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      the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG (120 Capsules)

      • Form: Capsules

      • Strength: 100 MG

      • Serving Size: 1 CAPSULE

      • Number Of Servings: 120 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.19 / serving)

      • Weight: 3 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      • Specialty Diets: Gluten Free

      Product Label

        • 100 mg
        • Promotes Relaxation**
        • No yeast, corn, wheat, sugar, salt, soy, dairy, citrus, fish, artificial colors or flavors added.

        **This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule two or three times daily.

      Warning
      Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors., Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Fish, Gluten, Salt, Soy, Sugar, Wheat, Yeast

    • Brand Information
      Buy one, get one 50% off. Discount taken on a 2nd item of equal or lesser value. Sale prices and offers valid 4/6/15-5/9/15.

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      L-Theanine Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 CAPSULE

      Servings Per Container 120.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      L-Theanine(Suntheanine) 100 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Rice flour, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.

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      the Vitamin ShoppeL-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules
       
      4.5

      (based on 11 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Helps with stress (4)
      • Satisfaction (4)
      • Price (3)
      • Quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily use (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Panic Attacks

        I have problems with panic attacks and have on occasion had accute anxiety attacks. My profession does not allow me to take the normal prescription drugs for this disorder. After talking to a few...Read complete review

        I have problems with panic attacks and have on occasion had accute anxiety attacks. My profession does not allow me to take the normal prescription drugs for this disorder. After talking to a few different doctors, they recommended the use of theanine. I take one capsule morning and night and have not had an episode since! It works for me and weather or not it's a placebo effect, I'll continue to take theanine!

        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
        how much did you take?

        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
        how much did you take? 200mg? 400mg?

        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
        I take one 100mg capsule before bed and another after I get up...took about 2-3 days to have the tightness in my chest due to the anxiety to go away. If I'm stressed more than normal, then I'll take two at night.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        L-Theanine is not for me!

        My doctor has recommended meds for my ADHD and I've heard so many wonderful things about L-Theanine and the "calm but alert" feeling it gives. I'd rather not take meds...Read complete review

        My doctor has recommended meds for my ADHD and I've heard so many wonderful things about L-Theanine and the "calm but alert" feeling it gives. I'd rather not take meds initially, but go the natural route. I started with 100 mg and it knocked me out cold! I'm 5'2" and 110 lbs. I was more irritable then ever and three days later I had to quit taking this supplement. Since I've been off, I'm back to my old figidity self, but not as "out there" as on L-Theanine.

        I have an appointment with an herbalist who can really help me professionally.

        I'm glad this works for most people, it's just not for me.

        Reviewed by 11 customers

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        5.0

        Amazing!!!

        By Rachael

        from Holbrook, MA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Take
        • Good Value
        • Helps With Stress

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

          I have carzy bad GAD. Sometimes my anxiety is so out of control I just want to stay in bed. L-theanine has legit changed my life. I recommend it to anyone and everyone with any type of anxiety

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          L-Theanine is great!

          By Olli C. Wolf

          from Crestview, FL

          About Me Anti-cancer Promoter, Health Enthusiest, Life Extentionist, Runner, Weight lifter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Take
          • Good Value
          • Helps With Fatigue
          • Helps With Stress
          • Tastes Fine

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dietary Replacement

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

            I follow a certain regimine, and this is one of the items at 100mg per day which can either be taken all at once or seperately to make 100mg per day. This type of supplement is actually included in a number of energy drinks, and helps you to relax and yet promotes focus. It is supposed to help one be able to deal with anxiety issues. It can be found in green tea and certain mushrooms, however if you are worried about additives in these things, and wish to make sure you get 100mg per day, perhaps the supplement pills are the best way.

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            L-Theanine is not for me!

            By ADULT ADHD

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Fit and healthy, Over 50, Runner

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Has Side Effects
            • Highly Anxious
            • Highly Irritated
            • Low Dose Gave Me Headache
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

            My doctor has recommended meds for my ADHD and I've heard so many wonderful things about L-Theanine and the "calm but alert" feeling it gives. I'd rather not take meds initially, but go the natural route. I started with 100 mg and it knocked me out cold! I'm 5'2" and 110 lbs. I was more irritable then ever and three days later I had to quit taking this supplement. Since I've been off, I'm back to my old figidity self, but not as "out there" as on L-Theanine.

            I have an appointment with an herbalist who can really help me professionally.

            I'm glad this works for most people, it's just not for me.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            anxiety

            By joeyy

            from michigan

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Helps With Stress

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

              calms me, more attentive. 8am 200mg, 3pm 200mg
              (225 lbs) //some people use at night- I prefer...

              VALERIAN ROOT relaxes me, not sleepy
              1000mg 1/2 hr before bed. sleep night through
              no drowsiness in am.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              L-Theanine

              By D D

              from USA

              Pros

              • Helps With Stress

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                  A few years ago when the economy took a toll on our business I experienced extreme stress, anxiety and depression. For a couple of years I was on RX drugs which I really did not like or want to be on.

                  I am happy to say that the VS L-Theanine combined with 5-HTP really helped with my symptoms and I am now drug free. I continue to take these products and I am happy with my results. I take 1 100 mg of 5-HTP in the morning and one at night. The 5 HTP helps me keep a positive mood.

                  I take 1-2 100 mg of L-Theanine as needed for anxiety or stress related days. I have found that this really calms and relaxes my mind. If I cannot sleep with a racing mind I find 2 capsules before bed helps me relax and calm the mind. It does not take long to feel the effectiveness.

                  I am sure if I had not researched and found these amino acids I would still continue to be on RX meds as our situation is still somewhat the same but I have more of a positive outlook without the drug side effects.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  better than Rx meds

                  By stressed-out senior

                  from NH

                  See all my reviews

                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                  Absolutely does reduce anxiety, as well as or better than any prescription med I've used. Adjust dosage to your needs - you can take more tha one. I take four for insomnia, and they really relax me.

                  (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  PTSD

                  By Lucy H

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • price
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                      I started looking at alternative medicine when I realized that the anti-anxiety medication I was given for my PTSD was a highly addictive benzodiazepine. L-theanine has proven very helpful in controlling anxiety. Thanks to a combination of vegetarian vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, I was able to get off all pharmaceutical medications and have been drug free for over two years.

                      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Helps with Anxiety and Dermatillomania

                      By Donna D

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Convenience
                      • price
                      • Quality
                      • Satisfaction
                      • value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                          I suffer from general anxiety disorder and dermatillomania. For those that don't know what dermatillomania is, it's very similar to trichtotillamania except instead of pulling your hair out you pick your skin into pieces. This is caused by the general anxiety. I found this herb to be extremely helpful in calming the anxiety so that my skin suffers much less. For those that suffer from this as well, I took 3 capsules in the morning. It is non-drowsy and doesn't affect your alertness during the day. For nighttime relief I chose 5-http as it also helps but causes drowsiness.

                          (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Panic Attacks

                          By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • price
                          • Quality
                          • Satisfaction
                          • value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                              I have problems with panic attacks and have on occasion had accute anxiety attacks. My profession does not allow me to take the normal prescription drugs for this disorder. After talking to a few different doctors, they recommended the use of theanine. I take one capsule morning and night and have not had an episode since! It works for me and weather or not it's a placebo effect, I'll continue to take theanine!

                              >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
                              how much did you take?

                              >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
                              how much did you take? 200mg? 400mg?

                              >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-11-29
                              I take one 100mg capsule before bed and another after I get up...took about 2-3 days to have the tightness in my chest due to the anxiety to go away. If I'm stressed more than normal, then I'll take two at night.

                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Used to stop smoking

                              By Robert S

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Convenience
                              • Satisfaction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                                  I used this product to help take the restless and irritaable edge off when I stopped smoking. It worked well for that purpose.

                                  (36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I heard of L-Theanine ...

                                  By faith s

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Satisfaction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe L-Theanine 100 MG - 120 Capsules:

                                      I heard of L-Theanine mentioned as a possible help for children with ADD. I gave it a try with my 12 year old son. After a week on 1 capsule he really didn't seem or feel different. We went to 2 capsules a day and he began to be able to focus, write and keep friends. He has been taking this for 4 years. It has been life changing for our family

                                      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-08-24
                                      I'm wanting to ask..when you say you gave 2 capsules a day. was it one in the morning and one in the evening or was it 2 at once in the morning?

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                                      As a sleep aid and for stressful days that I notice my brain is going 1000mph. Definitely helpful. I take 1 cap (100mg) wait about an hour, then take a 2nd 100mg cap. I'm 6'2", 220lbs. I find that works best for me.
                                      James D on Apr 20, 2015
                                      Sleep
                                      Sharyl N on Mar 31, 2015
                                      previous research
                                      Steven N on Apr 19, 2015
                                      Helps keep a person calm
                                      WHITNEY P on Mar 27, 2015
                                      This product does not say that it uses the Suntheanine brand. Do you find there to be a difference between Suntheanine and brands of L-theanine that are not Suntheanine?
                                      Speedwell C on Nov 28, 2013
                                      Best Answer: Okay, I was told by a nutritionist at a well known and long-established vitamin store/compounding pharmacy in NYC that theanine all comes from one supplier and all the vitamin companies do is package it their own way with their own additives. I don't know if this helps, since I don't know what suntheanine is.
                                      Reply · Report · Danielle f on Jan 25, 2014
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                                      is this product gluten free?
                                      Irene H on Jul 24, 2013
                                      Best Answer: Hi, Irene -- The bottle labeling doesn't specifically say it is gluten-free, so if you need to be absolutely positive I guess I'd take that as a "no". What it does say is that ingredients in addition to its patented brand of L-Theanine are: rice flour, gelatin, and magnesium stearate. It then says:

                                      NO Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Sugar, Salt, Soy, Dairy, Citrus, Fish, Artificial Colors or Flavors Added

                                      I hope this helps at least a little. Good luck to you in finding what you need!

                                      Chris W.
                                      Reply · Report · Christine W on Jul 31, 2013
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                                      I was wondering if since this is a capsule does anyone know if you can open it up and mix it in with food or drink?
                                      Cheryl G on May 31, 2013
                                      Best Answer: Yes I have done it.
                                      Reply · Report · null n on Jun 14, 2013
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