In our previous post we determined that L-theanine is an amino acid concentrated in the leaves that are used to produce matcha. Not only does it make us feel more calm and focused but nutritionists recommend L-theanine also because of its beneficial effect on the maintenance of well-being, creativity and willingness to take on challenges.
It also plays an essential role in numerous processes of the nervous system, such as sleep, motivational ability, the ability to experience pleasure. Its appropriate level makes it possible to fall asleep and regulates blood pressure. According to recent studies, it is the basis of motivational processes responsible for our willingness to act, learn and cognise.