Anxiety and Stress Cures for Pets
Per Journal of Vet. Med. Science: "GABA dosage of 30 mg/kg of body weight once per day" will alleviate stress/anxiety without 'side effects'. This study was performed on aged dogs, 15+yrs., to calm them for vet visits.
Personally, I would lessen the dose as I am familiar with GABA's human use. My 10lb. dog would use 136mgs. per above dosage, however, I would start with half & this depends on the stress level. Example: for humans, mild stress dose is 100mgs., 3 x's per day. Severe stress is 250mgs., 3 x's per day per 'PharmaGaba' mfgr. GABA is avail at most health food stores. It's effects are similar to valium, however, mild. I would purchase the capsuled powder & break open the cap. to sprinkle in water or food. Buy the lower dosage if avail to make it easier to dose. GABA is a amino acid derivative & the human brain has GABA receptors, however, I don't know about canines.
Last note: I have an animal feed store nearby which does have "calming" supplements for various animals such as horses, dogs, etc. The price is inexpensive compared to the human stores. Read the ingredients & research them online.
Hi everyone, I love Earthclinic and am very thankful to everyone who makes this site available. My feedback is on GABA. I have taken it in the past and it did NOT work for me. I believe that, as with everything, different things work for different people, so it may be worth trying it. The one I took was of a very reputable brand and the purpose of my taking it was to make me calmer and help me concentrate while I was studying for an exam.
I use GABA from organic green tea (sencha). Very easy to order your loose tea leafs online from respectable tea farms in Japan, from different regions. Not to mention all the other postive side effects of every single cup of tea. IMHO, why taking the pill when brewing a cup of tea will bring you much more relief on different levels then a simple tablet? With my warmest thanks to all the people who share their experiences and knowledge.
I want the benefical effects of human growth hormones (hgh) there are expensives ones on the market like symbiotropin, Does anyone know of a way I can take a similar product under a different label for less expense? Thanks
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
After a few very minor successes with Melatonin (and its precursors 5-HTP and L-Tryptophan), I redoubled my efforts to find a better supplement for insomnia and deeper sleep.
After reading about GABA, and after starting it at 500 mg per night, my first 2 nights were great, as I was able to sleep deeper than usual.
However, GABA's success didn't last... I kept waking up during my 3rd night... all night I kept tossing and turning. Why? Because I took it with food.
Lesson #1: Do you take GABA? Don't take it with food! You're wasting your money, if you're taking it with food... wait at least 2 hours after eating.
Lesson #2: This 500 mg GABA dose is, or seems to be, perfect.
Lesson #3: For insomnia, GABA has worked better, and more consistently, too, than Melatonin.
Lesson #4: GABA hasn't given me any negative side effects. In sharp contrast, whenever I used Melatonin, I often experienced hypersomnia.
I hope this will help somebody!
I was so hopeful especially reading the mood cure book and how Gaba is a miracle otc aid for insomnia. Within 30 minutes my heart was racing and I was very alert. It's morning and I feel like crap, I'm tired and am now looking for something else to help with my sleep.
I tried one, dose of GABA, capsule, 500mg of the NOW brand. I do not like having to put this up, but I think people need to know what happened to me. I have a very, clean system, and prescription drugs always have side effects I cannot or refuse to even try again. I have not taken anything but Magnesium for many months, 500 mg Citrate, 2 times a day with no ill effects. I am now looking for something to help with Essential Tremors that are ruining my quality of life.
One cap of 500 mg of GABA gave me some sort of head rush I will call it. The only thing similar I have ever experienced was a Niacin effect but nothing other than my head feeling hot, and not dizzy, but I do not know, I just cannot describe it.
Luckily it only lasted about a minute or two. I was praying for it to pass. My tinnitus became worse and lasted well into the night, and I had taken the GABA after breakfast. My blood pressure went up as I was so worried, I took it to see what it might be. It had to have been the GABA, and yes, my blood pressure was up to 162 over 80.
Maybe 500mg was too much for me, 5 ft 2 in at 116 lbs. All I will say is start lower than that, but as for now, I do not want to touch GABA. I will do my B12 when it gets here today or tomorrow.
I am sorry about not using any contractions. The site will not allow it for some reason.
20 years ago, my father had stroke when he was 69 y/o. Being heavy smoker, first three weeks in hospital were very difficult, he was blind, not able to move/talk, having crisis on 7th, 14th, 21st day after stroke incident. Days in between, he would be smoking, (Bosnia in the 90s, patient could smoke in the hospital) it was really a battle to get him off.
Things gotten really bad, family thought we lost him. The most amazing thing, friends recommended to take Russian pills Aminalon 2x 250mg with each meal, so 3 times a day. We were told, as much as he recovers in next 18 months will be the best he can ever get. To my amazement, 2 months after the stroke, he was released from hospital, able to move, but having difficulties with orientation. He wouldn't know the way around, not knowing where kitchen or bedroom is. He did stop smoking, but kept taking Aminalon like religious thing. 6 months later, he was able to go to the city downtown by himself, not getting lost, finding way back to the apartment.
I lived with him for the first 1.5 years. After that, he was on his own, and lived for 12 years in great health after the stroke. He was active till the last day, he died in his sleep.
When I looked up Aminalon, I discovered it's called GABA here in the west, but never heard anyone suggesting for stroke patients. Back home, it's been known to help recover brain function and memory. One year after stroke, 50 y/o actor was able to get back to theater, memorizing script better than any young guy, thanks to Aminalon aka GABA.
Wish all the best, hope for Ted's recovery.
(Crescent City, CA)
I feel much more calmer when I take GABA and my thought process is clearer. I have my husband on it because he has such a hot temper and it works for him too.