GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is an amino acid derivative that functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system. It is an anti-stress, anti-anxiety, calming and relaxing nutrient. It has been used clinically for depressed sex drive, prostate problems, and as a non-addictive tranquilizer substitute.

GABA is referred to as the “brain’s natural calming agent.” Studies have shown that GABA increases the body’s sleeping cycle and patients reported much more vivid dreams and a good night’s sleep.

GABA is one of the most widely discussed natural health treatments on the market right now.  Many people are unfamiliar with GABA and its various uses.



Increases HGH (Human Growth Hormone Levels) which in turn helps decrease body fat, promotes increases in lean muscle and lower fat ratio in body composition

2. Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most widely spread modern inflictions and is often linked with the pressures of contemporary living. Some people have situational anxiety triggered by a particular situation. These situations may include –

Being in confined spaces

Meeting new people

Carrying out activities in public

Death of a loved one

Other people have a more generalised form of anxiety which is persistent in spite of the external situation the person is in.

The scientific explanation for GABA’s ability to lessen anxiety is due to its properties as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. It is able to stop the actions of various brain chemicals which are especially active in people suffering from anxiety.  GABA helps to promote relaxation and ease nervous tension.

3. Treating Depression with GABA

Depression is related to anxiety insofar as it is a condition which is incredibly prevalent and also often hard to detect. Depression manifests itself in various ways depending on the individual but some of its most common symptoms include low mood, lack of energy and a feeling of sadness.

There are many different causes of depression but many instances of the affliction originate due to a person’s brain chemistry being out of synch. GABA is able to help with some people’s depressive conditions due to its ability to promote a healthy mix of brain chemicals and to inhibit those which are linked to mood disorders such as depression.

4. GABA and Weight Loss

Unlike depression or anxiety, obesity, or being severely overweight, is a far more visible problem but no less common. Obesity and excess body weight are responsible for a host of other conditions such as higher blood pressure, cancer and diabetes.

There are several ways in which a GABA supplement is able to assist in a person’s efforts to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. These include –

GABA acts as a biochemical precursor to Human Growth Hormone

GABA aids sleep which is essential for weight loss

GABA can improve mood and prevent psychological causes of overeating

GABA has the above range of benefits but is not a wonder drug and does not allow people to consume whatever they wish without exercising and still lose or maintain weight.

5. Difficulty Falling Asleep, Restless Night’s Sleep

GABA is able to aid healthier and more restful sleep in a number of ways. One of which is reducing the time and difficulty people experience before falling asleep.

GABA has a slightly sedative effect which makes it ideal before going to bed

Taking excess amounts of time to get to sleep or finding drifting off difficult are very common sleep problems. GABA is able to increase natural levels of brain chemicals which promote relaxation and stress relief and also inhibit brain chemicals which promote stress and restlessness. This allows a person to drift off to sleep more easily than they would otherwise be able to. 

6. Fix Poor Sleep Quality with GABA Supplements

GABA’s ability to not only reduce the difficulty a person experiences in falling asleep but also improve the quality of rest they experience after drifting off is due to the same biochemical effect. By increasing levels of desirable neurotransmitters in the brain and inhibiting chemicals linked to stress, GABA helps a person experience a deeper, more restful sleep. This leaves people feeling more energised and mentally sharp the next day.

7. Improved Mental Focus

The inability to focus, think clearly and remember basic things is common. Cognitive problems such as the aforementioned can be caused by a number of issues. Aging, stress and nutritional intake can all impact a person’s cognitive clarity.

GABA acts as a balancer in the brain. 

GABA is made in brain cells from glutamate, and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter – meaning that it blocks nerve impulses. Glutamate acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter and when bound to adjacent cells encourages them to “fire” and send a nerve impulse. GABA does the opposite and tells the adjoining cells not to “fire”, not to send an impulse.

Without GABA, nerve cells fire too often and too easily. Anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, seizure disorders, and numerous other conditions including addiction, headaches, Parkinson’s syndrome, and cognitive impairment are all related to low GABA activity. GABA hinders the transmission of nerve impulses from one neuron to another. It has a calming or quieting influence. A good example to help understand this effect is caffeine. Caffeine inhibits GABA release. The less GABA, the more nerve transmissions occur. Think what too much coffee feels like: that is the sensation of glutamate without enough GABA.

A scientific study was conducted in Japan which measured the effects of a group’s performance in a cognitive task when taking GABA against the performance of a control group taking a placebo substance. The results showed measurable and demonstrable increases in both subjective and objective mental focus in the GABA group, whereas the placebo group showed higher levels of stress on tests conducted after the task.

8. Sexual Functioning

A lack of sexual desire or ability is a common problem and can be attributed to a number of causes. These include –

Inadequate nutrition

Excess levels of stress

Poor sleep

Low levels of GABA present in the brain

GABA supplementation is able to counteract several of the above issues. GABA can help reduce a person’s stress levels, which in turn leads to higher levels of desire and ability. GABA can also aid with restful sleep which is essential for correct levels of sexual hormones in both men and women. Finally, if the root cause of sexual dysfunction is simply a lack of GABA present in the brain, taking a GABA supplement is one of the fastest ways to remedy the situation.

8. Lessens Signs of Aging

Both men and women are increasingly image-conscious and signs of aging such as wrinkles are some of the most dreaded appearances in a modern person’s life. GABA can assist in the battle against the signs of aging by –

Lowering stress

Promoting healthy sleep

Being applied topically to the skin

Stress and bad sleep are two of the major factors contributing to people’s aging. GABA is able to aid both problems. GABA can also be applied topically to the skin which works by enhancing the skin’s natural elasticity and ability to contract. This decreases the appearance of wrinkles. Over time the GABA is absorbed into the muscle tissues, leading to an incremental benefit.

10. Better Side-Effects than Alternatives

It is not true to say that GABA is totally free from side-effects. It is however true to say that GABA side-effects are relatively mild and almost only ever experienced in the event of overdose. The side-effects associated with excess GABA are far less severe than side-effects associated with alternatives such as –



Prescription anti-depressants

11. No Addiction Troubles

Addiction is a common problem for people either self-medicating or taking prescription drugs to treat one of the above health issues. As GABA is natural it is non-addictive and free from the withdrawal effects that accompanies other treatments. This is due to the fact that GABA is naturally occurring within the brain and a supplementation is remedying a deficit rather than doing anything unnatural.

12. GABA Benefits in Sport

Increases HGH (Human Growth Hormone Levels) which in turn helps decrease body fat, promotes increases in lean muscle and lower fat ratio in body composition which is essential for the bodybuilder and person that wishes to have a lean physique.


Women who become depressed with hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle have lower plasma GABA levels than women whose moods are unaffected by menstrual changes.


Pure 100% GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid)


As a dietary supplement, mix 1/4 level teaspoonful in water, or juice.  Can be taken 2-3 times in a day.


Take 1/4 level teaspoonful, in water, or juice to help you relax.





  • Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
  • Gluten Free
  • Gelatin Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Salt Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Wheat Free
  • No preservatives
  • Artificial Colour or flavour
  • No starch, yeast, corn milk, soya, or porcine

To be used in conjunction with a varied diet.
Keep sealed and store in a dry, cool place.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not use if Seal is broken.

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