GT Calm is a proven anti-anxiety amino acid formula in an easy to take convenience pack. Each pack contains one capsule of GABA, 2 capsules of L-Theanine and one capsule of Taurine. This combination has an anxiolytic effect on the brain and body without the sluggish or drowsiness side effects often associated with medications used for this purpose.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid hat functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is synthesized in the brain from another amino acid, glutamate, and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter – meaning that it blocks nerve impulses. In the body, GABA is concentrated in the hypothalamus region of the brain and is known to play a role in the overall functioning of the pituitary gland which regulates growth hormone synthesis, sleep cycles, relaxation and body temperature. L-Theanine is a unique amino acid found in green tea. Green tea has traditionally been used for centuries to help promote relaxation. In recent times, L-Theanine has been studied for its use in causing relaxation without drowsiness. One way to record relaxation analytically is by measuring a weak electric pulse on the surface of the brain known as brain waves. Brain waves are categorized into one of four groups: alpha, beta, gamma or theta. Alpha waves are associated with a state of relaxation without drowsiness. In one study, 200 mg of theanine generated alpha waves in the occipital and parietal regions of the brain. No adverse side effects were reported in the study. In addition to relaxation, research on L-theanine suggests that it can have significant benefits for cardiovascular, immune and neurological health. Taurine is one of the most abundant free amino acids in the body. It is very important in metabolism and is present in particularly high levels in the brain, skeletal muscle, heart, and retina of the eye. Taurine is regarded as a conditionally-essential amino acid, because it can be synthesized by the body from the other sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine. Taurine is well known for its role in bile salt synthesis and has crucial functions in the liver’s detoxification pathways. Taurine also appears to have a stabilizing effect on cell membranes and is important in maintaining normal extra and intracellular distribution of calcium. This can reduce neuronal excitability resulting in a calming effect. In the diet, taurine is found in meat and fish, but not in plant foods.
- Technical Specs
GT Calm may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals suffering from tension & anxiety.
Ingredients / Formula
Each packet contains 60 packets of four vegetarian capsules; containing;
- GABA 500mg
- Taurine 500mg
- L-Theanine 200mg
Adults take 1-2 packets per day as needed.
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking any prescription medication, consult a physician prior to use. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Not recommended for use with alcoholic beverages.
- Extended Information
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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