Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

What are GABA Receptors and Why are they Important?

The GABA receptors are a group of receptors that recognises the amino acid GABA. The amino acid GABA is an important neurotransmitter in mammals and other animals. GABA receptors are located throughout the body, including in the brain and central … Continue reading

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The Anti-Anxiety Effects of Chrysin

Chrysin is a polyphenol that belongs to the flavone subgroup of flavonoids. Evidence suggests that chrysin is able to bind to the GABAA receptor in the brains of animals and humans. This binding may explain the anxiolytic effects of chrysin, … Continue reading

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Can Lecithin Help Mood Disorders?

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Propolis: Mood Elevating Food?

Propolis is a bee product that is made when honey bees collect resinous material from the leaves and bark of plants. This resinous material is then subsequently mixed with beeswax and enzymes to produce propolis. Because the propolis is mainly … Continue reading

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L-Theanine: Important Brain Nutrient?

The health effects of tea are well reported. Studies show that tea has a number of beneficial effects, including anti-cancer, cardiovascular and neuroprotective effects. The ability of tea to protect mental function, and perhaps even enhance it, is well reported, … Continue reading

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Paeonia suffruticosa (Mudan)

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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How Does GABA Affect Mood?

Evidence suggests that the neurotransmitter GABA is a key regulator of mood. The role of GABA is mood disorders was first evidenced by the observation that valproic acid, a GABA agonist, was effective at treating bipolar disorder. Since this time … Continue reading

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GABA Enriched Foods: Antidepressant Effects

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) may decrease blood pressure and lower stress and anxiety in humans. GABA is available as a supplement usually as a powder or capsule. The GABA content if foods can be significantly increased by fermentation using yeast, … Continue reading

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Supplemental GABA: Relaxant and Immune Booster

The amino acid gamma aminobutyric acid is a neurotransmitter in humans. Its role is to decrease electrical activity in the brain and thus produces a calming and relaxing effect. Most foods contain low levels of GABA, but higher amounts are … Continue reading

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