L-Theanine is an amino acid that is found in a few foods including, green tea, mushrooms, & some dairy products. It’s considered to be one of the main active ingredients of green tea and it’s what gives green tea its distinct flavor.

L-theanine is also known as gamma-glutamylethylamide, or simply GLA for short. It’s a type of non-dietary amino acid — molecules that help build proteins within your body — that comes from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant that produces tea leaves. It was first isolated from green tea in 1949 by Japanese scientist Yoshio Osakabe, who called it “gamma-glutamyl ethylamide.” In 1956, the name was changed to L-theanine (pronounced lee-en-AINE), after the Latin word for green tea, Thea Sinensis.

  • L-theanine is recognized for its ability to reduce stress, improve sleep quality and promote relaxation.
  • L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea. It’s known for its relaxing properties and ability to boost mood, concentration, and focus.
  • L-Theanine is a type of amino acid that promotes relaxation without causing drowsiness. It can be found in green tea and is thought to be one of the main reasons that green tea has many health benefits.

Which Oh My! Mints Contain L-Theanine?

Our Energy Mints are infused with organic caffeine and L-Theanine to give an energetic focused boost to your day.

Our Calm Mints are infused with L-Theanine, GABA, & Magnesium Glycinate. This formula is designed to help you relax without drowsiness. The perfect solution to any pre-anxiety induced event, such as flying, concert, movie theater, or outdoor event. Whichever situation gives you anxiety, our CALM Mints formula was designed just for these situations.

L-theanine is sold as a dietary supplement and is also considered safe when used appropriately. However, there are some possible side effects associated with this substance, so it’s important to talk to your doctor before using l-theanine or any other supplement or medication.