- What is GABA?
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a key inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. GABA is one of the most abundant neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and in the cerebral cortex, which is where thinking occurs and sensations are interpreted. It is also present in many other body tissues.
- What is a neurotransmitter?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that carry information between nerve cells or from nerve cells to other target cells.
- What is GABA known for?
GABA is one of the most important neurotransmitters in your brain for supporting relaxation in times of stress.
- How does GABA work?
GABA quietly calms the nerves. It can have an inhibitory effect on the firing of neurons—when this occurs in the brain it supports a calm mood.