Lyposomal GABA with L-Theanine
Relax Your Brain
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid produced in the human body that functions as the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. (1) GABA is associated with the parasympathetic side of the autonomic nervous system which balances the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) side. Our Gaba with L-Theanine is a cornerstone of functional medicine, as it helps balance our nervous system, which supports optimal health.
Many pharmacological agents exert anxiolytic, analgesic, anticonvulsant and sedative effects by modulating GABA receptor activity, or blocking the reuptake of GABA, thus increasing GABA activity. (2,3) Many toxins, such as mercury, and some physical traumas, such as head trauma, elicit neurotoxic effects through glutamate receptors in the brain (called NMDA-mediated neurotoxicity). This produces a feedback loop of inflammation, neurotoxicity, and anxiety. GABA supplementation can help break that loop by building the pool of GABA. Use of powdered GABA is not efficient because it is poorly absorbed and does not easily cross the blood-brain barrier. Studies have shown that GABA administered with phosphatidylserine improved GABA’s activity and was proposed to be due to an increased ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. (4,5) Quicksilver Scientific’s Etheric Delivery GABA produces a very quick and powerful effect. Try this “busy-ness” antidote once and you will know!