Calm Down to Focus: GABA to the rescue!

Do you have days that you just cannot focus?  Do you feel scattered and wonder if you have a bad case of ADD?  You have so much to do yet you cannot seem to concentrate on anything??

I can relate!  And it is the worst feeling. And what makes it even worse is that you get more stressed as time ticks away and you are not getting done what you need to do!

To the rescue: GABA! I LOVE the supplement GABA.  I sometimes take it at night to slow down my busy brain and get to sleep.  In the day time, I usually go for more energizing nutrients to “charge my brain”, like B vitamins, a few cacao nibs, and even a little caffeine from green tea.  And these often do the trick!

But the other day, feeling overwhelmed, scattered and unable to focus, my “charge the brain” supplements were not the right fit!  What I needed was a calming agent (but not too calming) that helped me focus at the same time. Ah, yes, my GABA supplement.  Introducing one of my all time favorite products: Stress Arrest!  Stress Arrest contains both GABA and glycine.

What is GABA?  Gamma-Aminobutyric acid is an amino acid and is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It plays the principal role in reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. Glycine is also an amino acid and an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, brainstem, and retina. So we are talking calming here…not excitatory!

Wow!  I took one Stress Arrest and 15 minutes later I felt calm and focused!  I was able to easily finish my project that just 15 minutes earlier I could not handle.  And not only was I able to finish that project, but I quickly finished another one that was on my plate!

I don’t believe in magic bullet drugs or supplements.  But my Stress Arrest is now my “go to” when I feel overwhelmed, scattered, and can’t focus.  And yes, this does happen even on days that I do morning meditation or yoga!  🙂

Please note: GABA is contraindicated with certain medications, most notably anti-epileptic drugs.  Consult your physician before taking GABA if you are on a medication.