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Ingredient Type: Amino acid (neurotransmitter)

Also Known As: Gamma-aminobutyric acid, γ-Aminobutyric acid, 4-aminobutanoic acid

GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a neurotransmitter found in the body.  Its chief role is thought to be the inhibition of nerve excitability throughout the nervous system and the brain.

GABA is most popularly used in health supplements today to help promote mental clarity and relaxation.


In the meantime see the entry for GABA, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for GABA (Gamma-amino butyric acid), the WebMD entry for GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), or the RXList entry for GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) for more information.