I have read many posts here about the benefits of GABA as a sleep aid and maybe even a GH booster. So I decided to try it.
It has been suggested that the effective doseage is 4-6gms taken about 15 minutes before bed on an empty stomach. So the first night I tried 2gms (to be "safe"). I didn't really notice much but recall waking up in the middle of the night with a tight feeling in my chest. I worked out that day and convinced myself it was just muscles and went back to sleep.
The next night I upped the dose to 2.5gms and slept pretty good. But I felt groggy most of the morning afterwords and kind of "off".
The third night, last night, I tried 3gms. Again 15 minutes before bed on an empty stomach as recommended. About 10 minutes after laying down I started getting a very uneasy feeling and shortness of breath. It was like I had just climbed several flights of stairs while trying to breath at a sedentary rate. I also, again, felt a tightness in my chest that was very disturbing. This was a very uneasy and disturbing feeling - definitely NOT relaxing.
GABA did NOT help me sleep or relax me - it instead caused somewhat of a panic and I was awake for several hours wondering when the awful feeling would go away. I finally did fall asleep but feel "off" again this morning like I'm short of breath (high altitude).
Based on my experience with GABA I would NOT recommend this product to anyone unless you enjoy the sensations associated with angina. I see NO use for this substance in bodybuilding whatsoever.
I'm throwing mine in the trash.
Thread: Bad experience with GABA