Green tea against depression
From a study conducted in Japan, a new property could be added to the vast payroll that has green tea in its favor. Is that, thanks to theanine, can be considered as tranquilizer and good for depression.
A new property can be added to the extensive payroll that has green tea in favor. This drink, which has benefits of all kinds, could also become antidepressant and tranquilizer. How about?
At first, the researchers thought that the caffeine content of green tea might be responsible for this benefit, as it acts as an energizer and stimulator, but to their surprise they were wrong.
What science says about the antidepressant effect of green tea
According to a study conducted in Japan, green tea contains an amino acid called theanine, which would have a sedative effect on the brain.
In case you do not know, theanine has been shown to be very beneficial in stimulating the production of brain waves known as alpha waves. These types of waves are common when a person is in a state of relaxation.
On the other hand, this soothing substance can increase the levels of neurotransmitters present in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine, which are responsible for causing different moods.
For this same reason, according to the data collected in the study, the elderly who drink several cups of this drink a day, would be less prone to suffer from depression.
According to Dr. Kaijun Niu, of the Tohoku University School, “men and women aged 70 years or older who drank four or more cups of green tea a day were 44% less likely to suffer from depression.”
The research was conducted on 1,058 relatively healthy men and women. But, this antidepressant effect of green tea is not only for the elderly but it extends to other people.
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Other research on depression and green tea
During 2013, the American Botanical Council produced a new report stating that increasing green tea consumption can improve learning and reduce the symptoms of depression together.
Apparently, the feeling of reward that can be experienced in the face of learning can be a great help to lift the mood and increase self-esteem.
Helping in this way to counteract depression.
- This new research was carried out at Shandong University, Shandong, in China. It was carried out with 46 voluntary participants aged between 18 and 34 years.
- The results obtained from this study suggest that drinking green tea for 5 weeks is beneficial to experience the feeling of reward after an effort to learn something and improve depressive symptoms.
- “We affirmed that green tea would probably have the potential for normalizing anhedonia and have positive implications for the prevention of depression,” the authors concluded.
- Now you know, when you feel a little low on self-esteem or depressed, the theanine of Organic Tian Mu Mao Feng Green Tea can be a solution to lift your spirits.