GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a naturally occurring amino acid in the brain and is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS). GABA blocks nerve impulses, slowing down neuron activity and preventing nerve cells from over-firing. Frequent over-firing, often caused by stress, can lead to brain cell death.
Optimizing GABA levels can help prevent neuronal death from stress. Thus, GABA combats the negative effects from stress and anxiety felt by over 80% of Canadians.