Dr. Kenawy's GABA

Dr. Kenawy's GABA

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What is GABA?

 Gamma-aminobutyric acid, also known as GABA, is a neurotransmitter that helps send messages between the brain and the nervous system.

It is produced in the brain from glutamate. This process is catalyzed by the active form of Vitamin B6 and the enzyme glutamate decarboxylase (GAD). Its main function is to reduce the activity of nerve cells in the nervous system. A good amount of emerging research has found that it could play a role in many conditions, including depression, anxiety and stress.

Gamma-aminobutyric acid is thought to have a natural calming effect and is believed to reduce feelings of anxiety and fear by decreasing neuronal excitability. It is often used as a natural supplement to promote sleep, improve mood and ease premenstrual symptoms.

Benefits of GABA

Research shows that GABA might play a key role in protecting against depression and anxiety. An article published in the journal Neuropharmacology in 2011 concluded that people with anxiety and depression are more likely to have low levels of GABA

Substances used to help you relax, such as benztropine, stimulate GABA receptors. This leads to feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. The same effect occurs as a result of taking sleep-inducing drugs such as Ambien (zolpidem). These approaches are only effective for a short period of time. They can also have undesirable side effects.


These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician


  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002839081100373X?via%3Dihub