This form of GABA is formulated via fermentation of the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) by Lactobacillus hilgardii, the beneficial bacteria also used to ferment the vegetables in kimchi and other fermented foods.
Because of the effect of GABA on the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the relaxing “rest and digest” state, as opposed to the “fight or flight” feelings induced by the sympathetic nervous system, GABA may provide benefits to situations in which a relaxed state of mind is necessary. If the mind is relaxed, it allows for clear thinking, better focus, and greater concentration. GABA may also help promote a calming effect before bedtime to help enhance sleep, especially during times of occasional anxiety.* Its calming effect on stress may also help to support a healthy immune system.*
GABA is provided as a chewable tablet, which is a delivery method that allows for rapid and efficient absorption and assimilation. The tablets are free of gluten and refined sugar, and are sweetened with xylitol and stevia.