what are the effects of L-theanine when mixed with alcohol/beer.my son drinks beer daily for his anxiety problems,which he has had since childhood.He is 36 yrs old now.I was wondering if he could take L-theanine even though he drinks alcohol.Maybe it could help him cut down or even quit the alcohol.I have tried L-theanine in the past and really do like the effects of it.It helped me feel good overall.
Can L-theanine be taken with alcohol?
Question posted by Lindalane on 23 Feb 2017
Last updated on 26 February 2017
Mary, Looks like it is fine but you need to warn your son he may feel the effect faster on alcohol or even black out. But really you know he has to face this with a doctor and try to get his anxiety under control. But most of this sounds pretty good even helping the liver from alcohol abuse etc you can also google it and read more if you would like. I wish you the best. (
Written May 19, 2016
After doing some research I have found out that mixing l-theanine and alcohol results in 3 positive effects. And maybe 1 little negative side effect.
1 The liver, we all know that drinking too much alcohol puts the liver on too much stress. This because the liver is the one digesting the alcohol. Well, it turns out that l-theanine helps the liver digesting alcohol. This results in not having too much stress on the liver. So, in the long run, you will have a healthier liver if u take l-theanine with your drinks
2. The Free radicals, the amount of drinking alcohol number of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are responsible for many bad things like cancer susceptibility, premature aging, and artery hardening. L-theanine is an antioxidant a substance that makes sure the free radicals cannot do any damage to you.
3. The hangover, YES indeed people are taking it before drinking or the morning after waking up. L-theanine reduces the impact of the hangover.
The negative effect:
You cannot drink as much as you normally can. Many people black out but simply listening to your body will prevent this. Looking it on the sunny side you won’t spend as much on booze cause u get drunk faster.
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