GABA powder or Gamma-aminobutyric acid is white or almost white crystals. with the chemical formula C₄H₉NO₂, also known as 4-aminobutyric acid.
It is an amino acid that is widely present in vertebrates, plants and microorganisms. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an important central nervous system inhibitory neurotransmitter with good water solubility and thermal stability.
It has been confirmed that GABA, as a small molecular weight non-protein amino acid, has food safety and can be used in the production of beverages and other foods.
Studies have shown that taking a certain amount of GABA has physiological effects such as improving the body's sleep quality and lowering blood pressure.
White Crystal powder
Although the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) allows GABA to be added to food and stipulates the upper limit of the dietary intake of GABA powder is 550mg/d, its main functional properties still need to be supported by the results of strict population trials.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pointed out that it is safe to add GABA to food based on the results of toxicological experiments. The scope of use includes beverages, coffee, tea and chewing gum, but it is not allowed to be added to baby food, meat products or meat-containing products.
The Ministry of Health of China announced on No. 12, 2009, that the intake of GABA powder should not exceed 500mg/d, and the scope of use is beverages, cocoa products, chocolate and beverages, candies, baked foods and puffed foods, but it cannot be added to baby food.
Almost White crystals or crystalline powder
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