Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Benefits of GABA


GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a supplement used as a precursor to human growth hormone. In other words, GABA is a legal supplement that people take to increase natural growth hormone production, similar to how tribulus is used to increase natural testosterone levels.

GABA is a naturally-occurring element in the body, meaning that your body already has this supplement in its system at all times. It is a neurotransmitter that obstructs nerve impulses in the brain. This might sound like a negative thing, but it is not. By blocking nerve impulses, it helps your brain avoid going from extreme highs to extreme lows. GABA shortages are therefore linked to anxiety, uneven mood waves and even physical pain.

Supplementing with GABA can show the following benefits:

1. Improved sleep

Growth hormone (which will increase with GABA supplementation) helps to regulate sleep. Taking this supplement will help you fall asleep quicker and will ensure that your body goes through the processes that it needs to go through during sleepy time. I often recommend taking a GABA supplement before bed if you don't have much sleep time that day and need to squeeze as much benefit out of every sleep hour you have left.

2. Improved mood

Since it blocks nerve impulses, it helps to prevent roller-coastal feelings from one extreme to another. Many people take it to help combat anxiety. They have also been successfully used during periods of increased mental or physical stress. It produces feelings of calmness and tranquility.

3. Improved physical performance

Since it is closely related to growth hormone production, taking this supplement will help your body to recover from illness and injury. It also boosts muscle growth. The more growth hormone your body has, the better it is able to rebuild and recover from exercise. This leads to great physical performance.

4. Helps with pain

It also helps with pain management since it blocks nerves within neurotransmitters. In fact, some people use it to soften the effects of PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome).

5. Increasing concentration levels

Once again, its ability to block nerve impulses comes into play here. It is also used to treat attention deficit disorders like ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

6. Burn fat

By speeding up the body's metabolic processes, this supplement helps the body to burn fat more efficiently and on a larger scale.

7. Lowers blood pressure

This is another benefit of blocked nerve impulses. By doing so, your will automatically decrease its blood pressure.


Where to get GABA

Since it is a popular supplement with bodybuilders because of its ability to increase muscle recovery, you can find this supplement at almost all supplement stores. You can also find them at most chemists.


Be warned

Check with your medical practitioner before using any new supplements

Check with your doctor to see if using this supplement will be safe for you. For example, it does not work well with some medications and should not be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. Using this supplement has been linked to increasing height in some studies.

Do not use too often

Since your body makes GABA on its own, using these supplements could decrease your body's natural production of the chemical. I would personally only use this supplement during times of anxiety, when I need to speed up recovery, to speed up the healing process during illness and when I can't get enough hours of sleep. Give your body a break and let it learn how to create and regulate this chemical naturally.

What do you think about GABA? Have you used it before and what have your experiences with the supplement been? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below. STAY STRONG!