GABA – Der Neurotransmitter für Stabilität & Gleichgewicht

GABA - The neurotransmitter for stability & balance

The neurotransmitter GABA, a chemical messenger in the nervous system, gives us psychological stability, balance and relaxation.

GABA is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central and peripheral nervous system and has a relaxing effect, especially on the muscles.

A GABA deficiency can lead to excessive muscle tone, anxiety and muscle twitching.

GABA can be increased by walking in the woods/green areas, by meditating, or by listening to slow, soft music. Classical music such as that of Johann Sebastian Bach is particularly suitable here.

Supplements and certain foods can not only help you with sleep, energy levels, drive and performance at work and in sports, but also provide the raw material for neurotransmitters like GABA.

GABA is one of four neurotransmitters that play a major role in training, performance and recovery. You can learn more about the other three major neurotransmitters, dopamine , acetylcholine , and serotonin , by clicking on the links.

In order to guarantee maximum progress and optimal performance, it is therefore crucial to include the field of neurotransmitters in one's work as a trainer.

In July, the YPSI Functional Nutrition for Neurotransmitters will take place as part of the English week, which will give an in-depth look at the practical application of the interplay between nutrition, nutrients and neurotransmitters from the perspective of the personal trainer.

Image: The chemical structural formula of GABA.

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