L-theanine: Amino acid that acts as a glutamate receptor antagonist (1)*. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, L-theanine was shown to significantly reduce stress(2)*. In individuals 8-12 years of age, L-theanine has been shown to significantly increase the number of nights with restful sleep and reduce nocturnal motor activity (3)*
5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract): 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) crosses the blood-brain barrier and is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin (4)*. Serotonin is important for regulating mood and sleep-wake function (5).
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