We recently received this inquiry from one of our customers:
Q: Hello. I saw your product listing for “GABA Boost” and I was wondering, what makes your product able to cross the blood-brain barrier when other products get little across?
I’m researching this for my own personal use, before selecting a brand to purchase.
Dr. Dave Answers:
Thanks for your question; and a good one it is. Our IP Formulas GABA Boost was developed specifically with that issue in mind. Our belief is that for many people GABA itself is too big of a molecule to reliably cross the blood-brain barrier. As such, instead of GABA, we use Pharma-GABA® as our main active ingredient.
Pharma-GABA® is a form of GABA naturally manufactured via a fermentation process, which is considered more effective than chemically produced synthetic forms. It is the only form of the neurotransmitter, amino acid GABA, capable of passing the blood-brain barrier in significant amounts to improve neurological functions.
Support for the production of calming neurotransmitters is also provided by L-theanine and taurine. We are very proud of this supplement and it has become one of our most popular formulations.
Hope this helps!