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November 2011 Issue

Looking Behind GABA’s Anti-Anxiety Claim

According to some GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) dietary supplement makers, GABA is a “miracle worker” because it can help lower levels of stress and anxiety, enhance muscle strength, and eliminate insomnia and sugar and alcohol cravings. But is there any truth to GABA supplement claims? In order to answer that question, we need to take a deeper look at the role that GABA plays in the human body.

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