, vitamin D and resveratrol support brain and nervous system health.

Daily Build’s all-inclusive formula consists of twenty-three essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable extracts, antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids, trace minerals, neuro-protectors, cell defenders, and a host of other body-beneficial ingredients to support immune, nervous system, cardiovascular health and more. *

Are you a stress eater? Most of us have been guilty of this at some point, and we can end up frustrated after working so hard to stay on track with our health and fitness routines. But, PURE’s Metabolic One offers an effective way to help supercharge a sluggish metabolism. L-theanine, combined with adaptogen herbs, can produce a calming effect, helping to alleviate stress—and who can’t use a little less stress?

A unique blend of naturally occurring amino acids, nutrients, herbs, botanicals and caffeine work together to help support your weight management goals. Metabolic One also helps the body adjust to physical and emotional pressures that can lead to stress eating. In addition, it allows your body to utilize insulin more effectively, helping to curb appetite. *

Burning calories while you sleep? Sounds like a dream, right? With everyone’s new ‘at-home’ routine having become the new normal, quality sleep is key to a healthy lifestyle, and PURE’s SleepTrim can help you stay on track. If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep every night, you may be eating more, exercising less and gaining weight.

With a calming blend of botanicals (chamomile and passionflower), magnesium and L-theanine, SleepTrim helps the body relax mentally and physically.
SleepTrim’s Extended-Release Technology gently delivers melatonin in stages so you can fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed. It’s formula also features a microencapsulated, extended-release technology that slowly delivers a blend of melatonin and blend of capsaicin and red pepper extract to help the body burn calories while you sleep. *

So, there you have it, the mystery behind L-theanine uncovered. We hope the next time you’re reading yet another complex label and spot this ingredient, you can rest easy knowing—you’re in the know on this one.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.