L-theanine is one of my most common treatments for anxiousness and may help any of the three sub-types. It’s usually taken in doses from 50-100 mg once or twice daily. In more severe cases, it may be taken 3 or 4 times per day. It is not habit forming like many anti-anxiety medications.
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Is 200 mg of L-theanine too much?
As medicine, L-theanine has most often been used by adults in doses of 200-400 mg by mouth daily for 4-8 weeks. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.
How much L-theanine should I take for panic attacks?
Moderate anxiety symptoms often improve with a regimen of 200mg once or twice daily. More severe anxiety symptoms may require doses up to 600mg to 800mg daily taken in increments of 100mg to 200mg spaced over the day.
Can theanine worsen anxiety?
Possible Drawbacks of L-Theanine for Anxiety
Can Decrease Serotonin Levels While L-theanine also has the potential to increase serotonin levels in the brain, it has occasionally been shown to decrease them as well.
Can I take 400mg of L-theanine?
There is currently no official theanine dosage guideline in the United States, although studies have found that doses of up to 400mg per day are typically safe and well tolerated.
When is the best time to take L-theanine for anxiety?
When taking L-Theanine at night, it’s best to take your dose between 30 minutes and an hour before bedtime. An L-Theanine supplement needs time to kick in, so it’s best to start your bedtime routine early and allow the calming effect of the supplement to slowly settle your mind.
When should I take L-theanine before bed?
If you’re using L-Theanine to help you wind down at night, it’s best to take the supplement between 30 minutes and an hour before your bedtime. This gives the compound time to calm and ease your mind before you start trying to fall asleep.
How much L-theanine should you take daily?
If you’re considering adding L-theanine to your daily wellness practice, a dose of 100-400 mg is recommended, beginning with the smallest dose and gradually increasing until you feel the effects. When used in combination with caffeine, consider 12-100 mg of L-theanine to 30-100 mg of caffeine.
Can you take L-theanine and 5 HTP together?
Interactions between your drugs
No interactions were found between 5-HTP and l-theanine. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
What does taking L-theanine do?
Why do people take theanine? Theanine supplements may help people feel more relaxed and lower anxiety, some early studies have shown. Theanine supplements helped boys with ADHD sleep better in one small study. Another small study showed that when combined with caffeine, theanine may sharpen thinking.