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If I take gamma-aminobutyric acid supplements, how much should I take?

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  • Adults (18 years and older):

    • Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) supplements (250-500 milligrams) have been taken by mouth three times daily on an empty stomach or only at bedtime.
    • For brain injuries, GABA has been taken by mouth.
    • For bronchitis, 1.5-3 grams of GABA has been taken by mouth daily for 20 days.
    • For epilepsy, 250-3,000 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth daily.
    • For fibromyalgia, 250-500 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth three times daily.
    • For growth hormone production, 1-18 grams of GABA has been taken by mouth daily.
    • For high blood pressure, 100 milliliters of fermented milk product containing 10-12 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth for 12 weeks. Also a Chlorella supplement containing 20 milligrams of GABA has been taken twice daily by mouth for 12 weeks.
    • For Huntington's disease, dipropylacetic acid (DPA) has been taken by mouth either alone or with high doses of GABA.
    • For Itsenko-Cushing disease, GABA has been taken by mouth.
    • For movement disorders, GABA (up to 533 milligrams per kilogram of body weight) has been injected into the vein daily for three weeks.
    • For pain, 250-500 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth three times daily.
    • For relaxation and to decrease stress or anxiety, 28-750 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth daily.
    • For sleep enhancement, 100-1,000 milligrams of GABA have been taken by mouth before sleep.
    • To help tobacco users quit, 250 milligrams of GABA has been taken by mouth three times daily, or 750 milligrams has been taken by mouth once at bedtime.
    • GABA (0.1-1.0 milligram per kilogram of body weight) has been injected into the vein of individuals to cause psychological disturbance.
    • Unclear doses and methods of GABA delivery have been used to treat atherosclerosis, inflammation of nerves, nerve dysfunctions, and high blood pressure.

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