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L-Theanine as a supplement for anxiety


Anyone try L-Theanine as a supplement for anxiety. It is supposed to be effective to reduce anxiety. Have any luck or experience with it?
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I've tried, in fact i still have some pills there,at 200-300 mg range i do feel something, it's like a mild benzo for me,however it doesn't cause sedation,it will not stop panic attacks but somehow manage to stop rumination and im overall more relaxed.
You should try it !
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I've tried, in fact i still have some pills there,at 200-300 mg range i do feel something, it's like a mild benzo for me,however it doesn't cause sedation,it will not stop panic attacks but somehow manage to stop rumination and im overall more relaxed.
You should try it !
Thanks. Sounds like it is at least mildly effective. Ill have to give it a try. Got a brand you like?
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I've heard that "Sun-theanine" its the best , i own the simple L-Theanine brand and i still feel some effects from it too.
I also recomend to combine L-Theanine with coffee,it will give you a nice boost in energy / mood without jitters from coffee.
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TBH, I have not had any in pill form that matches the effect of when you get it from tea. And tea is hit or miss (can't really go by brand name).

I have some that I take occasionally but TBH, any perceived benefits I get from it could be placebo (since I obviously take it expecting results). When I first started drinking tea, I didn't know anything about it but noticed a very nice, smooth effect with some teas and wondered why it was so much different than coffee.
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i didnt find any relief from it
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i didnt find any relief from it
That is disappointing. Manage to try something to find relief?
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That is disappointing. Manage to try something to find relief?



no i just isolate.
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TBH, I have not had any in pill form that matches the effect of when you get it from tea. And tea is hit or miss (can't really go by brand name).

I have some that I take occasionally but TBH, any perceived benefits I get from it could be placebo (since I obviously take it expecting results). When I first started drinking tea, I didn't know anything about it but noticed a very nice, smooth effect with some teas and wondered why it was so much different than coffee.
yeah tea works for me too. meds never helped me at all. I tried L-theanine and a few other supplements and they also sid did nothing.

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no i just isolate.
The only thing that ever really worked for me was "Phenibut" and only the first few times I used it. I was completely uninhibited. I couldn't care less about what others thought. But that thing is so addictive that you will struggle to come of after only a few days usage

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The only thing that ever really worked for me was "Phenibut" and only the first few times I used it. I was completely uninhibited. I couldn't care less about what others thought. But that thing is so addictive that you will struggle to come of after only a few days usage

it says not approved in the USA
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it says not approved in the USA
I think it is approved in the UK. It is not sold as a med over there.

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Has anybody tried Kava tea? I've heard that it's supposed to be really calming. Yogi has a kava tea but I'm not sure how strong it is.
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Has anybody tried Kava tea? I've heard that it's supposed to be really calming. Yogi has a kava tea but I'm not sure how strong it is.
sometimes i drink tea, its OK i guess . just be careful if you are on medications it can have side effects for some who are on medications..
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Has anybody tried Kava tea? I've heard that it's supposed to be really calming. Yogi has a kava tea but I'm not sure how strong it is.
Ive tried Kava pill supplements in pill form. Did'nt do much for me that I noticed unfortunately. Has bad side effects as well.

Kava is considered unsafe due to many reports of fatal effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure.

You should not use kava if you have liver disease.

Kava is considered unsafe due to many reports of fatal effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure. Even short-term use (1 to 3 months) may increase your risk of liver damage.
You should not use kava if you have liver disease.
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For me L-theanine powder basically just takes the edge off and makes me a little tired. As someone said Suntheanine is the best. I've taken the capsules and the are pretty effective. Personally, kratom is better overall.
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For me L-theanine powder basically just takes the edge off and makes me a little tired. As someone said Suntheanine is the best. I've taken the capsules and the are pretty effective. Personally, kratom is better overall.

did it work instantly for you? for social anxiety or general? how much did you take?


i took it for a few weeks or months i can't remember it was years ago (as suggested by my doctor) but i saw no difference i told him
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Ive tried Kava pill supplements in pill form. Did'nt do much for me that I noticed unfortunately. Has bad side effects as well.

Kava is considered unsafe due to many reports of fatal effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure.

You should not use kava if you have liver disease.

Kava is considered unsafe due to many reports of fatal effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure. Even short-term use (1 to 3 months) may increase your risk of liver damage.
You should not use kava if you have liver disease.
I've read about Kava and I'm aware that you have to be cautious with it. I don't think you're supposed to consume it too much or too often. I'm not on any meds & I have no liver issues so I'll probably at least give the tea a try and see if it has any calming effect.

What kind of side effects did you get from it in pill form?
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For me L-theanine powder basically just takes the edge off and makes me a little tired. As someone said Suntheanine is the best. I've taken the capsules and the are pretty effective. Personally, kratom is better overall.
My brother used to use Kratom (not for anxiety, but to ease withdrawal symptoms from opiates). He gave me some once and all it did was make me extremely sick for 24 hours. Puked my guts out lol. I think he must have given me way too much but damn that was horrible.
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What kind of side effects did you get from it in pill form?
Seems like from what I read there is a risk of giving yourself Liver damage. That would be the one I would be worried about. Not sure how likely the risk is but it isn't zero
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