Protocol: GABA


GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is synthesized in the brain from another amino acid, glutamate, and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter—meaning that it blocks nerve impulses. In the body, GABA is concentrated in the hypothalamus region of the brain and is known to play a role in the overall functioning of the pituitary gland —which regulates growth hormone synthesis, sleep cycles, and body temperature.†

The ingredients in this formula are of the highest quality and contain NO added yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring. This formula is manufactured in a facility that is validated by NSF International to meet or exceed all government standards (the  FDA’s GMP or Good Manufacturing Practices).

GABA should be taken as directed every day.


Take one (1) capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Use this product as long as necessary. For long term use, check with your healthcare practitioner.

If you have any questions about GABA or other Women’s Health Network products you are taking, please let us know. Our health advisors have years of experience and have found that sometimes it just takes a little extra advice to get you feeling better. Or you may be ready to talk about additional diet and lifestyle changes once you are feeling better.  Just call us at (800) 448-4919. We’re here to help.


A small percentage of women need to adjust their GABA protocol. Here’s what to do if you are one of them:

  • Every woman is different—if you are generally sensitive to supplements, you may want to start with one capsule every other day until your body adjusts. Then, increase to one to two capsules daily with meals.
  • Return to taking your GABA at the regularly scheduled time when you are able.


Avoid use if:

  • You have a bleeding disorder or are taking anticoagulants (“blood thinners”), such as warfarin (Coumadin®), heparin, or anti-platelet agents, such as clopidogrel (Plavix®).
  • You have a mood disorder, neurological disorder, endocrine disorder, or seizures.
  • You are taking barbituates, benzodiazepines, or antiepileptic medications, neuroactive steroids, GABA transporter (GAT) inhibitors, or other GABAergic drugs.
  • You have a liver disorder or are hepatocompromised.
  • Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if:
  • You are taking any medication or have any medical conditions.
  • You are pregnant or nursing.
  • You have cancer.


Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light.

Additional information
References on safety and efficacy

Our GABA has been carefully selected following review of the scientific literature on its safety and therapeutic efficacy. For more on the clinical basis of using GABA, including peer-reviewed studies and additional supporting documentation, please visit the reference tab of our product page:
Further reading: For the Women’s Health Network perspective on the value of nutritional supplementation, see the Nutrition section of our website.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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