Based on an enormous amount of published data showing the multiple beneficial effects of lemon balm extract and L-theanine, Life Extension has combined these potent but safe nutrients into a formula called Life Extension Natural Stress Relief.
Lemon balm, a perennial herb in the mint family, has been clinically proven to help promote sleep and relaxation, while also enhancing memory and attention!*
Lemon balm constituents in Life Extension Natural Stress Relief appear to enhance mood by modulating specific nicotinic and muscarinic receptors in the cerebral cortex of the brain.*
Lemon balm constituents in Life Extension Natural Stress Relief may also offer smokers relief from the mental stress of quitting, aid in leveling mood swings, and help reduce the emotional hunger associated with dieting.*
L-theanine in Life Extension Natural Stress Relief is an amino acid derived from green tea which is a natural relaxant that diminishes stress, without drowsiness, impaired thought, or other side effects.*
L-theanine produces calming effects in the brain in ways that have been compared to meditation, massage, and aromatherapy.*
L-theanine used in Life Extension Natural Stress Relief induces relaxation without causing drowsiness. In fact, studies show that L-theanine enhances the brain’s ability to concentrate, learn, and remember. L-theanine increases GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), an inhibitory neurotransmitter that not only induces relaxation but also produces a sense of well-being.*
L-theanine may normalize levels of dopamine, a critical brain hormone that is depleted by various stress factors.*
Research shows that L-theanine has numerous health-enhancing effects, including promoting healthy cognitive function.*
Note that the amount of L-theanine in this product is double that of most L-theanine standalone supplements. The reason for this potency increase is reports of greater benefit when at least 200 mg of L-theanine is taken.*
Beware of Imitations: The L-theanine used in Natural Stress Relief is Suntheanine, the only pure form of L-theanine protected by 40 internationally recognized patents and scientifically proven in clinical studies to be safe and efficacious. Independent laboratory analysis has verified that certain other products on the market claiming to contain “L-theanine” are only half L-theanine, the other half being a different form of theanine known as “D-theanine” which has not been scientifically evaluated in published studies.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.