- Free form
- Vegetarian formula
- Promote muscle recovery and growth
- Help to balance growth hormone levels
- Stimulates nervous system health
- Helps to keep a healthy sleep cycle
What is GABA 500mg?
GABA 500mg by HSN Essentials, also known as Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, is an amino acid found in the brain, specifically in the cerebellum area, and exerts a series of important functions. Despite being an amino acid it does not intervene in the processes of creation of new proteins or muscle tissues. In fact, it is a neurotransmitter, which means that it helps to communicate nervous impulses ans signals.
What are the proeprties of GABA 500mg?
GABA is linked with communication between neurons (synapses). GABA has an inhibiting effect on nerve impulses and could therefore be a tool for those who suffer from a related pathology, calming them and ensuring a better state of wellbeing.
GABA for Sleep
Sleep disorders and insomnia can have serious detrimental effects on our wellbeing, both mentally and physically. Depending on each person, a minimum of sleep (not less than 6 hours) will be required and failure reach those hours may lead to a health risk.
GABA acts by improving the aspect of falling asleep through an inhibitory effect on other neurotransmitters. Within our brains, these chemicals carry certain signals, leading to neuronal activation. In this sense, when certain neurotransmitters are showing activity, such as adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, glutamate..., the neurons could become overexcited. This could drive us to experience, at a mental level, symptoms that vary from anxiety, irritability, depression, insomnia, etc. For this reason it is extremely important to maintain a balance of these chemicals in the brain for a state of well-being and relaxation.
GABA and Growth Hormone
On the other hand, GABA is linked to the endogenous production of human growth hormone. This is due to the fact that in high concentrations in the brain, GABA acts on the pituitary gland, charged with hormonal production, including the human growth hormone.
Said hormonal setting takes effect some 90 minutes after achieving deep sleep, and it would therefore be very interesting to incorporate GABA into the last part of the day, just before going to bed. By so doing, we would manage to regulate sleep cycles, improving nigh time rest and boosting recovery.
GABA is naturally synthesised in our organism, how ever, certain factors can produce a decrease of its levels. Among these we can mention:
- Glutamine deficiency, as it is a precursor
- Low levels of vitamin B1 and B6, as well as zinc, manganese or iron minerals
- Chronic stress
- Not getting enough sleep
- Exposure to certain poisons, such as mercury or lead
- Alcohol withdrawal
- High doses of caffeine
- Electromagnetic radiation
- Exposure to situations that generate too much excitement, such as noisy environments
Side effects of GABA
It is a safe supplement, however the first intakes can cause a certain increase of the heart rhythm, and a sensation of sleepiness the day after haven taken it.
Under a correct and moderate use, none of the following alterations will take place, which could occur when high doses are taken:
- Increased anxiety
- Numbness of the face
- Increased respiratory rate
- Hot flushes
When to take GABA?
As noted in the description, the main benefit produced by GABA is to shut down our central processing unit (Brain) so that we can obtain a state of calmness and relaxation, anti-stress and that supports rest. It is therefore that the best option of when to take GABA is before going to sleep.
Who can take GABA 500mg?
- Anyone looking to take care of their nervous system and have a correct sleep cycle.
- Athletes and people with an active lifestyle who seek to promote muscle recovery and development.