The overall rating for l-theanine is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing L-Theanine
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

L-Theanine Simple Report

  • Supplement: L-Theanine
  • Supplement Category: amino acid derivatives
  • Number of Products Containing L-Theanine: 288
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 4
  • Number of Claims: 4

L-Theanine Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for l-theanine is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for l-theanine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for L-Theanine

There are 4 studies in the database on l-theanine; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for l-theanine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing L-Theanine

Products Names Amount of L-Theanine
Shatter Elite 125mg
Switch On Black Edition 200mg
Vapor One 125mg
Vintage Bright 200mg
Santa Sauce Pre Workout 350mg
Full list of all 288 products containing L-Theanine.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve immune function
reduce frequency of the common cold

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cognitive ability

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve sleep quality

References

Title of Study
Effects of L-Cystine and L-Theanine Supplementation on the Common Cold: A Randomized, Double-Blind, and Placebo-Controlled Trial
Effects of oral supplementation with cystine and theanine on the immune function of athletes in endurance exercise: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Improving mental regeneration after physical exercise
The effects of L-theanine (Suntheanine®) on objective sleep quality in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial