L-Theanine with Lemon Balm
R338.43 – R686.87
L-Theanine & Lemon Balm
- Stress and anxiety
- Memory and
One capsule twice daily, or as recommended by a health care professional. For children 7-12 years, one to two capsules daily.
For children 2-6 years, one capsule daily.
Not recommended under 2-years unless advised by a health care professional.
For stressful or mentally demanding tasks, take one to two capsules at least 40 minutes before the event.
No safety issues with l-theanine have ever been reported. Theanine is well tolerated with no evidence
of adverse effects.26 Similarly lemon balm has a high level of safety and human clinical studies have
shown it is well tolerated with no side effects.
Safety has not been established in pregnancy or breastfeeding, therefore l-theanine and lemon balm
should be avoided.
Thyroid: A lemon balm extract was show to reduce conversion of thyroid hormones in an
experimental study using isolated rat liver, however no adverse effects in humans have been observed, and thus should be considered safe.27
Sedatives: In an experimental study Lemon balm had an additive effect when used with a barbiturate medication, so should be used with caution by people taking sedatives.28
Anti-depressants: There is no known interaction of theanine and lemon balm with anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications, and thus is considered safe.