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Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:23 pm
by Marya
Hi everyone,
Who has tried GABA supplements for anxiety and sleep disorders?
I want to try it and I have some questions;
Did it help with anxiety?
Did it help with night sweat?
Which brand you tried?
What is the dose?
Have you noticed good results?
Do you take it regularly or only when stress out?
The last question, have you tried a med for GABA instead?

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:40 pm
by CdB
Check this site, its well researched.

https://selfhacked.com/2017/05/31/natur ... ease-gaba/

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:07 pm
by Marya
CdB wrote:Check this site, its well researched.

https://selfhacked.com/2017/05/31/natur ... ease-gaba/

Thank you so much. I have read it and it seems that Valerian extracts might be the best choice. I was thinking of taking GABA supplement directly but it doesn't seem that it cross BBB. I'm.surprised that they didn't list Passiflora in that study.
Are you taking anything for GABA by the way?

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:31 pm
by Marya
CdB wrote:Check this site, its well researched.

https://selfhacked.com/2017/05/31/natur ... ease-gaba/

Hi CdB, do you think if GABA is increased then Glutamate would decreased?

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:02 am
by Creatineman
I have taken GABA before, and yes i found it relaxing.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:34 pm
by Marya
Creatineman wrote:I have taken GABA before, and yes i found it relaxing.

Which brand please? And for how long did you take it to see the results?
Thanks

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:38 pm
by Creatineman
Now foods gaba from Iherb. Probably noticed a difference the first time I took it.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:18 pm
by Marya
Creatineman wrote:Now foods gaba from Iherb. Probably noticed a difference the first time I took it.

Do you take 200mg or 500mg? I heard that 500mg is too much and people feel numbing with that dose.
And do you take it regularly or only when you are stressed out?

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:16 am
by Creatineman
I took 500-1000 mg. I used to take it if I can't sleep but don't really need it anymore. I found it relaxing. I don't think it is numbing. It's a safe supplement. GABA is already present in the body.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:00 pm
by Marya
Has anyone tried Baclofen for GABA?
I've read online that it is not recommended for any one has mood disorders or Schizophrenia or for brain disorders like seizures. I feel confused as it must be a mood stiblizer and it must be good for seizures.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:47 am
by alexsdad
As an alternative to an OTC GABA, you may want to consider Gabapentin. It is often prescribed for seizure and anxiety. It works differently from the OTC GABA supplements and crosses BBB. It is a pretty light drug in my opinion and your DAN may be able to prescribe for a trial. It works quickly and often do magic for anxiety.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:00 pm
by Marya
alexsdad wrote:As an alternative to an OTC GABA, you may want to consider Gabapentin. It is often prescribed for seizure and anxiety. It works differently from the OTC GABA supplements and crosses BBB. It is a pretty light drug in my opinion and your DAN may be able to prescribe for a trial. It works quickly and often do magic for anxiety.

Thank you for replying. Do you think which is more effective and has less side effects, Gabapentin or Baclofen?

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:32 pm
by alexsdad
I don't have any experience with Baclofen but probably doctors are more willing to prescribe Gabapentin than Baclofen. Please check with your doctor or DAN.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:05 pm
by Marya
alexsdad wrote:I don't have any experience with Baclofen but probably doctors are more willing to prescribe Gabapentin than Baclofen. Please check with your doctor or DAN.

I see. I have looked it up and found this in Wikipedia about Gabapentin
Other neurophysiological findings indicate that gabapentin also interacts with NMDA receptors, protein kinase C, and inflammatory cytokines.[62][64]
Would you have any information about that as I already have dysfinction of NMDA receptors.

Anyone else please would know about this do share it with me.

Re: Any expert with GABA supplements

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:04 pm
by alexsdad
Sorry about my delayed response. I initially thought you were looking into this for your child but is this for yourself? I don't have an answer for your question but you are probably looking into something no scientist on earth fully understands yet. I don't think they can even correctly measure the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. You will have to find something works for you by trial and error unfortunately. BTW I think Gabapentin is also known for developing tolerance quickly so keep that in mind. Messing with neurotransmitters is certainly not easy. Another idea is L-Theanine which is an interesting and safe supplement to boost GABA level. Looks like it's mentioned in the research CbD mentioned above. I have read many success stories to manage anxiety with L-Theanine.