Each size 00 vegetarian cellulose capsule contains:
|GABA (as Gamma Aminobutyric Acid)||750 mg|
Description: Known as the body’s natural tranquillizer, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Uses: GABA may reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation and improve sleep. Orally administered GABA has been shown to increase alpha waves and decrease beta waves in the brain- an indicator of relaxation (1). In a randomized, placebo controlled study, GABA alleviated stress in adults preforming mentally stressful tasks as shown by alpha wave activity (2). Another measure of stress is decreased immunoglobin A (IgA) levels. Subjects with fear of heights crossing a suspension bridge had significantly higher IgA levels when administered GABA as compared to placebo. This also suggests GABA may enhance immunity under stressful conditions (1). GABA shortened sleep latency and increased non-REM sleep time in a recent study (3).
Many factors can influence GABA production in the brain. Low levels can be caused by poor diet, chronic stress, gut dysbiosis, and lack of sleep.
Source Materials: GABA is made by chemical synthesis. Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
- Abdou AM, et. al; Relaxation and immunity enhancement effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) administration in humans. Biofactors. 2006;26(3):201-8.
- Yoto A, et.al. ; Oral intake of gamma-aminobutyric acid affects mood and activities of central nervouse system during stressed condition induced by mental tasks. Amino Acids. 2012 Sep;43(3):1331-7.
- Yamatsu A, et.al.; The improvement of sleep by oral intake of GABA and apocynum venetum leaf extract. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2015;61(20:182-7.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease