iHerb Customer Reviews
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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.
The Big Picture
Posted by Reviewer2924417 on Nov 03, 2009
I brought this to help me sleep instead of taking an occassional Bezodiazapine. I think it may act well as an ant-anxiolitic hence it's success for many others. However, I have just discovered I have severe adrenal fatigue low cortisol and DHEA which causes sleep problems, so this needs to be fixedfirst. I will use it as an anti- anxiolitic and would reccomend it as such. It is definately preferable to a pharmaceutial with all the addictive and toxic side effects! AND NO HANGOVER!
Posted by Reviewer2890004 on Jan 11, 2010
really seems to support relaxation and sleep.
I think it's working.
Posted by Reviewer2455452 on Apr 05, 2010
I have reorder this for my mum. She has been taking it. Although it did not help her to sleep, she has insomnia. But, she seems calmer. Her mood is stable during the day.
Posted by diyhealthhunter on Jun 11, 2010
is great, makes a great deal of sense just really trying to get over the whole Blood/Brain barrier issue with this one. Gonna switch over to L-glutamine and Theanine combo for a bit and see if there is a difference. Can't really say much either way in regards to over all impact due to the amount of other supps. I have in rotation at the moment. My overall plan is stress reduction/mental clarity/overall wellness not necessarily to deal with any existing conditions, focusing on proactive/preemptive approach.