New Testimonial Feb 2021

GreenTea from 2CupsGreenTeaHawaii is how I start my days! I used to drink coffee every morning and would often feel bloated and then my energy would crash. I like my 2CupsGreenTeaHawaii cold or hot and love to add lemon. Gives me a nice, smooth energy. Have been drinking it for years now. No more bloated feeling and I don’t ever have that energy crash. I like to drink one before lunch as well as it also decreases my appetite a bit. All around a Great product and Angie of Green Health First/ GreenHealthFirst Facebook is always helpful and responsive to my requests! JessicaR

As a Wellness Solutions Consultant and someone with health challenges, I recorded this video a couple wks ago titled ‘How I, Angie Ceroli, Overcame 2020!’ In this less than 10minutes video, sharing the routine I’ve followed for many years: <a href=”http://How I, Angie Ceroli, Overcame 2020″>https://lnkd.in/efiVtCn</a>. (available on my Angie Ceroli YouTube channel)
Discover foundational resources & habits that strengthened my body not allowing covid to set in. I’ve tested negative 5xs, had 2 KNOWN DIRECT exposures and built healthy body systems that fight with key flavonoids/antioxidants. YOU CAN TOO! Eliminating gluten, dairy and processed sugars led to losing 8lbs (mostly noticed in my belly) in 30days. My friend lost 32lbs doing the same thing and eliminating some identified allergy-related foods/products. Now this isn’t easy and requires conviction, perseverance and diligence, however the result is feeling SO much better both physically and mentally! Have HOPE Your goal is achievable! Getting the GUT microbiome in balance is key to absorbing nutrients and moving toxins out so metabolism is improved.
Stay tuned for another video highlighting many other antioxidants/flavonoids documented by several holistic doctors for keeping us strong/healthy. Contact me at angceroli@gmail.com, GreenHealthFirst.com, for your wellness consult (or book at calendly.com/angceroli) AND ask to have the zyto biofeedback scan done (must be done in person) so you can see what your body says it needs to THRIVE!
#mentalhealth #wellbeing #naturalwellness #nutrition #therapeuticproperties #healthylifestyle #selfcare #weightloss (I lost 8lbs & have kept it off)

Time Change– Restful Sleep & Good Energy


It’s always an adjustment when the time change happens! As if we don’t have enough to adapt to these days! REST assured, there are simple, natural solutions to help you thrive! When the clock’s off, it can cause the circadium rhythm to be off too!  Many such solutions are detailed in this video (also on the Angie Ceroli youtube channel) https://youtu.be/XoEg-tTM9RM  .
CONTACT Green Health First’s Angie Ceroli, your Wellness Solutions Consultant -together we’ll explore what natural resources Your body needs to get into Sync/balance, get ‘un-stuck’ & motivate you to thrive! We have guided athletes, people wanting to stay of synthetic/meds, moms who want to set a solid foundation of ‘good’ habits and more because Healthy CAN be simple.  Get sustained, focus-centered energy with green tea! Order your custom-packed box today using the given 10% off code! Follow at https://www.facebook.com/greenhealthfirst
Email angceroli@gmail.com or schedule your wellness consult with $20 zyto scan at calendly.com/angceroli TODAY! We can meet at the Fuquay https://juicehaus.org/ where our teas and custom oil blend products are available retail! We are SO thankful for Alex and Laura’s vision to bring natural solutions to our Community! https://www.facebook.com/juicehaus.org/
Visit us this Saturday Nov 7th at the LAST Midtown Farmer’s Market of the season- 8-12noon, North Hills Plaza, Raleigh.. We’ll be offering samples and consultations at the FV JuiceHaus Saturday too from 2-4pm.

I’d love to add more partner referrals too!
<strong>BE WELL <em>NATURALLY</em></strong>

Learn with Angie at One Woman’s Voice & Midtown FarmersMKT

I’M BEYOND ecstatic TO be sharing how to Thrive Naturally every Thursday 11am EST thru Sep 26 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/onewomansvoice/ Won’t YOU Join me every week SAME Day/Time to learn how our Gifts of the Earth will get you to your health goals ? A different topic each week- It’s Healthy Made Simple!!

We are going on our 5th week and I’ve provided videos learning about natural options for immunity, digestion, allergies & athlete’s wellness. We’ll be covering wt control/appetite control, Stress and Pain management, Teacher’s Classroom prep, Cleaning Naturally, Memory Support, Restful sleep and Hormone Balance.

My Passion is to help people experience the power of God’s Gifts of the Earth and learn how they support the systems of the body to give more energy, fight more efficiently against sickness, rest better, AND THrive!  Educated in ChemE and experience in environmental consulting and pharmaceutical sales sets my foundation for exploring natural resources to customize what your body needs to operate optimally.

We use tools like essential oils, reflexology education, green tea and many whole-food resources to make being Healthy Simple! Let’s get your $25 Zyto scan to see what YOUR body says it needs to get into balance!! We’d have to meet for about a 45min session to complete the scan, review and email you the report. Contact Angie via email, messager or phone OR schedule an appointment via https://calendly.com/angceroli..  check out learning videos at youtube/angie.ceroli or ask to have some videos for specific health concerns emailed to you!

Visit Green Health First ( FB:2Cups Green Tea Hawaii ) at the  Midtown Farmers’ Market , this Saturday, and most through the summer – located in North HIlls Plaza near Chik-filA and the theatres! Ask to custom make a blend for your needs– many custom made 5ml roller blends are available- mental clarity, allergies/pain relief, sleep/calming, energy&focus, and more. We’ll also have custom made all-natural hand cleaners and bug repellent. Visit us and all the producers to shop LOCAL! Support farmers and know where/what you’re getting which has minimal ‘handling’ by others.  LIVE musice starts at 10am!!

Find/purchase  our green teas by the individual pixies/sachets at these locations: 

  • Angier Family Pharmacy and Garner Family Pharmacy
  • JuiceHaus in Fuquay Varina
  • Triangle Fleet Feet stores (Raleigh/Morrisville)
  • The Climbing Place, Fayetteville downtown

BUG REPELLENTFind/purchase the all-natural, safe-for-your-skin and pets, NO DEET, bug repel at these locations:

  • Tarheel Nursery- Angier
  • Simply Decor NC- Angier
  • Miller’s Landscaping- Erwin/Dunn
  • Miller’sLandscaping -also offering the all-natural hand cleaners

During this Pandemic- How Have WE Helped & Adapted? We & Rotary?

ENCOURAGEMENT! HOPE! WOW It’s JUNE!

I established my business first as 2Cups Green Tea Hawaii focusing on the active community trying to help people make healthier choices for energy, stamina and hydration by educating how green tea supports metabolism, immunity and our cardiovascular system, plus much more. Then we expanded our goal to bring many other natural resources for addressing health concerns of our customers, evolving to how we’re now known as  ‘Green Health FIRST’. Being Intentional is prudent! We intentionally choose events that support local non-profits and fundraisers for local needs to ‘give-back’.  For 6+ years, we’ve raised money for the MS Society, Alzheimer’s, different cancer groups, organizations supported by Cary’s Fit and Able Productions, along with many more organizations- see them on the GreenHealthFIRST.com website at the ‘Community’ page.

The shut-down of all public activities/events has dampened our support in this way.  Nonetheless, we adapted our focus to provide virtual education on immunity boosting resources along with tools for balancing mental wellness via weekly webinars and retailing custom-made products in local stores & at the Midtown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in Raleigh’s North Hills plaza throughout May. Our offerings at the Market include all-natural hand cleaners, essential oil roller blends for topical application and all-natural safe-for-your-skin bug repellant spray. Our weekly webinars are often co-hosted by nurses sharing practical applications of essential oils for everyday use and many are focused on particular topics like hormones, immunity, thyroid, and toxin-free living, skincare & gardening, to name a few.

The main hand cleaner is custom-made with witch hazel (<15% alcohol max- important because high alcohol content cleaners kill all the good bacteria that help our bodies fight, along with the ‘bad’ germs), coconut oil and the protective essential oil blend, designed for immune support. This blend contains orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus & Rosemary essential oils AND is used for these reasons:

The protective essential oil blend was mixed in water and sprayed to clean MRSA from an operating table; with daily testing for 7 days, no new growth of MRSA was detected until the 7th day after cleaning- even after reintroducing MRSA on the 4th day!

  • Orange– antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, improves sluggish digestion, antidepressant(all citrus)
  • Cloveantibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic
  • Cinnamonantibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, helps regulate blood sugar
  • Eucalyptusantibacterial, antiseptic, supports respiratory health
  • Rosemary– antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, supports memory

Other blends are available. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – much found in pubmed.gov – our medical providers’ research tool. One cannot claim essential oils can treat or cure any health issues/flu/viruses. They do support the many systems in the body to strengthen it, and help it fight, just as nutrients in our foods are known to do.

Typical ‘hand sanitizers have >60% alcohol on average; while this is good for cleaning surfaces, it’s not good for frequent use on our skin. I understand the CDC’s guidance and respect following it for killing the virus cells. I also understand that use of high-alcohol content sanitizers are required in many settings, still, we do need to replenish the good ‘fighters’ and nutrients to our bodies that alcohol kills. Adding 100% plant- derived essential oils(the plant’s immune system), which are 50-70% more powerful than the typical serving one gets with fresh plants, feeds the body many nutrients/therapeutic properties that support in various ways, especially those from herbs & spices. Add MORE fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight.

 

As a Rotarian, we initiated a fabric mask campaign that our members supported by buying fabric, sewing and distributing them to local residents and businesses to include several nursing homes, medical facilities, restaurants and retailers along with needy residents. We made several Prayer squares with encouraging messages for those virus patients isolated at Harnett Health’s Betsy Johnson facility. Angier Rotary supported the food pantry as well as worked with other local non-profits (TMACS & Santa & Friends) and identified many families for which we could purchase and supply groceries/toiletries as they were waiting for additional aid.

Green Health FIRST is a local Small business that is in business to improve our community in various ways giving back through partnerships. We’d like to empower and equip YOU to be your best you and optimize your health and environment with our Gifts of the Earth! Please contact Angie Ceroli 919 656-0963/angceroli@gmail.com to join or receive recordings of our learning webinars that occur on Tuesdays at 630pm & Thursdays at 130pm. Please visit/like facebook.com/2cupsgreenteahawaii- for encouragement, hope and wellness articles/tips.

 

Healthy Hair – (&Body) When Salon’s Aren’t OPEN; Even When They Are!

DID YOU KNOW??
Olive oil has been shown to improve brain/memory function, promote heart health, aid with weight loss, AND support healthy hair.

Many things contribute to hair loss to include stress, deficiencies in Vitamins A,D,E and hormonal imbalances, to name a few..

Olive Oil consumption can help ward off hormonal hair loss.

Increased production of the hormone known as DHT, dihydrotestosterone, (association found in research of male-pattern baldness), can occur with blood sugar spikes. Unfortunately, excess amounts of DHT can cause your hair follicles to shrink, inhibiting your ability to grow healthy hair. That’s where olive oil comes in.

In a study of 25 healthy adults, those who consumed olive oil with their meal showed a 22% reduction in their blood sugar levels after just 2 hours. Adding olive oil into cooking or using with veggies/salad, can help prevent blood sugar spikes — and reduce hormonal hair losses along with other issues related to high blood sugar levels.

Olive oil can help nourish your scalp

When your scalp/skin is dry and lacking in essential moisture, this is a big indicator of dehydration! Drink plenty of water- the recommendation is about 60oz/day for most average size people (120lbs). Dry scalps can stall or completely prevent healthy hair growth. Consuming/applying Olive oil, a known storehouse for vitamins D and E helps your skin hold on to essential moisture, creating more optimal conditions for continuous healthy hair growth. I spray olive oil on my salad as my salad dressing and cook with it along with Coconut oil– also very good for hair and skin.

It can help prevent your hair from premature aging because of the high and potent polyphenol antioxidant content, which can help shield your hair from damaging free radicals. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that attack cells and promote the aging process. Potent polyphenols are also found in green tea!! So make green tea part of your hydration plan!

Contact Angie Ceroli 919 656-0963, angceroli@gmail.com for more info. Order products from 2cupsgreenteahawaii .com using the HnF10 code to get 10% off your order.

Join our webinar 130pm today/Thursday to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of our natural resources – https://zoom.us/j/3378822093 ; and use this link for our Tuesday, 630pm webinars.  We often have recorded replay links if you can’t make these times!  Be Well naturally!

Be Intentional – Naturally Boost Immunity

Visit: facebook.com/2cupsgreenteahawaii
SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS- WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONLINE ORDERS AND WILL HONOR DISCOUNT CODES FOR ALL ORDERS THROUGH JULY

 

We will honor a 10% off code for all orders– multiple box orders are already discounted and this code can be used with them. Green tea, coconut and Noni have documentation showing they are boosting/supporting of our immune/digestive systems and metabolism. See our articles on the 2CupsGreenTea Hawaii facebook page.

PER THE CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES, WE ARE NOT HOLDING WORKSHOPs IN ANGIER, Apex, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Burlington or Winston.  We are offering custom made products and services at the Midtown Farmer’s Market  just about every Saturday throughout the rest of the summer.  When Green Health First is not there, we’ll be at the Holly Springs Artisan’s Market – which is the 3rd Saturday/month.

WE ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO HAD PLANNED TO COME TO OUR WORKSHOPS, TO TAKE TIME TO WATCH THIS ZOOM CLASS RACHEL, MY TEAM LEADER  – Ask angie for the link
PLEASE NOTE: One cannot claim essential oils can treat or cure any health issues/flu/viruses. Being Intentional is prudent! Add more fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight and may increase your bodies surveillance or response to outside negative influences. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – one can check pubmed.gov, for those documented in essential oils.

On Guard in water was sprayed to clean MRSA from an operating table and tested for 7 days and no new  growth of MRSA was detected until the 7th day after cleaning- and that was with daily testing! I use On Guard in my hand cleaner and I carry and use my hand cleaner VERY frequently- always have. The hand cleaner we make contains witch hazel, coconut oil and essential oil blend, On Guard- containing orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary – other blends are made now as well using oils that have documented anti-bacteriual/antiseptic/antiviral properties. I choose witch hazel because it contains <15% alcohol max- important because high alcohol content cleaners kill all the good bacteria that help our bodies fight, along with the ‘bad’ germs/bacteria. Typical ‘hand sanitizers’ have >60% alcohol on average; while this is good for cleaning surfaces, it’s not good for frequent use on our skin. Adding 100% plant-derived essential oils, which are 50-70% more powerful than the typical serving one gets with fresh plants, feeds the body many nutrients/therapeutic properties that support in various ways. Being Intentional is prudent! Add more fresh herbs/spices into your diet to equip the body to fight. There are decades, even centuries in some cases, of data showing the therapeutic properties of our natural resources – one can check pubmed.gov, especially the benefits of using essential oils supporting immune surveillance and immune response.

Some healthcare providers showed me their hands and how cracked, dry and irritated they are from use of the high-alcohol hand sanitizers and gloves. Working in the medical field means complying with hygiene requirements, so this is somewhat unavoidable. Using fractionated coconut oil, along with any combo of these essential oils- lavender, tea tree, copaiba, turmeric, frankincense and/or geranium – will bring moisture replenishing the skin. Coconut oil itself has so many therapeutic benefits for the body systems – to include skin, digestion and blood pressure. Hawaiian Coconut powered drink, available in the pixies for 20oz water, contains electrolytes for hydrating and replenishing the body to help keep cramps from muscles- Try some today – get Hawaiin Coconut or a mix of this with the green tea pixies AND use your ‘HnF10’ code to get 10% off your order on this website, https://www.2cupsgreenteahawaii.com/.

For those who think they have been exposed, Try this: A local reflexology, Chinese medicine practicing doctor indicated most viruses/flu enters the body through the mucus membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes. Before entering her office, She requires all patients to spend 3-5 mins over a 15-20% vinegar & water-steam pot, breathing through the mouth and nose with open eyes, to kill the virus/flu in the mucus membranes. She says this will be effective if done within the first 10 days of exposure to a virus/ incubation of the virus/flu. She recommends doing this steam pot-breathing in the morning and at night before bed. If one does not have a steam pot, then heat a water/vinegar mixture on the stove and it will steam without boiling; stand over it with eyes open for 3-5 minutes breathing in through the nose and mouth. This should be more effective than other treatments like the netty pot and taking vinegar orally because it allows exposure for 3-5min directly to the mucus membranes where these other methods do not.  Every time I’ve done this protocol, my sinus pressure, headache, congestion and burning eyes are relieved! Allergies have been obnoxious this season and We are now in Summer!!

I’m glad to meet/chat with anyone to empower and equip- just give me a call. We have some hand cleaner bottles for $6. We also have a small stock of essential oils, however you can get them delivered direct at 25% off retail prices with your own wholesale account.  We have monthly special offers for new members -One can choose ‘become a member’ at www.mydoterra.com/986534 . Also get a $20 biofeedback scan to see what YOUR Body say it needs to return to balance. Many essential oils, when 100% plant derived, have therapeutic properties that help our bodies fight. Contact Angie for details!

We also have many citations from published studies showing such properties- Visit our facebook for articles/tips:

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS—

A New Path for a NEW Decade!!  Explore with us!

Tue, Jan 28, 630p-8pm, Symphony of Cells Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Jan 29, 9am-1pm WakeMed Cary HF, Cary, NC

Thurs, Jan 30, 9am-2pm, WakeMed Raleigh HF, New Bern Ave, Raleigh NC

Fri, Jan 31, 10am-12noon, WakeMed North Raleigh/WF HF, Raleigh NC

Sat, Feb 1, 8am-12pm Rotary District 7710 Training, Cary, NC

Tue, Feb 4, 6-7pm, Angier Rotary meeting, AUMC, Angier

Tue, Feb 4, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 5, 1130-2pm, WRAP Training Table Setup, Greensboro, NC

Fri, Feb 7, 12-2pm, WSSU Healthfair, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Mon, Feb 10, 1230-130 Total Body Total Wellness Staff Workshop, Lillington, NC

Tue, Feb 11, 630p-8pm, Symphony of Cells Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 12,12-1pm City of Fayettville Wellness Workshop, Fayetteville, NC

Thurs, Feb 13, 930-1030am Lynn Thornes’ Radio Interview, Eastern Shore, Virginia

Thurs, Feb 13, 4-8pm, Lynn Thornes’ store Table Setup, Eastern Shore, Virginia

Sat, Feb 15, 8am-430pm, NCOMA Pulmonary Conference Dr Smutny, Campbell U, Buies Creek, NC

Mon, Feb 16, 6-7pm, Angier Rotary meeting, AUMC, Angier

Tue, Feb 18, 530-7pm, Fleet Feet Table Setup, Training Run group, Morrisville,

Tue, Feb 18, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Wed, Feb 19, 11am-2pm, NCState Wolfpack Wellness event, Raleigh, NC

Tue, Feb 25, 630p-8pm, Essential Oils Basics Wkshop, Inspire2Health Training Ctr, 558 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington

Sun, Mar 1, 9-1pm, F&A Fostering Footsteps Run,  WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary NC

Tues, Mar 3, 11-130pm, Rotary Lunch-n-Learn with Angier Chamber, Ed’s Restaurant, Angier, NC  ??

Nutritional Deficiencies

Thanks LivingStrong.com: I often have cold hands and feet and notice it more when I miss taking my doTERRA vitamins. Here are a few reasons why I believe I need to be consistent taking my vitamins!!
by NICKI WOLF
‘The saying goes “cold hands, warm heart,” but having colds hands and feet may indicate nutritional deficiencies. Having cold-to-the-touch extremities is not dangerous by itself, but inadequate vitamin and mineral intake may lead to other, more dangerous health problems. While you can tweak your diet to boost nutritional intake, consult your health care provider to ensure it is not a symptom of some other condition.
Iron
Cold hands and feet may result from iron deficiency. The average adult requires 8 to 18 mg iron each day. Pregnant women require much more — 27 mg. Consuming less than this inhibits the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin, blood components that deliver oxygen to various parts of the body. This triggers a condition known as anemia; one symptom of anemia is cold hands and feet. Eat liver, oysters and spinach to boost iron intake.
 
Vitamin B-12
Not getting enough vitamin B-12, also known as cobalamin, may contribute to a feeling of coldness in hands and feet. You need 2.4 mcg of this vitamin each day, although women need a bit more when pregnant — 2.6 mcg. A deficiency causes anemia, a symptom of which is cold hands and feet. Add fish and shellfish, organ meats, eggs and dairy products to increase your intake of vitamin B-12.
 
Niacin
Raynaud’s disease is a circulatory condition that can result in cold hands and feet due to a narrowing of arteries that supply blood to these body parts. Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, suggests consuming 100 mg of niacin per day to combat this problem. This is quite a bit more than the quantity you normally need each day for good health, which ranges from 14 to 18 mg. You can boost your consumption of niacin by eating beets, fish and sunflower seeds.
 
Magnesium
Including adequate amounts of magnesium in your diet treats cold hands and feet — low extremity temperature may be related to a deficiency of this mineral. Adult women need up to 300 mg of magnesium daily, and men require up to 400 mg. You can get more magnesium in your meal plan by consuming tofu, whole grains, many types of nuts, baked potatoes, seaweed and green leafy vegetables.’
 
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack contains a food nutrient complex capsule, a land&sea source omega softgel and a cellular complex of plant sources minerals/essential oils. There’s a 30day money back guarantee offered if desired results have not been met– for everyone I know who’ve sent the vitamins back, they’ve realized after about a week results had truly been achieved and reordered! Hawaiian Coconut Energy is a great source of electrolytes like B6/b12, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. The body needs calcium to absorb Vitamin D & today’s statistics show a grand majority of our population are vitamin D deficient!
Now that winter is upon us and I’m more susceptible to cold in the extremities, I’ll be more diligent to take my vitamins daily— with food, of course!! Contact Angie to discuss the benefits of doTERRA’s Gifts of the Earth- 919 656-0963  Be well & Make Life a Healthier Journey~

All Things Natural- Stress Relieving Benefits of Our Gifts of the Earth!

We have so many natural options to maintain excellent health! From green teas to essential oils from most of our plants. Products of 2Cups Green Tea Hawaii are blends of green tea with a daily serving of the Polynesion superfruit, Noni. While green tea has a plethora of documentation for cardiovascular benefits, Noni has immense documentation for boosting immunity!  So much so that Noni has been used in the cancer world for decades to boost immunity and balance digestive issues. Noni also supports the brain and nervous system, with new data showing improvement in memory! Essential oils ARE the immune system of the plant, so every plant contains essential oil! How they make the plant thrive and help rid it of toxins and impurities are benefits for our bodily and environmental health improvement!

Excerpt from ‘L-Theanine: How a Unique Anxiety Reducer and Mood Enhancer Increases Alpha Waves and Alertness’

http://www.okinawateacompany.com/html/pdf/mood_3.pdf

by Carolyn Perrini, CLS, CNC

L-theanine is extremely safe. There are no dietary limits on L-theanine intake by the Japan Food Additive Association. In 1964, the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare approved L-theanine for unlimited use in all foods, with the exception of infant foods.

The intended use of L-theanine is that of a mental and physical relaxant that does not induce drowsiness. Although there is no set schedule for taking L-theanine, it may generally be taken at the first signs of stress. Based on the results of the clinical studies, L-theanine is most effective in the range of 50-200 mg, with the effect being felt within 30 minutes and lasting for 8-10 hours. Individuals with high stress levels may increase their dosage of L-theanine to at least 100 mg, with no more than 600 mg being taken in a six hour period. FDA recommends a maximum dose of 1200 mg daily, although the reason for this limit is not clear, due to its demonstrated safety. There are no known adverse reactions to L-theanine and no drug interactions have been reported. L-theanine is not affected by food and may be taken anytime, as needed. Because it has a mild taste, capsules may be opened and dissolved in water. Although it is probably safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers, we discourage its use by them pending conclusive research.

Stress Relief
Stress and anxiety are debilitating conditions that upset the balance of our hormones leading to a loss of our well-being, performance, and even lifespan. Stress impairs the immune system, leaving us vulnerable to opportunistic infections, and can cause depression. In 1998, pharmaceutical sales of anti-anxiety drugs totaled over 700 million dollars, while sales of antidepressants totaled close to 5 billion dollars! People under stress can mitigate many of the harmful effects of stress with L-theanine without becoming sedated in the process. L-theanine doesn’t make one drowsy, nor does it promote sleep because this amino acid does not produce theta waves in the brain. It should be noted that if an individual were already relaxed, taking L-theanine would not produce further relaxation.

Status and Usage
L-theanine has just recently been introduced to the U.S. market. Japan is credited with most of the clinical studies and information we possess thus far on L-theanine but research is ongoing. We do know that it is absorbed from the small intestine via a sodium-coupled active transport process. It crosses the blood-brain barrier, as evidenced by the mental effects. L-theanine competes for absorption in the intestinal tract and the brain with the amino acids found in the methionine group (leucine, isoleucine, and valine), however the concentrations of amino acids are unchanged by simultaneous ingestion of L-theanine.

Conclusion
Research into L-theanine derived from the contradictory observation that green tea, with its high caffeine content, produces a very calming effect. The seemingly multi-dimensional reasons for this relaxation effect will continue to be studied. Current areas of ongoing research include using L-theanine as an alternative to Ritalin in children and adults, as a treatment for PMS, in controlling certain conditions of high blood pressure, in sharpening mental acuity and concentration, and as an anti-cancer agent alone and in synergy with other cancer-fighting agents. L-theanine may find another area of application for its use as a supplement in reducing the negative side effects of caffeine brought on by the over-consumption of coffee, soft drinks, or other caffeine-containing substances.

Many Essential oils like those from our citrus fruits and lavender have strong antidepressant properties bringing anxiety and stress relief.  Vanderbilt Hospital ER’s pilot study found at https://usingessentialoils.com/images/2014/06/Vanderbilt-Study-Article-Winter-2013.pdf  has spawned the use of essential oils in more than 800 hospitals nationwide. Research the many health benefits at our website  at www.mydoterra.com/986534.

The immune system for our fruits is found in the rind, so one can benefit by zesting the rind or including in smoothies or prepared dishes. All natural certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful than the plant itself, so only 1-3 drops per application will affect a positive change, especially in stress and anxiety feelings in just a few minutes! Join one of our many interactive workshops around the Triangle found in our events list at https://www.facebook.com/2CupsGreenTeaHawaii/  

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