Green tea, prepared from the Camellia sinensis plant, has been consumed since ancient times for its calming influence. Modern research has looked into this “ancient wisdom” and revealed that L-theanine, an amino acid found almost exclusively in green tea, has specific and positive effects on the brain and nervous system, especially the promotion of relaxation without drowsiness. L-theanine is a naturally stirring non-proteomic amino acid found almost solely in tea plants, and it’s the main component responsible for the exotic taste called “umami” of green tea. L-Theanine is also responsible for producing the feeling of relaxation after drinking of green tea. It is also known to support the neurological function and brain activities.
Taiyo L-Theanine Products:
Suntheanine® is the trade name for Taiyo’s patented 100% pure L-isomeric form of L-theanine. Taiyo exclusively produces Suntheanine® via a patent protected enzymatic method that mimics the natural production of L-theanine in green tea leaves. Suntheanine® is 100% water-soluble and highly bioavailable. It has a unique sweet taste which is known as “umami” or 5th taste. Suntheanine® can be used in RTD and instant beverages, tablets sachets, effervescent, teas and many other dietary supplement and food applications.