About a month ago I started reading about this supplement called GABA.
I guess because I am a Capricorn I always have to know the science behind any supplement that I decide to take. Then I have to read tons of reviews to see what other people have experienced before I lay down the money and order. So for just a sec I want to give you a little background on GABA.
Gamma-Amino Buttyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It inhibits nerve transmission in the brain, calming nervous activity.
In our brain Glutamate speeds things up, and when they are going too fast, GABA slows them down.
It is also touted as increasing the Human Growth Hormone levels.
Without GABA, nerve cells fire too often and too easily. Anxiety disorder such as panic attacks, seizure disorders, and numerous other conditions including addiction, headaches, Parkinson's syndrome, and cognitive impairment are all related to low GABA activity.
GABA has a calming and quieting influence.
People take Benzo's and Sedatives, such as:
Sonata and Lunesta to try and increase the effectiveness of GABA. To the extent that they are successful, these drugs will produce a calming effect for a time and then apparently cease to work, because people have developed a tolerance to the drug.
Five years ago almost 10 million people were taking some form of these drugs or pain medication.
The long term effects of these drugs is not good.
So here are the claims that are being made about taking GABA as a supplement.
It is able to stop the actions of various brain chemicals which are especially active in people suffering with Anxiety.
Helps treat Depression
Improves Mental Function
Helps improve issues that contribute to lack of sexual desire.
Lessens signs of aging
Helps promote deeper sleep
I wanted to take this because I have had sleep issues for 15 years. I also wanted the benefits of increased mental focus. I will say that I have been sleeping better and I have noticed that I am more focused daily and my creative juices are flowing much better and faster. I am sure over time I will begin to notice more and more of the other benefits.
I don't really have anxiety or depression but I will say that you just feel "chill" all the time. I have found for me that it is really hard to even work up being mad about something.
I have been taking a brand of GABA from the bulletproof executive website. It's called GABAwave.
I bought it because you need to take a brand that will cross over the brain barrier. And this particular brand does according to the product description. It is liquid and comes in small little plastic ampules. You can only take 3 per week. 1 every 36 hours. If you take more it has an adverse effect on you. I would even recommend starting off with 1/2 the ampule. It doesn't taste all that great, but you can acquire a taste.
I always tell everyone to do their own research. Don't just read this and go order it. But for me I am so enjoying the benefits. There may be other brands that are just as good as this one.
Check it out, do your homework and come to your own conclusion. But it may be a great solution for you or someone you know especially if you struggle with anxiety or depression.
Until next time,
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