New Studies Show Specific Probiotic Strains Are Used In GABA Biosynthesis
Gamma-Aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter of our central nervous system. Its chief role is decreasing neuronal excitability, it is essentially the "off switch" for your nervous system!
New journal published studies have shown that specific probiotic strains are used in its biosynthesis (manufacture in the body). Particularly certain plantarum & brevis strains.
GABA helps regulate brain activity by inhibiting excessive neuron firing, which can help reduce anxiety, stress, and promote relaxation. It contributes to better sleep quality, as it is involved in sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, GABA has been associated with improved mood, cognitive function, and even some potential benefits for conditions like epilepsy and certain neurological disorders. While further research is ongoing, GABA's role in maintaining overall mental and emotional well-being underscores its importance in the body.