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Effects Of Dextromethorphan On Gaba
GABA + ulcers = good: I actually looked this up in the british journal of pharmacology (bhargava kp et al. 1985, march). The upshot of this articleis that "gaba in the central nervous system exerts an inhibitory effect on stress-induced ulcerogenesis." that is, it calms you down, and what's eating you mentally (stress effects), stops eating on your gastric lining. There are other citations that support this. ...Read more
Is the supplement kavinace with GABA safe to take during pregnancy? What would the effects on the baby be if taken?
Wrong question: The REAL question is ALWAYS, is a compound safe & effective? Ingested GABA doesn't cross the "blood-brain barrier" (important; look it up). It's worthless. There are SERIOUS safety concerns with kava products even if NOT pregnant. You can bank on it: If health hucksters promote something, there's probably no real evidence for it. You'll save money & live better if you're a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more
Discontinued Depakote after 20 yrs (seizure-free plus side-effects). Now anxious. I think because of gaba. Don't want benzos. Other ways to increase?
Gabapentin : There are other anti- seizure medications that might be more tolerable for you than Depakote that are also not benzodiazepines. Gabapentin (brand is neurontin) and its newer cousin, prefab akin (brand is lyrica) work on gaba and can be helpful for anxiety (off-label). Talk to your doctor about whether either of these might be appropriate choices for you. ...Read more
Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.
Would GABA supplements be good alternative to taking antidepressants for my anxiety? Antidepressants cause too many annoying side effects.
GABA is calming: neurotransmitter so, yes, it's a reasonable choice as a natural anti-anxiety agent. Please check w/your doc before making any changes. Neurorelief.com tests your neurotransmitters via urine sample and provides protocols that you can follow based on your results. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?
GABA supplement?: I don't know what "gaba supplement" is. And no one likely does -- that is it isn't regulated so it can be anything. I would not suggest putting things in your mouth that you don't know the composition of. If you look at my background you'll see i've published on the gaba receptor. Alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs effect it amonst other substances. Recseeing a physician to deal the problem list. ...Read more
No, not exactly: While structurally related to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, theanine only has weak affinity for the glutamate receptor on postsynaptic cells. rather, its primary effect seems to increase the overall level of the brain inhibitory transmitter gaba. Source:en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/theanine. ...Read more
Drug interactions: Taking klonopin, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and effector at the same time may increase the side effects of drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. It is important to check with your physician or pharmacist for the dosage and times that are appropriate to take your medicine. ...Read more
Not currently: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and as a supplement is sold as a "natural tranquilizer." by itself it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. There may be a role in gaba(b) [a form of gaba] in depression, as this receptor system interacts with the serotonergic system & other neurotropic factors. More research needed to define this, though. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20655491. ...Read more
Overly calm: The answer is that you could vary from being overly calm comatose. ...Read more
Not a good idea: GABA is the body's calming neurotransmitter. Taking GABA supplements helps promote stress relief and lowers anxiety so it can be sedating. Kava is also sedating. It is likely that if you take both you would be overly sedated. Talk to a naturopathic physician or Chinese medical doctor before combining these products. ...Read more
Yes,however SAMe may: Relora often helps anxiety. GABA may help but doesn't cross blood-brain barrier well.SAMe often helps depression but can worsen anxiety, esp. in high doses. While safe to take together, it might be more effective to combine Relora with Holy Basil,L-Theanine,5-HTP &/or magnesium, all more likely to help than GABA or SAMe. B vits may help too. Consider exercise,meditation, counselling & EFT as well. ...Read more
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