Dr. Wolf gives you the summary on gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and its effects on neurotransmitters. #Gaba #stressrelief #supplements
The body uses chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate information between neurons. Essentially, it is how the cells communicate with each other.
These chemicals also communicate important information through the brain and the body. There are many different chemicals in the body that act as neurotransmitters. In this episode we will talk about gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. This neurotransmitter may be indicated for a variety of conditions.
What is it, where is it?
– GABA is made in glutamate brain cells.
– It is the main inhibitory NT of our body and helps to balance the neurotransmitters excitators of the body, acting basically as a brake to calm the nervous system.
Without adequate amounts of GABA, our nerve cells would shoot too often. People with lower levels of GABA tend to feel nervous, stressed and anxious. GABA can help people calm down and relax.
Attention deficit disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by a deficit in behavior inhibition. Recent research has concluded that there may be a link between ADD and a GABA deficiency.
Bodybuilders are starting to use GABA, as it can help increase HGH levels if they are taken before exercise.
Although GABA is an important inhibitory neurotransmitter of the brain, it occurs at high levels in pancreatic islet cells, which makes it beneficial for type 1 diabetes.
In general, a dose between 500-1000mg of daily GABA is recommended for people who want to be more relaxed.
There is controversy over whether GABA supplements are effective or not because they may or may not cross the blood-brain barrier. This barrier is a system in the brain that separates circulating blood from your brain tissue. In other words, it prevents chemicals and drugs in the blood from reaching the brain.
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About the series:
Watch LuckyVitamin's Ask The ND series with LuckyVitamin's Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness issues. These quick guides are excellent educational resources to learn about a variety of topics geared towards the well-being of a trained naturopathic physician.
About the doctor:
Dr. Jeremy Wolf is a licensed physician in naturopathy (N.D.). He completed his four-year medical education at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) and graduated with honors in Health Sciences. Before receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Wolf received his Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Biology from Towson University. Dr. Wolf's medical approach is based on herbal medicines, health supplements, homeopathy, pediatrics, nutrition and physical medicine. He has also had extensive training in therapeutic nutrition. Dr. Wolf's medical philosophy is based on a healthy balance of diet, exercise and proper nutrition to help reverse the disease and stimulate the body's innate ability to heal itself.
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