Understanding more on 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. In such countries that this drug happens to be so commonly used and as popular, it has been used as an anti-anxiety medication that has been so used to treat a myriad of conditions amongst which are conditions such as stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), irregular heartbeat, alcoholism and depression.
In these countries where you will be able to find these drugs prescribed and legally dispensed, you will oftentimes find it known in other brand names such as Noofen, Fenibut, Anvifen and other many names. By and large, this drug is not medically approved in the United States but it is all the same still available through online stores where it is dispensed as a nootropic or drugs that help boost memory and cognitive function. Here under is a look at some of the basic facts one should have on fingertips when it comes to this drug Phenibut.
What we will delve into first is how the drug Phenibut actually works. The human brain has a naturally occurring chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid which helps calm the nervous system. All in all, Phenibut actually works by mimicking the working of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid so found naturally occurring in the brain in which it helps calm the nervous system. 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. After they have so attached to the GABA receptors, they get to tone down the sensitivity of the neurons and as such lessen effects of anxiety and overstimulation.
Besides the drug binding to the GABA receptors, Phenibut can also bind to the dopamine receptors which are the mood controlling neurotransmitters you have in your brain. Therefore in this way we see this being one other kind of drug that can be used to increase one’s sense of pleasure, boost moods and increase your 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. In as much as this is the case, one thing that should be noted when it comes to these drugs is that studies have as well shown that there would always be a general trend towards developing of tolerance to the drug more so as a result of heavy or chronic use.