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4-aminobutyric acid
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Description

Aminobutyric acid (also known as GABA) is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is responsible for inhibiting nerve transmission in the brain, which helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. GABA is found naturally in the body and is also available as a supplement.

Side effects of GABA include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and headaches. It may also interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult with a doctor before taking it.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  GABA Plus
  ▸  GABA Calm
  ▸  GABA-T
  ▸  GABA-X
  ▸  GABA-Pro
  ▸  GABA-Max
  ▸  GABA-Boost
  ▸  GABA-Forte

Synonyms
  • aminobutyric acid
  • GABA
  • gamma-aminobutyric acid
  • piperidic acid
Classifications
  • anticonvulsant
  • fatty acid

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