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Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It acts as a chemical messenger involved in transmitting messages between the brain and the nervous system. It is seen as an inhibitory neurotransmitter due to its ability to “block” some brain signals and reduce activity within the nervous system. 

Low levels of GABA have been linked to anxiety, mood disorders, epilepsy, and chronic pain.*

The Role of GABA in the Body

GABA is difficult to obtain from food sources as it is only found in fermented foods such as kimchi and tempeh. GABA supplements have become more popular in recent years due to its calming properties within the body,.* [1

Food with GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

GABA supplements may help in reducing:

  • Anxiety*
  • Insomnia* (2)
  • High blood pressure* (3)
  • Stress and fatigue* (4)

Woman depressed and peaceful

Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/gamma-aminobutyric-acid 
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30707852 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15630275 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26065137 
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