Phenibut God’s definitive guide to taking phenibut the RIGHT way and getting max gains for minimum side effects.

Too many people abuse phenibut or don’t understand how to take it properly. This guide will explain when to take it, how much, and the proper use of a stimulant to enhance your experience.

This is a beginner’s guide but there is also an advanced section on MICRODOSING for more serious players.

Proper video if you scroll down.

Also check out my FAQ on ALL of the different uses of phenibut, how it works, and what it can do you for you:

Everything I know about phenibut all in one page

Understanding the doses

To know how to use phenibut properly, you must understand its doses.

When you purchase phenibut from our vendor, you’ll notice it comes in two flavors: 50g or 100g.  A typical low dose of phenibut is 500mg. This is what 500mg looks like:

500mg phenibut scoop (included with Happy Hippo orders)

First-timers may think 500mg is not a lot but they’re wrong.

There are plenty of guides out there advocating 2g or more but you don’t need that and even worse, it’s typical for many people to abuse phenibut their first time and take >2g their first time!

To truly get the best out of phenibut you’ll want to be taking just twice the doctor-recommended amount, a moderate/high dose of 1g.

One gram of phenibut is all you need for a progressive, eventually intense burn of phenibut that will open your eyes and make you productive. Since a dose of the powder lasts about 7 hours you could hypothetically take it twice a day, but this is not recommended.

One gram of this stuff is enough, and it won’t put you to sleep or have negative side effects. It’s the perfect dose. Just check out what Miguel had to say on the subject:

Just wanted to say that James knows what hes talking about. I took the advice of others and took 2 gr my first time and it made me pass out 8 hrs later. The second time I followed the Phenibut God dosing guide and WOW! I went to a party where I normally wouldnt  talk to anyone I dont know. Well I found myself talking to EVERYONE! Many times at the party I had groups of people circle around me listening to me talk about my travels and some of my other interesting experiences. I had the attention of LOTS of girls, got several phone numbers, and  … Im sorry if it sounds like im trying to brag, cuz im not. Its just Phenibut really helped me overcome my anxiety and allowed me to be social in ways Ive always had problems with. I mean I was literally the life of the party. Another thing I would like to mention is that it made me feel so good, that I had no desire to drink alcohol! Usually its the opposite for me at parties…I usually drink too much because I get drunk in an attempt to overcome my social anxiety. Anyway thanks to James for all the informative info and for posting the best and most accurate dosing guide!.

Since phenibut has a high tolerance, you’ve got to cycle it.

500mg of phenibut compared to 150mg of antidepressant and sleep-aid Trazodone


Cycling makes it easier for your brain to handle phenibut.

It’s very simple: for every day you take phenibut, you also take a day off. That means 1g every other day. If you do that, then you’re looking at 50g lasting you several months. By cycling, you avoid addiction, tolerance, and dependency. 1g is a safe dose at this rate and you won’t be having the problems that some people have when they overdose.

And since phenibut has such a long half-life you can see carry-over effects the next day, even the next night. It’s like any other addictive drug (alcohol comes to mind)–you don’t usually take it every day.


Some people have had success with injecting phenibut instead of taking it orally. This can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for the drug to kick in, but it makes it more potent and may even be dangerous. Since I’ve never taken phenibut through injection, you may wish to do your own research.

The dosing guide

This video below will now demonstrate taking phenibut and explain our “method”:

0:00 – Introduction and what dosing I suggest

0:49 – Showing off Happy Hippo phenibut and scoop

1:18 – Talking about how people take it

2:07 – Stimulants (mixing substances) and 7 hour-“rule”

3:00 – Cycling

3:47 – Empty stomach/injection

4:20 – Actual demonstration

6:05 – Lasting until the next day

6:41 – Not a magic pill/Making an effort to overcome anxiety or depression

The guide

You can find the info in this video in better detail throughout the site. But this is an easy-to-use demonstration on how to actually take the stuff.

First off I recommend cycling phenibut by taking it every other day. This is to prevent dependency. You can cycle days or even weeks (one week off, one week on) but this is what I do and it works for me.

If you’re using our suggested vendor then you will be provided with a 500mg scoop.

Step 1 – Take two 500mg scoops

On an empty stomach, just take the little white baggy and scoop up the powder and then place it on the back of your tongue. Don’t put it too far back or you’ll burn the back of your throat.

Now you can either swallow or down it with a glass of water. When mixed with water phenibut will taste almost sweet, and it will have a sour aftertaste. Just rinse a little and this will go away.

Step 2 – Take a stimulant

If you want to take a stimulant now is the time. Phenibut won’t make you anxious, you’ll just get the heightened energy from whatever you take.

That’s why you can even try Adderall.

But for most people caffeine is good. Just a coke or two or a coffee will do just fine.

Step 3 – Wait 7 hours

While you’ll feel effects after about 2 hours and then be more steadily relaxed by 5, the 7-hour mark is important.

At 7-8 hours the supplement will peak.

This is when phenibut “kicks in.”

You’ll notice it right away and you won’t have any trouble identifying the drug is working.

The effects gradually build up, but this is the time most people will realize they are feeling particularly good and free of anxiety. This is your opportunity to smile, feel fantastic, and test just how fearless you are.


This is a part of phenibut use that I’ve recently been testing. My views on it and drugs in general have changed.

While the removal of anxiety is important in the initial stages of development to reduce the crippling paranoia and inaction that anxiety causes when in social or sexual situations, ultimately you cannot completely get rid of it.

That’s right. Anxiety is normal and natural and will never entirely go away.

The trick is not to totally remove it, but to not let it have anymore power over you.

Beating anxiety happens in STAGES, and the next stage is when you have enough experience and have exposed yourself enough that your baseline anxiety has been greatly reduced.

At this point, you may find yourself not needing phenibut much anymore. You may decide to quit altogether, or lower the dose.

I’ve done both. But now I recommend a new technique for advanced seekers of freedom:


Microdosing is taking such a minute amount of a drug that you can barely feel its effects. The goal is NOT intoxication, or distraction, but instead a minor performance boost.

Microdosing is performance enhancement for serious players.

When I take phenibut, I will do a microdose of 100mg or less. That looks like barely anything. It’s just some crumbs in a scoop. Or if you’re taking Red Monkey, that’s less than half a single pill.

But what it does is so subtle, it allows you freedom of mind and the ability to use it multiple times a week. Even at an everyday pace, you will not exceed the max dosage recommendations of no more than 2-4 grams a week.

Personally, I just use it for a subtle edge. I am already at a level where anxiety doesn’t hold me back much anymore, but there are days where I have it in the extreme.

There are also days where I want to sing or have great sex, and I want the subtle effects of phenibut working for me. Just a little bit goes a long way since phenibut is actually very powerful.

This is what I recommend to the advanced users or those with little anxiety. Even just a small dose of 500mg (one scoop of the powder, or two pills of Red Monkey) is more than enough to stimulate most users and give them that KICK they need to take action.

After that, it’s up to your own personal motivation and will.

You are no longer dependent on the drug to do anything, and you’re taking such a low amount you don’t risk tolerance or, worse, abuse. You are free to quit at anytime without any side effects or withdrawal, and you get the performance edge that you need without losing motor control or being too uninhibited that you make an ass of yourself.

Try it. Stop taking huge doses and learn to work on yourself instead.

Remember that anxiety is normal and natural (LINK – article coming soon) and that you can never completely get rid of it.

You just have to stop letting it control you.

Parting notes

Remember that phenibut is not a magic pill.

It brings out what YOU bring to the table.

That means you are still responsible for the actions you take while on it, and if you want to overcome anxiety or depression you will still have to TAKE ACTION.

But this is a lot easier on phenibut.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you got a lot out of this guide that other guides may not offer.


P.S. Get the best deal on the net for phenibut right here!

Your friend,

James Mast


  1. Carlos

    Hi phenibutgod. Thanks for your tip on how to cycle the dosing. Do you think its possible to take just 500mg/ day without overdosing?. I once overdosed on phenibut because I was taking 2g/day. Had to face the scary withdrawal and had to go to the er. Would love to hear your thoughts.


  2. Jake

    Dosing : 1 gram can be just right for a lot of people but I think a lot of guys, maybe 190 lb. or more do better with 1.5 grams. Everyone has their own “sweet spot.”

    I’ve tried going back to 1 gram, even after a week or more of a “wash out.” 1 gram gets me some of the effects but I still enjoy 1.5.

    Stacking doses : another way to dose is by starting with 500 mg. or maybe 750 mg. in the morning, wait for that first hit start to “peak,” then take another 500 mg. or 750 mg. You get this cool effect of 2 separate phenibut “rides” that complement each other and get a nice long drawn out experience where the world looks fresh and clean and lots of things like art, music and nature look much more interesting.

    All phenibut is doing is quieting down the neurons in your brain that are constantly distracting you with anxious thought. You are just able to enjoy the moment better, including sex. A lot of women especially say phenibut enhances sex for them.

    1. Phenibut God

      Women have told me phenibut gave them the best sex ever. Although keep in mind they were fucking me.

      The stacking sounds like a cool idea. I only recommend that 1g dose to really KICK all the newbies coming to this site.

  3. Soul Rebel

    Phenibut God,

    Today is the first time that I have used phenibut. I have a big tolerance for anything that works on GABA, always have… for about 20 years. However, that didn’t influence me on the amount of phenibut I have used so far today. Can you tell me what to expect given that this is my first time using it?

    My first dose was 1.2 or so grams. Then, two hours later I had not experienced the pronounced effects that I have read about, and I understand that it takes a while to work. So, for my second dose, over the course of an hour, I took approximately 2 grams. I took everything on an empty stomach as suggested. It has now been 3 hours since the first dose.

    What I would like to know is what I should expect given that I do have quite a bit of a tolerance for opioids, benzos.. the whole lot. When should I expect the doses to kick in? As I type this, I am beginning to feel a little tingling in my spine, which I haven’t felt in a long time. Also, as far as your advice on stimulants, I take adderall, but I only took have my daily dose today. Should I go ahead, now in the third hour since the first dose, and take my other dose of adderall for the day?


    1. Murray Horn

      old thread I know, but for others who read this post later down the track I will explain what phenibut does, how it feels & what to expect.
      Phenibut is a unique drug that allows you see and feel everything without all the unwanted bullshit in your mind getting in the way and inhibiting your view on life. It can be intoxicating at high doses and this may feel great but in doing so your smashing your gabba-b receptors and inducing tolerance to happen at a more rapid rate. Aside from a tolerance increase from high dose phenibut the other thing that happens is a form of permanent tolerance in saying that there are some effects that you will never get back due to smashing your recrptors with high dose and obviously more so if you dose high every day. Believe me I know i took phenibut daily for 5 years around 8 caps so about 4grams per day for 5 years no break from the drug. Bit by bit certain effects became unattainable to the point where I was in a constant state of mild withdrawal even when dosing at 5 grams a day. So I quit I did a tapper of dosoge for a two week period I thought the tapper and quitting weren’t that bad but after one week of total abstinence from phenibut I went into a long deep depression and at the start it was more like temporary psychosis and I am a pretty stable person in mind but the drugs ability to mess up and do irreversible damage to your brain is true, serious and damn scary! so treat it with the upmost respect. I hade a 15 month break and my tolerance in certain areas has not budged and still need to dose at 4 grams to really feel it. It’s withdrawl effects on the mind and possible damage to your brain are no fucking joke & need to be taken seriously.

      Now what is key with long term use and not loosing the great effects is:

      – doses remain at a max of 1gram
      – two daily doses of 1 gram is ok if there is a 7 hour break between doses.
      – Never take for more that 3 days in a row NEVER ! you just ignite tolerance your brain becomes accustomed to the drug and
      – have a 3 days on 3 days off cycle
      – have something for the 3 days off this is important as you need to take your mind off phenibut and fill the void. I personally take tramadol 100mg once daily on my days off as tramadol is a mood enhancer as well and also needs to be cycled.
      – enjoy and appreciate the subtle, nootropic pro social effects
      – enjoy having a happy mood where everything is interesting
      – enjoy being happily motivated with the energy and enthusiasm to do what motivates you.
      -be stricked with your cycle and dosage if you want long term benefits and a mental edge on other people.
      – as soon as you initiate tolerance it will continue to happen wether it be slowly or rapidly you have put the wheels in motion by fucking with your cycle or dosage. The brain never forgets.. same goes for other phychotropic medications and drugs.

      enjoy the ride and stop to take a look around every once and awhile.

  4. Soul Rebel

    Today is the first time that I have used phenibut. I have a big tolerance for anything that works on GABA, always have… for about 20 years. However, that didn’t influence me on the amount of phenibut I have used so far today. Can you tell me what to expect given that this is my first time using it?

    My first dose was 1.2 or so grams. Then, two hours later I had not experienced the pronounced effects that I have read about, and I understand that it takes a while to work. So, for my second dose, over the course of an hour, I took approximately 2 grams. I took everything on an empty stomach as suggested. It has now been 3 hours since the first dose.

    What I would like to know is what I should expect given that I do have quite a bit of a tolerance for opioids, benzos.. the whole lot. When should I expect the doses to kick in? As I type this, I am beginning to feel a little tingling in my spine, which I haven’t felt in a long time. Also, as far as your advice on stimulants, I take adderall, but I only took have my daily dose today. Should I go ahead, now in the third hour since the first dose, and take my other dose of adderall for the day?


  5. Paul Harvey

    I’ve found, much to my surprise (I wasn’t expecting it), phenibut to be an incredible antidepressant. Since I’ve been dosing regularly — a little above your guidelines — catastrophic thinking & suicidal ideation, both of which had been plaguing me recently, have totally left me. Totally!! I’m a brand new, optimistic person with zero depression. I even feel great when I first wake up, before I take my first phenibut dose of the day.

    Although I have no scientific proof, I actually credit the regular dosing schedule. I think I have a ‘steady state’ thing going on with it. I noticed this surprise antidepressant effect after taking phenibut for about 3 days in a row. It was just suddenly there.

  6. Justin

    I’m having a difficult time feeling the effects… I’ve tried thee times this week, took one gram right when I get up, tank a cup of coffee, wait 3-4 hours to eat and I still feel nothing. Any recommendations?

    1. Phenibut God

      Don’t wait 3-4 hours to eat, and try 2 or 3 grams.

      It’s probably working and you just don’t feel it. Go to my YouTube channel. Look at all the videos there about this very subject.

  7. Woody Peckerwood

    I just started taking this. I put 700mg in a liter softdrink (along with a few other goodies) and just drink that through the day.

    That’s apparently a pretty low dose but the effects I’ve noticed:

    1) I can get very creatively talkative.
    2) I say things I normally would be too inhibited to say. This actually isn’t good in a corporate environment so I have to watch myself
    3) I have felt some very powerful sexual urges towards my wife, saying some racy things I normally would not say, and then I quickly dragged her upstairs by the hair (after bonking her on the head with my cave club).
    4) As you can tell, I’ve already had my dose today.
    5) I’m going to try a higher dose and see how that works. I tried this other shit, Tianeptine and that stuff is almost opiate in how good it makes you feel. It makes you feel post orgasmic for an hour.

  8. Briander

    I liked your video thanks for that, ive struggled with anxiety/depression my entire life but after starting phenibut I definitely feel all around better. But I’ve noticed if I gradual dose like 250 mg 2 hours apart until I feel the effects works best for me. Rather than one massive dose and taking it on empty stomach is a must. Hope this helps someone you all have a nice day thanks again phenibut God

  9. Stephanie

    I just have a question. I got my HH Phenibut in the mail today & am looking forward to testing it out. My question is, is it safe to take while also taking Kratom? My Kratom is also from HH. Anyway I’ve used Kratom for a long time & it has a stimulant effect on me, not a euphoric or opioid type of effect. I’ll only be taking 1g of Phenibut, as I don’t want to build my tolerance nor do I want to experience withdrawal symptoms. I escaped that nightmare & I’m not looking to return. Thanks & love your blog!

  10. Rob

    How long do you have to wait before eating breakfast after taking it? I took 1000mg of Powder City Phenibut and ate breakfast half hour, felt absolutely nothing the entire day…

    1. Rich

      I’d say increase your dose, it takes 2.5 for me. Anything acidity like oj or coffee or caffeine helps because it intensify it acid wise in the body. You have to eat there’s nothing you can do about that.

  11. Taylor

    Hi, I have been using 250 to 500 mgs Phenibut every night for the past two weeks for bad anxiety. Usually,I just take 250mgs. It helps me sleep/anxiety. I am dealing with a tough situation and didn’t want to take benzos. I am just know reading about not taking it every day. Am I going to be okay? Can just stop taking it without out having problems with withdrawal? Thank..I would really appreciate any advice.

  12. Dora the Explorer

    Hello everyone, I am a nurse, mother to 5 wonderful children, and work 60 hours a week night shift 7pmy to 7am. I am exhausted and probably to some extent depressed. I have a high tolerance to caffeine. I can take 1000mg and still have a heart rate of 65 and could fall alseep. I am looking for something legal to take to give me some energy with some euphoria. I must be able to pass a drug test too. Would phenibut be appropriate for me?

    1. @Dora the Explorer. I have three kids and the Phenibut helps sooo much. I have patience with them and enjoy spending time with them. I am not sure it gave me a ton of energy, but it allowed me to just not care so much about having to get every little thing done and focus on the people in my life instead of the to-do list.

  13. Rich

    Went to a wedding and I dont really drink but wanted good vibe. Day 1 took 3g morning, Day 2 3g + 3g around noon, Day 3 the acual wedding took 4g + at 7pm 3g. And now I’m gonna pay muahahaha. Worth it but I’ll be a brain dead maybe 2 days with bad stomach pains and have a couple bad nights of sleep. Will wait 2-3 weeks before I do again

  14. Tron

    I must have a super low tolerance. 250 mg is good for me and tried 500 mg the other day and it felt like over kill but I’m also eating only one large low carb meal a day with no snacking which also makes one shot of vodka feel like 3. I can feel the phenibut in 20 minutes and it’s not a placebo for sure. Guess that’s what happens when you fast for 23 hours a day.

  15. Tyler

    Hey phenibut God this is about red monkey:
    Tried 2 capsules waited about 2hrs, then took another 2 capsules and headed out to the bus stop to go to the mall, mind you 3hrs has now gone by, I noticed my general anxiety has been calmed down quite a bit, very impressed so far, I get to the mall to test my social anxiety, go into a store, female employee starts trying to talk to me, my SA has calmed down a little bit, but not to my liking so I use one more capsule which makes it 5 total within 4hrs, stay at the mall for about 2 more hrs, go to other stores my SA feels the same as I got to the store, which was calmed down a little bit but still there, any reasons about what I should dose for Social anxiety, all welcome to comment

  16. Al Varbis

    I like phenibut. It and modafinil are the two so-called ‘nootropics’ that have very powerful effects. I started off with 300 to 600 mg of phenibut about four months ago. At first I took it every now and then, but in time I started taking it regularly and began to increase the dosage. After about two months I was taking around 2.5mg at a time almost every day. If I stopped, I’d get insomnia and anxiety. The withdrawals were more manageable than an prescription tranquilizer though. I could have stopped cold turkey but just tapered off instead. I stopped for about a month and a half, and started up again today with 2.5 mg right off the bat.
    I notice that even after a long hiatus, I seem too have a ‘permanent’ tolerance to its effects. In the beginning 300 to 600 would make me ready for bed, but this time around 2.5 mg makes me chatty, uninhibited, and in a good mood, but doesn’t sedate me as it used to. Also, in the beginning I wouldn’t have taken so much right off the bat. The effects would have been very strong back then.
    So this time around, I’m surprised how tolerant I am even after a long break, but the effect is pleasant still.
    I find it useful for socializing without drinking at all or as much, and it helps me sleep.

  17. Brandon

    Hello Phenibut God,

    I’ve been taking much more than this dosage for a period of months now, at a frequency of about 1 -2 times a week, NEVER more than twice though. I feel as though the ‘magic’ of phenibut is wearing off now (not quite the same feeling as it did in the beginning). I can honestly say I’ve experienced absolutely ZERO of the withdrawal symptoms that others frequently report.

    My question is, if I stop taking it completely for a while (let’s say a month), will my tolerance ‘reset’ so to speak? I take it since you took it every day for a month straight, you should be able to answer this.

    Thank you,

  18. Anna

    Hi James. I was sure I posted my question couple days ago, can’t find it now.
    Ok, so I am on Prozac for the last 3 years and it works better then Citalopram or Zoloft for me. I like benzodiazepines but take them only in extreme situations that is about once or twice a month, I mean stress or public speech or just even go to dinner, I have anxiety sometimes, thou it’s really better like I said on Prozac and I also went through several therapies and can control my emotions better now. I was thinking of getting off antidepressants for good. Do you know if I can mix Phenibut with Prozac and slowly replace one with the other? What would you suggest? I’ve heard a lot of really good stuff about Phenibut but I am scared if I stop my antidepressants it will all come back. So my main question is if I can start Phenibut while taking Prozac.
    Thanks a lot for your guide, very helpful.

  19. Garrel

    Hi, i stick to dosage of 1g a day. However, I want to try 1.5-2g just for a party night and I worry about tolerance after trying 1.5-2g. Is it possible to go back to 1g after dosaging 1.5-2g for once?

  20. EnufisneverEnuf

    I wish I would have found your info before I did my first dose last night of 750mg. I felt weird after a few hours and passed out on the couch. I take methadone daily 125mgs and was decreasing my dose 3 mg a week for 4 weeks Then leveled and start next week going down he a week for4 weeks on my way completely off. (Sorry this could be lenghty) I know who I am and know I will need something else such as Phenibut on occasion or I will be back on the streets buying Chiva very quickly. I hate to say I have an addictive personality but…
    Any way what would you suggest? I took the 750@ 3 pm yesterday it is 10:20 am and I have a slight feeling from the Phenibut but I want to take more now. Do you recommend I go down or up on my dose? I’ve read both but have little faith that it came from a good resource.
    Please don’t judge just advise if you can. Thank all of you for your comments it has helped so far.🤔😆

  21. I was wondering if anyone els has taken a dose of 0.05g of phinebut and got “high” my feelings of this dose was my brain started tingling fallowed by stomach ache then floored anxiety and finishes with a deep breath relaxing station that leads into a large Vicodin like high that last for about 4 to six hours. After i wake up in the morning i feel really good positive attitude and clean headed. I have not tried anything as high of a 1.0g or even a 0.50g because of the high i got was pretty intense. Also i have been talking it every other day now for about a week. Just wondering if that’s a normal thing?

  22. D31d


    I know this is really old but i have been taking phenibut for about 2 months now started pretty low dose but for the last 2weeks its been 2g/day. Can you please help me to taper off please? I am very desperate for your help

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