It's good to see you around the forum again @Frankdee20 . The most convincing idea I've read about oral GABA is that it's effect is carried from the vagus nerve to the brain. I can say from personal experience that as I've gotten my digestion in order, more GABAergic substances have become more noticeable in effect. I take it that other GABAergic substances had no effect, side effects etc?
I've tried all of those so I have an idea of what you mean about feeling dopey and how taurine works. My wife especially likes Yogi brand Kava Stress Relief Tea. Some nights it puts here right to sleep. If GABA works I don't see any reason not to keep using it.Well, the Nervine Herbs like Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower all effect GABA, but they are pretty short lived effects. Valerian is obviously stronger, and so is Magnolia Bark, but they can make me feel dopey. KAVA must be great, but I never tried a good one before. Taurine is very nice too, but can lower blood sugar, and does not alleviate anxiety the way GABA does for me.
I've tried all of those so I have an idea of what you mean about feeling dopey and how taurine works. My wife especially likes Yogi brand Kava Stress Relief Tea. Some nights it puts here right to sleep. If GABA works I don't see any reason not to keep using it.
I just started using 10mg Pregnenolone/5mg DHEA/1mg Androsterone and I've had muscles that hurt because they hadn't relaxed in so long. I hope you can find the same effect whether with GABA or otherwise.
I also find biotin very relaxing though it can lower blood sugar like taurine. Biotin has several great effects, but one of them is to signal the leydig cells to produce testosterone. Also helps convert T4 in the liver into T3. I've been using very high dose biotin for 2 weeks and can tentatively recommend it.Yeah, that is another issue for me, always Low Testosterone, so my DHT is low, and have no steroids augmenting my own. The oral GABA is helping me cut back on binge drinking.
If you're just looking for stuff that can mimic the effects of alcohol/drinking, L-theanine/theanine seems pretty similar in my experience without needing too much.
Lithium orotate is also possibly an anti-depressant for some, among with some other stuff I've read.
I also find biotin very relaxing though it can lower blood sugar like taurine. Biotin has several great effects, but one of them is to signal the leydig cells to produce testosterone. Also helps convert T4 in the liver into T3. I've been using very high dose biotin for 2 weeks and can tentatively recommend it.
I can't remember for sure and you've probably posted about it, but why not try low dose preg/DHEA, etc?
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