Thorne Research, PharmaGABA-100, 60 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
- Available Exclusively From Thorne Research
- Non-Habit Forming, Non-Drowsy
- The Only Natural-Source GABA
- Promotes A Calm, Relaxed, Focused State Of Mind
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major neurotransmitter widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. Because too much excitation can lead to irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness, and spasmodic movements, this excitation needs to be balanced with inhibition. GABA – the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain – can provide this inhibition, acting like a "brake" during times of runaway stress. In addition, studies also indicate GABA can promote relaxation and enhance sleep.
It is thought that either low GABA levels or decreased GABA function in the brain may have an adverse impact on neurological health.
The natural GABA in Thorne's PharmaGABA-100 is produced via a fermentation process that utilizes Lactobacillus hilgardii, the bacteria used to ferment vegetables in the preparation of the traditional Korean cabbage dish known as kimchi. Clinical studies show this natural form of GABA can increase the production of alpha-waves in the brain, creating a profound sense of physical relaxation while maintaining mental focus. In contrast, the stress-related beta-waves in the brain are decreased. In addition to changes in brain waves, natural PharmaGABA has been shown to produce relaxation, as evidenced by reduced pupil diameter, heart rate, and two natural markers of stress – salivary cortisol and chromogranin A. In a head-to-head, double-blind trial of natural PharmaGABA versus synthetic GABA, synthetic GABA did not demonstrate these positive effects.
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, magnesiumcitratelaurate.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Each Capsule Contains:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)||100 mg||*|
|* Daily Value (DV) not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I am very grateful for the discovery of PharmaGABA by the Japanese. Other "GABAs" don't seem to work on the brain (i.e. don't cross the blood brain barrier) but PharmaGABA obviously does, based on my and my and my patient's experiences. I have seen it replace the need for valium, lorazepam, et al many times over. Thank you Thorne and thank you to the Japanese researchers.
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Posted by Reviewer2744459 on Jul 31, 2015
No different than regular GABA but a lot more expensive.
This was not for me
Posted by Rena61 on Jul 19, 2015
I had the opposite affect with Pharma Gaba, they made me sleepy, but could not fall asleep.
Posted by Reviewer1601508 on May 22, 2015
I love this product so much. It helps me sleep better and feel calmer in stressful situations. If I had to choose one supplement to take with me to a deset island, it would be this.
helps good sleep
Posted by 5249368093911251745 on Feb 14, 2015
It helps me to have deep sleep but beware if you'd never taken these kind of supplement food, you may feel drowsy for first few days.
PharmaGABA is helping resolve my multiple health problems.
Posted by 4748023997025657158 on Jul 13, 2014
I have anxiety, low energy, acid reflux and gastritis. I have tried other GABA supplements with a little but of success. I heard a lot of good things about this one (had been recommended on a naturopath's website as the best form of GABA) so I decided to try it. The main reason I got it was for my stomach issues, as I have read studies that esophageal function is regulated by GABA and that GABA reduces inflammation such as that which you'd have with gastritis. Not only is it helping with my heartburn and gastritis, it's also helping me stay focused, improving my energy, and keeps me from getting jittery after my morning coffee. Overall it makes my life so much better. It's the best GABA product I've tried and I plan on sticking to it. Right now I'm taking 2/day and may try increasing to 3/day (1 in am, 1 in afternoon and 1 before bed).