What is GABA?
GABA is a major neurotransmitter widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. Either low GABA levels or decreased GABA function in the brain is associated with several psychiatric and neurological disorders. Studies indicate that GABA can improve relaxation and enhance sleep. L-Glutamic Acid is a neurotransmitter essential for brain cognitive functioning, learning and memory. Vitamin B6, in particular Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate restores the activity of the brain glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) which is the enzyme necessary for the conversion of glutamate into GABA.
How Does Provita Nutrition Gaba Work?
GABA works in the same way as prescription tranquilizers, like valium, but without the chance of addiction. In times of stress or hyperactivity GABA binds in the motor centers in the brain. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it regulates brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. GABA is referred to as the brain’s natural calming agent. By inhibiting over-stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension. It can be used as an alternative to the herb kava kava.
GABA is found in capsules, tablets or as a powder. It is best absorbed when taken between meals. If you take an individual amino acid supplement for longer than one month, take it with an amino acid complex to prevent the deficiency of other amino acids.
Who hasn’t had anxious moments in their life? Stressful situations are part of our daily existence. Anxiety evolved as a coping mechanism to alert us to danger and allow us to act quickly and efficiently. It becomes maladaptive when it restricts our activities or causes our body to be in a constant state of fear.
In most cases, anxiety is due to thoughts or emotions. The situation that brings on anxiety is individual but our body reacts to the perceived threat the same way it would if there was an actual threat. In other cases, substances like caffeine, nicotine, toxins or lack of sleep can contribute to anxiety.
Anxiety causes physical stress on the body. The autonomic nervous system is activated resulting in a sense of uneasiness, sweating and trembling or outright anxiety attacks. Attacks can include diarrhea, heart palpitations, memory blocks and inappropriate behavior.
You Can Support the Nervous System By:
- Taking a high quality B Complex vitamin.
- Using Herbs to aid relaxation.
- Avoiding coffee and other nervous system stimulants.
- Avoiding refined sugar.
- Consuming leafy green vegetables daily.
- Eating a whole foods diet.
- Reducing stress with meditation and breathing techniques.
- Getting adequate sleep.
- Supplement with Calcium & Magnesium
Irregular sleeping and eating patterns make one susceptible to stress related illness. Sleep is an essential component of our body’s repair mechanisms. During sleep the body is in an anabolic, or building, state. It has time to regenerate cells and replenish hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters. Insomnia prevents the repair of normal damage from the body’s daily activity. The brain also requires sleep in order to process information that is learned throughout the day.
Irregular eating patterns stress the body by not providing nutrients at regular intervals. When the body is lacking nutrients it compromises the body’s functioning. When an individual finally does eat the body rushes to use the nutrients and store whatever it does not need, in anticipation that the next meal may not come for a while
Lack of exercise contributes to stress by compromising the circulation of all molecules around the body, including food particles, oxygen and hormones. Circulation is also responsible for flushing waste products out of the cells and taking them to the appropriate organs for processing and excretion. The venous system contains no values so blood flow back to the heart is dependent on movement of the surrounding musculature. Exercise also removes tension from muscles and offers an outlet for unexpressed emotions.
Provita Nutrition GABA Contains:
- GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) from natural source……….500 mg
- L-Glutamic Acid………………………………………………………….100 mg
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)………………………………….15 mg
- Microcrystalline cellulose, Silicon dioxide, Gelatin (capsule shell)
Provita Nutrition GABA Dosage:
- Take 1 capsule 2 times per day or as advised by your health care practitioner
Provita Nutrition GABA Caution:
- Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you pregnant or breastfeeding or are taking prescription anti-anxiety medications.
Provita Nutrition GABA contains NO:
- Dairy, egg, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, yeast, nuts, artificial sweeteners or flavors.