All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I'm wondering about people taking several vitamins and adding GABA amino acids to that as well.

Would a GABA amino acid supplement be necessary for someone not eating a lot of proteins?


A:GABA is a non-essential amino acid, so it can be created in the body from the other essential amino acids. It's probably not necessary to supplement with GABA unless you have a specific deficiency of that particular amino acid.

You need to eat protein foods at each meal to ensure you get enough of the essential amino acids. The protein article on this site explains the necessity of eating protein. If you do not eat meat, there are vegetarian alternatives which will ensure you get all the necessary essential amino acids.

If you do not eat much protein, you should try to find a supplement that includes all the 9 essential amino acids. Talk to your doctor about supplementation. If you lack the essential amino acids in your diet, you are at risk of ill health.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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