Supplement FAQ: PheniTropic™
by Biotics Research
Why you may need PheniTropic™:
Vastly complex, the human nervous system coordinates innumerable processes via, amongst other things, a host of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are used for everything from signaling the heart and lungs to function, to enabling the body to sleep so regeneration and repair can occur. Emotions, affect, mood, appetite, and even energy levels are also regulated by neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, neurotransmitters operate within a very narrow confine, and their balance can be easily disrupted by a variety of factors including genetics, immune function, diet, stress, and general chemical exposure. Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) is a primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. It is one of the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters (Serotonin, Dopamine, GABA, Opioids and Norepinehprine) and it is commonly referred to as the anti-anxiety neurotransmitter.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends PheniTropic™ from Biotics Research:
Patients with low levels of GABA often complain of or present with severe hyperactivity, anxiety, irritability, altered mood, and sleep difficulties. PheniTropic™ contains beta-Phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid (Phenibut), a natural derivative of GABA. Phenibut has been demonstrated to have a calming effect and may assist in instances of stress, anxiety, and even the improvement of impaired sleep.1 However, due to its derivation of GABA, PheniTropic™ appears to have no significant negative side effects other than the potential for increased sleepiness in some individuals. These effects were not significant when compared with prescription sleep aids.2 PheniTropic™ should not be taken with alcohol, and it should not be used during pregnancy and/or lactation, or in conjunction with sedatives, MAOIs, sleep aids, or with anxiety or seizure medications.
1. Shulgina GI (1986). “On neurotransmitter mechanisms of reinforcement and internal inhibition”. Pavlov J Biol Sci 21 (4): 129–40
2. Lapin I (2001). “Phenibut (beta-phenyl-GABA): a tranquilizer and nootropic drug”. CNS Drug Rev 7 (4): 471–81)
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