Ads from Google:

Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

GABA (Gamma-Amiobutyric Acid)

Abstract: There is no study showing that GAB helps against depression, and since GABA does not pass the blood-brain barrier, it could not work.

Web4Health logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

GABA (Gamma-Amiobutyric Acid)

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question  Local help Info

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 30 Jul 2008.

What is the effect of a supplement with GABA for depression?


GABA = Gamma-Aminobutryic Acid is a neurotransmitter of the brain, which inhibits some relevant transmission of impulses within the cns-network. GABA is an amino-acid which is manufactured in the brain. But it cannot pass the blood-brain barrier. So any additional supplement to the food or pills will have no effect, because the drug won´t come to the place of action.

Many online-pharmacies try to promote the use of GABA to relief anxiety, depression or promote stimulation of growth hormones.

Any effect of this approach would be a placebo effect! There is no scientific evaluation of the use of GABA for these indication.

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Web4Health in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

bipolar-gaba-what Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health
Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health.
Web4Health was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Web4Health
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Web4Health to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.