Learning & Education

person by a magnolia tree
Sep 21, 2023
Honokiol is a natural compound derived from the bark and seed cones of the Magnolia tree. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly in East Asia. It has gained significant attention in recent years due to its potential therapeutic properties, especially as an allosteric modulator of GABA receptors.
woman sleeping
Jul 27, 2023
Sleep is an extremely important component of physical and emotional health and well-being. If you’re curious as to why sleep is such a necessity, check out this previous article. The lack of or disruption of sleep, a phenomenon called insomnia, is prevalent across nations [1]. Insomnia is one of eight sleep challenges we have previously discussed. The general consensus from population-based studies is that 30% of adults experience one or more of the symptoms of insomnia, which include difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, waking too early, and poor sleep quality [2]. There has been an increase in the prevalence of insomnia since the COVID-19 pandemic [3]. Unfortunately, insomniacs rarely discuss their symptoms with a physician, and 4 out of 10 insomniacs self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs or alcohol [2].
woman doing meditation
Jul 20, 2023
Here at Troscriptions, we are big fans of all things GABA and have already published an in-depth guide that you can read here. However, if you don’t have time to read the whole guide, here is a quick summary: GABA stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid (which is an amino acid) and is arguably the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in our brain. When we talk about the GABAergic function, we are referring to the relaxation effects that happen through GABA and its receptors in the brain.
cannabis plant leaf in palm of hand
Jun 29, 2023
Nowadays, cannabis is a popular topic in the news and on social media. You may have come across articles or blogs discussing compounds called cannabinoids that are present in cannabis plant and their effects on the neurotransmitter GABA. In this article, you’ll learn more about cannabinoids and their effects on mental health, especially in relation to the GABA system.
What's GABA Got to Do with it? Sleep Hormones and their effect on the GABA System
May 18, 2023
Sleep allows our bodies to rest and recover, and our brains to process the information we've taken in during the day. But what happens inside our bodies when we sleep? It all starts with the hormones of sleep!
Is GABA the Key to Meditation?
Feb 23, 2023
New research evidence suggests that meditation can modulate brain activity, specifically via the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) [3-6]. Though this may perhaps not be surprising to devotees of the practice, in this article we will investigate the relationship between meditation and this important neurotransmitter in the brain and nervous system.