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August 16, 2018

The Important Role GABA Plays in the Brain

Thorne Thorne, U.S.

The amino acid, GABA, is a major neurotransmitter. This amino acid functions as your brain's main inhibitory neurotransmitter. Inhibition is important because too much excitation in the brains flow of impulses can lead to irritability, restlessness, and sleep problems.

Authors

Laura Kunces, PhD, RD Thorne Staff, U.S.
Alan Miller, ND Thorne Staff, U.S.
Sheena Smith, MS, MA Thorne Staff, U.S.