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 Dymatize’s GABA


Dymatize's potent formula contains GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), a powerful amino acid first discovered in 1883 in Berlin. Although GABA is a non-essential amino acid, it is classified as a neurotransmitter. A neurotransmitter helps transmit nerve impulses in the central nervous system (CNS). GABA is critically important for brain functioning and helps promote relaxation and sleep.

GABA stimulates the anterior pituitary, the master endocrine gland in the brain that affects hormonal functions. In particular, GABA stimulates the production of a primary hormone, Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH is known for its powerful muscle building (anabolic) and fat preventing (lipotropic) effects. Supplementing with GABA can decrease body fat while building muscle. HGH decreases naturally with age, so supplementation can also have beneficial anti-aging effects.

GABA has also been shown to enhance relaxation and sleep. GABA has a calming effect on the brain. It prevents neurons from overfiring in the brain, which blocks stress and anxiety. Furthermore, studies suggest that GABA increases the body's sleeping cycle and promotes restful sleep.

Independent studies suggest that GABA effectively increases growth hormone levels. In one study, researchers at the University of Milan, Italy found that 90 minutes after GABA supplementation GABA levels increased 5 times. "In all of the 19 subjects studied compared with 18 controls, plasma growth hormone levels were significantly increased (above 5 ng/ml) by acute oral administration of 5 g of GABA," the researchers conclude.


Dymatize's GABA can be especially beneficial for body builders, athletes and fitness enthusiasts wanting to gain lean muscle and minimize body fat. This growth hormone activator can also be useful for older individuals and those who suffer from anxiety and stress.

GABA's multi-functional uses include:

  • Stimulates growth hormone production
  • Supports brain metabolism and health
  • Maximizes lean muscle and strength
  • Enhances fat loss
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Decreases anxiety and stress
  • Supports anti-aging effects


GABA can have a minor sedative effect, so experts recommend taking GABA before bedtime. Other side effects may include a tingling sensation in the hands and face that quickly subsides. Nausea (especially in doses over 3 grams per day) and slight shortness of breath have also been reported. Experts recommend starting with a low dose and progressively taking higher amounts over a period of weeks, to adapt to the supplement and minimize any possible side effects. You may want to begin with a 3 gram dose of GABA for the first week. You can stay at this dose or slowly increase the dose to 5 grams over a 3 week period.

Pregnant or lactating women or people with a medical condition should not use GABA.

GABA toxicities remain extremely rare. However, more human trials are needed to determine the safety of GABA supplementation. At this time, there are no reported drug interactions with GABA.

Is it for you?

Dymatize's GABA can be especially beneficial for athletes, body builders and avid gym-goers wanting to increase their lean muscle mass and strength and minimize body fat. If you're an older individual or suffer from anxiety, stress and/or difficulty sleeping, GABA supplementation may also be for you.

Dosage and Directions

Take 3 to 5 grams mixed with 4 ounces of water or juice approximately 30 minutes before sleep. To minimize possible side effects, slowly increase the dose from 3 gram to 5 grams over a 3 week period. For example, the first week take 3 grams before bed. The second week, stay at this dose or increase to 4 grams. On the third week, increase to 5 grams before bed. For best results, do not eat for 30 minutes prior to taking GABA. This ensures maximum uptake and absorption. Pregnant or lactating women, or people with a medical condition should not use GABA.

GABA Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 37
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) 3 g *
* Daily Value not established

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400% Increase in Circulating Growth Hormone!

Written by Steven  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful

Bodybuilders looking to make the most of their natural mass should not be without this VITAL supplement. GABA has been proven in multiple studies that just a 3-5 gram dose promotes a 400+% spike in circulating GH Levels! Taken 30min prior to your workouts and cardio sessions, GABA can increase the potential for every natural bodybuilder to gain and hold onto massive amounts of rock hard dense muscle! I take GABA before every cardio and weight lifting session to maximize my results from my hard spent time in the gym. I refuse to trust any other brand on the precipice that Dymatize makes the purest and most potent forms of GABA, when it comes to my growth hormone potential, Dymatize comes first!