GABA is an abundant neurotransmitter naturally produced by the brain. It is known an “inhibitory” neurotransmitter . It may promote alpha wave activity in the brain; alpha waves are believed to encourage feelings of calm focus . Due to its structure, direct supplementation of GABA may not be particularly efficient, because it does not easily cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) . However, comparable derivatives of GABA such as Phenibut likely have a greater chance of crossing the BBB . Compare GABA to the brakes of a car. When your brain gets a bit hectic, GABA acts to “put the brakes on”.
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Before Bed With a Meal on an As Needed Basis
1-3 g per serving
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