Preventative benefits of GABA

By PYM STORE

All You Need to Know About the Preventative Use of GABA

All You Need to Know About the Preventative Use of GABA

Preventative care is a major part of health that is sometimes overlooked, especially in the United States. Oftentimes, people look for help with physical or mental health only after a problem has arisen. And though you may be able to find a solution, wouldn’t it be better to keep the problem from happening in the first place?

We certainly think so, and that’s why we love the concept of using certain supplements and herbs for preventative care. 

One of our favorite supplements for preventing a number of different health concerns is GABA. 

Here are the ways in which you could benefit from incorporating GABA into your life. 

What is GABA?

Let’s start with the basics before we get to the good part. 

GABA is short for gamma-aminobutyric acid and it’s a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. That essentially means that it’s a messenger that blocks signals in the nervous system. While that sounds like a bad thing, it’s actually not.  

By blocking those signals, it helps to slow down your brain which helps you to feel more calm and relaxed. (If you’ve ever tried one of our Mood Chews, you’ve experienced this calming effect.)

This is especially important when your body is triggered into a fight-or-flight mode by stress. GABA really shines in these times with its ability to counteract the body’s natural stress reactions by bringing the brain back to a place of peace. 

GABA and Preventative Care

Now that you’ve got some background on GABA, it’s time to take a look at how adding this supplement to your regimen may serve as a great form of preventative care. 

Sleep

With all the stimulations that exist in our work today, it seems as if getting the necessary 7-9 hours of sleep a night is a never-ending quest that we often fail. 

GABA may be able to help you with that. Rather than enduring night after night of terrible sleep habits that put your whole life into chaos, why not stay ahead of the problem and start sleeping well tonight

Studies show that taking GABA an hour before bed can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep, too. So rather than waiting for the weekend to catch up on all the sleep you missed throughout the week, why not pop a GABA-packed Mood Chew today and get ready to sleep like a baby?

Anxiety

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, you know how terrible it can be. Sometimes it’s manageable and other times it feels like a monster that just won’t leave you alone. You shouldn’t have to feel that way whether it’s a feeling that pops in and out or whether it’s chronic. 

Enter: GABA. Studies show that people who suffer from many types of anxiety disorders have lower levels of GABA in their brains. This keeps the brain from being able to properly block the nervous system signals that tell your body to go into “anxious mode,” which leaves you feeling more anxious.

To stop that from happening, consider taking supplementary GABA regularly. This has the power to boost the levels of GABA in your brain, which, in turn, blocks those anxious feelings from getting through. 

Focus

Difficulties with concentration and brain fog are becoming more common but taking GABA at the start of the day could help you keep attention throughout the day. 

Since GABA can also help with moments of situational stress that can negatively impact your ability to focus, you may find increased mental clarity when you supplement with this amino acid. 

Overall, since GABA promotes relaxation you can also benefit from an improved mental state that is calm but alert so you are able to accomplish whatever you need to do.

Bonus: Weight Management

Obesity is an issue that plagues the United States – nearly 42% of Americans are obese.  

And studies show that a diet that is high in fat can lead to lower levels of GABA in the body. While maintaining a healthy weight requires more than just taking GABA supplements, GABA supplements can aid in reducing body fat and triglyceride levels. 

So to help prevent obesity from happening, here are some things you want to do:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a well-balanced diet that is free of processed foods
  • Take a GABA supplement 

GABA Supplements

To help prevent the above issues from becoming a problem, you may want to consider starting GABA supplementation today. Though GABA supplements are not a cure-all for sleep, anxiety, and obesity (as there are other factors that play a role in those concerns), studies and research have shown great promise in the supplementation of GABA helping keep sleep, anxiety, and obesity at a more manageable level. 

PYM Mood Chews are our favorite way to get GABA as well as other supplements and herbs that help greatly with depression, anxiety, mood, cognition, focus, and more. 

In addition to GABA, our chews contain:

  • L-Theanine. This amino acid/adaptogen is known and loved for its ability to improve focus and cognition while also supporting relaxation, boosting mood, and reducing mental stress. 
  • Rhodiola. This adaptogen works with the body to help manage stress and support depression, anxiety, and more.  

By adding these supplements to your life, you set your body up for some stellar preventative care.

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