These products are both used to support relaxation, healthy mood, and healthy adrenal function. They may also support a good night's sleep. Ashwagandha does have a number of uses as a traditional Ayurvedic tonic, and it may also exhibit properties similar to those of GABA. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, but supplemental GABA is not able to directly cross the blood-brain barrier. Still, consuming GABA in supplement form may provide the building blocks your body needs to make sufficient amounts of this neurotransmitter. It may also help with relaxation in the peripheral nervous system. It is not "better" to go with either the herbal or amino acid approach - they can be used together, or one choice may work better for some and the other better for others. Consult with your healthcare professional or naturopath to help you choose which product(s) will be best for your individual needs.*
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- What is GABA derived from?
- What is the expiration date of GABA?
- Does GABA contain corn or grain-derived ingredients?
- Is GABA suitable for vegans and vegetarians? If not, why?
- Is GABA safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Can GABA be used for children?
- Are there any side-effects or precautions when using GABA?
- Is GABA free of magnesium stearate?
- Does GABA contain sulfur?
- What is the difference between Ashwagandha and GABA?