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


Product Label

  • relaxation

Directions

As a dietary supplement, take two (2) to three (3) capsules daily.

Warning

Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions.

Does Not Contain:

Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Sugar, Salt, Soy, Dairy, Citrus, Fish, Artificial Colors or Flavors

L-Theanine Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 CAPSULE
Servings Per Container   120
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
L-Theanine(Suntheanine)
100 Mg
N/A*
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Rice flour, gelatin, magnesium stearate.

Disclaimer: Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only and reflect solely the views and opinions expressed by the contributors and not those of the Vitamin Shoppe. Vitamin Shoppe does not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Please read the full product reviews disclaimer here.

L-Theanine Reviews

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Vitamin ShoppeL-Theanine (100 MG) - 120 Capsules
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I heard of L-Theanine ...

      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...Read complete review

      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?

      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 10 customers

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      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 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.

        (1 of 2 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 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.

        (1 of 1 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 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.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          L-Theanine

          By D D

          from USA

          Pros

          • Helps With Stress

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              better than Rx meds

              By stressed-out senior

              from NH

              See all my reviews

              Comments about 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.

              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PTSD

              By Lucy H

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • price
              • Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 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.

                  (10 of 10 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 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.

                      (21 of 21 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 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.

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Used to stop smoking

                          By Robert S

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Convenience
                          • Satisfaction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 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.

                              (35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I heard of L-Theanine ...

                              By faith s

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Satisfaction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 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?

                                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                                  Back to top

                                  Disclaimer: Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only and reflect solely the views and opinions expressed by the contributors and not those of the Vitamin Shoppe. Vitamin Shoppe does not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Please read the full product reviews disclaimer here.
                                  L-Theanine
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                                  M.A. S: decreases free floating anxiety May 29, 2014
                                  Pamela T: sublingual option Apr 9, 2014
                                  Francine D: I read an article in a magazine stating how helpful this product was in helping the person to relax before bedtime. It has helped me to do that. Apr 6, 2014
                                  Maryanne D: Relaxing and helps promote sleep Mar 31, 2014
                                  Zoraida G: Has helped with belly fat!
                                  Will continue to use it!
                                  Mar 17, 2014
                                  Anne H: best price Jan 22, 2014
                                  Deeda L: I have used this product before (as recommended by my physician) for help sleeping at night. It is good for shutting the mind off and relaxation. Jan 20, 2014
                                  Kay Allison C: mom uses it. Jan 9, 2014
                                  Georgina S: Great product at a great price. Jan 5, 2014
                                  Valerie S: Liked Vitamin Shoppe brands but changed in new order. Dec 28, 2013
                                  Faith R: To try for help with anxiety Dec 18, 2013
                                  Shari S: seems to help me fall asleep even when my mind is buzzing- take it occasionally Nov 10, 2013
                                  Linda F: recommended by vet for dog anxiety. much less expensive than Anxitane for same medication Oct 22, 2013
                                  Jonna N: Recommended by a friend. Oct 18, 2013
                                  Christine M: I've tried other brands and this one works best. It helps to keep me focused during stressful situations. Oct 8, 2013
                                  Ramona L: Works for me to concentrate and focus if going on little sleep. Sep 10, 2013
                                  john f: heart health Aug 11, 2013
                                  THERESA M: to help reduce the levels of anxiety. Jul 17, 2013
                                  Judith M: To calm down at bedtime. Jun 19, 2013
                                  Cindy D: Theanine is helpful for relaxing in order to sleep. Jun 19, 2013
                                  Jeff S: This is a real good product to help you fall asleep or to help with anxity. Take 3 or 4 to use for sleep. May 14, 2013
                                  Ariel M: Generation of alpha waves May 1, 2013
                                  Kimberle M: This was recommended by a friend who says it has worked for her. Feb 22, 2013
                                  Cindy M: Helps with a good night's sleep Feb 21, 2013
                                  Julia S: It works!! I used to use a prescription to control anxiety and I have found that L-Theanine is just as effective and gentler. Feb 18, 2013
                                  John D: Dr. order Feb 7, 2013
                                  sean W: Vs brand is good standard Jan 20, 2013
                                  Janet A: For help with sleep Jan 11, 2013
                                  Ben G: price Jan 10, 2013
                                  Ronald S: I am working out and would like to be muscular and stay lean at the same time. Jan 1, 2013
                                  john O: best price and best quality Dec 31, 2012
                                  Mary C: helps with sleep Dec 24, 2012
                                  Jesse L: Helped for the first month. On my second bottle. Dec 11, 2012
                                  Linda E: recommended by friend Dec 10, 2012
                                  Douglas M. B: Recommended by The Ultramind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD Nov 23, 2012
                                  Alan P: Definitely helps with anxiety. Nov 21, 2012
                                  Lynn H: Dr recommended Nov 11, 2012
                                  Elena S: Good product; good price. This was recommended to me for general mood help/stress, especially if one cries too easily. Not sure whether it works, but I do increase my doses if I seem to be weepier than usual without good reason. Oct 30, 2012
                                  Debra C: It Works Oct 26, 2012
                                  Irene H asked: is this product gluten free? Jul 24, 2013
                                  Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
                                  Christine W: 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.
                                  Jul 31, 2013
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                                  Aubrey P: ingredients are: rice flour, gelatin, magnesium stearate. And it specifically says "NO Wheat". So while it doesn't specifically say gluten free...it is. Jul 24, 2013
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                                  Susan M: I have a gluten sensitivity and have been taking this product without a problem. It states that it contains no wheat. Jul 25, 2013
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                                  Speedwell C asked: 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? Nov 28, 2013
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                                  Danielle f: 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. Jan 25, 2014
                                  Reply to Danielle Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                                  Patricia B: I have no knowledge as to suntheanine. This product works great though. Nov 28, 2013
                                  Reply to Patricia Good answer? Yes (0) No (1)
                                  Speedwell C: Thanks, my question was specifically directed to people who know about Suntheanine. Nov 28, 2013
                                  Cheryl G asked: 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? May 31, 2013
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                                  null n: Yes I have done it. Jun 14, 2013
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