Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (fMRS) could potentially provide much information on neurotransmitters, and hence, could shed light into excitation / inhibition imbalances. However, it was scarcely used, in particular in rodents, presumably due to low SNR. Here, we used a cryoprobe at 9.4T to record fMRS spectra in the rat in just a few minutes. SNR>50 was documented for the N-acetylaspartate resonance. We show statistically significant increases in Glutamate and decrease in GABA upon forepaw stimulation. Our results are suggestive of differential relaxation between vesicular and synaptic neurotransmitter pools, and are promising for more detailed investigations, e.g., using optogenetics.