The benefits of Gaba
More and more foods are nowadays recognized for their properties and various benefits. These can be fruits and vegetables, roots and bark, berries or sometimes algae. Among these foods, some are particularly rich in gaba, an essential substance for the proper functioning of the body, having repercussions both physically and psychologically.
The characteristics and properties of gaba
Gaba (gamma amino butyric acid) is a special type of neurotransmitter, which represents the most important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It controls nerve impulses by blocking the release of other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine. It is a neurotransmitter derived from glumatic acid which is present in several nerve cells of the gray matter of the brain (neurons). This neurotransmitter is of the inhibitory type in the nervous system which mainly has a calming effect.
A neurotransmitter, sometimes called a “neurotransmitter”, is a chemical substance present in our nervous system and which is responsible for the transit of nerve impulses from one neuron to another. Once the nerve influx arrives at the destination of the second neuron, the neurotransmitter disappears, either because it is destroyed or because it is absorbed by the first neuron. A neurotransmitter is therefore a chemical compound released by a neuron (or in rare cases by glial cells) and which will act on other neurons, sometimes called "postsynaptic", or finally on other types of cells (cells muscle, glial cells, etc.).
Gaba also allows the development of certain neurons, particularly at the embryonic stage, and acts as a regulator of their proper functioning. It is a so-called non-proteinogenic amino acid which can have a positive effect on physical performance or even on the psyche. Positive effects are also observable in terms of the formation of growth hormones.
Initially, gaba is secreted from glutamate in the pancreas and the brain. However, gaba cannot migrate from the pancreas to the brain due to problems with the blood-brain barrier. It is therefore imperative that the brain also secretes it so that gamma aminobutyric acid has an effect.
In the event of a gaba deficiency, your body can be quickly impacted, and this is visible on several levels: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty sleeping at night, high blood pressure, muscle tension and cramps, increased perception of stress , increased sensitivity towards pain, etc.
Foods naturally rich in gaba
Gaba is naturally present in many everyday foods, regardless of where we live. Here is a list of the most common and accessible products where it is present in high concentrations:
* citrus fruits (especially oranges).
* the almonds.
* the dried fruit.
* whole wheat.
* grasses (whole grains).
* brown rice.
* beef liver.
Other products, widely consumed on a daily basis, contain added gaba, as a food additive. Here are the main ones:
* coffee already ready to drink.
* tea ready to drink.
* fermented milk.
* rice germ flour.
* chewing gum.
* the candies.
* chocolate .
In general, it is produced by fermentation of the amino acid glutamic acid, mobilizing non-pathogenic bacteria.
Several food supplements currently include gaba, particularly those intended to relax the mind and rest the brain, or even to sleep.
Délicure offers a perfectly indicated anti-stress supplement in its range: Stress gummies . This is a supplement which, like all the other ranges of the brand, is: made in France , gluten-free, 100% vegan, with delicious natural flavors, not tested on animals, and packaged in recyclable packaging! “No Stress” gummies are composed of an alloy of gaba, holy basil, rhodiola, saffron and vitamin B6, to protect the nervous system, reduce stress levels, and promote relaxation!