GABA Dabba Do!

GABA and its benefits

Gamma-Aminobutyric acid, or γ-aminobutyric acid, it is one of most important neurotransmitters in mammalian central nervous system.

But what is a neurotransmitter. This cool term is not about electronics or radios. Neurotransmitters are messenger molecules between neuron cells. They are much slower than signal that has been conducted inside of the neuron.

Neurotransmitters are received by receptors of neuron cells.

This GABA neurotransmitter is also sold as a supplement. It is oftenly used to reduce stress. This is actually due to role of GABA. GABA acts as a inhibitory neurotransmitter, which reduces the excited state of the neuron cells. In simple words it can calm us down.

But you don’t have to buy it directly as supplement, there are side tricks to make our GABA works better.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

It is suspected that Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) tea can help the GABA receptors work better. Also another suspect is the famous Vitamin C. If you increase your Vitamin C intake maybe it can help your GABA receptors to work better. As a supplement you can use GABA to overcome with the sleep issues due to Caffeine intake. I believe, the natural way is always the better. Also GABA is abundant in the tomatoes. I hope your unnecessary worries fly away.

Ivaldo Jesus Lima de Oliveira, Victor Vasconcelos de Souza, Vitor Motta and Sergio Leme Da-Silva, 2015. Effects of Oral Vitamin C Supplementation on Anxiety in Students: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 18: 11-18.

Cases, Julien et al. ‘Pilot Trial of Melissa Officinalis L. Leaf Extract in the Treatment of Volunteers Suffering from Mild-to-moderate Anxiety Disorders and Sleep Disturbances’. 1 Jan. 2011 : 211 – 218.

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