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Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and plays a large role in the regulation of both neuronal excitability and muscle tone. In addition, some research suggests that GABA may also influence the endocrine system by:
- Boosting growth hormone (GH). Data suggests GABA supplementation (at larger doses) might increase serum GH concentrations both at rest and following exercise.
- Regulating endocrine pancreatic function. GABA might regulate the function of the pancreas, a glandular organ whose growth has been linked to GH exposure.