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What is the recommended dosage of L-theanine for anxiety?

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As of 2015, there is not enough evidence to calculate dosing of L-theanine for anxiety, according to WebMD. Multiple factors determine a proper dosage, including a consumer's health and age. Consumers should talk to their doctors, pharmacists or medical providers before using the products, and follow the product directions.

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L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, is typically used to aid relaxation. In a study reported in 2004, healthy participants consumed 200 milligrams of L-theanine to evaluate its effect under conditions of experimentally induced anxiety and relaxation, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The results indicated that L-theanine produces some relaxing effects under conditions of rest, but it does not reduce anxiety under situations of increased anxiety.

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