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Can u please advice what are GABA supplements used for ? Thanks

Can u please advice what are GABA supplements used for ? 
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GABA: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter made in the brain, where it has anticonvulsant, sedative, and anti-anxiety effects. Although there's insufficient reliable info about either safety or effectiveness of gaba supplements, people still use them to relieve anxiety, elevate mood, relieve premenstrual syndrome, treat adhd, promote lean muscle growth, burn fat, and stabilize bp. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Does the GABA supplement work for anxiety?

Does the GABA supplement work for anxiety?

GABA can reduce: anxiety sx's. Other options: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help, it has potential to cause liver damage. Lavender & chamomile essential oils (not ingested) are also calming. ...Read more

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Can II use any GABA supplements if I have anxiety?

Can II use any GABA supplements if I have anxiety?

Can help: Gaba supplements can help some individuals who have mild to moderate anxiety. Before starting any supplement, please talk to your doctor as it may interact with other medications or may not be the best option for you. ...Read more

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Can I take a kava kava supplement with a gaba supplement?

Can I take a kava kava supplement with a gaba supplement?

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

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What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

GABA supplements: are reported by some companies to cross the BBB. A biochemist (http://www.phyllisbronsonphd.com/Graphics/BronsonGABA.pdf), the Mayo Clinic, and New York Medical Center say otherwise. However GABA does exert peripheral effects including calming anxiety and reducing blood pressure and may have other indirect effects that are beneficial. ...Read more

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I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

Unclear: Some early data suggests that GABA containing supplements may help with anxiety, so make what you will in regards to this. There is even less data in regards to interaction, which makes it unclear if you will have any issues taking it with lorazepam and amitriptyline. ...Read more

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Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

GABA?: I assume you are talking about medications such as Gabapentin or pregabalin? These medicines have very many uses and may help with anxiety in select patients. These medicines are safe to take with Clonazepam was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions i need to worry about?

Can i take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions i need to worry about?

Yes. Probably : However, you do not indicate what gaba supplement you are taking. Each medication or supplement has its own pathway of being broken down and eliminated from the body. When two medications are taken simultaneously they can interact together to lower the blood level of the other or increase the blood level. Supplements currently do not have to be rigorously tested so it ishard to find good info. ...Read more

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Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Possibly: It will depend on what kind, degree of depression/anxiety you are having. If it is affecting your function and is getting worse, and not related to an obvious stressor you may want to consult your Doctor or other mental Health provider for help with an assessment. Many times supplements are not regulated and you cannot be sure what are you getting. There are other ways like relaxation techniques, ...Read more

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Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Not needed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and silenor can be taken within the same day -- separately, usually. Silenor is a sleep medication and wellbutrin (bupropion) sr can be activating (better taken in morning). If using silenor, you should not take GABA supplements since they can be sedating also. ...Read more

Gaba (Definition)

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (also known as gaba)is used as a supplement ...Read more