Theanine or L-Theanine

So, the dr suggested we try theanine to see if that helped any – and I’m really giving it a try.  But, it’s $150 a month for 2 teaspoons of this stuff per day.  I’m trying to figure out the difference between the supplement L-Theanine found at the vitamin stores and the Theanine compounded by the compounding pharmacy that we use.  I’m going to call the pharmacy tomorrow and speak with someone there who can *hopefully* shed some light on this as the cost is really quite huge especially when you factor in all of the other $$ I spend on Nicholas’s supplements.  Don’t get me wrong, if it was this fantastic thing which produced results that were astounding, there would be no debating it, he’d be getting it no matter what I needed to do to get it.

What I have been able to find out is that it is an amino acid found almost exclusively in green tea.  It has beneficial effects on brain metabolism, relaxes without drowsiness, approves learning ability & sensations of pleasure as it effects the dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters in the brain by antagonizing glutamate toxicity.

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