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.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 22 2009 | Verified Purchase
Made me feel drugged out and very sleep after taking just once capsule per day. Felt like a pharmaceutical rather than a supplement and I didn't react well to it at all. Very disappointed and a but fearful of ever taking GABA again. I can valium with less side effects than this and valium reduced my muscle pain whereas GABA just made me feel like a zombie. Might be good for someone who wants a sleep medication.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 10 2010 | Verified Purchase
I tried this with high hopes that it would help alleviate the anxiety symptoms that I suffer from due to Chronic Lyme Disease. Bizarrely just one capsule of this natural form of GABA caused severe anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and dyspepsia. But please note this doesn't mean this will necessarily happen with you as my Lyme Disease causes me to experience strange and abnormal reactions to certain supplements.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 12 2011 | Verified Purchase
I tried this product in the hope it could replace valium which I take at a very low dose when I am having a panic attack or feeling intense anxiety. Unfortunately PharmaGABA had no effect on my whatsoever. I didn't like the warm tingling feeling in my hand arms and feet either - felt really weird.
Posted by Rena61 on November 20 2014 | Verified Purchase
I had the opposite affect with Pharma Gaba, they made me sleepy, but could not fall asleep.
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