Most Commonly Taken for:
Sometimes taken for:
Please note: Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is classified as a nonessential nutrient that is important in promoting overall mental wellness.
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
There are 11 non-essential amino acids. Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is one of the those amino acids. Non-essential amino acids are those amino acids that are naturally produced by the body. However, as the aging process occurs, the body’s ability to manufacture sufficient levels of non-essential amino acids is reduced. Therefore, supplementation may be a good option. Products that act as allosteric modulators of GABA receptors increase the available amount of GABA which typically causes a relaxing, anti-anxiety, and anti-convulsive effect. GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier.
GABA enhances the the breakdown of serotonin into N-acetylserotonin, the precursor of melatonin. Research suggest that GABA is involved in the synthesis of melatonin; thus regulating the sleep wake cycle.
As long as it is consumed in the recommended doses, GABA is considered safe. Taking more than the recommended amount may result in:
Contraindicated: means that you should not take this product if you are taking or have one of the listed conditions below. You should check with your medical provider prior to taking this product if you are taking any of the listed medications below or have one of the medical conditions listed below.
Nutritional supplements are classified as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplements do not require the same rigorous testing, review and approval that drugs are required to go through. Therefore, the statements contained in this document regarding GABA have not been reviewed and approved by the FDA. However, significant research has been done on this product by many universities, public and private business. We at 5-Point Wellness, LLC desire to share information about GABA, in order to educate our clientele to make well informed decisions for themselves.