On the trail of stress busters and sleep promoters


How to reduce stress and promote good sleep patterns are becoming key questions among consumers seeking to improve their long-term health and mental agility.

For food and nutrition manufacturers seeking to align with these concerns through targeted products, Suntheanine® is a useful ingredient and is produced by our key supply partner Taiyo.

Taiyo has long been a pioneer into the science of green tea and was interested in widespread perceptions that green tea induces relaxation. As a result of its investigations, Taiyo identified that an amino acid, L-theanine, was responsible for the effect. This amino acid is found almost exclusively in green tea.

Taiyo developed a process to produce a pure form of L-theanine. The result, Suntheanine®, is not extracted from green tea itself but produced via a patented enzymatic process that mimics the natural one to deliver a 100% pure product.

Recommended dosage based on research indicates that 50-200mg Suntheanine® stimulates alpha waves in the brain associated with a relaxed but alert mental state while decreasing Beta waves, reducing excitability. Clinical trials suggest Suntheanine® promotes an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness.

Suntheanine® is a healthy safe option for food, supplements and drinks which seek to promote mental and physical relaxation without inducing drowsiness.

For more information, please call Carol Mellor at Blagden on 01959 560811 or email.

Please note: Information provided here is given in good faith and without liability. It is intended for guidance only. Users are advised to conduct their own independent examination of the product to ascertain its suitability for incorporation into processes or products. Users should ensure that the use of the product complies with all pertinent current legislation. We guarantee to supply to specification, not performance.

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