Green tea ingredient can reduce stress and cortisol levels

May 26, 2015 13:48
Green tea ingredient can reduce stress and cortisol levels

Green tea has many health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants that can improve the function of your body and brain. Recently, the scientists have found that a green tea ingredient, L-Theanine can reduce stress and cortisol levels in healthy and young adults. The study was published in a prestigious scientific journal.

The results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in which a beverage (neuro BLISS) significantly cut down stress was announced during a symposium at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference, world-renowned researchers from Swinburne University in Australia.

The trials covered results acute stress reduction, reduction in cortisol levels, Shifting of brain waves to the alpha spectrum as confirmed by magnetoencephalography (MEG). Alpha spectrum brain waves are associated with a relaxed state of focused concentration. This marks the first use of MEG technology to evaluate the effects of a natural ingredient presented in a functional beverage.

L-Theanine is found in green tea and is the primary functional ingredient of a proprietary formula found only in neuro BLISS. It is a unique amino acid of green tea which is mostly responsible for the exotic taste of green tea. 

By Lizitha

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