Gabatrol Review

17 Apr 2013 by Vanessa, No Comments »

Alright, gabatrol. What the heck is it? What does it do? What’s in it?

Here’s an Amazon link if you just want to buy it based on recommendation alone:

So, aside from rare occasions, Chuck and I very rarely drink alcohol. That aside, I tend to have some anxiety issues and Chuck has frequent trouble falling asleep. Gabatrol is something that bridges these gaps and helps relax the body and brain, without toxicity or calories. No, it won’t get you “messed up” to the point of replicating being drunk, but it is great for overcoming stress and anxiety. This is especially true for people who can’t fall asleep at night because their mind is racing.

Here are some words from the Gabatrol folks before we get into the ingredients:

“Will Gabatrol work for me?
Most people who take Gabatrol experience increased relaxation, a sense of well-being, and reduced stress & anxiety within 30 minutes and some as quick as 15 minutes. The success rate of Gabatrol is extraordinarily high, with as many as 98% of users reporting positive results. Please keep in mind, however, that every person is different and individual results will vary.

How quickly does Gabatrol take effect?
Gabatrol works in about 15 minutes on an empty stomach and about 30-60 minutes on a full stomach.

How long does a single dose of Gabatrol continue working?
On average, Gabatrol’s effects last for 4-6 hours after a single dose. Of course, individual results vary, and some users report that Gabatrol continues working for eight hours or more.”

There you go, now let’s talk about what’s in it and how it works.

First up, Phenyl-GABA (4-Amino-3-Phenyl-Butyrate or 4A3P). While GABA is chemically an amino acid, we’re mostly interested in it being the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in your central nervous system (CNS). Traditionally GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier, but Phenyl-GABA does. This is important because it allows the oral ingestion to more effectively act on the brain. By increasing the amount of GABA in the brain, we are benefited by have relaxing and anti-anxiety effects.

L-Theanine (Theanine) is an amino acid that can also cross the blood-crain barrier. This guy increases GABA production as well as serotonin and dopamine, which are both considered “feel good” neurotransmitters. Theanine has been shown to reduce mental and physical stress, and can produce feelings of relaxation. It may also improve cognition and mood while also promoting alpha wave production in the brain. This helps people feel relaxed and positive.

L-Tyrosine (4-hydroxyphenylalanine) is yet another amino acid in Gabatrol. While it does contribute to an increase in dopamine, studies have found tyrosine to be beneficial during periods of stress, fatigue, prolonged work and sleep deprivation. It seems to be correlated with reductions in stress hormone levels and improvements in physical and cognitive performance. Another added benefit is that tyrosine helps maintain healthy levels of thyroid hormones which are super important for metabolism and fat utilization.

Fourth, we have L-Glycine (AminoAcetic Acid or 2AAA), yet another amino acid. In conjunction with all of the other ingredients, one of the best effects of this amino acid is normalizing electrical signals across neurons. Good ahead and think of this as making your brain function in a more optimal manner. Additionally, it is a anti-oxidant, an immune system stimulant, and a detoxifying agent that also gives cardiovascular support. If any of you tend to have frequent headaches, you might be deficient in glycine as brain tissue samples have shown that over two-thirds of migraine patients have reduced glycine levels.

Moving along, Taurine (Aminoethanesulfonic Acid or Taurine), yep, another amino acid. Like glycine, it works to optimize brain function by stabilizing electrical signals across neurons. There are also additional benefits as being a powerful anti-inflammatory that also benefits the immune system.

Next is, Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna), this guy isn’t an amino acid and is probably something that you haven’t heard of. Kanna is a rare, South African herb that for the last 400 years has been documented for its ability to reduce depression, increase tolerance to hunger and stress, and elevate mood. It is also often found that intoxicating doses can cause euphoria, initially with stimulation and later with sedation. Some people also find it contributes to increased personal insight, interpersonal ease, a meditative, grounded feeling (without any perceptual dulling), and enhanced tactile and sexual response.

Finally, our last ingredient is Bioperine, which is responsible for enhancing the bioavailibility of the ingredients in Gabatrol through increased absorption; it makes the other ingredients more efficiently absorbed and utilized in the body.

Well, there you go. Want to reduce stress and anxiety while also improving mood and sense of well-being (while also improving many internal funtions)? Give the Gabatrol a try and let us know what you think.

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