What is Gaba
GABA is the abbreviated name for Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, the body's naturally occurring tranquillising and calming neurotransmitter. GABA works it's action by acting as a break within the nervous system and brain where it dampens the excitatory actions of other neurotransmitters, primarily Glutamate. [read more]
Symptoms of low Gaba
Low Gaba levels can cause an excitatory state within the nervous system leading to an abundance of nervous and neurological problems, like: anxiety, depressions, convulsions, mood disorders, muscle spasms, nervousness, panic attacks, PMS and more. [read more]
How to increase Gaba
The body is an amazing resilient organism and under the right conditions, both nutritionally and physically it can easily produce GABA. The body needs Zinc, Vitamin B6 and L-Taurine to convert the amino acid L-Glutamine into GABA, without these nutrients Low GABA levels continue along with one or more of the above symptoms. Additional nutrients such as Theanine, Inositol, Magnesium and L-Glycine along with herbs such as St John's Wort, Kava Kava and Valerian all help to increase low GABA levels and enhance the uptake of GABA by the GABA and Benzodiazepine receptors.
Exercise, meditation, yoga, tai chi and mindfulness also are of great benefit in helping to increase low GABA levels. [read more]