This drink is not even out in the US market yet but I think it should be. There is some kind of lawsuit going on because the Slow Cow people “copied” the Red Bull packaging but the drink has the opposite effect of the well known energy drink. This drink’s main ingredient is L-Theanine which “… is an amino acid commonly found in tea (infusions of Camellia sinensis). Contrary to caffeine, L-Theanine increases the levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is a neurotransmitter inhibitor that produces a feeling of relaxation and creates a feeling of well-being. In addition, it is well documented that L-Theanine increases mental awareness, helps in relaxation without causing sleepiness, reduces stress and anxiety, improves cognition, concentration and sleep quality. It also helps in diminishing the side effects of caffeine, builds up the immune system response and reduces premenstrual syndrome symptoms…” (Slow Cow). It also contains Chamomile, Sifflora, and Valerian, among other natural ingredients.
If the effect is the opposite as that of energy drinks, does this make them competitors as well? Some people do need energy, and some have way too much. I think it is awesome that someone actually thought about us, the too energetic people of this world. I can’t wait to have one!