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October 2001

A New Natural Relaxant

Theanine is an amino acid that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain. In Japan, soft drinks and chewing gum are spiked with theanine for the purpose of inducing relaxation. Although theanine creates a feeling of relaxation, it doesn’t shunt down the brain. By shutting off worry centers in the brain, theanine appears to increase concentration and focus.

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