GABA is a non-essential amino acid that helps block stress-related messages from reaching receptor sites in the central nervous system. GABA supplements have prominently been used to promote sound sleep, relaxation, and production of human growth hormone. GABA may lower activity of neurons in the brain making it easier to fall asleep. Supplementation of GABA may also increase HGH levels in the body, which in turn might improve sleep and decrease disruptions in sleep. GABA may also promote a sense of calm. The effects of GABA are usually subtle.
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Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and the Blood Brain Barrier
THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER! There is a school of thought out there that supplementing with GABA is not effective since it will not cross the blood-brain barrier. However GABA may “sneak into the brain” through the pituitary gland. A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, as well as the other human studies listed above, found oral GABA supplements do elevate growth hormone levels. Growth Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, which is located in the brain but not protected by the blood-brain barrier. Because the pituitary gland is in both environments, it can provide a path for GABA to enter the central nervous system, thus debunking the belief that supplementation with GABA is ineffective due to the blood-brain barrier.
What kind of results can I expect from supplementing with GABA?
May Promote Weight Loss
May Increase Lean Muscle Mass
May Enhance Fat Burning
May Reduce Pain
May Promote a Sense of Relaxation
May Promote Restful Sleep
May Increase Exercise Tolerance
May Reduce Anxiety
May Improve Overall Mood
May Increase Growth Hormone Levels at Rest and Post-Exercise.
May Increase Protein Synthesis
Who should supplement with GABA?
Healthy adults over 21 years of age and people wishing to use natural sleep aids as opposed to habit forming sleep aids. Males and females can take GABA. People deficient in GABA may experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, and muscle fatigue.
What Dosage Should I take?
As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop (1g) with 8 to 16 ounces of water, before sleep. Mix with Premium Powders Flavor Mix of your choice for added deliciousness.
What side effects should I expect?
Side effects may include but are not limited to drowsiness, a slight tingling sensation, alteration in heart rate and breathing patterns. Caution should be used when operating vehicles or heavy machinery while supplementing with GABA.
Research and Studies:
Human studies on GABA have shown it to significantly induce relaxation and reduce anxiety. A study also showed administration of GABA could enhance immunity under stressful conditions.http://iospress.metapress.com/content/5fhxeck4pv5q2218/
Human Studies Proving the Elevation of Growth Hormone: the purpose of this study was to see if GABA ingestion stimulates immunoreactive growth hormone (irGH) and immunofunctional growth hormone (ifGH) release at rest. This study showed concentrations of both hormones to be elevated by about 400% at their peak.
This study concluded that ingested GABA elevated irGH and ifGH during resting and post-exercise periods.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18091016
According to the guide “Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sports,” studies of GABA supplementation found that growth hormone levels increased within three hours of GABA consumption.
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