Are L-Theanine Supplements Beneficial for Stress Reduction?

Ever wondered why you were told to drink a cup of tea before bed to help you relax? Tea isn't just a good source of antioxidants—it also contains a unique amino acid, L-theanine, which has received recent attention for claimed “stress-reducing” effects.[1]  And though many "stress-reducing" supplements have come to market to combat the recent rise in societal stress, many don't live up to their claims. So what makes L-theanine different? Is L-theanine safe and effective to take to relieve ...

Circadian Rhythm Fasting: Eating to Align with Your Internal Clock

Circadian fasting is a method of eating to align with your body’s internal clock. This eating pattern can overlap with intermittent fasting practices, but circadian fasting more strongly emphasizes an earlier eating window. In fact, circadian fasting practices are built on the notion that both modern meal timing habits of three daily meals (plus snacks) and the ability to stay up well after dark promote nighttime eating and therefore may disrupt the body’s natural rhythms and negatively ...

A Simple Tool for Evaluating Scientific Studies on Your News Feed

InsideTracker works on the cutting edge of nutrition and human science. An entire team of scientists is constantly reviewing newly published studies, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, and integrating their findings into the algorithms that provide all InsideTracker users with personalized wellness and nutrition recommendations. But not everybody has a team of experts to assist with decoding the constant stream of science headlines and posts that cross our screens each day. Luckily, you ...

What Happens to Your Body After a Marathon?

Running a marathon certainly impacts how your body feels. But what actually happens internally? During a race, the body goes into overdrive, uses up energy stores, breaks down muscle, and loses fluid and electrolytes. And afterward, the body needs to recover from that damage. Measuring blood biomarkers post-race can provide you with real data on your recovery status and explanations for how you feel physically after an intense event. This article outlines what to expect from your body and your ...
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