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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 193-202.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2019.02.008

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Advances in Brain Diseases Prevention and Treatment of L- theanine

ZENG Li1,2, XIAO Wenjun1,*   

  1. 1. National Research Center of Engineering Technology for Utilization of Botanical Functional Ingredients, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China;
    2. School of Pharmacy, Shaoyang University, Shaoyang 422000, China
  • Received:2018-06-21 Published:2019-06-13

Abstract: With the aging of the population and the growing pressure of social competition, brain-related neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders increasingly affect our quality of life. L-theanine is a unique non-protein amino acid in tea. Numerous studies have shown that L-theanine has significant effects on the prevention and treatment of brain diseases. In this paper, the absorption and metabolism of L-theanine in the body and the research results in the prevention and treatment of brain diseases were summarized, which would provide a reference for the application of L-theanine and development of functional products.

Key words: brain diseases, L-theanine, prevention and treatment, mechanism of action

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