Helps regulate the anterior pituitary gland, where HGH is secreted.
Non-Essential - Non-Proteogenic An inhibitory neurotransmitter that produces serenity and relaxation.
An amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is synthesized in the brain from glutamate and glucose, and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter (it blocks nerve impulses). GABA is concentrated in the hypothalamus region of the brain and is known to play a role in the overall functioning of the pituitary gland - which regulates growth hormone synthesis, sleep cycles, and body temperature. •
A brain chemical that slows brain activity, promoting relaxation and sleep. When there is enough GABA available, brain activity decreases and the brain stays on a more even keel, helping us to relax and fall asleep. It inhibits excessive neuron activity of cells, but is not addicting like a tranquilizer, therefore, it can be used without worry of addiction to for anxiety or to calm the body. It inhibits cells from over firing. Aiding anxiety and stress related messages from reaching the motor centers of the brain by filling it’s receptor site.
It helps in relaxation and may be helpful in epilepsy, high blood pressure, and anxiety. It may enhance the sex drive and reduce nighttime urination. It may aid an enlarged prostate gland by stimulating the release of the hormone, prolactin, from the pituitary, resulting in reduction in size.
Does not easily pass through the blood-brain barrier. Used widely for a calming, sedative effect.
Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Librium, activate GABA neurons.
GABA activity is found in glands controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, namely: pancreas and thymus.
High doses of GABA may raise IQ and be helpful in treating seizure disorders.
GABA primarily functions in the body as a powerful inhibitor of neurotransmitters and to help maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. Over-stimulated or over-active neurons may lead to feelings of restlessness, irritability, and sleeplessness. It inhibits nerve cells from over-firing to promote feelings of calmness and stability.
GABA is the most important and abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain (amino acids are classified as a neurotransmitter). It helps induce relaxation and sleep. GABA acts as a "balancer" for the brain where excitation of the brain is balanced with inhibition.
GABA stimulates the anterior pituitary, leading to higher levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), HGH is very anabolic (muscle building) and lipotropic (fat preventing). It indirectly enhances these 2 positive effects.
Benefits of Human Growth Hormone:
HGH is shown to have anti-aging effects
Higher levels of HGH leads to less body fat
and also better lean tissue-stored fat ratio
HGH level decrease with age, so supplementation
Helps lose fat and improve lean muscle
In Studies: There are many studies done on GABA and Its effects, and studies have show it to promote significant increase
in plasma growth hormone levels.
One study (conducted by First Medical Clinic
at the University of Milan in Milan) found that 90 minutes after
its supplementation, HGH levels increased 5 times. This research
studied 19 subjects who took It compared to 18 placebo subjects,
and 5 grams of It was administered orally to the It group.
After 90 minutes HGH levels in the It group were found to have
increased by 5 fold.
Research shows that at least 2 grams of it
may be taken for it to be effective. 5g is shown to be more
effective, and the effectiveness of it is maxed out at 18 grams.
There are studies where it is administered orally and it is effective.
Technicals: GABA is one of the two main inhibitory neurotransmitters, the other being Glycine.
Glutamic acid with the help of vitamin B6 and manganese, is main precursor of GABA, an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Synergist: Glutamic acid, vitamin B6 and manganese
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: GABA is good for depressed sex drive because of its ability as a relaxant. It is also useful in enlarged prostate, probably because it plays a role in the mechanism of regulating the release of sex hormones.Seizure disorders, GABA, niacinamide and inositol, prevent anxiety and stress related messages from reaching the motor centers of the brain by occupying the receptor sites.
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