Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

Chemical synthesis or fermentation GABA, CAS No.56-12-2, HS code:292249

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Γ-Aminobutyric Acid CAS No. 56-12-2

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Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), CAS No.56-12-2, manufactured through chemical synthesis or fermentation,white powder. As a professional supplier of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, we supply both chemical synthesis and fermentation GABA. Gamma-Aminobutyric is used in the food and beverage industry as a food additive and nutritional enhancer. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acidis a natural ingredient that can be directly added into a variety of beverages and milk products, specifically in coffee, chocolate, apple juice, cocoa, pastries, yogurt, milk sugar, butter, toast, bread, instant noodles and other functional food and drinks.


CAS No. : 56-12-2
Chemical Formula : C4H9NO2
H.S.code : 292390
Specification : 99.0%
Other name 4-aminobutanoic acid, GABA
Chemical structure GABA chemical structure

Γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Specification

Characters White or almost white crystal or powder
Identification Infrared absorption Complied with the reference spectrum of aminobutyric acid


pH 6.5~8.0
Loss on drying ≤3.0%
Ash ≤1.0%
As ≤1.0mg/kg
Pb ≤0.5mg/kg
Total bacteria count ≤500cfu/g
Mold & Yeast ≤50cfu/g
Coliform ≤30MPN/100g
Staphylococcus aureus Negative
Salmonella Negative
Shigella Negative
Gamma aminobutyric acid ≥98.0%

The differences are vast. fermentated GABA is produced naturally with proven safety and efficacy. Synthetic GABA is produced from various chemicals including succinimide, piperylurethan and fuming nitric acid, N-(β-bromoethyl) phthalimide and sodiomalonic ester, and γ-chlorobutyronitrile and potassium phthalimide.

Price trend of Γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

Upstream: Prices of upstream corn starch are stable and supply is stable. Production capacity of the gamma-Aminobutyric acid manufacturers didn’t change much.
Downstream: Downstream demand is pretty stable.
Forecast: Considering the current market trend, price of gamma-Aminobutyric acid will be stable in the coming months.

  • Food Grade: gamma-Aminobutyric acid is widely used as nutritional supplement in food and beverage industries.  food grade gamma-Aminobutyric acid is available as fine powder(>98% purity).

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) gluten free

Yes. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide a great dietary supplement that are essential for human health to processed food.

Halal Certified γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)

γ-Aminobutyric acid is a organic chemicals manufactured through chemical synthesis. As a synthesized chemical, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is general recognized as halal. We will still audit another 2 key points to make sure that our Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is 100% halal: Are there any pig products used in manufacturing process of this ingredient? Does the ingredient contain Alcohol (impure) or other haraam ingredients?

Kosher Certified γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is a organic chemicals manufactured through chemical synthesis. As a synthesized chemical, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is general recognized as Kosher classified as Parve. Moreover, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is also regulated as Kosher for Passover.

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) MSDS

  • 5.1. Storage: kept in dry, cool, and shaded place with original packaging, avoid moisture, store at room temperature.
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Avoid inhalation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure

Side Effect of Γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

gamma-Aminobutyric acid is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.

No significant side effects reported.

Application and Uses of Γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

gamma-Aminobutyric acid is a organic chemicals widely used as nutritional supplement in food and beverage. As a nutritional supplement, gamma-Aminobutyric acid can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture/animal feed, and various other industries.

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