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Can you get GABA naturally from foods?

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You cannot get GABA naturally from foods. But a variety of foods contain substances such as flavonoids that influence how GABA works in the brain. These foods include:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Teas
  • Red wine

From: GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Virginia Commonwealth University: "The Role of GABA in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Anxiety and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Neurotransmitter Synthesis." 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)."

Shimada M. . June 2009. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Krantis A. , 1984. Acta Neuropathologica

Enna, S. Academic Press, 2006. GABA, Volume 54 (Advances in Pharmacology),

Amen, D. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 20, 2017

SOURCES:

Virginia Commonwealth University: "The Role of GABA in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Anxiety and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Neurotransmitter Synthesis." 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)."

Shimada M. . June 2009. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Krantis A. , 1984. Acta Neuropathologica

Enna, S. Academic Press, 2006. GABA, Volume 54 (Advances in Pharmacology),

Amen, D. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 20, 2017

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