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What is GABA?

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GABA is a neurotransmitter that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain. Low levels of GABA may be linked to:

Researchers suspect that GABA may boost mood or have a calming, relaxing effect on the nervous system.

  • Anxiety or mood disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic pain

From: GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Virginia Commonwealth University: "The Role of GABA in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Anxiety and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Neurotransmitter Synthesis." 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)."

Shimada M. . June 2009. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Krantis A. , 1984. Acta Neuropathologica

Enna, S. Academic Press, 2006. GABA, Volume 54 (Advances in Pharmacology),

Amen, D. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 20, 2017

SOURCES:

Virginia Commonwealth University: "The Role of GABA in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Anxiety and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Neurotransmitter Synthesis." 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)."

Shimada M. . June 2009. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Krantis A. , 1984. Acta Neuropathologica

Enna, S. Academic Press, 2006. GABA, Volume 54 (Advances in Pharmacology),

Amen, D. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 20, 2017

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