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Old 06-11-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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What kind of results have you had with it?
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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GABA supplements don't cross the blood brain barrier and thus have no impact on anxiety.

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Old 06-14-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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It's done nothing for me.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Hmm, sounds like other natural remedies.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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GABA supplements don't cross the blood brain barrier and thus have no impact on anxiety.
Another perspective:

Natural StressCare: GABA - Natural Valium, or Is It?

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In conventional medical circles it's thought that GABA will not pass through the blood-brain barrier, and so taking it orally shouldn't have much effect on mood. Nevertheless, many people report that taking GABA has an anti-anxiety action, and at least one study provides evidence that it does.[SIZE=2]2[/SIZE]

It turns out that while GABA doesn't pass through the blood brain barrier ... it can make its way into the peripheral aspects of the CNS (such as the dense connections in the gut.) Also ... the hypothalamus, the emotional neuroendocrine control center of the brain ... is outside of and thus not protected by the blood brain barrier. These two factors could explain the research / practice gap here.

Alternatively, one can take the amino acid theanine instead. Theanine is converted to several useful calming and mood-elevating substances in the brain, including GABA.[SIZE=2]3,4[/SIZE] So one can use theanine as a kind of "bank shot" to get around the blood brain barrier issue with respect to GABA.

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Another perspective:

Natural StressCare: GABA - Natural Valium, or Is It?

(snip)

In conventional medical circles it's thought that GABA will not pass through the blood-brain barrier, and so taking it orally shouldn't have much effect on mood. Nevertheless, many people report that taking GABA has an anti-anxiety action, and at least one study provides evidence that it does.[SIZE=2]2[/SIZE]

It turns out that while GABA doesn't pass through the blood brain barrier ... it can make its way into the peripheral aspects of the CNS (such as the dense connections in the gut.) Also ... the hypothalamus, the emotional neuroendocrine control center of the brain ... is outside of and thus not protected by the blood brain barrier. These two factors could explain the research / practice gap here.

Alternatively, one can take the amino acid theanine instead. Theanine is converted to several useful calming and mood-elevating substances in the brain, including GABA.[SIZE=2]3,4[/SIZE] So one can use theanine as a kind of "bank shot" to get around the blood brain barrier issue with respect to GABA.

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I've tried GABA and currently have a bottle of theanine (Doctor's Best Suntheanine) and neither have done anything for me
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm taking 5-HTP, which has really helped with my anxiety. The first couple of times that you take it, it can cause diarrhea, but that goes away pretty quickly.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Since there is so much discussion about anxiety thought I'd bring up Gaba again. Some can take it and some cannot. I take it just fine and it's part of my sleep combo 500mg every night. Here is a posting from Alt Med group.

//www.city-data.com/forum/alter...ess-helps.html

Maybe even a lower dose than 500mg to start.

Right now a friend is waking up with horrid monster anxiety in the mornings. Trying to talk her into working with Gaba.
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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GABA made me feel so weird and awful I threw it out.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.
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Forget GABA, l-theanine, or any of the supplements touted to help with anxiety or depression. The only way these things will "help" you is if you are very prone to getting the placebo effect.
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