I’ve touched on GABA before. Gamma-aminobutyric acid, GABA for short, is an important neurotransmitter that is responsible for relaxing the nervous system. A deficiency of GABA may lead to anxiety. It has been used by some families who live with canine epilepsy. It’s calming effect can possibly stop the electrical storm in the brain that causes seizures.
There is some controversy as to wither taking a GABA supplement works. The argument being that GABA taken orally will not be processed by the brain. There are suggestions that you take other supplements that can boost GABA levels instead of taking GABA powder or pills. An example is L-Theanine which is a naturally occurring amino acid commonly found in green tea.
My huMom insists on more information before we see if GABA is an option for me. There are people that use it for their good dog during an epileptic episode, but at the moment, we aren’t sure if it’s right for me.
Have you used a GABA supplement for epilepsy? If so, we would like to hear your thoughts on it.
CEO Olivia ❤