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PharmaGABA-100 by Thorne Research is a naturally sourced gamma-aminobutyric
acid that its non-habit forming and non-drowsy. In this supplement, Thorne has
brought you the only natural-source GABA so as to promote a calm, relaxed and
focused state of mind.
What is GABA?
GABA (also known as gama-aminobutryic acid) is an amino acid, but unlike
other amino acids, it does not help the body build proteins. GABA’s role is to
help nerve impulses communicate, so basically, GABA helps transmit nerve
GABA is one of the major neurotransmitters that is widely distributed
throughout the nervous system. The role of GABA is to balance the irritability,
sleeplessness, spasmodic movements and restlessness that come along with the
stresses and excitement of everyday life. GABA works by acting as an inhibitory
neurotransmitter, acting like a break in times when stress seems to be running
away and getting the better of us. GABAs relaxing properties are also helpful
for promoting relaxation and enhancing sleep.
Because it is essential to have an adequate balance, many believe that low
GABA levels and decreased GABA function can have an adverse impact on your
overall neurological health.
How Can GABA Supplementation Help?
Since GABA is such a great supporter of the nervous system and natural
hormone production, it is helpful in supporting relaxation, a more restful sleep
and stable mood. Some believe that GABA can also support healthy fat loss. It is
not a stimulant like other weight loss products. It acts by supporting the
production of hormones that can help the body build lean muscle mass.
Where Does Thorne Research Get its GABA?
Thorne Research only uses the natural form of GABA for its PharmaGABA-100.
This form is made as a result of a fermentation produces that uses Lactobacillus
hilgardii (the same bacteria used to ferment many vegetables, including the
popular Korean cabbage dish known as kimchi).
Benefits of GABA Supplementation
Clinical studies have shown that this natural source of GABA increase the
brain’s ability to produce alpha waves, which can create a profound sense of
physical relaxation while maintaining mental focus and acuity. Although it
increases alpha waves, it decreases the stress-related beta waves, which cause
the body’s natural response to stress. As you can imagine, if your brain is
producing excessive beta waves, but not enough alpha waves, you will not be as
well equipped to handle stressful situations.
But GABA supplementation can do more than just affect changes in the brain
waves. In studies, natural PharmaGABA has been shown to produce relaxation as
shown by reduction in pupil diameter and heart rate along with two natural
markers of stress: chromogranin A and cortisol. Although, these effects are
enticing, a double-blind trial has shown that they cannot be seen with synthetic
version of GABA. You can only see the positive effects from GABA supplementation
while taking the natural form of GABA, such as that found in Thorne Research’s
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
One Capsule Contains:
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)** 100 mg.
**From PharmaGABA®, a more effective, non-synthetic, naturally fermented form of GABA. PharmaGABA® is a trademark of Pharma Foods International.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space - Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, MagnesiumCitrateLaurate.
Allergy Information - Product Details
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Flavors
One capsule three times daily, or as otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Overall Rating for PharmaGABA-100 60 Vegetarian Capsules
(based on 4 reviews)
By clar4lani from Charlottesville, Va on June 2, 2011
I absolutely LOVE this supplement.....It calms my mind and keeps me centered.....Now that I found it, I won't live without it!
Calms your mind without making you drowsy....Just makes you feel at peace.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
By Pat Taylor from Washington State on March 12, 2011
My nutrionist suggested that I try Gaba for relaxing before bedtime. It really works for me and I plan on continuing its use. I am very pleased with Thorne because of the quality, price and quick time in mailing.
It helps me relax and sleep better
I would recommend this item to a friend.
By RICHARD LEBARON from United States on March 3, 2011
Pharma GABA is an amazing product. I have tried the regular chemically produced GABA, and had mixed
results as to whether it had any effect on me.
Pharma GABA is amazingly fast, particularly if I break open the capsule into my mouth, and hold it till
it is dissolved. Within 20 minutes I feel the effects.
I won't be without it, and give it to a grandson who comes home from school unpleasant. My daughter
says that it lifts his spirits within half an hour.
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Domestic orders placed by 5 PM Eastern Time will be packed and shipped the same day, pending verification of billing information and the shipping method selected. Orders containing out-of-stock items or refrigerated items will be processed as quickly as possible, but won't necessarily be shipped out the same day.
Excludes all orders placed during weekends and on major US holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).