GABA Brain Food™

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GABA Brain Food™ is designed to support the normal, healthy production of GABA, a neurotransmitter essential to mental calmness.

The natural compounds in GABA Brain Food™ may help you reduce temporary feelings of stress, as well as promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.


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01/ GABA For Calm and Relaxation

GABA Brain Food is designed to support the normal, healthy production of GABA, a neurotransmitter essential to mental calmness.

Research suggests that the natural compounds in GABA Brain Food may help reduce temporary feelings of stress, as well as promote relaxation and improve sleep.

  • Promotes feelings of calmness
  • Supports relaxation
  • Supports clear thoughts and calms one’s mind
  • Supports restful, restorative sleep

This natural formula contains the necessary precursors and cofactors for optimal GABA availability.

GABA is a neurotransmitter which acts like a “brake” to keep excitation in check. Too much excitation can lead to irritability, restlessness, and sleep disruption to name a few. GABA’s role as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter helps provide this function in the human body.

GABA is what is known as a self-inhibiting compound. This means, when you take more GABA than your body needs, it blocks its own transport into the brain to maintain constant, normal GABA concentrations. To circumvent this mechanistic limitation, we included the ingredients L-Citrulline, Rosmarinic Acid, and Grape Seed Extract. These natural ingredients work synergistically to both increase GABA’s transport into the brain and work to sustain elevated concentrations of GABA.

Click here to view a diagram of how GABA Brain Food’s ingredients influences natural GABA metabolism.

The main challenge in increasing brain levels of GABA via supplementation is circumventing the molecule’s inherent self-inhibiting characteristic. It is suggested that increasing GABA’s permeability across the blood-brain barrier is an effective target to increase brain levels of GABA. One way to do this is to increase vasodilation by upregulating nitric oxide (NO) production in the body.

L-citrulline is a precursor to the amino acid, L-Arginine, which has a potent effect on stimulating NO production. Additionally, grape seed extract has been shown to increase the production of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS), an enzyme used to generate NO from L-Arginine.

Once GABA is made more permeable and able to freely cross the blood-brain barrier with increased NO production, it is naturally broken down by the enzyme GABA-Transaminase (GABA-T). To attenuate the degradation of GABA by GABA-T we incorporated rosmarinic acid into our formulation, which has an inhibitory effect on GABA-T, thus allowing for sustained, elevated levels of GABA in the brain for a longer period of time.

GABA

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter with central nervous system (CNS) inhibitory activity. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), converted from the principal excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain, plays a role in regulating neuronal excitability by binding to its receptors, GABA-A and GABA-B, and thereby causing ion channel opening, hyperpolarization and eventually inhibition of neurotransmission. [1]

GABA acts to slow down signals between neurons, making neurons less electrically excitable. [2]

Studies also show that It plays a role in neuronal stem cell differentiation, possibly giving it an important role in adult brain plasticity. [3]

L-Citrulline

Recently, research showed that with an increase in nitric oxide, GABA could more easily cross the blood brain barrier. Nitric oxide also causes GABA release in the hippocampus [4]. In a recent study, GABA supplementation by itself increased brain GABA 33%, but when combined with L-arginine, a stimulator of nitric oxide, brain GABA rose 383.3%. [5]

We chose to use L-Citrulline as the NO-booster in GABA Brain Food because it has been shown to be a more effective NO booster than L-Arginine [6,7,8,9]

Rosmarinic Acid

Rosmarinic acid, present in rosemary, lemon balm, and other herbal agents known for their calming properties, inhibits GABA-transaminase, which slows the breakdown of GABA [10]

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract can also upregulate the eNOS enzyme for a further boost to nitric oxide [11]

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is currently supporting research and studies on other potential abilities of grape seed extract to support healthy cellular function. [12]



02/ Ingredients

GABA(633mg)

As the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, GABA’s role is to act like a “brake” and balance excessive stimulation. GABA is associated with normal restful sleep, relaxation, tranquil thoughts, and a serenity of mind.

L-Citruline(500mg)

An amino acid found in foods like watermelon, dairy, beef and pork. L-Citrulline is converted into L-arginine, a known nitric oxide booster, which is theorized to help shuttle GABA into the brain across the blood-brain barrier.

Rosemary Extract(333mg)

Found in rosemary, sage, mint and basil, rosmarinic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenol flavonoid. It is also found in lemon balm and is used in aromatherapy to promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

Grape Seed Extract(33mg)

Similar to L-citrulline, grape seed extract is used to increase nitric oxide production to help GABA pass across the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.

03/ Suggested Use

Take a serving of 1-3 capsules as needed, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

U.S.A. manufactured in a cGMP facility. Natural Stacks proudly uses only the highest quality ingredients.

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  • Improved Cognitive Function
  • Reduced Stress
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I the Gaba with my night time Magtec and sleep extremely well

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GABA + Mag Tech

I’ve been using GABA and Mag Tech at bedtime for well over a year now. GABA is great for starting the relaxation needed to fall asleep. Together with Mag Tech, I have many deep sleep nights!

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Sleep Finally

I think GABA is helping me to sleep better. At least it helps me to fall; asleep fast er, but I still wake up and can't go back sleep.

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Relaxing into sleep

Since taking it last two evenings , I've slept Good I will see how it goes in the near future

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  • Reduced Irritation
  • Reduced Stress
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GABA with other stacks provides relief for my tinnitus/MS brain noise!

This GABA combined with Melatonin and L Theanine has calmed my chronic tinnitus to where I can sleep for 5 hours. This is the first GABA product that keeps the brain noise of tinnitus at a lower level. I am sooooooo thankful to you for relief from tormenting tinnitus brought on by MS damage to my brain.

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04/ Frequently Asked Questions

What is GABA?

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain. It is thought to be one of the most important chemicals responsible for reducing excess neural stimulation, among other functions.

What is GABA's Function?

The main function of GABA is to reduce activity in nerve cells and the nervous system. Research shows that when GABA levels are increased, there may be a positive natural calming effect in the brain. GABA's function is closely linked to many conditions such as depression, mood, anxiety, stress, and sleep.

What is GABA Brain Food used for?

GABA Brain Food is used to naturally increase the production and balance of the neurotransmitter GABA. Customers use GABA Brain Food to wind down from over-stimulation, stress, and anxiety. This formula is also used as a sleep aid, as GABA is the key neurotransmitter that helps us relax and prepare for restful sleep at night.

When should I take GABA Brain Food?

GABA Brain Food can be taken any time of day to support feelings of calmness, social ease, and relaxation. For best sleep results, we recommend taking a full serving of GABA Brain Food roughly one hour before bedtime.

Can GABA help me sleep?

Yes! In addition to its effects on mood and mental relaxation, GABA Brain Food acts as a one of a kind natural sleep aid. It can help improve sleep because GABA is the neurotransmitter that kick starts the sleep cycle.

It is important to note that GABA as an isolated compound is poorly absorbed by the brain. To improve upon this limitation, we formulated GABA Brain Food with a selection of key ingredients to effectively increase GABA's absorption into the brain, and to keep GABA levels sustained for longer periods of time.

Can I use GABA Brain Food with the rest of the Natural Stacks Brain Food line (Serotonin, Dopamine, Acetylcholine)?

Yes! GABA Brain Food was designed to work synergistically with the entire Natural Stacks Brain Food line of formulas. Acetylcholine and Serotonin stack naturally with GABA. 

Dopamine and GABA can be taken in the same day, but we don't recommend stacking them. Dopamine is used to increase stimulation in the brain, while GABA serves to decrease stimulation. For best results try taking Dopamine in the morning and GABA at night.

For powerful mood support try taking GABA with Serotonin

For smoother social interaction try taking GABA with Acetylcholine. 


How do my GABA receptors work?

GABA receptors are the "docking sites" in the brain that allow GABA molecules to bind and transmit chemical impulses. GABA works as the natural "key" to the GABA receptor's "lock," which is how inhibitory signals are transmitted between neurons.