Gaba (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a valuable supplement that helps to promote a more deep sleep and induce larger releases of HGH to the body resulting in better recovery and growth. It can also help to greatly reduce stress and anxiety levels.
What is GABA?
GABA, or Gamma-aminobutyric acid, as it is formally known, is a type of supplement that has been specially designed to help improve a person’s mental health and well-being. Mental health disorders are now more common than ever before, and they are becoming a huge cause for concern, and rightfully so. Not only is Gaba available as a supplement, it is also naturally synthesized in the human body, and it has been found to play a crucial role in how your nervous system functions. Because of this, Gaba supplements are considered beneficial, not only for a person’s mental health and well-being, but it is also beneficial for anybody looking to increase their lean muscle mass in the process.
How does it work?
Basically, Gaba functions as a neurotransmitter within the human body, and it helps to assist with the function of the nervous system, as previously mentioned. Experts have found that Gaba can actually inhibit the number of signals being sent to and from the human brain, which in turn can produce a relaxing and calming effect on the body. In terms of bodybuilding and athletic performance however, Gaba is especially popular due to the fact that it does appear as if the supplement can substantially increase your growth hormone levels, which in turn helps assist with the growth and repair of muscle tissue. Studies have found that even a relatively small dosage of just 5g, could substantially increase your growth hormone levels in as little as three hours. Not only that, but it can also inhibit and reduce the amount of cortisol, a stress hormone, found in and produced by, the body, following a strenuous workout. Cortisol is a result of stress, and as Gaba helps provide calming and relaxing effects, the calmer you are, the less cortisol you will produce. Cortisol is responsible for anxiety, it causes spots, it slows down the metabolism, it increases appetite and cravings for junk food, and much more besides. For those reasons alone, Gaba supplements are proving very useful.
What are the benefits of Gaba supplements?
Some of the primary benefits of Gaba supplements include:
Improved mental health and well being
As mentioned, one of the primary benefits associated with Gaba supplements, is the fact that they have been found to improve a person’s mental health and well-being, in a relatively short amount of time. It works in synergy with a selection of other nutrients to help improve mental health and well-being, and reduce conditions such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
Increased muscle mass
Another great benefit of Gaba supplements, is that they also help to assist with the growth of lean muscle mass. Gaba supplements help with hormone regulation and have been found to increase natural growth hormone levels in the human body. Growth hormone assists with the growth and repair of muscle tissue, so the more growth hormone you produce, the more muscular you will become.
Better weight management
As Gaba has also been found to reduce stress, and stress hormones such as cortisol, it can assist with weight loss, and weight management as better mental health generally means you are less likely to binge eat or comfort eat. The fact that it reduces cortisol is also beneficial as cortisol can lead to cravings for junk food.
Other benefits include:
- Better weight management
- Increases in muscle mass
- Improved mental focus
- Improved mental health and well-being
- Reductions in stress, anxiety, and depression
- Increased metabolism
- Increased growth hormone levels
- Better hormone regulation
- Improved hormone regulation
- Improved immunity
- Better sleeping patterns
- And more...
How and when should it be consumed?
Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 1 - 12 time(s) per day.
Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 - 4 time(s) per day.
Gaba VS 5-HTP
5-HTP is another supplement that is designed to improve mental health and well-being, and although similar to Gaba, the two are still very unique to one another. 5-HTP for example, is considered more effective for mood-related issues, as it is able to cross the blood brain barrier, but even so, it is not considered to be quite as potent or powerful as Gaba, which is why they are often stacked together.
What can it be stacked with?
For people looking to boost mental health and well-being Gaba can be stacked with 5-HTP, St John’s Wort, omega 3 oils, Glucosamine, and a multi-vitamin supplement. The aforementioned stack is perfect for anybody looking to boost their health and fitness, both physically, and mentally in the process.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid, 4-Aminobutanoic acid) .......................... 500 Milligrams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin.
Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid, 4-Aminobutanoic acid) .......................... 0.75 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: none.
Potential side effects
Always speak to your doctor before using any new supplement, and discontinue usage if you experience any negative side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this supplement as not enough is known about its safety. Some mild side effects associated with Gaba usage have included:
- Stomach discomfort
Cautions and Warnings
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Do not use with alcohol.
Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.
Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.