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GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: GABA is an amino acid-like substance that has a calming effect on the nervous system. It is naturally produced in the brain from the amino acid glutamate. Nutrition-oriented doctors use it as a calming agent for epilepsy and anxiety.


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscle tightness

Precautions: GABA should not be combined with pharmaceutical psychiatric or anticonvulsant medications. It is best used under the guidance of a nutrition-oriented doctor.

Dosage: Take 250 to 500 mg three times daily.

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