One of the first “smart drugs” I began taking was l-theanine. I was looking for something to replace benzodiazepines for anxiety and stumbled across some articles. Theanine is most commonly found in green tea and is a common supplement in Japan.
- Theanine directly stimulates the alpha brain waves, which are most affected during meditation.
- It’s great for relaxation and staying focused.
- Acts on the neurotransmitter GABA, so if you’re afraid of anti-anxiety medicine, this is a good try.
- I took 150mg of theanine daily, but the common dose is between 50-200mg.