Though it is often said that GABA is free from any side effects, this theory has not been completely proven true. This is because some users have noted changes in their physical state which can be considered as side effects of GABA.
Possible GABA Side Effects
Some people using GABA have a tickly and itchy sensation on the face and around the neck right after the ingestion of GABA. Some others have noted a change in the way of breathing (either too fast or too slow) and a throbbing heart. But the side effects are not the same for everyone; one might experience an effect, while someone eels might not. These after effects last for a brief period and cause no harm.
It is better to follow a doctor’s advice before taking GABA, depending on your health condition. A person’s medical condition, which includes any severe disorders like diabetes, asthma, HBP, insomnia, anxiety, needs to be verified before using the GABA supplement.
As GABA is a form of amino acid it can be legally used as an aid, but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) have stated that GCH and other compounds related to it can have adverse effects on human health and well being. These drugs have not been approved and are not safe to be used. They can cause seizures and other ill effects.
GABA is sedative and can cause drowsiness, it is better to ingest GABA at night, before retiring to bed. However, some distributors now combine GABA and B6, which allegedly negates the drowsiness and provides calm, relaxed, energetic feelings.