GABA supplements have extraordinary nootropic potential. As naturally occurring neurotransmitters, concentrations of GABA in the brain are heavily involved with aiding in management of feelings of anxiety and the process of winding the body down for a full night’s sleep. Thorne Research PharmaGABA uses only the highest quality of natural GABA extracts to help the body properly absorb this incredible nutrient.
- 250 mg of patented natural GABA extract per capsule.
- Harvested from natural fermentation processes like those used to make sauerkraut and kimchi.
- May provide nootropic support for various aspects of brain health and cognitive function.
- Many report feelings of relaxation and easier sleep after GABA consumption.
What is GABA and How is it Sourced for Supplements?
In chemical terms, gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid. However, in the human body it functions unlike any of the traditional alpha aminos. Rather, GABA is found exclusively in the brain where it acts as a chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. As such, GABA plays a central role in numerous aspects of healthy cognitive function, perhaps more so than any other chemical compound in the body.
Natural GABA which matches the molecular structure of that which is found in the human brain can be obtained from fermentation. It can be found in fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, and miso. It can also be isolated during fermentation. Such is the process by which PharmaGABA, a patented natural GABA ingredient, is manufactured.
Efficacy of GABA Supplementation
While GABA does much within the brain to help with focus, retention, stress management, and even healthy sleep, there is debate over whether or not GABA supplements are able to bypass the blood-brain barrier in order to be truly effective. There are countless testimonials all over the internet of people claiming that GABA supplements helps them to relax, negate feelings of anxiety, focus on studies, and get to sleep easier. While this is consistent with its roles as a neurotransmitter, scientific studies have yet to reveal whether or not even the highest quality of natural GABA extracts are capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier and providing this support in every case.
If you plan on trying out GABA of yourself, all that is certain is the importance of using quality tested ingredients (like PharmaGABA) in a dosage that is properly calibrated for your individual needs. With these factors in place, the nutritional potential of this incredible dietary ingredient may be unlocked.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.