The benefits include:
This natural formula contains the necessary precursors and cofactors for optimal GABA availability.
GABA Brain Food users report:
The neurotransmitter GABA acts like a “brake” to keep excitation in check. Too much excitation can lead to irritability, restlessness, and sleep disruption to name a few. GABA’s role as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter helps provide this function in the human body.
GABA is what is known as a self-inhibiting compound. This means, when you take more GABA than your body needs, it blocks its own transport into the brain to maintain constant, normal GABA concentrations. To circumvent this mechanistic limitation, we included the ingredients L-citrulline, rosmarinic acid, and grape seed extract. These ingredients work synergistically to both increase GABA’s transport into the brain and work to sustain elevated concentrations of GABA.
The main challenge in increasing brain levels of GABA via supplementation is circumventing the molecule’s inherent self-inhibiting characteristic. It is suggested that increasing GABA’s permeability across the blood-brain barrier is an effective target to increase GABA. One way to do this is to increase vasodilation by upregulating nitric oxide (NO) production in the body.
L-Citrulline is a known precursor to the amino acid, L-Arginine, which has a potent effect on stimulating NO production. Additionally, grape seed extract has been shown to increase the production of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS), an enzyme used to generate NO from L-Arginine.
Once GABA is made more permeable and able to freely cross the blood-brain barrier with increased NO production, it is naturally broken down by the enzyme GABA-Transaminase (GABA-T). To attenuate the degradation of GABA by GABA-T we incorporated rosmarinic acid into our formulation, which has an inhibitory effect on GABA-T, thus allowing for sustained, elevated levels of GABA in the brain for a longer period of time.
GABA Brain Food’s functional ingredients are careful selected and formulated to promote optimal mental performance:
As the main inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA’s role in the brain is to act like a “brake” and balance excitement. GABA is associated with normal restful sleep, relaxation, healthy movement and state of mind.
Found in rosemary, sage, mint and basil, rosemarinic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenol flavonoid. It is also found in lemon balm and is used in aromatherapy to promote feelings of calm and relaxation.
First developed in the 1970’s grape seed extract contains the antioxidant compound oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC) which has shown promise as a dietary supplement to support healthy cellular function.
L-citrulline is an amino acid found in watermelon, dairy, beef, poultry and pork. When taken as a supplement, L-citrulline is converted into L-arginine by the kidneys.
This innovative formula provides natural ingredients from vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that our bodies use as precursors and cofactors to support normal, healthy function of neurotransmitters.