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 ...

Are Green Tea Extract Supplements Beneficial for Athletic Performance?

Green tea has been a component of the diet since ancient times. Because of its popularity and nutrient-dense profile, this delicious beverage is also well-researched. From metabolism to mood to longevity, green tea proves to have multiple powerful effects on the body. Lately, green tea extract supplements, a potent form of green tea, have become popular for their beneficial, antioxidant impact on exercise recovery. But does research support using this potent pill for training gains? We take a ...

9 Ways to Biohack Your Healthspan and Improve Longevity

Advancements in Western medicine and technology have extended the average American lifespan, but a longer lifespan doesn't always translate to an increase in healthy years. In fact, your chronological age may not accurately represent your body's biological, or your InnerAge, at all. InsideTracker’s new InnerAge 2.0 is an innovative tool that reveals your biological age—a measure of how well your body is aging internally. What’s more, research shows that we have the power to slow down the aging ...

What Does "Metabolism" Actually Mean?

The word metabolism is thrown around quite a bit. But if we asked you to explain what it is and how it relates to your overall health, could you? If not, don’t worry; you're not alone. That's why we're sharing the details you need to know about all things metabolism. And with some of our newest recommendations, InsideTracker can help you understand what the word really means, how it ties into your overall wellbeing, and how to optimize it.

Is the Green Tea Hype Scientifically Supported?

While coffee gets a lot of attention in the US, tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world after water. Recently, scientists have begun to examine the supposed health benefits of green tea—and not all are real. Is drinking green tea truly a way to shed fat, lower inflammation, and optimize cardiovascular health? We separate fact from fiction on the ways in which this ancient drink might impact your biomarkers and your body, and share the truth of how diet marketing might mislead you.
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