L-theanine....has anyone heard of this

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Registered: 06-10-2005
L-theanine....has anyone heard of this
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:04pm

DS has been on Ritalin short acting, biphentin and now concerta 27mg. I don't see any difference and he's having the same problems at camp whether he's on meds or not.

I have also been using omegas for about 8 months consistently and haven't noticed any difference with them either.

I am willing to try anything to make his and my day easier.

Has anyone heard of L-theanine? Does anyone know dosages? I'll speak to my pharmacist and pediatrician but I'd like to know if anyone has any experiences.


Tracy....still smiling

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 1:33pm

Hi, and welcome!

L-theanine is an amino acid, and I am not sure of the dosage, or of it's effectiveness.

I am curious how much Omega's you have been giving? They usually work pretty well at the therapeutic dose, but like anything it works for some and not others.

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