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L-Theanine and Chill: A Mini Vacation for Your Mind!

Life can take a toll, and with the pandemic still in full swing, our emotions and stress tolerance can be especially stretched thin.

Stress has been known to raise cortisol levels, lower serotonin, and also is linked to a weaker immune system. Seems ironic that the one thing we need right now, a strong immune system, is impacted negatively by worrying about our health.

Often we focus on our physical wellbeing when it comes to health, but mental wellness is just as important--research indicates that it even intertwines [1]!

With a combination of habitual self-care and the right supplements, you can experience more control over mental strain.


Quick Tips to Banish Stress

In order to maximize your quality of life, pay attention to your stress levels, and know it’s okay to take care of yourself.

The boundaries between work and your personal life can become less defined as many of us are still working from home. If you find you are overwhelmed or have less motivation to work and socialize, consider taking a break for mindfulness like this breathing exercise.

In addition, get adequate rest and nutrition, as these factors are also linked to mental health [2].

Sleep is necessary for many of the body’s basic functions in addition to supporting lower cortisol levels. Not only does your body heal when you are in REM sleep mode, but it promotes optimal metabolism, brain performance, and a balanced appetite.

Your body even produces vital hormones during sleep [3], and all this without you even having to think about it! 

And without good nutrition, we often miss out on essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin deficiencies can affect your physical and mental health!

If you believe you are struggling, talk to your doctor about how to support your mental wellness. This may include taking supplements like L-theanine.


Rest, Relaxation, and L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid, found in some natural sources as well as supplements. Studies have shown that there are many benefits with respect to the immune system and mental clarity [4].

However, here our spotlight is on L-theanine’s connection to supporting lower stress levels and helping your body relax.

The best part is it seems to encourage a state of relaxation and ease without drowsiness [5]—a big bonus if you are looking to use it during the day! 

L-theanine is believed to function by telling certain brain chemicals to calm down. Those lower levels of excitatory chemicals may lead to lower blood pressure and improved focus, as well as a general feeling of calmness [5].

As it’s not typically easy to get an adequate amount from food sources, supplements are your best bet if you are looking to support mental wellness naturally.

Talk to your medical provider about adding a natural wellness support like L-theanine to your regime. Practicing healthy habits like sleep and good nutrition in combination with an L-theanine supplement can support a more resilient mindset!


The EZ Melts Difference

Quality matters. Make sure you are choosing a brand that cares about what they put into their supplements as much as you care about what goes into your body! 

The best part about choosing EZ Melts? Our tablets are fast melting, EZ to take, and have delicious customer-approved flavors. In addition, all our supplements have zero chemical additives, are vegan, and non-GMO. Check out our L-theanine tablets in a customer-approved delicious flavor!

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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens