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GABA and its Health Benefits
The scientific name for GABA is gamma amino butyric acid. GABA is a neurotransmitter, which aids in regulating activity in the brain. Additionally GABA is also responsible in regulation of muscle tone. When compared to other neurotransmitters, GABA restricts the function of firing neurons. This function of GABA is actually desired, since uncontrolled neuron firing can impair brain activity. A very small amount of GABA can be assimilated from diet, since it’s chemical structure is similar to the amino acid glutamate, but it is not nearly enough to the amount needed to treat anxiety.
Most of the prescription medications that are used to treat anxiety directly influence GABA levels and its function in the brain. Medications such as benzodiazepines, which include Xanax and Valium, have been shown in some cases to make the animal more anxious form the GABA disruption effects.
Supplementing with GABA may help to alleviate anxiety symptoms. To enhance the synthesis of GABA in a supplemental form, Vitamin B6 is required. Additionally, GABA improves available serotonin in the brain, which is a plus when trying to treat anxiety. Thunder Chews Calming Support contains GABA and additional Vitamin B6.