Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious during the holiday season with planning, shopping, parties, concerts, and visiting? There is a very traditional way to help relax and reduce anxiety. Drink a nice cup of tea. L-theanine is one of the major healing ingredients in black and green tea. Theanine is a non-protein amino acid that occurs naturally in the tea plant Camellia sinensis.
We have all heard that tea has healing properties but the latest research published in October 2013 showed that l-theanine can help reduce stress. The research was conducted on pharmacy students who often exhibited anxiety and/or stress over starting their pharmacy practice. Using theanine helped to reduce the stress in all the students who took it. The students who took the placebo had no reduction in stress levels.
Psychological and physiological stress responses were greatly reduced in another study that showed l-theanine intake resulted in a reduction of heart rate and salivary immunoglobulin A responses to an acute stress test using a mathematical task that was an acute stressor. This sounds a lot more stressful than holiday shopping.
If you find that drinking coffee or caffeinated energy drinks raises your blood pressure, drinking tea can help overcome these negative effects of the caffeine and the tea can also help increase a positive mood. This study conducted at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol in the UK showed that although tea might appear to be stimulating, it is also relaxing because of the ingredient l–theanine. Coffee does not have l-theanine.
Tea can help improve mood and performance, but also helps with relaxation and concentration, two qualities you might need during hectic holiday preparations. This information was published in October 2013 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the top peer-reviewed publication that nutritionists rely on for up-to-date information.
If all the holiday fuss can get your blood pressure up, stop and drink some relaxing tea. The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Shizuoka did a study of high stress-response adults who exhibited anxiety and increased blood pressure under stress. They found that drinking tea containing l-theanine reduced their blood pressure and anxiety levels in response to the stress.
There is a tea that is naturally reduced in caffeine and also contains l-theanine and it is called Fortune Delight. This antioxidant tea is known for being effective in absorbing damaging free-radicals that are responsible for aging and deterioration in your body. Now we can see that the latest research shows that tea from the Camillia sinensis plant can also help reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood. All qualities that will make your holiday season more fun.
Start now taking Fortune Delight hot or cool three times a day to help overcome stress and anxiety this holiday season.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.