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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gaba has given me good results, calm that I needed
September 17, 2009
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
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
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
all star performance with timely response and medication that is effective and as advertised
August 8, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Have really nice calming effect on me. I take 2-3 caps per day in separated doses...
July 17, 2009
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
The very best product for a restful sleep and a beautiful next day.
March 11, 2009
Very relaxing and really calms you down
February 21, 2009
gaba is good for you
Gaba is wonderful! It relaxes me and allows me to sleep at night. I would recommend it to anyone and it is reasonable here at Swansons.
February 18, 2009