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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:27 PM

Theanine- has anyone ever taken this supplement?

I read about it and began taking it about a month ago with my tea and I have found that it has helped me calm down so very much. About almost everything. And I notice when I get all upset- it is much clearer to me that I am upset as I can then really feel the calming down afterwards. I did not realize that I was in an almost constant state of near panic most of the time until I added this supplement.

Anyone else ever try this supplement?

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Reply Theanine- has anyone ever taken this supplement? (Original post)
Tumbulu Nov 2012 OP
mzteris Nov 2012 #1
Tumbulu Nov 2012 #3
Flying Dream Blues Nov 2012 #2
Tumbulu Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #5
Ecumenist Nov 2012 #6
BlueToTheBone Nov 2012 #9
nclib Nov 2012 #7
Tumbulu Nov 2012 #8

Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:54 PM

1. l-Theanine?

I did for quite a while. It worked VERY well for my anxiety, panic - and maybe depression. So much so I stopped my meds and I was great for quite a while. Then the store that carried the brand I took closed. I took some other brands, but they didn't seem to work as well for me. I started taking higher doses, but didn't help much. It got to a point the it was cheaper to go back on the prescription drugs.

Though the anti-anxiety ones are still not as effective as the L-theanine was. hmmm - I may have to give it another try. I wish to hell I could remember the name of the mfg of the one I liked!

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Response to mzteris (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:20 PM

3. Yes, the trade name is Suntheanine®

I bought the first bottle at my Coop, but then tried Vitacost online as it was way cheaper. Now I see that Whole Foods has it at the same price as Vitacost. All this is the Suntheanine® type.

I hope you remember it's name too.

I just am surprised as I did not even know that I was so worried and prone to panic until I was experiencing enough time not in that state.

Thanks.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. I take it and

I also find that it really helps!

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Response to Flying Dream Blues (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:21 PM

4. thanks

I cannot find any side effects online. I am very happy to be experiencing so much time not nervous or frightened. It is helping me a lot with this election.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. I need help for that, too. I just found it for $9.99 at Super Supplements.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:53 PM

6. YEP!! I have. I take it in a stress combination of I think, Gaba and Theanine.

IT WOIKS....

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:33 PM

9. my doc added 5 HTP in combo with

those 2. I can't take the 5htp in the morning because it interacts with my meds and I get over saturated with seretonin. I want to switch out to the supplements, but haven't just yet. I'm building up my brain with the supplements first and then will taper off in another month, after my surgery.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:32 PM

7. Yes, I discovered it this year.

I take it for anxiety when needed and have noticed that it definitely helps.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:23 PM

8. Thanks everyone!

How nice it is to be able to come hear and learn and share. Help and be helped.

Thank you again.

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