What is gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)?
GABA is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in your central nervous system. Inhibitory neurotransmitters prevent or block chemical messages and decrease the stimulation of nerve cells in your brain.
How does gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) work on the body?
Neurotransmitters all generally work in the same way. They are chemical messengers that carry messages from one nerve cell in your brain to the next. Between each nerve cell is a tiny amount of fluid-filled space called a synapse. Neurotransmitters must carry their message across this synapse and then land on and bind to specific receptors on the next nerve cell (like a key that can only fit and work in its partner lock).
There are two types of GABA receptors on nerve cells — GABA-A and GABA-B. Although they work in different ways, when GABA binds to these receptors, the result is that they decrease the responsiveness of the nerve cell. This means that as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA lessens the ability of a nerve cell to receive, create or send chemical messages to other nerve cells.
What are the potential health benefits of GABA?
By slowing certain GABA receptor functions, GABA is thought to be able to:
GABA is known for producing a calming effect. It’s thought to play a major role in controlling anxiety, stress and fear.
Decreased GABA levels are associated with several neurological and mental health conditions, as well as other medical conditions. Increasing GABA levels may help treat high blood pressure, diabetes and insomnia. Because of the abundance of GABA in your brain, the GABA receptor is a major target of drug development by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The effectiveness of GABA supplements and GABA-containing foods to prevent and treat medical conditions needs to be studied in a larger number of people. Before purchasing GABA supplements or eating certain GABA-containing foods, talk to your healthcare provider about the best approach to treat your health condition.
A lack of inhibition, particularly that mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the main inhibitory transmitter of the central nervous system (CNS), is responsible for many pain states. Until recently, few GABA acting drugs were available and were prescribed mostly for relieving muscle spasms, anxiety and epilepsy, but rarely for pain. Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15578966/
Skateboarders, snowboarders and surfers sure know about pain. We all practice these sports understanding that we might get hurt at some point. So the best thing we can do to avoid hurting ourselves is to make sharp decisions, and maintain a great physical condition.
Being healthy, pain free and clear minded is what we believe improves your experience out there. Studies have been stimulating our interest into GABA, and we have been testing different formulas since March 2020. Since we launched the Recovery Tincture 3000mg last winter, it quickly became our best selling tincture. The potency is stronger and the GABA really seems to help combat the more sedative effects of CBD. One CBD Recovery Tincture dropper seems enough for most of us, and the taste is much the same as the 2000mg.
We want to help our community so if you want to try something new to address anxiety, sleeping issues or muscular pain, maybe it's worth trying CBD. It worked for us and as daily users, we want to share our positive experience. If you are already familiar with CBD tincture and looking for the best long term supply, we certainly appreciate you considering the CBDayz Recovery Tincture 3000mg.
CBDayz team rider Kurt Wastell