You know how the holiday season can take a toll on our health – eating at improper times, perhaps drinking more than usual, sleeping late, etc. I have put together this Holiday Essentials Supplements Guide with some of my most recommended supplements to help you take on the holiday season.
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Sleep & Stress
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the holiday activities. Check out what I recommend for relaxation.
L-theanine, an amino acid found primarily in green tea leaves, can help promote relaxation and sleep. A study of individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) found that 250 mg of L-theanine administered daily over eight weeks decreased anxiety, depressive symptoms, and sleep disturbances. Another double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of L-theanine supplementation on healthy adults when confronted with a stressor. L-theanine reduced both the subjective stress response and the salivary cortisol response to the stressor, supporting the anti-stress effects of L-theanine.