Monday, October 7, 2013

What Is GABA? - Discover How Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Helps Body Builders and Children With ADHD

Gamma Amino Butyric Acid or, GABA, is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It inhibits transmission of nerve impulses in the brain producing a calming effect on your nerves. As a supplement, it is sold and promoted as a natural tranquilizer. It is popular among bodybuilders because it increases the supply of human growth hormones in the body.

GABA is used to block the transmission of an impulse from one cell to another in the central nervous system. It can be used to calm a person, much like tranquilizers, but without the possibility of addiction. It relaxes your muscles and dramatically reduces tension and stress. It also treats people who have epilepsy and hypertension and those who have history of manic depression and acute agitation.

GABA also helps children who are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD by calming their nerves. GABA may also reduce symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, anxiety and premenstrual syndrome; maintain healthy blood sugar level; suppress appetite and alleviate stress, frustration and tension.

GABA stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to secrete the human growth hormones (HGH) believed to be the most potent muscle-building hormone in the body.

GABA has a calming and relaxing effect on the body thus, promoting sound and restful sleep. It increases bone density reducing the risk of osteoporosis. It increases lean muscles, improves skin texture and appearance, decreases body fats and cellulites, promotes the regeneration of vital organs of the body, improves sleep, regulates the body's cholesterol level, enhances libido and sexual performance and strengthens the immune system.

The recommended dose of GABA for healthy individuals is 3 grams mixed with water or juice 30 minutes before your workout and 3 to 5 grams mixed with 8 ounces of water or juice approximately 30 minutes before going to bed.

For epileptic patients, 250 to 500 mg. thrice daily dose is recommended, for fibromyalgia, 250 to 500 mg. thrice daily or as recommended by the physician, for Insomnia, 500 to 1000 mg. to be taken before going to bed, for stress, 250 mg thrice daily or 750 mg once daily and for tobacco dependence, 250 mg thrice daily or 750 mg taken at night before going to bed.

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