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L-theanine, a natural constituent in tea, and its effect on mental state.

Abstract:

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Tea is known to be a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants. However tea also contains a unique amino acid, L-theanine that may modulate aspects of brain function in humans. Evidence from human electroencephalograph (EEG) studies show that it has a direct effect on the brain (Juneja et al. Trends in Food Science and Tech 1999;10;199-204). L-theanine significantly increases activity in the alpha frequency band which indicates th...

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Volume:
17 Suppl 1
Pages:
167-168
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1440-6047
ISSN:
0964-7058
URN:
uuid:063ca552-86b8-4ed1-ad15-5bebc67863d1
Source identifiers:
26297
Local pid:
pubs:26297

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