Liposomal GABA with L-Theanine features GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and L-theanine, both well regarded for promoting mental and emotional calm without impairing focus and attention. Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Owing to this structure, liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo. GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid in the brain and is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Being an inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA blocks nerve impulses, slowing down the activity of nerve cells and preventing them from over-firing. GABA serves as a critical calming agent for the body, helping to combat stress.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found mainly in tea and various fungi. It crosses the blood brain barrier and is known to block the binding of glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain and has been considered to cause anti-stress effects by inhibiting cortical neuron excitation.