A recent muscle-and-body mag (I won’t say which one) included a big typo in a chart that ran with an article about amino acids. I called the company to tell them about it, but I’m wondering if anyone can tell me how costly the error could have been to people’s health.
In the chart, they recommended taking 1 to 4 GRAMS of Theanine before bed time. Many of you already know that Theanine’s a relaxation supplement of sorts that’s supposed to help boost growth hormone during sleep, one they’re recommending you take before bed time. Now, in the article that accompanied the chart (as well as on the bottle), the suggested dose is 50 to 200 MILIGRAMS.
Compared to the chart, that’s a huge difference! How much? Well, on the maximum side, two pills vs. 40! So, for anyone who clipped the chart out of the mag (like I did) and slapped it on the fridge, didn’t know much about Theanine, and is used to gobbling a bunch of pills – that could have spelled trouble. But, actually, that’s what I’m wondering from you folks.
Can someone overdose on Theanine? What would have been the setback for me had I not caught the misprint?
And please forward this warning to others!