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Any of a number of different receptors for benzodiazepine identified in the brain. BZ-1 receptors may affect neural pathways involved in normal sleep patterns, while BZ-2 receptors are involved in memory and motor functions.
The ingredient BluCetin-DHM, which is derived from Hovenia dulcis (oriental raisin tree), can be used as a hangover remedy as a result of the discovery of dihydromyricetin (DHM), a unique natural molecule that targets the GABAA receptor in the brain and has been seen to reduce the negative effects of drinking in excess.
This GABAA receptor consists of five subunits, and studies have found that certain alleles of several subunit genes can influence the risk for alcoholism and other addictions, as well as of conduct disorder symptomology and can modify electrophysiological traits related
In one study of guinea pigs repeatedly exposed to high ethanol concentrations throughout pregnancy, researchers found persistent alterations in GABA transmission (see table 1) and increased levels of certain GABAA receptor subunits ([[alpha].