If three or more of the following descriptions apply to the way you feel you could be deficient in GABA.
- You often feel anxious for no reason.
- You sometimes feel "free-floating" anxiety.
- You often feel edgy unable to relax.
- You feel a "knot" in your stomach.
- Falling asleep can be difficult.
- It's hard to turn your mind off when it is time to relax.
- You have feelings of panic for no reason.
- You use alcohol or sedatives to calm down.
L-glutamine supplements has been shown to increase clearer thinking. That's because a deficiency in L-glutamine can result in fogging thinking and fatigue. Even a small shortage of L-glutamine will produce unwarranted feelings of insecurity and anxiousness. Other symptoms include constant fatigue, depression and impotence. Follow directions on the supplement bottle.
GABA is taken twice a day on an empty stomach. This is the exact neurotransmitter you happen to be deficient in. Some individuals may have side effects with GABA including burning in the stomach or flushing. If this happens you may supplement with L-theanine found in green tea. It has a calming effect on the brain. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases the production of GABA. L-theanine also helps boost dopamine levels.