Your brain is an intricate organ that's regulated by a complex pool of neurotransmitters. Neurotramitters are chemical messengers that are used to communicate emotions and actions between the neurons (brain cells). There are a lot of different neurotransmitters in the brain, but how all of them work isn't yet completely understood. However, it is known that Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and gycine improve mood, reduce anxiety levels, and lessen pain. If your brain either fails to produce enough GABA or glycine or doesn't utilitze these chemical messengers effectively, it can cause harmful mental or physical conditions. Eating a diet poor in nutrients can cause you to have low GABA and glycine levels. This means it is essential that you eat a variety of healthy foods. On the other hand, low GABA and glycine levels are often inherited. Either way, a supplement may help.
There is no known way to measure neurotransmitter levels in your brain, although you or your doctor may suspect you have a deficiency in glycine and/or GABA if you regularly experience these symptoms:
Sad Emotional state