There is a new craze in the marketplace for time-release vitamins. But are they good for you, or can they be harmful? Is this a marketing hype or is there real science behind the new marketing push?
Time-release vitamins get their origins from the pharmaceutical industry. The reason behind slow- or time-release medication is simple: a) reduce the rate of side effects associated with a rapid surge of the medication in your blood or b) reduce the need for multiple dosing of the same drug in a 24-hour interval.
To better understand how medications are better as a time-released tablet, one has to better understand their side effects.
Stevia is part of the sunflower family and is a bushy plant with 150 different species. Originally from Brazil and Paraguay, it is now grown in a multitude of countries including Japan and China. Stevia is an intensely sweet-tasting plant that has been used to sweeten beverages like tea since the 16th century.
Stevia is considered to have zero calories. There are major health benefits from this true wonder of nature that we shall discuss below.
What Does GABA Do for Your Health?
So far, we have learned that GABA is an amino acid, and it is used for communication in the body between cells. However, we still do not know why we should take it and how does it help our bodies? Scientists summarize that GABA’s role in the body is to reduce overall neuronal excitation in the brain and central nervous system, so your body and mind get some needed R&R.
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