L-Theanine-does anyone experience opposite effect?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by herbqueen, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. herbqueen

    herbqueen New Member

    L Theanine is supposed to relax you and help you sleep. It's in teitlebaum's sleep supplements and many others.

    For me it acts as a jajor stimulant.........does anyone else experience that? I can't even take vitamin supplements that have it in it.

    Valarian also is stimulating for me -but that is not so unusual (20% or more of population it acts as stimulant).
  2. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    I thought it was just me but L Theanine doesn't relax me it does just the opposite also green tea and I use decafe.

    I do wish I could find something that would help calm my anxiety so I could ease up on the xanax..

    Glad you posted this..

  3. SnooZQ

    SnooZQ New Member

    Theanine makes me feel good -- relaxed & alert. If I take it a sleep supp in combo with melatonin, I wake up at 2 a.m. -- alert. I love theanine, but not for bedtime, for me.

    Plain melatonin with B6 works best for me at bedtime.

    Interesting about the Valerian.

    Best wishes.