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Item: SW872

  • A naturally occurring amino acid in the brain functioning as a neurotransmitter

  • Helps ease your mind during stressful situations

  • Also aids your weight control program and promotes muscle development

500 mg 100 Caps
Caps Size: 0

Retail $12.49
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"I love GABA!! I get natural sleep with the help of GABA, without any side effects. I have used GABA for years and it still works wonderfully." ~product review by Poppit

  • A naturally occurring amino acid in the brain functioning as a neurotransmitter

  • Helps ease your mind during stressful situations

  • Also aids your weight control program and promotes muscle development

Stressed out by the pressures of a fast-paced lifestyle? Reach for the calming nutrition of Swanson GABA. A natural compound manufactured in the brain from glucose and the amino acid glutamine, GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) plays a key role in the central nervous system's reaction to stressful situations.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
GABA(gamma-aminobutyric acid) 500 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, magnesium stearate.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with water.

Relative Size

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Shipping Weight

.20 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 130 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not really sure on this I've taken these several times and am not at all sure I can tell a difference - but I have not given up on them yet. August 9, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great purchase! Gaba has helped my daughter and husband focus better than ever! It has taken the "edge" off of their type A personalities and is helping them fall asleep and stay asleep. July 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love Swansons GABA! This is a wonderful product! You can feel it working by a slight warming, tingling sensation all over for a few minutes after you've digested it. I like when I can feel that a product is working. I also notice a distinct difference in my whole mood when I take this, I feel noticeably calmer and a little sleepier too. This product isn't so intense that one's consciousness is effected, but it rather provides a certain soothing that is very pleasant. This helps me when taken with a midnight snack to get a better nights' sleep. Love it! May 8, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by I first heard of Gaba through a friend who took it to help her relax & sleep at night. So I thought I'd give it a try, too. I know it works differently for everyone; however, I personally have found this product to be completely ineffective! The first time I took it I just took one capsule. I took it the night before a day off, in case I had a bad reaction to it, I wouldn't miss any work. I didn't react badly to it, but I barely reacted at all. It was effective at making me relax, but not staying asleep the whole night without feeling anxious, worry-some, or nervous throughout the night. The second time I took it, I took two, & it had the same effect, even though I had hoped maybe taking two would help. I thought the same after taking three the next time I took it, then after four, & finally five. I absolutely refuse to take any more than that. In fact, I probably shouldn't have taken more than one at a time in the first place. But since I have an incredibly hard time falling asleep & staying asleep, I thought it was worth the risk. It didn't help me at all. I don't plan on buying it ever again. But it was inexpensive enough to try once. April 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by awsome product My 84 year old dad takes this to help him stay calm when he cannot remember where he is or who he is with. My mom can tell a big difference when he does not take it! February 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Sleep Ever! I've had difficulty sleeping. I tried this product and experienced the most peaceful, relaxing sleep. I haven't sleep this well in so long. I awoke feeling refreshed; not like you feel when you take an over the counter sleep product. I take the mineral Inositol along with Gaba. February 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product Another product that I read about in a magazine article that it helps calm you when you need calming and helps you sleep at night...for me it does both and I do like the product...I have given it to my daughter who is going through a stressful period and she likes it also...if you review it on the web, there does not seem to be any side effects to the product as it is natural in our bodies. February 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by At Bedtime! I take GABA along with 50mg of 5HTP and Cal/Mag every night. I sure know the difference when I am out of one of the three products! January 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works as advertised I am sleeping alot better and have felt pretty balanced mentally since starting this product. I am gradually trying to increase the dose. This is worth a try. January 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great days sleep with GABA I've been working the graveyard shift for nearly a decade. Sleeping during the day was difficult until I discovered GABA on swansonvitamins.com a few years ago. What a wonderful delight to find a product I can afford and is so helpful to relax enough to fall asleep. I purchase 2 bottles at a time and take a few capsules before I fall asleep, along with melatonin I am able to read for only 15 minutes and I am asleep. It is great. Thank you swansonvitamins.com December 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice product helps w/ sleep for thse nights I cant turn my brain off...also great to keep myself on an even keel during the day...as a former smoker, I need something like this.. November 28, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stess relief I was introduced to this product by a friend who noticed that at times I would be a little stressed out or tense. Soon after I started on the GABA I myself noticed that I was able to be less stressed out and able to cope better with everyday situations. I can't thank her enough, or your company for this product at such a reasonable price November 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product and price I have taken GABA for about 5 years now and just in the past year started buying Swanson's brand. I see no difference other than price, which is better here and has been on every single product I've bought from them. This product is best taken w/in 2 hours of actually falling asleep. It helps me sleep, wake refreshed but I started taking it to help with weight and muscle mass, I found myself feeling stronger and think it helps me feel like being more active. Love this product and Swanson's is the best! September 25, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gaba has given me good results, calm that I needed September 17, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gentle Relief at a Great Price GABA from Swanson is a real bargain and obviously a high quality pure amino acid. I have used GABA for years and have done research with GABA and other amino acids that have a calming effect. Most GABA products are much more expensive and are often not pure GABA. There is a very real difference in the effictiveness and speed of action with different brands. I have not found a better GABA product at any price. I trust and use Swanson's GABA to take the edge off a hectic day. August 20, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by does exactly what it promises!! this has really helped me relax! high quality and works FAST! this is a great, effective product at great value...which is so important! as with the rest of my supplements, i will only buy this from swanson August 18, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gaba's Great! I have been using GABA for a couple years. I have gotten some of my "uptight" children to use it, as well. Every one of us is sleeping and relaxing much better with it. This GABA product is fine quality, as are all the products I have used from Swanson. I like knowing they are actually interested in what they sell to the extent they do some research with their products. August 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by gold medal all star performance with timely response and medication that is effective and as advertised August 8, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Notice a difference I bought this product for my college student. With all the stress they are under I figured why not try and see if it would help. I have noticed a difference in them and it seems to be working. The only way to know if something is going to work is give it a try and see. August 6, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING This product is amazing. It has so reduced my level of stress, It worked better than any other product I have ever tried before. Have to try it to believe it. July 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product I have been using GABA (1x/day) for four months. It has been incredibly helpful as a calming agent, and I am so grateful to have a natural product that offers this benefit. It is such a great price too, and the capsules are small. If I could only buy one product from Swanson, this would be it. July 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peace at Last Since I purchased this product and began giving it to my spouse, he has been so much more peaceful and less agitated. It is like a miracle! Life is so much easier. July 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unexpectedly calming I was surprised at the calming effect of this product. At first I didn't realize it would make me tired. I took it during the day and wondered why I was so drowsy. So I realized it's for night time and now it really helps me sleep much better. July 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calming Have really nice calming effect on me. I take 2-3 caps per day in separated doses... July 17, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great product wouldn't be without it I love this product! I've been using for several months now and it definately calms me down, helps me sleep and has reduced my stress level at work. July 3, 2009
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