The ECS is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabis-like cannabinoids manufactured by the body), neurotransmitters, cannabinoid receptors, and receptor proteins. The ECS serves a major role regulating and balancing many processes in the body including the immune response, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, hormonal response, your dance moves (just kidding), and much more.
You might have heard of or seen the name GABA in supplements that you have used before. You may have not even heard of the name GABA, but in recent years many supplements have been marketed with their highlighted main ingredient being GABA.
N-Nicotinoyl GABA is a novel combination of Niacin, a form of Vitamin B3, and GABA molecularly bound together in a single compound. This combination is BBB permeable, increasing both B3 and GABA levels in the brain.
Across the world, anxiety levels have skyrocketed and prescriptions for xanax, valium, ativan, and other drugs in the benzodiazepine class--the class of drug most commonly prescribed for anxiety--have also correspondingly (and exponentially) grown as well.
A new era has arrived, folks. We have entered the era of minor cannabinoids. And one of the most promising, making up just 1% of the cannabis and hemp plants, is CBG or Cannabigerol. Much like CBD, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can have profound effects on inflammation and neuroprotection.