Monday, May 7, 2012

Using GABA Supplement for Aspergers

I have Aspergers syndrome, and I heard a supplement called GABA had some effects on aspie problems. So I decided to try it. There were several different varieties online but since patience is not my favorite virtue I went to vitamin world. There I found "GABA Plus" which also has Niacin, and Inositol in it. all of which have varied medical benefits.
Increase in the level of Human Growth Hormones (HGH)
Induces relaxation and sleep
Reduces muscle tension
Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
Promotes well being

GABA is produced in the human brain and functions as a balancer, maintains balance between the body and the mind in states of excitation. GABA supplement aids several complications including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, hypertension or HBP, obesity, insomnia, alcoholism and many more. It is also a great help in treating mental blocks.

GABA supplements are helpful for any active individuals, bodybuilders and athletes. They help in enhancing the body’s muscle mass, which is GABA’s conductive anabolic property and its lipotropic property helps in fat reduction and weight loss programs, simultaneously.

High Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's disease, Cataracts, Skin conditions, Researchers are also studying the use of vitamin B3 in treating ADHD, migraines, dizziness, depression, motion sickness, and alcohol dependence.

 is used for diabetic nerve pain, panic disorder, high cholesterol, insomnia, cancer, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, promoting hair growth, a skin disorder called psoriasis, and treating side effects of medical treatment with lithium.

Here is the brand I've been using that includes all 3.

So here is my one week, day by day, play by play of the results of taking this supplement.

Day One:
Within 30 minutes of taking it I started feeling calmer and slightly more positive. I was out in public and wasn't too bothered by it.

Day Two:
Mind is clearer, feeling positive, and handling certain situations better. Best of all I still feel like me. By the end of day two. My visual focus is much more clear, and I feel like I'm inside my body instead of inside my head. Also I'm feeling "sleepy" at night like I'm supposed to for the first time in a while.

Day Three:
It's easier to be "in the moment" and still feel positive even though I'm running into problems. also senses work better. Eating a corn beef and pastrami sandwich at Jason's Deli. I taste more flavors at once and smell and see better. Came home and played "Dead Nation" a 2 player high pressure zombie game for ps3 (It can get very overwhelming) I managed to focus through the ambushes where before, me and my friend would get flustered at times and get killed.

(This is also the day I gave him to gaba's to try and he liked it so much we went and got him a bottle after Jason's.) By the end of the day I noticed my eyes are able to switch focus near and far quickly, I was able to switch between the etchings of stars on window glass, and the tv's at the bar way behind it very quickly. Also, just noticed I was walking standing up straight. Weird. Sleepy when I'm supposed to be. Calm, positive, more self-aware, sensing and processing more information.

Day Four:
Went to sleep at 12am an woke at 630am fully rested and can't make myself go back to sleep which is completely out of character. Also falling asleep last night was even easier because my muscles are way less tense. I had less pain at night, and when I breathed in and out I could sense calm instead of stress. I decided today to try my kung-fu and see how different I was. I was much faster, and in control. I was also able to switch between movements faster, and think of what to do next several steps ahead of time.

Day Five:
Went to Galveston home tour with my girlfriend, and I can remember the whole day. Dealt with people for hours at a time, but not emotionally drained. Finally feel like I'm not missing out on memories because I'm able to watch everything, and interact with it more freely. Came home and fixed some major problems at home which should've stressed me out. But when I was done and my girlfriend started massaging my shoulder blades they just moved around loosely because my muscles are so loose. Usually my entire back is all in knots.

Day Six:
I have never felt this aware, positive, and in control of myself than on this supplement. I no longer feel depressed a lot of the time, my illogical fears just don't seem to affect me. I'm able to talk to people and respond to them better. Eye contact comes easier, my muscles no longer hurt, and I don't feel tense. And I no longer have random aches and pains. I no longer feel like I'm not on my game, or that my vision has blinders on the sides where I can only focus on what's in front of me.

As an aspie this supplement has helped me with quite a lot of problems that have haunted me for a while. I feel more alive, and in control of my thoughts and actions. I'm less forgetful, and have better access to my vocabulary where I was recently coming up short I'm able to walk in the "human world" and talk with various people, and not feel threatened and easily misunderstood. I did not expect the added benefits of stress relief, muscle tension, and repair, pain relief, physical speed increase, and various other things.

I would definitely suggest even a 1 month trial to see what it can do for you. The Vitamin World GABA Plus supplement cost $16-$20 for 50 days worth if your taking two a day. Considering the benefits I've received from this supplement I hope it helps other people as well. I have my sister, and a close friend of mine on it, and both of them were hooked on the first try.


I started taking the GABA supplement May 1st, it is now July 20th almost 4 months later.
I have never felt better than I do now. On another note there are two new amazing discoveries.

1: Several old severe injuries have been healing during the night. 
   A: A torn muscle that never healed from 2 years back decided to un-knott and heal up completly.
   B: A dislocated big toe from 3 years back that never healed is now stronger than ever.
   C: Another dislocated digit that had a tendon snap is now stronger, and I believe the tendon is back.

2: And I am ecstatic about this one. Male pattern baldness runs in my family, and due to the stress over the years had sped up pretty bad. Here we are 4 months in and not only have the patches in my facial hair filled in (unrelated, not sure what the original problem was) but every follicle on my head is now growing a new hair. They come in completely see through, and then end up filling in the normal color.

I'll update again if I find anything else. For the record this is the brand I have been using.


  1. Replies
    1. 200mg I've been out for a few months, and I just restocked mine today. I just got home and recieved your comment. Lol

  2. Don't you mean 2000 mg? one pill is usually 500 to 750 grams

    1. Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 2 Capsules
      Servings Per Container 50
      Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Niacin 400 mg 2,000%
      (as Niacinamide)
      Inositol 1,200 mg (1.2g) *
      GABA 200 mg *
      (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)
      *Daily Value not established.
      Directions: For adults, take two (2) capsules one to two times daily or as directed. May be taken before bedtime.

      Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.

      WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.

    2. I've read though of another taking 1500 a day, what is the recommended dosage?

    3. Or perhaps the effects are generally useless without the inositol and niacin doing anything?

    4. Cuz I' have been taking 1500 mg and it hasn't done much.

    5. The other person taking 1500 straight seems to have good effects but nothing much has happaned to me.

    6. Hey John Sorry for the really late reply. I don't use this page anymore. There is no real recommended dosage, but I take the bottle described.

  3. What else do you take?

    1. Just this. Sorry for the late reply.

  4. I have a friend who's taking that much. Mine has Niacin and Inosital in it. But that's pretty much it for me.

    1. Okay another question, what other supplements, probiotics, etc or vitamins do you use?

    2. Hey sorry. I don't use this page anymore. I used to take probiotics and a few other things but GABA is my only one right now.

  5. Hi, and thank you for the info you relate. I was wondering when and how you take it.

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    1. Hey Jennifer. I saw your comment. Not sure why you removed it. Either way I hope it helps. I don't use this page anymore, but if you'd like I started a comic about Aspergers around 2 years ago. Check it out if you get a chance.