GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that is commonly referred to as ‘the brain’s natural calming agent’. By inhibiting over stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation, mental focus, a sense of calmness, and improved sense of well-being. Taken before bedtime, GABA may assist in promoting a deeper more restful sleep.
- Promotes Relaxation
- Restful Sleep
- Mental Focus
- Promotes a Sense of Calmness
- Improved Sense of Well-Being
What is GABA?
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that acts as a calming neurotransmitter to regulate brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. GABA is commonly referred to as the brain’s natural calming agent and by inhibiting over stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation, mental focus, a sense of calmness, and improved sense of well-being.
GABA is the most important and widespread inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It helps prevent the over-firing of the nerve cells and decreases overall neuron activities in the central nervous system (CNS). Over-firing can cause restlessness, spasmodic movements, irritability, anxiety, and more. GABA is also used by the brain to create a sense of tranquility and calmness.
Taken before bedtime, GABA may assist in promoting a deeper more restful sleep.
GABA and Growth Hormone:
GABA is active in the pituitary gland (the control center of hormone production) where it stimulates the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Elevated growth hormone levels support faster recovery, increases in muscle growth, improved fat loss, and increased metabolic rate. HGH tends to decrease naturally with age, so the older you get, the harder is may be to lose fat. That is one reason that GABA is so popular.
Low levels of GABA have been found in the brains of people with a number of movement disorders and other conditions, including panic, anxiety, depression, alcoholism, and bipolar disorders.