StructureGamma-amino butyric acid (GABA)
CAS No. 56-12-2
EC No. 200-258-6
Synonyms INCI: Aminobutyric acid; GABA; 4-aminobutanoic acid

Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA)

Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a non-protein amino acid that is widely present in organisms. Several important physiological functions of gamma-aminobutyric acid have been characterized, such as neurotransmission, induction of hypotension, diuretic effects and tranquilizer effects. 

Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. Main application of gamma-aminobutyric acid is in the food supplement industry, sold as a dietary additive

Further applications are Agro chemistry, Food supplement and API synthesis

It is also widely used as fertilizer and plant growth stimulator in the agrochemical formulation.

Furthermore GABA is used for the production of many APIs in the pharmaceutical industry:

Buclizine: itis an antihistamine and anticholinergic

Progabide: Antiepileptic drugs

Cromakalim: It has vasorelaxing effect.It is used in cardiovascular treatment.

Alendronic acid: It is a bisphosphonate medication used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone.

Packaging & Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 24 months

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).