A Revolutionary New Anti-Stress Formulation
Dragon Herbs all know that life can be stressful, in fact for most people life is innately stressful. Even the things that bring happiness in our lives: our families, relationships, careers and hobbies can be a source of anxiety and tension when times are tough. And the very things we've taken for granted as Americans - our safety and freedom - are now an additional source of worry and fear. As a result, many of us are simply feeling more anxious and tense than ever before.
Stress is the root of much of the unhappiness, disharmony and sickness people suffer. Almost every sickness is caused by stress, or greatly magnified by it. It is well established that "stress kills". Certainly, excessive stress, and pir reactions to it, shorten our lives and make life less pleasurable.
Stress management is critical to health and happiness. Humans practice innumerable ways of stress management, from religion (and prayer, meditation, yoga, chanting, service, etc.) to techniques like biofeedback, to recreational sex, to drinking alcohol, to gambling, etc., and to sports and athletics, including working out and dancing, etc.
For millions of people, anxiety and stress is handled in a destructive way. We've all heard the terms "comfort food", "social drinking" or "casual smoking". These are all destructive forms of self medication aimed at reducing our daily stress.
Tao in a Bottle is a wonderful new herbal discovery. Tao in a Bottle is a 100% natural, totally safe herbal supplement that will help you achieve a natural state of relaxation without drowsiness. In fact, used regularly Tao in a Bottle will actually allow you to deal with your everyday stress without being tense, and will help you improve your performance in whatever you do.
L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in green tea. This amino acid has been found to be extraordinarily relaxing. All studies and experience indicate that L-theanine is absolutely safe and has no side effects. It has been widely used in Japan for over forty years in over a hundred products, including gum, ice cream, soft drinks.
L-theanine is a very healthy substance. First, it is an important component of green tea (Camellia sinensis), one of the healthiest substances consumed by human beings. It is a safe and fast-acting stress and anxiety-relieving phyto-nutrient. Numerous studies have shown that when L-theanine is assimilated in the small intestine, it stimulates the brain's production of alpha waves, which are associated with a sense of profound relaxation, mental focus, and mental clarity. L-theanine also helps you stay relaxed by stimulating your body to produce other calming amino acids, including dopamine, GABA, and L-tryptophan.
Two new lines of study regarding L-theanine indicate that Tao in a Bottle is even better for you than we thought.
Interestingly, many people in Japan, where L-theanine has been used for over forty years, and more recently in America, have noticed that taking L-theanine can profoundly benefit the ability to sleep easily and soundly. Common sense tells us that if the mind can "shut off the chatter" it will be easier to sleep. Tao in a Bottle been found to do that remarkably well.
A 1999 review study on L-theanine in Trends in Food Science and Technology reported that the brain absorbs L-theanine within 30 minutes and that the a dose of 200 mg increases alpha wave production and relaxation. Animal studies published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry in 1998 showed that L-theanine produced 26% more Tryptophan than rats who ate a placebo. The animals who ate L-theanine also exhibited less anxious behavior than those who didn't.
Sleep Studies Impressive
In a set of studies recently published in Japan, conducted at the National Mental and Nerve Center of Japan, L-theanine was demonstrated to have profound benefits on sleep in 22 college students who volunteered. The effects of L-theanine on sleep were examined on the students by utilizing a standardized psychological evaluation method and a sleep/waking-state presumption method based on a continuous activity record.
The students were given 200 mg L-Theanine (the same proprietary brand of L-theanine used by Dragon Herbs), one hour prior to sleep.
The following conclusions were obtained:
1. Fatigue recovery by sleep improved
2. Subjects felt sleep was longer than usual, even when it wasn't.
3. Smooth entering of sleep was facilitated and a good sleep was maintained.
4. Severity and frequency of bad dreams was reduced.
5. Retention and stability of sleep was improved.
6. Subjects tended to evaluate sleep quality as "better" with a sense of improved sound sleep.
7. By improving sleep quality, there is an improved possibility of obtaining effective recovery of the high-level brain function associated with the prefrontal cortex of the brain. As a result, there was a tendency to experience a sense of "improved spirit" at the time of waking and an increase of self-confidence.
8. Frequency of middle-of-the-night awakening was reduced and sleep quality improved. This effect, by taking 200 mg of L-theanine one hour prior to going to bed, was more significant in the later period of sleep. Many of the effects noted in the study, such as improved fatigue recovery at the time of awakening, a sense of an extended sleep period, decrease of severity and frequency of bad dreams, an improvement over retention and stability of sleep, and an improvement of spirit and self-confidence at the time a awakening, were physiologically improved as a result of the improvement of sleep functions during the later period of sleep, namely the sleep immediately prior to the time of awakening.
Based on the study, taking two capsules of Tao in a Bottle each day should help promote better sleep.
Boosts the Immune System
A recent issue of Discover Magazine rated recent discovery that L-theanine is a potent immune booster as one of the world's 100 top science stories of 2003.
In a study conducted by Jack Bukowski of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it was found that L-theanine, isolated from tea leaf, has a significant immune boosting quality in humans.
In the study, Bukowski and his co-authors isolated L-theanine from tea leaf. They used the L-theanine to conduct a number of studies. Bukowski said that L-theanine is broken down in the liver to ethylamine, a molecule that primes the response of an immune cell called a gamma-delta T cell.
"We know from other studies that these gamma-delta T cells in the blood are the first line of defense against many types of bacteria, viral, fungal and parasitic infections," he said. "They even have some anti-tumor activity. The T cells prompt the secretion of interferon, a key part of the body's chemical defense against infection," Bukowski said.
"We know from mouse studies that if you boost this part of the immune system it can protect against infection," he said. "We worked out the molecular aspects of this tea component (L-theanine) in the test tube and then tested it on a small number of people to see if it actually worked in human beings," said Bukowski. The results, he says, gave clear proof that five cups of tea a day sharpened the body's defenses against disease.
Tao in a Bottle Is Convenient
Unfortunately, it is difficult for most people to consume five cups of tea a day. Therefore, consuming a capsule or two of Tao in a Bottle , which provides the L-theanine equivalent of 10 cups of tea, will do the job of boosting the immune system. That, in combination with the other immune boosting herbs in Tao in a Bottle , should be more than enough reason to start your day with a couple of capsules of Tao in a Bottle .