June 18, 2007

GABA Supplements

Posted in ADHD, GABA, Posts by Renee, Self-Therapy, Supplements at 7:56 pm by bloggingawayadhd

Well I finally got over to the Health Foods Store, and they had the GABA supplements. I wanted “GABA Calm” because it also has Taurine and L-Tyrosine, but they didn’t have that. What they had is just called GABA, and is also by Source Naturals, and it cost $18.50 for 90 tablets! Much more than I would’ve paid online, but at least it’s in my hands now and I don’t have to worry about any shipping costs, waiting to get it, freshness of the product, etc.

GABA Supplements

On the bottle, it says:

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid derivative and a key inhibitory neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that carry information between nerve cells or from nerve cells to other target cells. GABA is synthesized directly from glutamic acid. It has an inhibitory effect on the firing of neurons and supports a calm mood.

but warns that these statements aren’t approved by the FDA. I’m going by Dr. Amen’s advice on this one. Note that GABA is not an herb or drug, but something found naturally in the human body.

Interestingly, the lady at the checkout said “Oh, another lady buys these regularly and says they really work! She takes them until they build up in her system, and says then she doesn’t have to take them for a while.” OK… I’ll have to see if I find out what she meant by that. Also, I’m taking them specifically for my “Temporal Lobe” type ADD, so I’ll be able to evaluate how they affect me using my chart.

They are large tablets, 750 mg, so I am going to break them in half at first and take approx 375 mg until I see how my body reacts to them.

I’ll keep you posted! Here goes…

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4 Comments »

  1. Stephen G Pressley said,

    And did your Gaba supplements work? What happened?

  2. bloggingawayadhd said,

    Hi, and thanks for your question.
    Well, unfortunately, I haven’t ever stayed on track taking them long enough to know. (I can thank my ADD forgetfulness for that). But, I will continue to post if I have any notes relating to that :)

  3. Michaelc said,

    I have had ADD all my life and after 10 years of taking Wellbutrin XL I had to stop because I lost my insurance. I tried the Source Naturals GABA and I have found that one 750mg in the morning keeps me well focused and pretty mellow most days. For high stress times (which seems to make the ADD worse) I take another in the evening. No bad side effects after 2 months!

  4. bloggingawayadhd said,

    Thanks for the info! I may have to try it again.


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