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Gaba supplements

Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by Onceaddicted77, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Guys so some new supplements are out and are getting really good reviews.
    It's natural Gaba supplements same that's in foods they sell it at Gnc type stores or like that. I really think it could help alot of people with some anxiety and sleep and overall better mood.

    I didn't want to link any sites but just Google Gaba supplements.

    I got some myself and they do seem like they work definitely a calmer feeling.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Thanks for the info, @Onceaddicted77. As always, people should do some research and/or ask their doctor before taking any supplements. Just a standard caveat.
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Community Champion

    Reflecting, 50 + years ago I was a world class athlete and took the best supplements. Arriving in Paris, I realized I had forgotten my supplements, which were only available in the USA, yet I felt fine. This happened to me 3 other times for various reasons, and each time I had the same experience, I felt just fine and stopped taking supplements for many years. In the first decade of the 2000’s, due to being a senior citizen, I returned to supplements for a while, but didn’t notice a change in my biorhythm and again stopped taking supplements. I have always had what’s called today an *organic diet (I don’t trust the FDA's version of *organic), mostly plant based, so I concluded “for me”, all amino acids are naturally in food, including GABA, and supplements are not necessary.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
  4. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    I concur we should be able to get all amino acids out of food with a balanced diet.

    When I detoxed from buprenorphine about 5 months ago. One thing that happens is hyperactivity of our neurons and gaba helps to slow down our brains activity. Which is wonderful during detox. I preferred Gabapentin a Gaba analog drug for the short term during detox but not everybody can get a script that detoxes at home.
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  5. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    What sport were you competing in? Or rather what sport were you world class in?
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  6. nieprophsono

    nieprophsono Active Contributor

    Thank you for sharing this information. I will take a look and search for some reviews online to make a general impression. I believe in supplements and that they do good things for our bodies. I've tried many brands but none of them impressed me so far. Lately, I found some organic and vegan supplement formulas and I want to try those but this one you're talking about also looks promising. I will keep trying until I find what works best for me, so if you have any other recommendations, I'm interested.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
  7. lakersgirl

    lakersgirl Member

    Huh interesting. You should always consult your physician though before taking a medication like that. A lot of people can have some nasty reactions to some of these supplements. I have had some nasty reactions like that in the past where I had to be rushed to the hospital with a severe allergic reaction. I have been working with my allergist closely after that. He helped me get that inflammation under control and after that he prescribed a few supplements for me. I have been looking for a good brand for a while and ended up choosing Starwest Botanicals since they seemed to have the largest range of products and the prices have been good. I also had no reactions to their products which is a great plus in my book. Hopefully it will be useful as well.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2020
  8. owenrules

    owenrules Member

    thanks for sharing, I will read about this
  9. kukuruku

    kukuruku Member

    Before consuming any vitamins and supplements, you should better consult with your doctor and take elementary tests to determine your body's real situation. Because no matter how good the vitamins are, each person has individual body properties. So, what is right for one could be entirely useless for another. Try to learn more about the remedies you want to consume before trying out any experiments on your body. Honestly, I'm all for natural supplements like cordyceps mushroom. They are the world-known natural remedy for various ailments that is safe for you and at the same time incredibly useful.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  10. CameronAlsop

    CameronAlsop Active Contributor

    There are a lot of supplements to choose from.
  11. CharlesClark

    CharlesClark Active Contributor

    First, before you start taking any supplements, pills, etc., you should consult with your doctor. Maybe the reviews are good, but there may be contraindications.
    Secondly, you should study these additives well, look at scientific research, the composition. You can't immediately swallow everything that looks beautiful and has good reviews.
    With age, when I felt a decline in strength and health, I turned to a doctor. I have previously seen supplements that I thought might be suitable for me. They can be found on the website After studying everything, my doctor allowed me to take them.
    That's right, guys.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2021
  12. RSH85

    RSH85 Member

    Gaba did nothing for me. I'm taking 5-HTP from Online Pharmacy, which has really helped with my anxiety. The first couple of times that you take it, it can cause diarrhea, but that goes away pretty quickly.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
  13. CameronAlsop

    CameronAlsop Active Contributor

    I am always suspicious about any kind of supplement. I have found a lot of articles online about people that were getting supplements, and after some time, these supplements created some problems with their health. For example, the only supplement I have ever got was Ligandrol from Rats Army. I was having problems with gaining body mass, and it helped me. It is a selective androgen receptor modulator designed to treat muscle wasting diseases. For example, I was getting it for five weeks, and it helped me regulate my body mass.