A 27-year-old female asked:
Does gaba supplements (for example 1000 mg daily) decrease dopamine? or is it the other way around?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
My hunch is that they do not. Got to PUBMED and search for GABA supplements AND dopamine. Beware of supplements. There is no control of what goes into them and the makers do not need to show they are safe or that the do what they claim. Can also go to Drugs.com and read more.
Answered Jul 07, 2022
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
In general, over the counter supplements have NO effect on neurotransmitter levels. Prescription items such as L-DOPA or dopamine agonists can certainly affect dopamine activity in brain. Not clear why you might want to spend your money on unproven and perhaps unsafe supplements.
Reviewed Jul 12, 2022
Last updated Jul 12, 2022
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.