THIS CAN REALLY HELP YOU TO FEEL MORE CALM WITH LESS ANXIETY
Do you have racing thoughts, irritability, anxiety or you just can’t switch off and relax or maybe you have sugar cravings too?
You may be deficient in GABA.
GABA is a neurotransmitter that crosses the blood brain barrier to calm you down.
You may not be producing enough of GABA if you are having these symptoms.
Just by taking GABA alone is not enough to give you relief as it cannot cross the blood brain barrier very effectively.
WHAT IS GABA?
GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which means it can calm down your brain, slow things down and relax you.
GABA is needed to help with digestion and your digestive health to keep bowel movements regular by contracting your bowels. When you don’t have enough levels of GABA you can experience abdominal pain, constipation and a sluggish digestion.
GABA contributes to your immune system health.
WHAT IS STOPPING GABA FROM GIVING YOU RELIEF FROM ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION?
To make enough GABA there is a step by step process that happens.
The first step to make GABA is to break down glucose, so, if you are having trouble keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day or you are insulin resistant, then you may not be producing enough GABA to help you feel calm.
The first thing you need to do, is to have a stable blood sugar to get to the next step in making GABA.
The second step is the citric acid cycle and to make sure this happens, you would need a healthy blood sugar balance and various vitamins and minerals:-
- Vitamin B3
The third step is to make glutamate and you need enough Vitamin B6 for this
The fourth step is to make GABA and you need enough B6 and magnesium for this
The fifty step is to get GABA into your cells to be used and progesterone can really help to get GABA into your cells.
To help the above steps along, you would also need to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in your body. You can do this by cutting back on processed foods and refined sugary foods.
So, can you see how you can be depleted in GABA, especially if your progesterone levels are low and your diet contains too much processed foods and refined sugar!
FOODS TO HELP BOOST GABA PRODUCTION ARE
Lentils and other beans, walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds, fish, lemon and limes, tomatoes, berries, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and cacao.
Some herbs that I like to help reduce anxiety are:
- Lemon balm
Stress can affect your GABA levels and cause too much glutamate being made.
Glutamate is an abundant neurotransmitter in your brain in very small concentrations. If glutamate rises then this can overstimulate your brain cells and nerves and cause neurological inflammation and death of your cells.
Too much glutamate can lead to high levels of anxiety, fear, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness etc.
So, when you can concentrate on finding ways to reduce stress levels in all forms such as diet stress, lifestyle stress, exercise stress and mind stress, this will go a long way to help control over stimulation of glutamate.
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