Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid that serves as the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the spinal cord. It exerts its primary function in the synapse between neurons by binding to post-synaptic GABA receptors which modulate ion channels, hyperpolarizing the cell and inhibiting the transmission of an action potential.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system and is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Reduced or impaired GABA levels or function in the brain has been linked to psychiatric and neurological disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia and epilepsy.
As an oral supplement, GABA is used for anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Fibromyalgia, epilepsy, stabilising blood pressure, addictions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The benefits of GABA supplementation:
- Antihypertensive - Anti-stress - Anxiolytic - Major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain - Relaxant
- Anxiety - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Epilepsy - Fibromyalgia and pain syndromes - Insomnia and sleep difficulties - Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - Stress
The suggested dose for those aged 6-12 years is 200mg daily and 500-1500mg daily for those aged over 12. Elixir compounds GABA in both capsule and Troche form. GABA/Anxiety Terpene Troches are also available.
So cool that storm with GABA.