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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
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
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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