Tuesday, May 17, 2011

L-theanine To The Rescue!

Adult Children Of Alcoholics often have stress and may have a hard time dealing with it. Here is a natural supplement that can help. L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea and other natural substances. According to Dr. John Gray, Ph.D, "Japanese monks consumed special, L-theanine rich tea in order to enhance their experience of meditation."

L-theanine is known to help calm anxiety or nervousness and even to improve the quality of sleep. It is referred to by some as the "Nirvana Factor" for it's ability to promote feelings of serenity and peace. You won't have to drink gallons of green tea to get the effect. This magic amino is available in concentrated pill form at many health food stores and vitamin shops.

It can be taken any time, preferably on an empty stomach and is great for calming down around bed time. The recommended dose is 200- 400 mg two or three times a day. Dr. Gray recommends taking it for insomnia as well as general use. L-theanine has few, if any, negative side effects.

Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children