Our ability to build the physique of our dreams and the life of our dreams require two things: lasting energy and top mental focus. Today, I want to share two ingredients, that when combined together, deliver the energy and focus like nothing else. I'm talking about L-Theanine and Caffeine. These are also the two ingredients we made sure to include in our top-selling pre-workout Kino Octane. Let's dive in!
L-Theanine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in green and black tea leaves as well as in some mushrooms. We have all heard the benefits of drinking green tea, however, more specifically, L-Theanine has the ability to affect levels of chemicals in the brain including dopamine and serotonin which can impact mood, sleep, stress and emotion. Research shows that L-Theanine can also support immune function and cognitive processes.
L-Theanine is shown to have neuroprotective effects, which improve brain function and mental clarity. Research shows that this compound improves attention to detail, reaction time, focus, and attention span.
In addition, by being able to influence chemical processes in the body, the amino acid supports sleep from all fronts; helping you feel relaxed before bed, fall asleep with ease and sleep deeply.
Furthermore, L-Theanine supports immune function by boosting the activity of immune T cells, which protect against infections and cancer.
L-theanine also has the ability to impact body composition when paired with a controlled diet and training. Drinking green tea has been shown to boost metabolism and reduce appetite.
By itself, L-theanine is an effective nootropic. But when combined with caffeine, there’s a pronounced synergistic effect. This means you experience heightened focus, awareness, and energy, as well as reduced stress and improved mental endurance, to even higher levels.
We know about caffeine’s worst attributes: anxiety, restlessness, increased blood pressure. Like any good partner, L-theanine does its best to correct these qualities for everyone to enjoy caffeine’s company a little more easily. L-theanine has been shown to allow caffeine to work its brain-boosting charm without letting it raise your blood pressure or induce anxiety.
Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor. These temporarily make blood vessels smaller, which raises your blood pressure to account for reduced blood flow. L-theanine eliminates caffeine’s vasoconstrictive tendencies so you can get the most out of your training. If you can’t focus on anything because caffeine crashes leave you with headaches and fatigue, bringing L-theanine along may be able to help; human subjects in a 2008 study reported fewer headaches and less tiredness when mixing the two compared to taking caffeine by itself.
Kino Octane contains 150mg of Caffeine and 100mg of L-theanine. This key combination is just one piece of the pie that makes Kino Octane so effective.