How does GABA work?

GABA supplement is one of the most famous nootropics nowadays. GABA is an amino acid which works as a neurotransmitter in the brain. The main GABA function is to decrease the activity of the neurons. This nootropic blocks certain nerve transmissions in the brain by producing a relaxing effect. And as you may know, it can make a person feel more tranquil and give him or her sense of wellbeing.

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GABA operation may be very important on sleeping. As GABA enables the body and mind to relax, fall asleep more easily and sleep soundly. Having a low GABA amount may lead to Insomnia and disrupts sleep which means a poor mood and being restless as well as unproductive.


GABA is a natural chemical that the body produces, the primary role of GABA is to lessen the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system, which will put your body automatically in a great relaxation and reduce the anxiety and stress. GABA helps to feel calmer and enhances your daily mood.


GABA supplements are often being used as a supplement by people as a natural way to lower blood pressure. According to some studies, it is proved that GABA may actually lower high blood pressure. In addition, maintenance of a good blood pressure can protect and regulate a good sleep as well as previously mentioned daily mood by reducing stress and anxiety.

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Despite a GABA has significant benefits, there are some side effects that you should be aware of, even if you may not feel them. According to the users, a commonly reported side effect may be the pain in a head, drowsiness. Usage of GABA sometimes may lead to muscle weakness or indigestion/stomach upset. Bear in mind to follow the dosage correctly or start from the small dosages to not call out those side effects.

Does Alcohol Affect GABA?

Drinking alcoholic beverage does not affect the production of GABA as they have the same effects on the body. However, too much alcohol can be bad for GABA alleyway.  There is no evidence that it is unsafe to take GABA during pregnancy and breast-feeding, but stay on the safe side and avoid using.

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Always consult your doctor before taking GABA, switching to other medication or adding GABA to your current medicines. Ask your doctor for the perfect dosage of GABA before taking this supplement. Also, be aware of every side effect that may appear to prevent it. Always follow the dosage instruction and supervise your body while using GABA. Do not start from the huge dosages.

How Much GABA Should You Take?

It is recommended that users begin with the lowest suggested dosage and just gradually increase as needed.

  1. For stress, anxiety and sleep: 100-200mg and higher doses.
  2. For too high blood pressure: 10-20mg, in scientific studies.

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