Q: What does Phenibut "feel" like?
A: Probably the best answer we've heard to this question comes from a forum on social anxiety wherein a recent convert to Phenibut described a "warm wave of relaxation" that fell over her as it began to take effect. She likened the effect of Phenibut to an overall sense of well-being. We believe that to be pretty accurate. While everyone experiences the effects of Phenibut somewhat differently, the majority of users enjoy its calming effect which, in proper dosage, allows for greater focus on the tasks at hand.
Q: How do you take Phenibut?
A: There are two options to taking Phenibut and it really just comes down to personal preference. Phenibut can be ingested in capsule or powder form. We generally recommend the capsules as the powder itself can be quite sour. Nevertheless, buying Phenibut in bulk powder form is often cheaper in the long run. Some of our visitors prefer to buy the powder and then capsulate the Phenibut themselves (you can often find empty capsules available online quite cheap). For convenience and efficiency, we typically suggest purchasing the capsules.
Q: How long does it take to work?
A: It's important to note that while Phenibut will work very quickly, it is not instantaneous. While you needn't wait for months or even days for it to "kick in", it does take a few hours to feel its effects. We generally suggest allowing for two to three hours for Phenibut to fully work. You will feel it when it begins working. In the interim, it is not recommended that you increase the dosage. Everyone's body is different, of course. You may require more or less than the recommended dosage on this site. However, until you know how Phenibut is going to effect you, it is best to stick with what we have recommended here.
What does Phenibut do
We have created a very extensive explanation regarding the Science of Phenibut
Q: How long does it last?
A: The effects of Phenibut can last up to 24 hours. However, this does depend on the dosage. For example, taking the recommend dose for stress relief (500mgs as needed) one is likely to experience the calming nature of Phenibut for a few hours. The recommended dosage for social anxiety (1.30 grams) will last for up to 24 hours; when taking this dosage, you are likely to go to bed at night and wake still enjoying the benefits of Phenibut! Also, it is important to keep in mind that depending upon your body's natural metabolism, your tolerance to Phenibut, etc. the duration of the effects of Phenibut may last longer or for shorter amounts of time. It is best to begin with our recommendations and then adjust accordingly to what works best for you.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with Phenibut?
A: No side effects of consequence have been observed. However, in larger doses, one may experience dry-mouth.
Q: Can I take Phenibut alongside other medications?
A: Generally, yes. However, as with all additional supplements, it is always best to discuss these issues with your doctor or a medical professional. There have been no adverse reactions reported while taking Phenibut with other medications. Still, research has not been conducted on all possible interactions. When it comes to OTC medications, there should not be any issues. Potential interactions with your prescription medications should be discussed with your doctor.
Q: Will Phenibut make me sleepy?
A: It can. Yes. However, at the dosages we recommend on the site, it should not. Phenibut is often recommended for restful sleep (and a large dose of Phenibut certainly does provide a wonderful night's sleep!) but any dose below 2.30 grams should not provide any sort of impairment in this regard. In other words, you needn't worry about nodding off in a meeting while taking Phenibut. Quite the contrary, in fact. You'll likely feel more focused; calm yet alert.
Q: I've read that Phenibut can also be used as a sexual stimulant. Is this true?
A: Phenibut is not an "aphrodisiac" and the literature we've read indicating as such is quite misleading. However, Phenibut has become quite popular for uses other than its intended anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties. Indeed, many Phenibut users report an increased intensity associated with their sexual encounters. There's no denying that Phenibut is quite complimentary in this regard. Those taking Phenibut describe experiencing truly extraordinary orgasms while using it. This is likely because Phenibut does appear acutely stimulate pleasure receptors in the brain. For this reason, Phenibut has gained additional fame for these properties. Perhaps it could be called a fringe benefit of sorts. ;) So, yes. While Phenibut will not cure E.D. a'la Viagra nor does it appear to increase sexual desire, the sexual benefits of taking Phenibut are not entirely exaggerated.
Q: Over time will I develop a high tolerance for Phenibut? Will I need to increase my dosage?
A: As far as tolerance is concerned, like any other medication or supplement, yes. However, with Phenibut you'll find that it remains effective far longer than most other medications used to treat stress, anxiety and panic disorder. Most utilizing a Phenibut regimen note that it remains effective for upwards of six months before a tolerance begins to develop and an increased dosage is required to achieve the same effect. For this reason, however, we recommend that it be used for three days on, two days off, if possible. The 48 hour "wash-out" allows for Phenibut to remain effective in its current dosage. Nevertheless, if one needs to continue using Phenibut for several days straight, there are no harmful effects associated with this long-term usage, although a tolerance may in fact develop over time.
Q: Can Phenibut be used by pregnant or nursing mothers?
A: Bear in mind that there is no conclusive research on this very subject; pro or con. However, most medical professionals have stated that, in smaller doses, Phenibut should not present any dangers. In fact, in some countries, Phenibut has been recommended to fight postpartum depression. GABA is used in some infant formulas to act as a soothing agent for the child, so it is likely that Phenibut would have a similar effect. Nevertheless, in such cases it is always best to err on the side of caution and should a pregnant or nursing mother choose to use Phenibut, she should notify her primary caregiver and closely monitor the baby as she would while on any medication or herbal supplement.