💬 Do you know aminobutyric acid?
Aminobutyric acid, also known as 4-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is a naturally occurring amino acid and a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS) of humans and other animals. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it plays a role in reducing neural activity and promoting relaxation.
GABA is involved in regulating many physiological and psychological functions in the body, including anxiety, sleep, mood, and muscle tone. It is synthesized from the amino acid glutamate through the action of the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD). Supplemental GABA is available in the form of drugs or dietary supplements and is sometimes used for its potential calming and anti-anxiety effects.
💬Where is aminobutyric acid from?
It is widely distributed in plants and animals, and the seeds, roots and tissue fluids of plants such as soybean products and Chinese herbs contain GABA. In animals, GABA is almost exclusively present in nervous tissue, of which the amount in brain tissue is about 0.1-0.6mg/ g of tissue, and immunological studies have shown that its highest concentration is in the substantia nigra in the brain.
💬What are the benefits of Aminobutyric acid to the human body?
1. Relaxation and anti-anxiety effects: AMinobutyric acid is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces nerve activity and promotes relaxation and calm. Therefore, it may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress and enhance mental and emotional balance.
2. Improve sleep quality: AMinobutyric acid is related to sleep quality and can promote falling asleep and maintaining sleep. Therefore, it is thought that it may help improve sleep problems such as insomnia and poor sleep quality.
3. Mood regulation: AMinobutyric acid may help improve emotional and psychological balance by regulating neurotransmitters. It is thought to reduce emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and mood swings.
4. Improve cognitive function: Some studies suggest that AMinobutyric acid may be associated with cognitive function, enhancing attention, memory, and learning. However, research in this area is ongoing and more evidence is needed to confirm this effect.
5. Aminobutyric acid: Studies have shown that GABA is an important central nervous inhibitory transmitter in the human body, which is manifested in that it can increase the secretion of growth hormone releasing hormone, activate the metabolism of glucose phosphatase, promote the biosynthesis of acetylcholine, and inhibit the secretion of somatostatin.
❓But how does GABA make people grow taller?
GABA has the physiological function of promoting pituitary secretion of growth hormone, and is one of the important amino acids required for children’s growth and development.
Studies have confirmed that GABA affects and promotes pituitary secretion of growth hormone (GH) through bidirectional regulation:
① Promote hypothalamic arcuate nucleus and ventromedial nucleus, and increase the release of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH);
② Promote the metabolism of glucose phospholipase in the brain, promote the synthesis of acetylcholine, inhibit the secretion of somatostatin (SS), so as to affect and promote the pituitary to increase the secretion of growth hormone (GH) from the above two aspects. Oral GABA is easy to use and, combined with exercise, is an effective regimen for helping short children.