Now Foods, GABA, Natural Calming Effect, 200 Capsules
By Now Foods83 Reviews
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0.59 lbs (0.27 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00088
- UPC Code: 733739000880
- Package Quantity: 200 Capsules
- Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 5.1 in, 0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
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Combo Discount: -$2.95
- 500 mg
- With Vitamin B-6
- Promotes Relaxation
- Eases Nervous Tension
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) is a non-essential amino acid found mainly in the human brain and eyes. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it regulates brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. GABA is referred to as the "brain's natural calming agent". By inhibiting over-stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension. NOW provides only the naturally occurring L-form as found in food and in the body.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 2 to 3 times daily as needed, preferably with juice or water on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Taurine, Relora and Magnesium.
Rice flour, gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||2 mg||100%|
|GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid)||500 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I had insomnia for 15 years due to fibromyalgia and also have a severe anxiety disorder from PTSD. I discovered GABA when I was researching how Valium (which I was taking) worked. I have taken GABA now for nearly 2 years now and it WORKS. It has fixed my insomnia problem and has calmed me down considerably. I only take it at night because it does make me very sleepy (for me, that's the point.) It does not appear to have any side effects, except for an occasional brief tingling when I take it on an empty stomach. It does not give me a "hangover" the next day. My only problems have been when I tried to stop taking it cold turkey - my anxiety came back. The other problem has been when I've taken it and then tried to stay awake. Obviously, mixing with alcohol, drugs, benadryl or any other depressant are not good and are not necessary. I would highly recommend this product. It took about 2-3 weeks to get the full effect, but it did help from the start.
My husband was on sleeping meds for years. Despite his doctor telling him they were not addictive, he simply could not sleep without it. We finally decided that there had to be a better solution. After doing some investigating, we decided to give gaba a try. Well, they did the trick... immediately! There was no weaning off period, he just took gaba one night and slept like a baby. He takes 3 capsules about an hour before bed. I would highly recommend this to anyone suffering from sleep problems or for those who want to get off those awful pharmaceuticals.