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How effective is GABA?

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GABA is a brain chemical that some researcher think can help boost your mood or relax you. Limited studies suggests that GAMA may help lower blood pressure. But researchers aren't sure if GABA works for the reasons people take them. One question is if high-enough levels of GABA supplements reach the brain to have any effect.

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 Melinda Ratini on September 5, 2019

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 Melinda Ratini on September 5, 2019

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