Sleeping Girl

Wouldn’t you love to harness the fond memories of smoking weed at the end of the day to unwind without risking your rather harmonious relationship with your straight edge neighbors in the apartment next door? Wouldn’t you love to find a feeling similar without spending your grocery budget on a drug that gives you more anxiety than is conducive to actually being productive? Wouldn’t you love to introduce a miracle into your life? What if I told you that you could?

Meet Micro Ingredients L-Theanine, the Non-GMO, gluten and soy free supplement that comes in a powder or tea form. The name sounds clincal and intimidating, as is the same for much of the world of supplements, but L-Theanine is a naturally occuring non-protein amino acid naturally found in green tea and some rare mushrooms.

When paired with a small amount caffeine and taken in the morning, L-Theanine can aid in enhancing focus and concentration without the intense jittery feeling of consuming the amount of coffee or Red Bull you usually need to acheive the same result. It works by supporting levels of inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain while keeping you relaxed to keep you thinking and operating at your most productive.

Taken before bed, L-Theanine can provide a non-drowsy relaxing effect that will not leave you feeling hungover the next morning. Being derived from green tea, it has a strong unami flavor that will transport you to your last favorite meal while the actual supplement binds to brain glutamate receptors without stimulating them. Blocking these glutamate receptors allows for a reduction in the chance of a abrupt rise in blood pressure that you are inclined to feel in stressful situations. Thus, you’ll find yourself cooler under pressure and more relaxed in all situtations.

The average customer rates the induction of L-Theanine at 4.4 Stars, 81% of reviewers giving it 5 out of 5 stars. The biggest takeway in Micro Ingredients compared to the competition is the distinct lack of fillers in any of their products. You are just getting L-Theanine and no added sugar. It comes with a perfectly sized scoop so taking the right amount is as easy as adding a scoop to your water, your smoothie or coffee right before you walk out the door.

At just $16.95 for a 100 gram bag of the stuff, it’s one of the cheapest supplements you can add to your regimen and if it doesn’t work for you…. you’re out less than a week of Starbucks coffee making the risk extraordinarily low for trial. Fringe benefits include more intense dreams, less agitation throughout the day related to the incompetent people you work with and perhaps an easier hard talk with your partner about not wanting to drive 6 hours to the high-stress Thanksgiving dinner your in-laws throw.

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