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How Effective is L-Theanine When Mixed with Coffee?

How Effective is L-Theanine When Mixed with Coffee?

Year after year, science studies more and more about the compounds found in traditional medicine, herbal remedies, and common healthy beverages. Green tea, Camellia sinensis, is one of the most well-studied, but even now science is working to understand what compounds within it lead to what benefits. One such compound is L-theanine. L-theanine, also known simply as theanine, "is a non-protein amino acid mainly found naturally in green tea (Camellia sinensis) and some mushrooms (Boletus badius). Theanine is related to glutamine, is speculated to increase levels of GABA, serotonin, and dopamine." – Science Direct. As one of the beneficial compounds...

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List of Foods That Are High in Essential Amino Acids

List of Foods That Are High in Essential Amino Acids

You've heard of amino acids before, but do you know what they are? Do you know the difference between a nonessential and an essential amino acid? When you buy amino acids as a supplement, do you know what you're getting? Education is an important part of keeping yourself healthy, so let's talk about it. Essential Vs. Nonessential In the world of nutrition, you've probably heard the term "essential" used to describe certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other compounds. In common parlance, "essential" means "necessary" or "crucial", and that's still the case, but in biology, the term has a specific...

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How Often Should You Apply Skin Lightening Cream?

How Often Should You Apply Skin Lightening Cream?

Thousands, if not millions, of people around the world have a desire to lighten their skin. Some go extremely far with it, like Michael Jackson. Most only do a little bit of whitening. Touching up small marks, birthmarks, scars, and other blemishes can help even out your complexion without transforming you into a completely new person.  What is Skin Lightening Cream and How Does it Work? Skin lightening cream is a topical application salve that penetrates deep into the epidermis. Once there, it targets melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that contain melanin, which is responsible for a dark pigment in people...

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What is Detox Water, What Does it Do, and Does It Work?

What is Detox Water, What Does it Do, and Does It Work?

If you follow health trends, something you've no doubt seen before is the proliferation of detoxes. It seems like there are hundreds if not thousands of different detox plans out there, from minor to major. Some of them reduce your calories to almost nothing while you eat diuretics and laxatives to purge. Others simply cut a few common ingredients out of your diet, like sugar and corn syrup, and replace them with a detox brew. Still, others are just supplements you take along the way. One trend in the detox world is "detox water." If that sounds a little sketchy...

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