Stress. It can sneak up behind you with cat-like silence and attack you when you least expect it.
Yes, there are the major things to worry about like a job change or moving or the loss of a loved one. But stress is so much more than that. It’s being 5 minutes late for a team meeting. Forgetting to get your dry cleaning when you really need that dress for tomorrow’s wedding. Choosing the wrong flavor ice cream for your picky friend.
That list may seem petty and not the things you typically think about when someone mentions stress but, truly, those tiny things can grow into a great big ball of headache and tight shoulder muscles.
What is GABA?
GABA is the acronym for gamma-Aminobutyric acid, and it plays a starring role in your central nervous system. It’s a neurotransmitter in your brain that helps your cells and organs communicate effectively.
So, what happens if your brain is lacking enough GABA?
Some physical indications that you may be low on GABA include …
- Racing thoughts compete with your desire to sleep ending up in insomnia.
- Multitasking on too many things makes you feel scattered leaving you without a productive day.
- Your stomach is tied in nervous knots without a reason for it.
Once you increase levels of this crucial brain chemical, you’ll finally end the mental chatter and start to relax. But that’s often easier said than done.
While you can purchase GABA in supplement form, many GABA supplements don’t work for everyone. And the vast majority of supplemental GABA is actually a synthetic form of the compound. Some studies have found that it isn’t nearly as effective as the GABA your own body manufactures.
However, there’s another alternative. It’s called PharmaGABA and it utilizes the same bacteria – Lactobacillus hilgardii – found in the Korean delicacy known as kimchi.
No, your brain won’t ferment.
Some interesting studies found that PharmaGABA helped reduce stress levels, and also promoted deep REM sleep.
Stress and Your ECS
ECS is short for endocannabinoid system and it’s something that’s a relatively new find by researchers. The ECS was found as a result of research on the marijuana plant. It was discovered that your endocannabinoid system is a lock and key type of signaling system where messages are sent to cells that contain CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CB1 and CB2 – or cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 – are the locks that exist in every cell of your body and are ready to receive the messaging keys sent by your brain and central nervous system.
PharmaGABA is one of those brain transmitters that can help keep your stress level at bay. And that’s very important for overall balance which is also known as homeostasis. When you’re under a lot of stress, your overall homeostasis tips and you may find yourself out of balance.
PharmaGABA’s Role in Your Endocannabinoid System
Your CB1 receptors are the ones associated with your brain and central nervous system. PharmaGABA can assist in maintaining an even stress level and can help your body remain in perfect balance.
Emerald Health Bioceuticals has a product called Endo Calm that helps promote homeostasis and works in concert with your endocannabinoid system to give a knockout punch to any stress that tries to take over your life. It contains a proprietary blend of cannabinoids called the PhytoCann Complex in addition to 25 mg of PharmaGaba.
If you find that stress has been playing too big a role in your life lately, check out Endo Calm today.