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I am looking for natural replacements to prescription anti anxiety medication ( currently on xanax )
I have read a great deal on GABA,and I see where it is now sold as a supplement. However, I have also read that in it's present form, it cannot cross the " brain barrier" and actually get to where it needs to be to bring about the desired effect.
Yet at the same time, theres often glowing testimony from those who have tried it.
I also have incorporated b complex vitamins, flaxseed oil capsules and calcium and magnesium supplements, which have helped.
I think I tried St Johns Wort before and didn't care for the flushed feeling it gave me...and I thought Kava was a relaxing herb, but in the same way that alcohol can " relax" you - and it actually is a stimulant?
Anyone tried the GABA products?