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GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) Complex

Also known as: Gamma Amino Butyric Acid
  • amino acid classified as an important inhibitory neurotransmitter, stimulating relaxation and sleep
  • ensures balance between excitation and inhibition
  • stimulates the Human Growth Hormone
  • anti-aging effective
  • helps weight loss and improves lean muscle.

Glycolic Acid

  • also known as hydroxyacetic acid
  • substance with exfoliating properties
  • used in cosmetic abrasive procedures for dead skin removal and rejuvenation in concentrations of 20%-80% or in at-home kits in lower concentrations, less than 10%
  • Glycolic acid or hydroxyacetic acid is appears as a hydroscopic crystalline solid colorless, odorless highly soluble in water and other water based solvents
  • Dissolving the outer layer of the skin it may reduce acne scaring, fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation also improving other skin conditions

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)

Also known as: GLA
  • essential fatty acid contained especially by plant-extracted oils
  • useful in normal brain function, growth, normal development, bone strength, skin and hair growth stimulation, stimulator of reproductive processes and metabolism regulator
  • used in the treatment of eczema, allergies, weight loss, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even cancer
  • GLA is contained by plant seed oils of evening and fungal oils
  • an example of plant containing GLA is Spirulina, also known as the blue-green algae.

Green Tea Extract

Also known as: Camelia Sinensis
  • or Camelia sinensis extract
  • extract rich in bioflavonoids, especially polyphenol
  • reputed for its effectiveness in fighting free radicals, as well as various types of cancer and tumors
  • it works as a pathogenic bacteria inhibitor and friendly bacteria stimulator
  • helps prevent dental caries
  • helps reduce cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract
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