Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, in the body. It has a physically and mentally calming effect, and assists with increasing relaxation and focus while decreasing stress.
The natural form of GABA is Thorne’s PharmaGABA has been shown to decrease the brain’s stress-related beta waves and increase the production of its alpha-waves: this creates a significant sense of relaxation in the body while keeping mental clarity and focus.
PharmaGABA also helps to lower cortisol and enhances sleep and a restful sleep state.
The natural GABA in Thorne’s PharmaGABA is produced via a fermentation process with Lactobacillus hilgardii – the same bacteria that is used to ferment cabbage for kimchi.