Everything I know about phenibut all in one page.

All the info on this site boiled down–with a few more stories and some pointers. I’ll tell you exactly what it does, how it does it, what I use it for, and how I beat my anxiety with it.

I’m James Mast. You can read about me here.

You can also find detailed information all over this site but this post will really introduce you to all the uses of phenibut…and why it could be such an important drug for many people.

First – just what is phenibut?

It’s a smart drug that has a ton of uses. It’s legal and over-the-counter. It doesn’t need a prescription.

Just because it’s easy to get doesn’t mean it’s weak. This stuff is powerful and can remove all social inhibitions. It’s not like alcohol in that it intoxicates you and shuts off your brain. Quite the opposite.

Phenibut makes you more alert and more present in the now. It enhances all of your senses. Donuts taste amazing. Music not only sounds incredible but addictive.

All your anxiety, worries, and fears go away. Almost completely. It’s a “performance drug”–literally. You can use this for performances and you will never act or sound better because there will be nothing preventing you from giving your best.

Another interesting effect of phenibut is that it makes people like you. This is because you are super comfortable and relaxed, and people pick up on that easily.

Before we get into the rest of the post, you can watch this relevant intro video to phenibut.


What are all the different ways I can use it?

I already mentioned music and performances. The first time I played guitar on phenibut I was obsessed. Everything sounded so good I got chills. I just wanted to keep playing, and when I sang it was much better than average. There was nothing holding me back, no stress on my vocal chords.

Phenibut is like steroids for musicians or actors. For auditions or job interviews this stuff is killer.

Picking up women

I had the one of the best chats of my life with a chick while on phenibut. She was probably the hottest girl I’ve ever met, and I don’t say that because I was high. I opened her at the gym with insane confidence and we flirted for ten minutes straight, touching each and pushing each other around. She kept telling me she had to go back to her friend, but she didn’t want to leave. I had zero problem with taking her hand or putting my arm around her.

When she left she yelled, “I’ll text you!” and when I walked by later she pointed me out excitedly to her blond friend like an eager child. It was hilarious.

Later she actually texted me first (this is rare for women) and wanted to come over.

I’m not bragging. This is just one example of picking up a girl on phenibut.

If you have any fears of what to say, or whether to a touch a girl, or whether to approach, phenibut will take all that away. It’s like being hammered except without any of the bad stuff.

Parties and other social events

You can be the life of the party. Talking to random people is easy on phenibut. There is no “pressure” or stress. Consequences don’t seem to exist. This is good because people open up to you and you are able to be yourself. Again, like alcohol but no side effects. You won’t even need to drink anything.

I recommend this for public speaking or a theatric performance.

The gym

I’ve had killer workouts in the gym just by being on phenibut.

You don’t even think about the people around you. You feel calm and it feels “normal” and “natural” to just be working hard. It’s easy to make noise and lift heavy weights without holding back.

Because of this lack of inhibition you’ll find it much easier to go hard. It’s not much of a painkiller, but it’s easier to ignore the pain while on phenibut. Mix it with caffeine and you have an insane workout supplement.

I just went to the gym on phenibut as I write this sentence and it only re-affirms how useful this stuff is. Just when most people would be done, you’re able to keep going and keep pumping out. It really allows you to give all you have instead of holding back. That’s important because sometimes in the gym, when there are people around, we subconsciously hold back whether we like it or not. We’re afraid of going too hard or making too much noise. Obviously I don’t always have this problem but phenibut just makes hard workouts easy.

Amazing sex

Phenibut is never more a performance drug than in the bedroom. You can keep it up for a long time and you have zero inhibition. The sex feels great and you will be more into it. I could go into detail, but there’s really no need. If you’re sexually experienced, you know what anxiety and inhibition can do to harm your performance. If you’re not as experienced, then you are probably witnessing the effects of anxiety on your life.

There is actually a lot to be said for phenibut as an ED drug. It doesn’t enhanced blood flow, but it kills anxiety. Most erectile dysfunction is actually caused by anxiety, NOT an actual physiological problem.

This is good because phenibut will allow a lot of guys to get it up when they couldn’t before.

Eposure therapy to kill anxiety and depression

I’ve already talked about a bunch of general uses where phenibut combats anxiety in specific situations.

But what most people just don’t understand is that anxiety is a general condition or state that can be removed. You can get rid of that entirely through practice, just like you practice at any other skill. It’s like riding a bike. While some people drink at a party to “loosen up” and be able to talk to people they don’t know, there are plenty of people who don’t need alchohol to do that. They have no anxiety. They’re free socially.

If you learned how to ride this, then you can beat anxiety

Phenibut is a great tool to help you destroy anxiety by doing what’s called “exposure therapy.” That’s just a fancy way of saying:

Expose yourself daily to high anxiety-producing situations until the anxiety is gone.

This isn’t hard. You can just start by saying “Hi” to every single person around you. This will be difficult at first, but over time you’ll realize nothing bad happens and some anxiety will go away.

Over time you can work your way up to having conversations. Then you can work your way up to approaching women you like. Then you can work your way up to shouting things in public, hitting on girls without remorse, and speaking your mind to just about anybody.

It doesn’t happen all at once but you should never be ashamed to get started.

Phenibut is great because it kills your anxiety, which allows you to do all the things I mentioned above. If you just do them on a daily basis, then when you’re OFF the phenibut the anxiety will still be gone.

That’s how you beat depression or anxiety. Depression is really just fear of the outside world. If your depression isn’t caused by anxiety then your depression will cause anxiety. Fix one and the other will tend to follow.

By getting over your fears, you can stop avoiding people and situations that bother you. Finally.

I just released a new exposure therapy program for EXACTLY this purpose. It’s called Destroy Your Anxiety, and it puts you through small amounts of social pressure until the anxiety is gone. Check it out here.

How do I take phenibut?

You buy the white powder from a vendor and it arrives in some small container. If you buy from our recommended vendor you get a little white bag with a scoop.

You take one or two scoops (no more than that or you’re on your way to overdosing) and then you wait about 2-3 hours for moderate effects and 5-7 hours for extreme effects.

Phenibut takes a long time to really “kick in.” That’s unfortunate but the stuff is so useful that it’s worth just doing a bit of pre-planning beforehand.

It’s best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach. You can even take it a few hours before you get up. That way it will be somewhat active when you get up.

How does it work?

Phenibut is a white, psychoactive powder with very simple ingredients.

It stimulates GABA receptors in the brain, almost like alcohol. The difference is that alcohol plays with a slightly different type of GABA.

Are there any side effects?

I liken phenibut to alcohol because the positive effects are so similar. But in truth there are very little negative effects.

As long as you don’t overdose or abuse phenibut, there will be almost no effects.

The worst thing I’ve experienced is being really tired, but that’s because I overdosed. Other than that you may feel a very, very small amount of physical off-balance, but it’s not distracting.

You can get tired if you take too much. Phenibut is sometimes recommended as a sleeping aid but that is a terrible and reckless idea. Just take the recommended dose and there should be no problems for you.

Can I take it every day?

Usually not. It’s best to take it every other day. This is called “cycling” and it’s used to prevent dependency.

If you take it every day at a high-moderate dose such as 1g, you could become slightly addicted to it and this will cause problems for you in the future.

Officially doctors suggest phenibut be taken 3 times a week. So that’s a guideline for how often you should be safely using it. Just stay within the margin of taking a day off for every day you use it, and you’ll be just fine.

Is it dangerous?

One of my best videos on the subject discusses this topic:


Where can I get it?

I recommend Red Monkey as the top brand on the market right now for effectiveness, or Liftmode as a second for price and value. You can also try Happy Hippo, the best kratom vendor in the world.

Obviously you can check out the vendor or order some phenibut on the sidebar to the right or at this page.

Why do I believe in phenibut?

I first got on phenibut when I tried ordering kratom from my favorite vendor, Happy Hippo. Turns out kratom wasn’t legal in my state, but he sent me phenibut instead for the same price. I was impressed by this move so I went ahead and accepted.

I got the package in two days and I decided to jump right in and try it the very next morning. I took a 1g dose.

I went onto my campus and it was like just gliding through life. Nothing took any effort. I found myself just looking into women’s eyes with ease and they would smile back. For no reason I just introduced myself to a cute girl who smiled and even though she wasn’t interested it didn’t affect me one bit. In fact, I waltzed right into the bloodwork office and asked if I could get a free blood test. The lady smiled and decided that it was ok.

Funny how everything seems to work out on phenibut.

But this was only the beginning of the end of my anxiety. I had been working on it well before this and I had more to go. I ended up going to my nearby big city and talking to as many people as I could, on purpose. I proactively went out of my way to say something to every person. And it wasn’t easy.

There were plenty of women that I let just pass me by and I talked myself out of it. After several rejections I felt like a physical wall was preventing me from approaching. It felt “wrong,” like something I just couldn’t do. The inhibition was so palpable I nearly screamed and after about a half hour of this literal panic attack I broke down crying in the middle of the street for no reason. I just let it all out.

There was no fear here. I didn’t care as much about the people around me. It was a battle with myself. It was a battle with my lifelong conditioning telling me “not to hit on girls.”


Do you know how I got through this?

I took some more phenibut and that night, when it kicked in again, I was still afraid. The phenibut was working to its maximum potential but my mind and body still were at odds. So I got furious.

I was disgusted with my behavior and the fact that I was letting so many beautiful women just pass me by because of some nebulous “wall” in my head telling me I couldn’t. This maddening conflict drove me to push through my barriers and emotions and approach anyway.

That night did not go well.

I literally forced myself to approach and I felt like a rapist. I felt like a bad person. I felt like a total creep and a loser. But I ignored the feelings and I pushed through it anyway. I talked to every goddamn girl until I felt a fire beneath my feet. Before you know it, I eventually took glee in “annoying” these women. I came to embrace what I was doing, good or bad.

And that was the beginning of the end of my anxiety.

This is an incredibly personal story but it reveals the absolute soul-wrenching nature of how anxiety must be met: head on.

Most people just don’t have the guts for this. Most people just aren’t capable. I’m sorry, but that is the truth. And that is why I truly believe in phenibut. Any kind of tool or weapon you can use to crush this horrible affliction (anxiety) must be used wholeheartedly.

Some people turn to God to help them through tough times. Some turn to friends. But some people don’t want that or don’t have that. To me, phenibut is literally your “friend.” It’s something you can rely on when you are out there conquering your anxiety because you can feel it working and this lets you know, “Hey, I know you’re feeling anxious or guilty but it’s all in your head.” I’m dead serious when I say phenibut can be used like a friend. It sounds corny but it allows you to do things you juts otherwise would be too scared to do.

And the best part is that once you go off of phenibut, the anxiety doesn’t return. You’ve accomplished something. You may not be over it yet for good, but what’s done is done. You just have to keep going until it’s gone.

But enough about my story.

In conclusion

I think phenibut is a useful tool for many different people. It’s not a dieting drug and it’s not just an anxiety drug.

It can be useful for many different professions because it takes away stress and fear and it improves your clarity and thinking. I can think of a million different uses for it but anybody who wants to play music, perform, give a speech, pick up a girl, have a great workout, go to parties, have an interview, go to an audition, have a long day at work, or work at home and get a lot accomplished will benefit from this drug.

It’s really a “miracle pill” if there ever was one, although it won’t fix all your problems and it won’t necessarily make you a god.

But sometimes it makes you feel like one.


James Mast


  1. Crystal


    Thank you so much for all of your information. I have read all through your website and have learned a lot. I have a quick (newbie) question for you. But 1st, some background info. I stumbled upon Phenibut info a few weeks ago when trying to find some sort of treatment options for my anxiety. About 6 months ago I started having random (horrible) panic attacks out of no where. I’ve never struggled with anxiety before and this has hit me hard and heavy. It is really life disruptive and I am struggling to grocery shop, work, etc. etc. So, I came across Phenibut ordered it and started taking it. But I started taking it before I knew about cycling. So for the past 4 days now, I have been taking 600mg in a split dose (300mg upon waking and 300mg about 3 hours later) and everything has been great. It’s like phenibut was sent from above just for me 🙂 My question to you is, now that I know that I have to cycle, should I just start the day on, day off rhythm starting tomorrow? Am I going to feel like total ass tomorrow since I’ve been on for 4 days straight? Is there anything I can do to lessen withdrawal symptoms if I am experiencing them? I noticed that you said for every day on I should take a day off, does that mean I should do 4 days off? Sorry for the novel!! Any guidance you can give would be appreciated. Thanks!! Crystal

    1. Phenibut God

      Cycling is a method to prevent dependency.

      Lately it is my belief that cycling is completely unnecessary. You are taking a low daily dose, you will not have significant problems for a while. I would simply recommend, if you can, to take a week off here and there to prevent dependency.

      This is not math, you don’t have to take exactly 4 days off. The idea is to not overdose.

  2. Kyle

    Question, how long have you been using Phenibut? I have it as well and love the effects. I discovered it this summer and any time I had a date, I dosed beforehand and I had no anxiety whatsoever. At the same time though, I’ve heard horror stories from people who use it often, and how it leaves them an anxious mess once they get hooked. I’ve heard from different people/forums that you should never dose more than once a week, so that’s what I’ve been doing. But you’re saying you’ve been dosing more than that and are still fine? Just curious, glad you found something that helps and would love your perspective as someone thinking about dosing more often.

  3. Hi James,

    Great info on phenibut. This stuff is great if it is used as needed. I think some people shouldn’t use phenibut. For one, anyone with an addictive personality should avoid. Second, people who suffer from anxiety disorders – as they are more likely to use more frequently, get addicted, then suffer rebound anxiety as a result.

    It is a great substance to use as needed and for certain anxiety-provoking events (first dates, interviews, etc..) but certain warning needs to be heeded. Just cuz its legal does’t mean it doesn’t come without significant risks. Just my 2 cents in regards to this wonderful product

    1. Phenibut God

      So you’re saying weak people or people with anxiety should never use drugs and continue to suffer from extreme anxiety…

      Some people just shouldn’t exist, it sounds like you’re saying. There is only way out, and it is forward. Drugs can be a huge catalyst for moving forward.

      Otherwise you might as well be dead.

      1. Betsy

        James, ty for saying exactly what I was thinking when I read that comment. It’s evident he has never struggled with severe anxiety, which I assume means that he is taking Phenibut recreationally. I have panic disorder and am currently wrestling with agoraphobia. As someone who is looking for a solution better than what big pharma has to offer, it seems to me that a recreational user may have more potential for addiction.

  4. hyoo

    hey god. let me ask you one question.
    I gave phenibut to my friends. but
    someone felt positive effect
    (visual, great feeling, keeping awake)
    but others felt nothing (really).
    why this situation happened?
    (I followed your dosage and rules.)
    plz let me know

    1. hyoo

      I gave them “primaforce phenibut 99.5%pure”
      is it because of product?
      or what? we keep you dosing guide.
      and rules.(take empty stomach,
      dont eat anything until 2hours later.)
      which point makes thing wrong?

  5. King

    Hi James,
    Took my first dosage of phenibut this morning. We only have from powder city here in Asia. I took 1 g. I have also been taking 5htp for serotonin.

    Should I stop that or continue 5htp ?

  6. D

    Just ordered some Happy Hippo phenibut (before I found your site)

    Just wanted to say this is truly inspiring and thank you – I have always had crazy social anxiety growing up

    Through a combination of getting sick of sucking at life, klonopin and adderall I finally started killing it with the ladies. I am fresh out of a 3 year LTR, and realized I wasn’t in love so much as being scared of being single and dating again (I fee like I had lost all my skills)

    I have been to rehab for cocaine and want to stay away from adderall/klonopin and thought I was hopeless until I stumbled upon phenibut

    Hope this goes well, sorry for the rant, thanks for what you do!

    1. Phenibut God

      Nice insights.

      It is intuitive of you to avoid klonipin and adderall. Coffee and phenibut are a sufficient, if not superior alternative.

      You don’t need to be fucked up on klonopin and then on top of that hyped out of your ass on adderall unless you are a fucking rockstar or actor giving a performance. Save that for every once in a while, but for god’s sake don’t take it as a prescription from the doctors.

      The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most corrupt on the planet. It is horrible what they do.

      Thanks for the kudos, D.

      [disclaimer: the above statement is my opinion and not medical advice.]

  7. Bonnie

    Solid info, phenibut dependence is a real possibility but the benefits are worth the risk IMO. Definitely better than something like klonopin or xanax. It’s disgusting how the pharmaceutical industry lobbies to have things like phenibut regulated but they contribute to the heroin epidemic in this country with no concern for people’s wellbeing. My video has some good info on phenibut as well 🙂

    1. Phenibut God

      Phenibut or even alcohol are better alternatives. But you don’t see them banning alcohol. Phenibut is a miracle because it does not intoxicate you or have any real side effects. It’s no wonder they want to get rid of it (although it seems right now that they are overlooking it).

  8. Mae

    I’ve taken phenibut a few times 300mg a few times & 600mg and I was EXHAUSTED. I have extremely bad social anxiety, and I thought(starting so low )I wouldn’t even notice anything… I bought capsules off liftmood, could it be because of the capsules?? Thanks in advance!

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