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PharmaGABA-250

natural-source gamma-aminobutyric acid

  • available exclusively from Thorne Research
  • non-habit forming, non-drowsy
  • the only natural-source GABA
  • promotes a calm, relaxed, focused state of mind*

Item Product Size Price
SP662 PharmaGABA-250 60 Vegetarian Capsules $46.90

Product Information

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major neurotransmitter widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. Because too much excitation can lead to irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness, and spasmodic movements, this excitation needs to be balanced with inhibition. GABA – the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain – can provide this inhibition, acting like a "brake" during times of runaway stress.* In addition, studies also indicate GABA can promote relaxation and enhance sleep.* It is thought that either low GABA levels or decreased GABA function in the brain may have an adverse impact on neurological health.*

The natural GABA in Thorne's PharmaGABA-250 is produced via a fermentation process that utilizes Lactobacillus hilgardii, the bacteria used to ferment vegetables in the preparation of the traditional Korean cabbage dish known as kimchi. Clinical studies show this natural form of GABA can increase the production of alpha-waves in the brain, creating a profound sense of physical relaxation while maintaining mental focus.* In contrast, the stress-related beta-waves in the brain are decreased.* In addition to changes in brain waves, natural PharmaGABA has been shown to produce relaxation, as evidenced by reduced pupil diameter, heart rate, and two natural markers of stress – salivary cortisol and chromogranin A.* In a head-to-head, double-blind trial of natural PharmaGABA versus synthetic GABA, synthetic GABA did not demonstrate these positive effects.*

Ingredients

One Capsule Contains:
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)* 250 mg.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, MagnesiumCitrateLaurate.

*This product uses Pharma Foods International's Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (PharmaGABAź). PharmaGABA is a registered trademark of Pharma Foods International.

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.

Statements and Warnings

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PURITY
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

Health-Care Professional Resources

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