One of our early fans said it best, “I had a GORGIE before dinner and was out until midnight — No jitters, no crash, no crazy-ness.
The best part?
I got home and still was able to go to bed. I would’ve been staring at the ceiling for 3 hours if I had drank a coffee! Love my GORGIE energy fix.”
Energy drink at dinner? Great night out? And a restful night’s sleep? Can it get any better?
This is all thanks to the power pairing that is green tea caffeine and L-Theanine. We shared a bit more about green tea caffeine here, especially it’s effectiveness for boosting energy levels with added health benefits.
One of the critical pieces is that caffeine works by blocking a neurotransmitter, adenosine, which then kicks in our body’s “flight or fight’ response.
L-Theanine on the other hand, is an amino acid found in plant leaves (like tea!) that has been shown to have a calming effect on the brain. It works by increasing levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which play a role in mood regulation. L-theanine has also been shown to increase alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation and a state of alertness.
What happens when you combine caffeine and L-Theanine? Imagine caffeine telling your brain, “time to be awake and ready for anything!” and L-Theanine telling it, “but in a calm chill way because everything is actually fine.” The result is a unique combination of energy and focus, without the jitters or crash that are associated with caffeine alone.
In fact, studies have shown that the combination of caffeine and L-theanine can lead to improved performance on tasks that require attention and focus, as well as increased feelings of alertness and energy.
But that’s not all! Some research has also suggested that this combination may have a positive impact on mood and cognitive function. For example, one study found that the combination of caffeine and L-theanine was associated with decreased feelings of stress and improved mood in healthy adults. Another study found that the combination may improve memory and cognitive function in those with mild cognitive impairment.
When we were looking at formulas that made you feel good, this power partnership between green tea caffeine and L-Theanine was the perfect fit. We love a dynamic duo.