Can you have too much GABA?

  1. Can you have too much GABA?


    I always feel like my brain is suppressed. It is like I am in a fog and just can not snap out of it. The below passage has me wondering if it is possible to have too much GABA? I have been supplmeneting 3 grams per night for years and it has had a calming effect.

    As a side note....my HGH is above range and GABA supposedly encourages this.

    "In other words, alcohol consumption creates a demand for more GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter responsible for restricting, or depressing the excitability of our brain. Glutamate is the Neurotransmitter that has the opposite effect as it is responsible for brain excitability and can be increased through the intake of various stimulants. It now gets a bit complex."

    The side effects of Alcohol on bodybuilding


  2. Not much GABA usually makes it into the brain, so it seems unlikely that it would build up. You could take a neurotransmitter test to find out your GABA level. Here is one:

    NeuroScan Neurotransmitter Test

  3. The GABA you supplement orally does not cross the blood-brain barrier and, therefore, would not make your GABA neurotransmitter levels rise.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by krazy View Post
    The GABA you supplement orally does not cross the blood-brain barrier and, therefore, would not make your GABA neurotransmitter levels rise.
    If that is the case, am I wasting money by taking it at all?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by spinn View Post
    If that is the case, am I wasting money by taking it at all?
    If it 's worth it to you. It does raises gh for 30 minutes 5.5 x's normal level, only for half an hour than gh goes back to baseline.

    it also does have a calming effect. Ive used it for two years. I still use it from time to time.
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  6. I wonder how it's able to create the calming effect without crossing the blood-brain barrier.

  7. I love gaba, and it's calming effect before bed is priceless. Buy bulk at nutra and its dirt cheap.....5 bucks gor 100 grams. Take it WITH OTHER things to boost GH..
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by TripDog View Post
    I love gaba, and it's calming effect before bed is priceless. Buy bulk at nutra and its dirt cheap.....5 bucks gor 100 grams. Take it WITH OTHER things to boost GH..
    Synergy?
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