Go Powders Gaba Calming Effect 500 mg. 100 Capsules
Raw Powders™ offers pure GABA capsules!
What is GABA?
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a key neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for inducing a more relaxed mental state. It works by reversing the “fight or flight” stress response. When we’re stressed, neurotransmitters stimulate electrical activity in the brain — causing us to feel awake and agitated. This is called the fight or flight response because it helps us tackle the cause of stress head-on (such as coming face to face with a hungry animal), or run away to safety. Once the cause of stress is eliminated, compounds such as GABA step up to reverse the changes and return the body to a normal, more relaxed state.
The body naturally produces GABA to reverse stress and anxiety — however, many people today suffer from ongoing stress. The body never has a chance to shut down the stress response. Supplemental GABA is used to push the body towards this more relaxed state. For optimal benefit, combine GABA supplements with other diet and lifestyle changes. Focus on finding the cause of stress and taking measures to improve it. Spend time doing breathing exercises or meditation, and ensure you’re getting a full 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night. When we’re stressed, hormones like cortisol divert energy from processes that aren’t immediately necessary to manage the stressful situation — such as digestive and white blood cell function. By reversing the stress response, GABA indirectly promotes digestive function, host defence, and more.
If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care professional before using this product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not exceed suggested intake. Do not re-dose within 4 hours of the same day. Do not mix with alcohol or sedatives. Those taking monoamine oxi-dase inhibitors should consult with their physician before taking this product. There is a risk of withdrawal symptoms if overused. Daily use can lead to tolerance. Take daily dosage up to twice a week or cycle with long periods of not taking. Store in a cool, dry place.
Gaba (Gamma-Aminobutyric acid), Bulking agents (Brown rice flour, magnesium stearate), Vegetarian capsule (Hypromellose).
“Other ingredients” in capsules and tablets.
With the phrase “other ingredients”, we refer to those components that are not a part of the primary substance. However, those are still required for such supplemental forms as capsules and tablets.
Binders, excipients and fillers are necessary for previously mentioned types of supplements - they are bulking agents that keep the whole content together, ensuring better consumption and absorption.
Further, there are two different types of excipients, binders and fillers - synthetic and natural. Raw Powders mission for today is to eliminate as many synthetical ingredients as possible and make the supplement “cleaner”. Thus we are still improving our formulas and searching for the best components. So, for now, we will represent all of the binders and fillers that we use in Raw Powders supplements:
Magnesium Stearate: regulates the stickiness and flowability. For example, if the primary substance is not powdery enough, it will not fill the capsule because of its stickiness. Same with the too powdery substance. Magnesium Stearate is made of magnesium and stearic acid, derived from vegetable oil. All of the Raw Powders supplements contain a very small amount of Magnesium Stearate (3-8 mg). Magnesium Stearate is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Microcrystalline Cellulose: is a filler that we are currently replacing with Rice flour. Our digestion system cannot absorb Microcrystalline Cellulose (it passes unabsorbed). Fillers ensure that the capsule and tablet are filled in the correct proportions - fills cavities that remain empty.
Rice flour: a filler that could be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Rice flour is a natural, gluten-free filler.
Hypromellose: is the capsule itself (covers the content inside). Hypromellose is a form of cellulose that can be consumed by vegetarians and vegans. The standard sizes of a capsule are 0.68 ml (250 - 400 mg) or 0.95 ml (350 mg - 700 mg). Therefore, the smallest content of a primary supplement substance should be 250 mg, to fill the whole capsule itself. However, because of dosage instructions and features of the primary substance, it doesn't reach the minimum required capacity. Because of that, such fillers as Microcrystalline Cellulose or Rice flour are needed - to fill the gaps.
Maltodextrin: another filler, used in tablets. The human body digests maltodextrin, it is also gluten-free. However, maltodextrin is high in sugar, so people having issues with high blood sugar levels, should consult with a physician.
Silicon dioxide (Silica or Syloid 244): Silica protects the supplement from moisture and supports the stable shape of a capsule. This compound is found in herbs, plants and high-fibre food sources. Silicon dioxide aids in skin, bones, nails, hair and teeth health maintenance.
Gelatin: is the capsule/soft gel itself (covers the content inside). Gelatin is a natural compound, rich in protein, however, not vegan. Gelatin is important for bones, nails, hair and joints health.
Dicalcium/Tricalcium Phosphate: is a binder used in the manufacture of tablets. Dicalcium Phosphate binds the whole content into a solid tablet-shaped form. The compound is composed of phosphorus and calcium, thus essential for bones, heart, teeth, blood, cells and muscle health.
Glycerin: a sweetener that has moisturizing properties.
According to the FDA and the EFSA, all of the mentioned ingredients can be safely used [1, 2].
As a food supplement take 1 vegetarian capsule 2-3 times day with meal or as advised by your health care professional. This product is intended to be used alongside an active lifestyle and a balanced diet.