Sleeping like a baby is something millions of people across the planet would like to achieve. For something that’s supposed to be so natural, why is it sometimes so elusive?
It’s been estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from some type of a sleep disorder, according a report by the American Sleep Association. Insomnia is one such sleep bandit.
Before reaching for one of the countless over-the-counter or pharmaceutical sleep aids that can produce unpleasant side effects, check out a natural way to fall asleep. There’s a little known treasure in green tea that can work in concert with your own body’s chemistry to provide a healthy alternative.
What’s the mysterious property in green tea that can let you drift off peacefully to dreamland, and wake up feeling more refreshed? It’s an amino acid called L-theanine. Of all the plant species that contain it, there are only two that are safe to consume: medicinal mushrooms and tea. Genuine tea – from the Camellia sinensis plant – not herbal teas. Black tea contains more of this natural sleep aid than green, white, yellow or regular green tea. Those who are sensitive to caffeine should drink yellow or green tea, instead of black, to get a restful night of sleep. To obtain maximum L-theanine results, allow it to steep for at least 7 minutes.
In today’s video will explore how it’s able to promote sleep naturally. We’ll also illustrate some of the health benefits that L-theanine offers.
How does it Work Once it’s in your System?
1. It penetrates the brain and alters neurotransmitters.
2. L-theanine boosts the production of serotonin and dopamine, which naturally lowers anxiety and stress levels.
3. The amino acid triggers alpha brain waves, alerting them to replace stress with tranquility.
4. L-theanine stimulates cognition and memory without raising blood pressure and stress.
5. By the time it reaches the small intestine, its molecular integrity is still at nearly 100%.
Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
Promotes healing of stomach ulcers;
Helps protect the liver and promotes healing from alcohol related-damages;
Combats cancer cells to inhibit tumor growth and enhances the efficiency of chemotherapy;
Eases symptoms in schizophrenia patients;
Can help prevent strokes and subsequent cerebral hemorrhage;
Helps defend the central nervous system against neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington.
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