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Pretty Boring Recreationally
L-Theanine
by Tingo
Citation:   Tingo. "Pretty Boring Recreationally: An Experience with L-Theanine (exp114807)". Erowid.org. Sep 29, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114807

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
600 mg oral Theanine (powder / crystals)
  T+ 2:45 75 mg oral Caffeine (liquid)

BODY WEIGHT: 60 kg


Background:
Ordered some l-theanine a couple of days ago. Just recieved it and decided to take it at the beginning of my work shift at 09:18 for experimental purposes.

T+0:00 - Mixed ~600mgs in a glass with a little water and drank it. Very weird taste. Sweet undertones but pretty gross.

T+0:10 - Feeling calm and a little spacey, but probably just placebo at this point. Getting excited.

T+0:17 - From what I've read the onset should be AT LEAST 30 minutes, but I'm pretty sure that something is going on. I feel the tip of my right thumb buzzing as I'm typing this on my phone.

T+1:20 - Been focused on work for a bit so haven't been able to think about any potential effects. I feel completely normal though. Maybe a little more relaxed and my eyes are a bit droopy.

T+1:28 - Got up from my chair now after sitting down since ingestion. Muscle relaxation is definitely apparent, but not heavy.

T+2:45 - Been walking around doing work for a while. Not really noticing any effects. Possibly because I've gotten used to the slight body relaxation. Had an energy drink without really thinking about it so 75mg of caffeine is being added onto the experience, but I'm guessing it will have a negligible effect.

T+7:50 - No other effects has been noted since the last update except feeling alright after work. I'm usually very tired.

Conclusion:
The experience for me was like a light version of a benzodiazepine like alprazolam. I don't suffer from a lot of stress or anxiety so benzos have never really done much for me in normal doses.

I'm sure that taking this amount of L-Theanine if I had stress/anxiety could be beneficial. For experimental/recreational use; not so much.

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 114807
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19 
Published: Sep 29, 2020Views: 1,170
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