GABA works by blocking brain signals (neurotransmissions). There is interest in using GABA as a dietary supplement. But when taken by mouth, GABA may not be able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Therefore it is unknown if GABA supplements have effects on the brain.
People use GABA for many different conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (GABA) overview.
When placed under the tongue: There isn't enough reliable information to know if GABA is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When placed under the tongue: There isn't enough reliable information to know if GABA is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if GABA is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (GABA)
GABA might lower blood pressure. Taking GABA along with medications that lower blood pressure might cause blood pressure to go too low. Monitor your blood pressure closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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