PepsiCo is Offering Tranquility?
In an outrageously popular pre-purchase ad, Pepsi is entering the field of mental health!
But are the 200 units of calming theanine that its new beverage contains gram units or milligram units? (The spin-off press on the product is wildly divided.) 200 milligrams is a significant dose. 200 grams is an alarming overdose.
The beverage’s other contents are also as yet unclear. I would advise those interested in tranquility to pay 20 cents for a capsule of theanine and to start with 100 mg. (or to pass it up altogether if they have low blood pressure).
To confirm whether you might benefit at all, take the Craving Type Questionnaire and see how you score on Type 4, The Stressed Craver. If your scores are high, you probably do have a low brain output of the naturally calming chemicals, GABA. Theanine and other calming amino acids can help raise those levels.