Now Foods, GABA, Natural Calming Effect, 200 Capsules
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- 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.|
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.
Posted by Reviewer1844187 on May 05, 2016
It helps keep my nerves settled.
Does what it supposed to
Posted by 5561351112431778195 on May 02, 2016
It has the calming effect bt u urself have to keep urself relaxed. Has to be taken on empty stomach else not effective.
Posted by Reviewer2417981 on Apr 08, 2016
Posted by 5237867426349414567 on Sep 28, 2015
It works great for me. Makes me more calm.