Phenibut is a Russian Nootropic that is most commonly used for boosting mood, assisting with anxiousness and helping to promote a healthy mood and/or sleep. Very briefly, the Phenibut molecule can be thought of as a ‘key’ to unlock ‘locks’ in the brain called GABA-receptors. The body’s own ‘key’ is called GABA, and when this unlocks the GABA-receptors, our brains have a lower response to signals from the Central Nervous System. This is what creates the effects of relaxation, social ease, pain relief and drowsiness when our bodies produce GABA. This tends to happen at night or when we are really tired.
Our bodies are constantly regulating signals from the Central Nervous System using GABA molecules. Mostly, we hardly even notice the effects. However, when we take a substance like Phenibut, which is also a ‘key’ to unlock the GABA-receptor ‘locks’ we get the same effects which could be stronger.