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The Effect of the Amino Acid L-Theanine on Alertness and Vigilance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01851122
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Bauer, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Brief Summary:
The amino acid l-theanine (the active ingredient in green tea) is considered to have a calming effect without causing sleepiness. This study evaluates whether l-theanine affects blood pressure, heart rate, alertness, and sense of well-being.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Theanine, (L)-Isomer Dietary Supplement: L-theanine capsule Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of the Amino Acid L-Theanine on Alertness and Vigilance
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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Drug Information available for: Theanine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: L-theanine capsule
L-theanine 250mg capsule

Experimental: l-theanine Dietary Supplement: L-theanine capsule
L-theanine 250mg capsule




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alertness [ Time Frame: 48 hrs ]
    The average response time to identify a small rectangle shown on a computer screen.

  2. Alertness [ Time Frame: 48 hrs ]
    Degree of subjective alertness, measured on a visual analog scale

  3. Well-Being [ Time Frame: 48 hrs ]
    Sense of subjective well-being as measured on a visual analog scale



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult
  • able to swallow capsule

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01851122


Locations
United States, Texas
Physicians at Sugar Creek
Sugar Land, Texas, United States, 77478
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Responsible Party: David Bauer, Staff - Internal Medicine - Cardiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01851122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-GEN-11-0299
First Posted: May 10, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by David Bauer, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
l-theanine
alertness
well-being