What is Phenibut
You probably have heard of Phenibut and the Phenibut High but still don’t quite know what these are anyway. By and large, Phenibut has been so popular in some countries mainly being Latvia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. It is an anti-anxiety medication that has been popularly used to treat conditions like stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism, depression and irregular heartbeat.
In such countries where this drug has been given the green light for use and as such a legal prescription, it has been known by its other brand names such as Noofen, Fenibut, Anvifen and many others. Generally, these drugs are not approved medically in some other countries such as the United States but they may be accessed online via the stores that dispense them as nootropics or the drugs that boost memory or cognitive ability or activity. Here under is a look at some of the basic facts one should have on fingertips when it comes to this drug Phenibut.
Moving forward, what we will seek to elaborate on first is how Phenibut actually works in the first place. The human brain has a naturally occurring chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid which helps calm the nervous system. Generally speaking of the working of this drug Phenibut, it is seen to mimic the actions of this particular chemical in the brain. Generally, the drug Phenibut is but a chemically modified version of GABA in which case it happens to be coming with an extra phenyl ring. For the effect to be realized, the drug will have to cross the blood-brain barrier and attach to the brain’s GABA receptors and this they only achieve with the extra phenyl ring that Phenibut has. When these happen to have attached to the GABA receptors, they get to tone down sensitivity of the neurons and lessen anxiety and as well overstimulation.
Other than the drug attaching to the GABA receptors, Phenibut can as well get to bind to the dopamine receptors which happen to be the mood controlling neurotransmitters that you happen to have in the brain. This is one of the reasons that has made this drug a kind that would be to ideal for the need to increase moods, increase the sense of pleasure and lift one’s level of motivation.
When it comes to the side effects, it is a fact that not much has been researched as to be noted in so far as well researched and established side effects would be concerned. However, it is to be noted that there has been seen a generally trend towards developing of tolerance to the drug with heavy use.