Since ancient times, it has been said that drinking green tea brings a sense of calmness. The substance responsible for inducing this feeling of relaxation is theanine. It is an amino acid found in the leaf of the tea plant; Camillia Sinensis and is the main component for the exotic taste of green tea.
Research shows theanine acts as a neurotransmitter and triggers alpha waves in the brain. Alpha brain waves are an index of relaxation within the parasympathetic nervous system. Alpha waves are generated when digestion and cellular repair and restoration are in process. Heart rate will slow, blood pressure drops, and people enter into a much sought after relaxed state of consciousness. Various studies show theanine not only supports optimal metabolism, it enhances cognition, boosts the immune system, and helps alleviate anxiety. So brew some green tea, prepared with good quality water and celebration to enjoy the numerous health benefits this fall.