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Aminobutyric Acid

Aminobutyric acid, also commonly known as gamma-aminobutyric acid, or simply GABA is a vital neurotransmitting chemical within the brain that helps regulate brain cell communication by inhibiting or reducing neuron activity.

Aminobutyric acid has a significant role in cognition, stress response, as well as behavior, functioning as a primary neurotransmitter. Aminobutyric acid has a wide variety of uses including but not limited to the following: a mood regulator, to combat anxiety, to aid in the treatment of ADHD, for symptoms of PMS, stabilization of blood pressure, pain relief, and more.

How to Use Aminobutyric Acid

Aminobutyric acid should be taken orally and only as specifically directed by your physician or pharmacist.

Possible Side Effects

Aminobutyric acid has been shown to typically have a low amount of side effects in most patients, though side effects are always possible as each patient is unique. Side effects that may be experienced are as follows: tingling, drowsiness, stomach pain, joint pain, irritation, balance problems, constipation, and shortness of breath, though other side effects are possible as well. As with all medications or supplements it is important to inform your doctor if you experience any side effects that your prescribing doctor has not already advised you about, or experience any side effects that worsen or persist at any level.

Severe side effects are rare but require immediate medical attention and could possibly include:

  • Bleeding Swelling High Fever Fatigue
  • Severe Pain

Consult your physician right away if you experience any of the aforementioned severe side effects or experience other side effects that are of a concern to you, persist, or increase in intensity.


Do not take if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or are breast feeding.

  • "It is rare to find health professionals who are so willing to educate the patient on what they need to know."

    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA