A Cup of Tea and it's Special Ingredient
Tea has long been thought to have many benefits for both body and mind and now research supports peoples' experience of greater relaxation and mental clarity along with countless other advantages.
The ingredient responsible is the amino acid L-Theaninefound naturally in tea and the basidiomycete mushroom.
Here are a few of the many characteristics being attributed to this amino acid:
Feelings of rejuvenation and relaxation
A mood enhancer (by affecting levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters)
Ability to think clearly
Lowering blood pressure
Decreased risk of stroke
An antidote to effects of alcohol
There is a good article that addresses the many benefits in detail: "Theanine: Natural Support for Sleep, Mood, and Weight" By Terri Mitchell Read it here.