GABA Powder - NOW Foods - Nutrition for Optimal Wellness
Ingredients & Description
GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) is a non-essential amino acid found mainly in the human brain and eyes. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it regulates brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. GABA is referred to as the "brain's natural calming agent". By inhibiting over-stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension.* NOW provides only the naturally occurring form as found in food and in the body.
|Serving Size: 1/4 Level Teaspoon (500 mg)||Servings Per Container: 340 || || Amount Per Serving % Daily Value||GABA 500 mg * ||* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.||† Daily Value not established.|
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 level teaspoon one or more times daily as needed, preferably on an empty stomach.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: None. Vegetarian Product.
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Questions and answers:
Asked on: July 11, 2013
Question: what is the health benefits in gaba powder
A: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that is widely distributed in nature from microorganisms to plants and animals. It acts as the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. In addition, GABA has hypotensive, tranquilizing and diuretic effects, and can prevent diabetes. Also, GABA may improve the concentration of plasma growth hormone and the rate of protein synthesis in the brain and inhibit small airway-derived lung adenocarcinoma. Therefore, GABA has potential as a bioactive component in foods and pharmaceuticals. However, the direction addition of chemical GABA to food is considered unnatural and unsafe. So it is necessary to find a natural method to produce and increase GABA in food.
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Asked on: July 18, 2013
Question: im suffering from dipression and using daily citalophram 10 mg.do i need to stop nthe citalophram tablet while taken this product?
A: I do not see any warnings against taking GABA with your prescription medication. If you are planning to stop your prescription medication you may want to discuss this with your physician first.
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