100% Natural Vegetarian Formula PharmaGABA™
BioSynergy brand GABA is produced by lactobacillus-fermentation from glutamic acid.
Note: BioSynergy uses only Japanese made PharmaGABA™ which is a highly concentrated bioactive form of GABA that has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier.
This is the best, pure, natural form of GABA supplement. Full GABA information, benefits, side effects & dosage below.
Many competitor GABA supplements contain the synthetic form of GABA referred to as “naturally occurring L-form”.
This form not been demonstrated to cross the blood brain barrier even at high doses of 800 mg or more. Ours does not contain “L-form” and has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier.
PharmaGABA™ is very popular in Japan where it is used as a supplement and functional food & drink additive to reduce stress and promote relaxation. GABA is referred as “your body’s natural valium”.
BioSynergy natural GABA supplement is made from the highest quality raw materials with guaranteed potency
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
|One Capsule Provides:||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|GABA (PharmaGABA™)||200 mg||*|
|*Daily value not established.|
Other ingredients: Maltodextrin, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silicon dioxide.
Contains no: Salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, peanuts, egg, fish, shellfish, or preservatives.
PharmaGABA™ is a trademark of Pharma Foods International Co., Ltd.
Biologically Active – In addition to increased mental and physical relaxation, research suggests that PharmaGABA™ may have application in :
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.
GABA’s calming, anti-epileptic, and neurotransmitter regulating properties are critical for the nervous system’s healthy function.
Many disorders such as anxiety, tension, insomnia, and epilepsy are thought to be due to the inability to manufacture sufficient levels of GABA.
Drugs taken to increase the effects of GABA like Valium, Neurontin, Valproate, and Baclofen have dangerous addictive and other side effects where natural PharmaGABA™ and L-theanine have none.
GABA also has a physiological role in many systems outside the central nervous system, including regulating cardiovascular functions, regulating pituitary functions and growth hormone production, mammalian fertilization, and healthy renal (kidney) function.
Also, it is clinically demonstrated that GABA (PharmaGABA™) and GABA-enhancing compounds, like the amino acid L-theanine (Suntheanine™), play an important role in stabilizing mood disorders.
GABA increases the wakeful alpha brain waves producing a relaxed and effortless alertness. GABA decreases stressful beta brain waves that decrease mental concentration and focus.
GABA induced higher alpha and lower beta brain waves result in heightened relaxation, arousal, healthy stress response, and better concentration.
Anxiety and stress are well-known to reduce the strength of your immune systems.Thus, increasing alpha and reducing beta brain waves results in stronger immune systems.
Because stressful conditions reduce GABA levels, it is important to replace GABA through supplementation with Pharma GABA™ or L-theanine.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are debilitating conditions that can shorten life span while lessening performance, well being, and the enjoyment of life.
Stress can impair the ability to perform mentally. It may result in reactions to situations that cause enhanced frustration, hostility or even injury.
Stress slowly destroys the immune system, lowering resistance to disease and thus allowing degenerative and opportunistic diseases to occur. Stress is a cause of depression.
The entire population is subjected to stress. In a 2011 survey, nearly 65 percent of the adult population indicated that they were under great stress. More than 23 million Americans suffer from anxiety illness.
GABA supplement combined with melatonin can help the body to de-stress and wind down in preparation for a good night’s sleep. If constant waking up is a problem, open a GABA capsule, put in water and sip on it. The GABA will allow you to relax and go back to sleep.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A shot of a brain chemical called GABA essentially turned back the clocks in the brains of older monkeys, whose brain function briefly operated at levels normally seen in monkeys less than half their age.
The finding may one day help scientists reverse similar age-related deterioration in the brains of people, according to the report published Friday in the journal Science.
GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a messenger chemical that is essential for optimizing how brain cells transmit messages to each other and acts to put a damper on unwanted brain signaling activity, explained the study’s lead author Dr. Audie G. Leventhal at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City.
Although GABA’s age-related decline has not been documented in humans, a host of studies in mammals, including other primates, suggests that a similar process is at work in people, explained Leventhal.
In the current study, Leventhal’s team evaluated how a brain region called the visual cortex in old and young monkeys responds to micro-shots of GABA.
Monkeys between the ages of 26 and 32 — considered very old for monkeys — that got GABA directly delivered to their neurons responded to visual patterns, such as flashing vertical and horizontal lines, in much the same way as monkeys aged 7 to 9 years old did, according to Leventhal.
Without GABA delivery, the monkeys’ aged brains had more difficulty firing neurons that specifically gauge various aspects of depth perception, motion and color, explained Leventhal. Instead, older monkeys have more random firings that make it difficult to observe visual nuances.
In younger monkeys, GABA had no effect since their brains already had optimal GABA functioning.
“The challenge now is to go and look at a variety of GABA-increasing drugs and see how they influence other areas of the brain” and whether or not they improve brain functions known to decline as people age, such as hearing and memory, said Leventhal.
“It may be that already approved GABA (boosting drugs) have a positive effect on mental decline in the brains of older adults, but nobody has ever looked,” he told Reuters Health.
Nonetheless, the findings raise some hope that a general decline in GABA may be correctable, explained Leventhal, who noted that people are born and die with the same nerve cells and more research should be conducted in preserving their function.
SOURCE: Science 2003;300:812-815.
Addicts, including those addicted to Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Caffeine, Food, Gambling, Shopping, Sex, even the Internet all have one thing in common; not enough of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA is available to prevent over stimulation.
We feel good when neurons in the reward pathway of the brain release a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine provides a jolt of pleasure and normally excess dopamine is checked by GABA before becoming over activated. Studies indicate that people with addictive behavior do not produce enough GABA to suppress over stimulated neurons that are responsible for addictive cravings.
Without enough GABA to dampen excitatory messages set off by alcohol, drugs, and other mental stimulants, the brain never appreciates that it’s been satiated.
Vigabatrin, an anti-epilepsy treatment that is marketed in 60 countries (but not in the U.S.), is a GABA booster. In epileptics, vigabatrin suppresses over activated motor neurons that cause muscles to contract and go into spasm.
Studies are currently underway to study the effects of vigabatrin with the hope that enhancing GABA in the brains of addicts could help them control their cravings.
Another fundamental target for addiction treatments is the stress network. Animal studies have long shown that stress can increase the desire for drugs. In rats trained to self-administer a substance, stressors such as a new environment, an unfamiliar cage mate or a change in daily routine push the animals to depend on the substance even more.
PharmaGABA™ supplement has been shown to produce a healthy stress response.
If you are often irritable, anxious or depressed, you might have low GABA levels.
GABA is an acronym for gamma-aminobutyric acid, an amino acid the brain produces. When people do not have enough GABA, they are more susceptible to panic attacks, thought disorders, memory problems, headaches and addiction.
They are constantly tense and their mind never stops working. They act as if they have had too much caffeine.
People can have low GABA levels from chronic pain, chronic stress, getting too little sleep, low progesterone levels, too much caffeine and too much noise exposure.
GABA Supplements Instead of Drugs and Alcohol
When people have intense anxiety, they tend to self-medicate with alcohol, tranquilizers or marijuana.
People turn to these substances because they promote GABA, which helps people calm themselves. Taking a GABA supplement is a healthier way to achieve the relaxation effect that people seek.
People take a GABA supplement to think more clearly, achieve relaxation, reduce stress and to improve their sleep.
This supplement is natural tranquilizer that people could substitute for drugs like Xanax and Valium.
Some nutritionists believe that GABA is not more popular due to a conspiracy by drug manufacturers to keep this product quiet so people will continue to buy their manufactured drugs.
One way a GABA supplement works is by lowering blood pressure levels. High blood pressure is what can lead to anxiety, stress and depression.
It also helps the brain produce alpha waves instead of beta waves. Beta waves occur in anxious and nervous people.
Alpha waves are what people seek to achieve through meditation because alpha waves put people in a zone.
GABA supplements increase alpha waves, which lead to clearer thinking and a better ability to focus.
Bodybuilders receive benefits from this supplement, too. It may increase human growth hormone levels when taken just before exercise.
Some athletes prefer to take it on an empty stomach before bedtime so the HGH hormone will be secreted during sleep. This would cause athletes to lose excess body fat.
Safe to Use
GABA is a safe supplement when taken at recommended dosages. People who take too much can have stomach pain and nausea.
GABA is a sedative, so people need to take precautions when driving or operating heavy machinery after taking it.
Documented Safety – All natural PharmaGABA™ is safe and without any known downside or negative side effects and no known adverse drug interactions.
Suggested use: Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily (suggested times are mid-afternoon and before bed) or as directed by a health professional. To promote a better night’s sleep, take 1 to 2 capsules up to 30 minutes before bedtime. It is recommended not to exceed 600 mg within a six-hour period and no more than 1200 mg within a 24-hour period. The effects of GABA will last up to 4 to 6 hours. GABA and L-theanine compliment each other.
When taken in it’s vegetarian capsule form, the calming effects should be felt within ½ hour. For even faster effect, twist and pull capsule apart and pour powder into water, juice, or herbal tea and drink.
Sleep: If taking GABA for sleep and constant waking up is a problem, pour contents of capsule in water before bed and sip on it. The GABA will allow you to relax and go back to sleep. GABA can be combined with melatonin and/or 5-HTP to help you de-stress and wind down for a good night’s sleep.
GABA v. L-theanine
The effects of BioSynergy’s GABA (PharmaGABA™) and L-theanine are similar however, studies indicate that Pharma GABA™ is about 2.5 times more powerful than L-theanine for relaxation. So, if you have been taking BioSynergy L-theanine and are satisfied with the effects then you should continue.
If you feel you need something stronger, you can try BioSynergy GABA. Both can be taken within the same day or even at the same time as there are no counteractive or adverse reactions between these two natural substances. Any feedback or comments if you have tried both would be appreciated by us and our customers.
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*The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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