L-Theanine+Regular price $44.90 Save $-44.90
60 Capsules per bottle, every capsule includes:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 – 4 capsules daily as needed.
For optimal function take separate of food and sources of amino acids. L-theanine is fast-acting, with clinically proven effects within 45 minutes of ingestion.
Ever wondered why sipping a cup of tea provides such a smooth uplifting feel without the hassle of jitters? That’s the L-theanine! Tea leaves contain a proportionally high amount of this sweet little amino acid, easily enough to handle the small amount of caffeine pumping its way in.
The presence of L-theanine in Tea leaves was actually discovered by Japanese researchers in 1949. Interestingly, when they correlated tea's that were considered "high quality", these were also the tea's that had a high L-theanine content!
But with our modern day workplace, coffee has quickly established itself as the beverage of choice for its greater caffeine content. Coffee which, unfortunately, lacks the supportive L-theanine component.
L-theanine crosses the blood-brain barrier, and has the ability to modulate inhibitory neurotransmitters, selective serotonin, and dopamine to bring about anxiolytic and calming effects. L-theanine can also improve cognition and selective attention, perhaps due to changes in alpha brain wave activity. Finally, its ability to selectively bind to glutamate receptors may confer neuroprotective effects as well.
In addition to promoting relaxation, L-theanine has been shown to stabilize cognitive function affected by stress hormones. More specifically, L-theanine decreases levels of corticosterone, which when elevated can inhibit spatial learning and memory formation. Other researchers have shown that, in people with anxiety, L-theanine improved attention span and reaction time. Taken with caffeine, L-theanine improved visual information processing and accuracy when moving between tasks.
Given its ability to encourage attention and focus, it may come as a surprise that L-theanine has also been found to improve time to sleep as well as quality of sleep. Instead of acting as a sedative, L-theanine works to promote better rest by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Q: Will I build a tolerance to L-Theanine?
Not at all! L-theanine is not habit-forming and it does not lead to tolerance and dependence even when used over long periods of time.
Q: What about adverse reactions?
L-Theanine is generally well tolerated, and there are no published reports of serious adverse side effects or interactions with other natural products or conventional prescription medications.
If you're keen for some further reading on L-theanine, below are a couple research articles we frequently recommend at VitaKea.
AshwagandhaRegular price $64.90 Save $-64.90
Chronic stress and a poor sleep quality over an extended period of time will result in an excess in cortisol (the stress hormone) resulting in the following:
More and more people are turning towards Ashwagandha to better support the body’s stress response to external/internal stimuli allowing feelings of calmness, reduced feelings of anxiety, improved mood, enhanced sleep and overall cognitive performance.
This formula was formulated to provide fast-acting results typically seen in 1 week or less by taking only 250mg of Sensoril Ashwagandha per night (ONE SCOOP).
At Head Honcho Supplements we pride ourselves in using only the best, high-quality ingredients each backed with clinical studies as well as the blend itself being backed with long historical ayurvedic use and modern clinical data. We take full control of all steps leading to the production of our products from sourcing, formulating, research, 3rd party testing, manufacturing and packing!
The Head Honcho Ashwagandha is using the Sensoril Ashwagandha extract, which is standardised to 10% Withanolide content, that's DOUBLE the bioactive content of KSM-66 Ashwagandha. It is important to keep this in mind when considering dosage protocols between this and other products. Sensoril has achieved this by using extracts from both root and leaf (KSM-66 is root extract alone).
In order to enhance the absorption of bioactive components, Head Honcho as also added in goMCT® oil powder - meaning you get more out of every gram of Ashwagandha and less waste! goMCT® contains pure C8 and C10 Medium Chain Triglyceridess, for more information - check out the link here.
Take ONE scoop (1 gram) in the evening or 60-30minutes before bed. Goes great with a hot chocolate! Some folk may prefer to use in the morning, however may give a feeling of drowsiness.
Single-Serve SampleRegular price $4.00 Save $-4.00
If you're keen to sample a product before purchasing, please shoot us a message before ordering to ensure we can do it for you. Not every product or flavour is available.
We have most products (but not every flavour) available for sampling and are happy to take requests.
Please note we do pack most of the samples ourselves in store, so will usually come in a sealed kraft paper pouch - not branded packaging.
Otherwise you can do one better and stop by the Hamilton store at 807 Victoria Street (The Cave Nutrition Store) and we can make it up for you!
If you don't confirm the sample is available, we do reserve the right to meet the request, in which case we will send a refund.
Any questions, just hit us up via the contact page or shoot an email to email@example.com
LNG-RENEWRegular price $64.90 Save $-64.90
What do we put in our LNG-RENEW formula? Each completely natural addition is chosen for its proven effectiveness, safety, research, and historical use.
Mullen Leaf Extract. Mullen leaf provides powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help calm inflammation in the lungs. They also have antiviral and antibacterial properties to help fight off infections in the respiratory tract.
Elecampane Root Extract. Elecampane helps with mucous suppression to make breathing easier. It also helps fight infections in the lungs, even those that do not readily respond to antibiotics. They also soothe pain and inflammation with strong antioxidant activity.
English Ivy Extract. The common household plant actually contains potent properties for supporting lung health. It’s anti-inflammatory properties not only make it ideal for soothing the respiratory tract, but it can even help support gut health and fight off common bacterial infections. It expands the airways and helps relieve chronic cough.
Organic Honeysuckle Extract. Honeysuckle contains potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. It aids immune health to reduce the chances of and help fight common respiratory infections, which also calms overactive immune systems, such as asthma and cancer.
Osha Root Extract. Grown only high up in the Rocky Mountains, osha root has long been used by Indigenous cultures to help aid and support respiratory function. It is a potent antioxidant that helps calm chronic inflammation and may reduce the chances of the diseases that go along with it. It supports immune health as an immune modulator. It has also been shown to be effective against several strains of bacteria for overall immune health.
LNG-RENEW also contains organic black pepper extract to increase the bioavailability of the powerful compounds added to this blend – so you can feel the difference!*
Check out what Primal Herb has to say about LNG-RENEW Shroom here.
Primal Herb is bringing the best of botanical supplements through the meeting of modern science and ancient practices.
Founded by Sean Landry and Michael Mueller, Primal Herb is on a mission to inspire and provide a natural path to Balance, Restore and Optimize the body. They work toward this through the dispersal of actionable information and their own botanical formulations which are devised from historical learning and the latest scientific studies.
Flora Probiotic + Prebiotic & Digestive EnzymesRegular price $54.90 Save $-54.90
Flora is an all natural Probiotic is designed to support a healthy digestive tract, boosts your immune system, and helps with weight loss.
This is the only vegan-friendly Probiotic with 32 Billion CFUs, a vegan based Probiotic bend, and a clinically proven digestive enzyme designed to help you feel better immediately. This is, without a doubt, the most advanced, most powerful probiotic ever made.
When we began formulating this Probiotic we had one thing in mind - ingredients matter. This is why we are so proud to present you this masterpiece. This really is the perfect probiotic. Oh yeah, it's 100% vegan too!
(32 Billion CFUs)
Our clinically proven SL14™ probiotic blend is made up of 14 unique strains. Unlike most, we actually tell you which strains we're using. More importantly, there's a special reason why we use 14.
Just as your body needs food for energy and survival, so do the trillions of bacteria living in your gut. NUTRAFLORA® prebiotic fibre is the food for the gut microbiome. It allows them to flourish and boost your health.
Supplementing the body's natural enzyme production with a digestive enzyme blend promotes digestion and the effective absorption of nutrients. Unlike antacids or some prescription drugs, DigeSEB™ doesn't just neutralize stomach acid or slow the digestive process, it helps adress the causes for digestive discomfort.
- Ambrosia Collective