l-Theanine as a Functional Food Additive: Its Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
AbstractTea has been consumed for thousands of years and is an integral part of people’s daily routine, as an everyday drink and a therapeutic aid for health promotion. Consumption of tea has been linked to a sense of relaxation commonly associated with the content of the non-proteinogenic amino acid theanine, which is found within the tea leaves. The aim of this review article is to outline the current methods for synthesis, extraction and purification of theanine, as well as to examine its potential benefits related to human health. These include improvements in cognitive and immune function, cancer prevention, reduced cardiovascular risk and its potential usefulness as a functional food product. View Full-Text
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Williams, J.; Kellett, J.; Roach, P.D.; McKune, A.; Mellor, D.; Thomas, J.; Naumovski, N. l-Theanine as a Functional Food Additive: Its Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Beverages 2016, 2, 13.
Williams J, Kellett J, Roach PD, McKune A, Mellor D, Thomas J, Naumovski N. l-Theanine as a Functional Food Additive: Its Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Beverages. 2016; 2(2):13.Chicago/Turabian Style
Williams, Jackson; Kellett, Jane; Roach, Paul D.; McKune, Andrew; Mellor, Duane; Thomas, Jackson; Naumovski, Nenad. 2016. "l-Theanine as a Functional Food Additive: Its Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion." Beverages 2, no. 2: 13.
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