Category Archives: Gamma Aminobutryric Acid (GABA)

Foods Containing GABA

Gamma aminobutyric acid is an amino acid neurotransmitter in humans and animals. Synthesis of GABA occurs naturally in the brain of animals, and here it is used as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. In this regard, when GABA is released from neurones … Continue reading

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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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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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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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GABA Tea: Beneficial Against Mood Disorders?

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) tea is a special tea that has a greater content of GABA compared to normal tea. GABA tea is made by exposing normal tea leaves (from the Camellia sinensis plant) to low oxygen conditions. This increased … Continue reading

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Does Dietary GABA Get Into the Brain and Does it Matter?

It is known that the neurotransmitter GABA is responsible for decreasing excitatory activity in the brain of humans and other animals. When GABA is released from neurones, it activates GABAA receptors and this causes the opening of chloride channels of … Continue reading

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Dietary Sources of GABA

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid neurotransmitter found in the brains of mammals and other animals. GABA is synthesised by humans and is therefore not essential in the diet. GABA is an amino acid, but it is not … Continue reading

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The GABAA Receptor

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