GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)



What is GABA used for?

GABA is a chemical that is made in the brain.

GABA is taken by mouth for:

  • Relieving anxiety
  • Improving mood
  • Reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Promoting lean muscle growth
  • Burning fat
  • Stabilizing blood pressure
  • Relieving pain

GABA is used under the tongue for increasing the sense of well-being, relieving injuries, improving exercise tolerance, decreasing body fat, and increasing lean body weight.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how GABA works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, it is known that GABA works by blocking brain signals (neurotransmissions).

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using GABA?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of GABA or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is GABA?

GABA is likely safe when taken correctly by mouth for short periods of time, up to 12 weeks.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of GABA during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from GABA?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.


What interactions may I have with GABA?

GABA may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for GABA?

The dose for GABA may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does GABA come in?

GABA may be available in the following forms:

  • GABA capsules 500mg

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: September 14, 2017 | Last Modified: September 14, 2017

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