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An in-depth review on my experience with taking GABA
Posted by Reviewer1010174 on Jun 25, 2010
I decided to try this product after reading reviews about the benefits of GABA for people with moderate to severe anxiety. I have been searching for a natural product that may help control the symptoms of anxiety (tremors, shakiness...) rather than taking prescribed benzodiazepines. I took GABA first thing in the morning before breakfast. Within the first 10 minutes of taking this product, I experienced a strange sensation, perhaps the niacin flush that is described by others. I experienced rapid heartbeat, nausea, and a sudden increase in my body temperature. GABA seemed to help me relax a bit, and it did help to lessen a little of the shakiness/tremor associated with highly anxious people. I am not sure if I would recommend GABA supplements to people as I have some concerns regarding the safety of taking this supplement. I have a kidney issue and noticed that every time I took this supplement, one of my kidneys seemed to react to it. I asked my doctor about the safety of taking this supplement and was told that "if it is not harming you then it is ok to take it, especially if it seems to be helping, but it is not something I would recommend." GABA seems to work for many people, your experience might be different than mine, however as for me I am not taking this supplement anymore due to health reasons and concerns.
Posted by Reviewer1974227 on Sep 21, 2008
Was hoping to replace my anti depressant with Gaba for sleep, whilest they do make you feel calm, relaxed its not powerful enough for me to make me sleep. Will continue to use for anxiety reduction though.
Good but shortterm effect
Posted by Reviewer1539732 on Jul 19, 2010
It works quite good, but the effect lasts only about three hours. It also makes me slightly numb mentally, which is offcourse sometimes preferable, but not in every circumstance.
GABA 750mg VegiCaps
Posted by Reviewer2244009 on Jan 24, 2008
Work out more expensive than powder but more convenient. They give a calming effect especially when taken with Kings Kava powder (also iherb)but not the strongest GABA.(Then again it is very cheap)
Posted by Reviewer2611721 on Nov 21, 2007
NOW makes good products at reasonable prices, but so far I have felt no effect from this product. I was hoping it would relax my mind so I could sleep at night.
Posted by Reviewer2336436 on Dec 10, 2007
I took this to help produce a relaxed a calming effect. I take 1 pill in the evening around bed time, but don't think I've noticed any effect. Maybe I'm not taking enough.
Posted by Reviewer2756565 on Sep 18, 2010
i get a hangover when i use it with hydroxyzine... not good. it also did not have much effect on me, theanine works much better for me
Posted by 5727045940905684341 on Feb 19, 2013
This product is used to calm nervous, but I feel little formigation in my foots. But its normaly.
didn't help me sleep
Posted by Anaterma on Aug 29, 2013
so after true calm blend, theanine-relora blend, l-tryptophan and so on didn't help me sleep i decided to take pure gaba together with pure taurine to help my sleeping problems. didn't help. will continue taking this because for other health benefits, feeling a bit better, gives a somewhat sedating effect, which is not enough for me unfortunately, also helps to restore your body during sleep better and i feel like my hands are warmer which is great since i have anaemia. this, in addition to other aminos, will boost up your fat metabolism a bit, i can tell there's definitely less fat around my waist area. but then i'm not overweight so uh, it was just a little help. also taking aminos constantly helps me not to gain any weight if i don't work out. usually when i didn't take any and stopped working out - i'd gain some right away.
Posted by Reviewer1655235 on Dec 01, 2013
Seems to help relax, although the effect feels a bit dozy.