Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or γ-Aminobutyric acid

Have you ever been to a science museum and played with the human-touch circuit? Where, just by placing your finger somewhere, the rest of the exhibit begins shifting? Maybe it is lighting up, or an electrical flow is created. With the initiation of one thing, such as a lightly pressed finger - an entire system begins firing. 

That is how we explain the intensity and impact that Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has on the central nervous system in your body. It is the head honcho of the neurotransmitters that conduct most of the messaging flowing from your brain. When GABA, AKA the leader of the system, is stressed, depressed, or in some way misfiring, the rest of the system suffers. GABA naturally occurs in the brain but can also be ingested through a supplement. Because it plays a significant role in well-being, specifically in terms of relaxation, we included it in our REST formula to ensure you are getting the best rest support available. Below is a list of the different ways in which GABA supports us.

Evidence-based relief and benefits from this super neurotransmitter:

  • Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the only inhibitory (relaxing) neurotransmitter that is naturally produced in the brain
    • It is known for its calming effects and is often used as a natural sleep aid
    • It may help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and increase the time spent in deep sleep. This can lead to feeling more rested and refreshed in the morning.
    • GABA may also help reduce anxiety and stress levels in women. It works by blocking specific brain signals that cause feelings of anxiety and stress. This can help promote a sense of calm and relaxation
    • GABA has been shown to have mood-enhancing effects in women. It is common to see mood changes such as increased feelings of happiness and well-being and reduced feelings of depression

    Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can be a beneficial natural sleep aid for women. It can support improvements in sleep quality and mood and help with feelings of anxiety and stress. You deserve relief when it finally becomes time to slow down and rest. We are passionate about this powerful nutrient because it helps you prioritize taking care of yourself. As always, resources are included below.

    hey freya’s women-focused GABA research database

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