GABA - Glossary


GABA stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter derived from glutamate (an amino acid and excitatory neurotransmitter).  When taken in supplemental form, GABA has a mild sedative effect that can aid relaxation and sleep.  Supplemental GABA may also stimulate resting growth hormone production.

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