Relieves anxiety, stress and muscle tension- improving sleep quality

Helps with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Can improve chronic stress 

Regulates mood

Fun Facts

  • GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid which is produced naturally in your brain but can also be obtained in certain foods

  • It has calming effects for anxiety, sleep, stress, improves mood and muscle tension

  • Reduces the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. Its main function is to reduce neuron activity in your central nervous system and brain. This creates effects such as increased relaxation, and reduced stress causing your mood to balance and feel calmer.

  • GABA operates as a neurotransmitter, bridging communication between brain cells




Combine With

Combine with magnesium + L-Tryptophan to improve the quality of your sleep

When & How

500 to 1,000 mg- test and see what dose is right for you

Either before bed or 10 to 20 minutes before your evening meal


Consult your physician if you are taking antidepressants, medication for high blood pressure, or any neurally-active medications


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 Q & A

How long before bed should i take GABA?

The recommendation is to take GABA 30 minutes before bed for optimal results.

How does GABA make you sleepy?

By slowing down the activity of the neurons in your brain, GABA makes you sleepy and makes falling asleep easier. Those with insomnia found that taking 300mg of GABA before bed reduced the time it took for them to fall asleep.

Can you take too much GABA?
  • While there is no evidence of an overdose on GABA, doctors will prescribe up to 800mg daily, talk to your doctor if you nd yourself taking more than 800mg of GABA.

What are the side effects of taking GABA?

Taking GABA can have some side effects, including having an upset stomach, muscle fatigue, and headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms please consult your physician before continuing taking GABA.

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