L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea leaves. When paired with caffeine, it seems to create a synergistic effect that provides a number of special benefits.
One of the primary benefits of L-theanine is that it can help counteract the negative effects of caffeine.
By pairing caffeine with L-theanine, it creates a more balanced boost of energy but without the jitteriness and anxiety that typically comes after.
Another benefit of L-theanine when paired with caffeine is that it can help to improve cognitive performance, attention, and focus.
Studies have shown that when L-theanine is combined with caffeine, it can improve various aspects of cognitive function, including memory, reaction time, and accuracy. This can help with providing you with razor sharp focus in the gym and to help with your mind-muscle connection with your muscles.
L-theanine may also help to improve physical performance when paired with caffeine. Caffeine is well-known for its ability to improve athletic performance, but it can also cause dehydration and increased heart rate. L-theanine can help to mitigate these side effects of caffeine, allowing you to enjoy the performance-enhancing effects of caffeine without the negative effects.
As for dosing, a 2:1 ratio of L-theanine to caffeine is typically what’s been shown to be most effective to create the synergistic effect we’re after.
This is why we included 180mg of caffeine, and 360mg of L-theanine into our Beyond Pure PRE.