Gamma-aminobutyric acid (γ-aminobutyric acid) is a four-carbon non-protein amino acid widely distributed in higher plants, and has a high concentration in large-leaf tea trees. γ-aminobutyric acid is an important component of free amino acids in plant cells and participates in various metabolic activities. It is also an important inhibitory neurotransmitter in central nervous system.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid has edible safety, can be used in medicine, health care products, food and other fields, its appearance is lobular crystal (methanol – ether), needle-like crystal (water – ethanol), soluble in water, slightly soluble in hot ethanol. It has good water solubility and thermal stability.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid can be added in the preparation of the drugs, functional food, health food products such as production, it can play a regulating cardiovascular, promote sleep, fall blood pressure, pain, and so on, but I don’t recommend that pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants and blood brain barrier disabilities use gamma-aminobutyric acid, applicable to control the daily dosage, as a general rule, be less than 500mg.