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GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a natural "inhibitory neurotransmitter," meaning it blocks impulses between the nerve cells, resulting in a calming effect. Many medications for insomnia, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, and other conditions work by affecting GABA activity. GABA also affects processes that control blood pressure and muscle mass, so it has been evaluated for hypertension and muscle building.

However, taking GABA orally does not increase GABA levels in the brain and has not been shown to provide benefit for epilepsy, insomnia or stress. There is mixed evidence as to whether GABA improves cognitive function. It may, however, affect blood pressure.

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Hasani22533
May 3, 2021

I have taken GABA off and on for several years for pain. I have various joint pains, due to arthritis and a deteriorated joint from to an old injury. It has worked quite well.

Peter22532
May 3, 2021

I have been using it for a few years. The calming support actually works!

Ruth Joshua22543
May 5, 2021

How much do you take for this support?

richard22530
May 2, 2021

I started taking pharma GABA 100mg in the AM and 100 mg before bedtime. It definitely took the edge off of my stress. It didn't help with my sleep however! I still wake up between 4:30 and 5:30 AM.

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