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funkymuse
Monday, June 18, 2007, 11:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi.. just did a search on this site looking for any info. on Gaba being ok or good for O's and couldn't find anything.  

My NP send me this suggestion:

"You could try GABA 250-500 mg before bed to affect
DOPA."

She sent me that because I was asking about my RLS and intense sugar cravings around my cycle.

In my search for Gaba, however, I did find some interesting threads on L-Glutamine and Chromium (spelling?) and it seems people are finding relief from sugar cravings with these supplements.

Any expereinces with  Gaba and any of the above as far as L-Glutamine and Chromium would certainly be appreciated, especially from a Type O standpoint.
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researchingthings
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 1:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi there. I don't often take GABA but it's occasionally been a useful sleep aid.

Here's a great description of how it counters some 'stay-awake' neurotransmitters such as adrenaline:
https://www.neurorelief.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48

And here's a Dr. D. description of how Os sometimes have trouble clearing adrenaline:
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000344.htm
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GABA, is in Tranquility Base from the BTD Store link above.  It's a subtle but
good supplement for helping you relax, and designed for all types.

GABA for Os (gamma-amino butyric acid)
too much gaba can cause increased anxiety, shortness of breath, numbness
around the mouth and tingling(prickles?) in the extremities.
an aminoacid...an anxiety reducer  
taken in the evening, just before bedtime for sleep and relaxation.
In the brain, glutamine is a substrate for the production of both excitatory
and inhibitory neurotransmitters (glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid,
popularly known as GABA). Glutamine is also an important source of energy for
the nervous system. If the brain is not receiving enough glucose, it
compensates by increasing glutamine metabolism for energy-hence the popular
perception of glutamine as "brain food" and its use as a pick-me-up.

Glutamine, which is an amino acid (protein), helps stop cravings by providing fuel for the brain. Therefore, you don't need to eat carbs/sweets to provided blood sugar to fuel the brain.
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000209.htm
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funkymuse
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Thank you Lola, this was very helpful.
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Quoted from researchingthings
Here's a great description of how it counters some 'stay-awake' neurotransmitters such as adrenaline:
https://www.neurorelief.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=48
And here's a Dr. D. description of how Os sometimes have trouble clearing adrenaline:
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000344.htm


researchingthings, thanks for the 'links'. I have to say, I am totally impressed at your findings re: the archives. Many of us still have problems w/ that  



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researchingthings, thanks for the 'links'. I have to say, I am totally impressed at your findings re: the archives. Many of us still have problems w/ that  


Oh that. That's easy. Here's my secret:

I go to http://www.google.com and do a site-specific search by entering something like this in the search box there:

site:dadamo.com "type o" GABA

Google's great at finding things on individual sites, sometimes better than the search functions at those sites. I do find it tough to search for blood group-specific things though, because just typing in O is going to bring back everything with an o in it. Ack. Same thing with - for negative. So I always put "type o" in quotes and write out negative. While that misses bringing back anything that just says o or - at least it gives me a nice narrow field of search results.

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Quoted from researchingthings


Oh that. That's easy. Here's my secret:

I go to http://www.google.com and do a site-specific search by entering something like this in the search box there:

site:dadamo.com "type o" GABA

Google's great at finding things on individual sites, sometimes better than the search functions at those sites. I do find it tough to search for blood group-specific things though, because just typing in O is going to bring back everything with an o in it. Ack. Same thing with - for negative. So I always put "type o" in quotes and write out negative. While that misses bringing back anything that just says o or - at least it gives me a nice narrow field of search results.



That's excellent! Thank you!  Why didn't I think of that!?!  
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ISA-MANUELA
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 8:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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once I tried to work with Gaba for an O lady under stress, she wasn't just able to relax...nothing to do....and the symptoms as mentioned tingeling in the extremities.....etc...were nearly diagnosed similar to an atypic ms.....then she got real chemical hammers....and as she is, as her father is, a noncorresponder to almost all kinds of natural supplements she has had even little profits from such bombes ...hmmmm ........couldn't do anything to her ....I think her moto was: it's hard to be a hard-one like me* ....

I prefere in such cases to go for l'theanine or even better is Rhodiola......
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funkymuse
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 9:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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My NP was prescribing it for sleep!  Sounds like it jacks people up!

I've been using Valerine and Meletonin but Meletonin leaves me groggy so we were going to try the Gaba to cause me to rest and calm down the Restlesss Leg Syndrome, which by the way kept me up ALL night last night regardless of the Meletonin.

I pray for a miracle.  
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 9:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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For the restless leg syndrome--try a teaspoon or so of elderberry concentrate or Proberry. I also have RLS and elderberry works very well to calm down the urge to move. It works within minutes, so if you take some just before you go to bed, it should help fairly quickly and should last for several hours. Also, if you're taking in caffeine in the morning somehow, try to eliminate it. I've found caffeine in the morning almost always means RLS in the evening.


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researchingthings
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 1:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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My NP was prescribing it for sleep!  Sounds like it jacks people up


No, just the opposite in appropriate amounts. It inhibits (dampens down) the neurotransmitters that keep people awake. Never ever take it unless you are home and can hit the pillow very shortly.

http://vitamins.ultimatefatburner.com/gaba-review.html
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Didn't realise I'd already recommended elderberry for RLS, so apologies for repeating myself funkymuse.  

I have a prescription for gabapentin (generic for Neurontin). It's for 100mg taken daily, but I only take it when I'm really hurting because gabapentin is definitely a heavy hitter med-wise, at least for me. It does make me a bit sleepy. I don't take it before going to work, only before going to bed or if I know I'm staying home. It makes sense to me that in the right amounts GABA would cause some drowsiness.


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