GABA stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid, is the product of a biochemical decarboxylation reaction of glutamic acid by the vitamin pyridoxal, as well as from decarboxylase (GAD).
What it is
Gamma-aminobutyric acid is an important amino acid which functions as the most prevalent inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
What it does
GABA is required as an inhibitory neurotransmitter to block the transmission of an impulse from one cell to another in the central nervous system, which prevents over-firing of the nerve cells.
It is also used for brain metabolism and to treat both epilepsy and hypertension where it is thought to induce tranquility in individuals who have a high activity of manic behavior and acute agitation.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid can be used to calm a person, much like tranquilizers, but without the possibility of addiction.
- Promotes normal brain function
- Reduces anxiousness
- Emotional stress
- Reduced sex drive
For adults the usual dosage of GABA is 3 to 5 grams per day.