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Where To Buy Phenibut in 2021

One question I frequently get is whether you can still purchase Phenibut in GNC, Walmart, and other local stores.

The short answer is, unfortunately, no — not anymore.

How is it that the largest online supplements distributor doesn’t carry Phenibut?

Read on to learn more about what exactly Phenibut is, why GNC, Wallmart, and other vendors no longer sell this product in stores, and how you can safely purchase it online.

Phenibut 101

Phenibut or Beta-Phenyl-Y-Aminobutyric Acid is a phenyl derivative of the naturally occurring neurotransmitter GABA (Y-Aminobutyric Acid).

It’s one of the most effective nootropics or smart drugs, thanks to its proven ability to improve neurological functions.

Phenibut crosses the blood brain barrier (due to the presence of the phenyl ring) and binds to the GABA metabotropic receptor, leading to the release of GABA.

Phenibut is thus a gamma receptor agonist, available in the form of powder or capsules and it is medically backed by clinical trials which suggest that it has sedative/calming effects, being able to support relaxation and feelings of well-being, to reduce anxiety and stress as well as to improve the REM sleep cycle and promote restful sleep.

In addition to improving cognitive function and mood, studies also suggest that Phenibut also enhances the release of dopamine.

Phenibut should not be used more than 3 consecutive days per week and never exceed 2000 mg per day, which should be divided between 2-4 times per day, because Phenibut has a half life of approximately 5 hours.

First-time users should start at a lower dose to assess tolerance of this supplement.

It should not be used by anyone under the age of 18 and it should not be combined with alcoholic beverages.

Seriously guys, don’t do it.

Preaching aside, here are my favs:

Top Phenibut Brands and Distributors

Many Phenibut vendors are small and dodgy while others have a solid track record of customer service and product quality. Most are in the USA – some are not.

My favorite Phenibut brands:

  • Powder City Phenibut HCL Capsules (www.powdercity.com), Powder City Phenibut review (out of business)
  • LiftMode Phenibut (www.liftmode.com, use corpina10 to get 10% discount)
  • Absorb Your Health Phenibut (out of business)
  • NOOTRO HCL and FII Phenibut (out of business)
  • Nootropics Depot Phenibut

1. LiftMode Phenibut HCI (Crystal, Powder, Capsules)

LiftMode Phenibut is available as 5 g (sample, 0,17 oz) 40 g (1,40 oz), 100 grams (3,53 oz), 200 g (7,05 oz) and 500 g (17,64 oz).

This supplement by LiftMode in the form of powder is based exclusively on highly pure Phenibut which promotes relaxation and a positive mood and improves the quality of sleep.

Each batch of Phenibut has been independently verified in the US by HPLC analysis to exceed a level of purity of 99.8%.

The certificate of lab analysis as well as a measuring scoop of 0.625 cc or 500 mg are included in each LiftMode Phenibut batch. It contains no impurities, nor negative metabolites.

Liftmode Phenibut dosage

The effects of this dietary supplement are dosage-dependent.

If used as a cognitive enhancer (to improve memory, mood and attention) throughout the day or as an anxiolytic (to reduce stress and support relaxation), the recommended dose is 1 serving (500 mg or one scoop) 2-4 times per day, preferably one hour before a meal, in order to increase the absorption rate and thus, to feel its effects faster (typically in about one hour after taking it).

If used as a sleep aid, the recommended dose is 2-4 servings before bedtime, 10 hours before anticipated waking time ( roughly 1-2 hours prior to sleep), because it promotes a deeper and restful sleep.

Dissolve each dose of Phenibut powder (500 mg) in any sweet or sour liquid, such as a citrus beverage, except for grapefruit juice ( because this juice lowers its absorption rate).

At the time of writing, the 40 g LiftMode Phenibut jar costs $13.88, the 100 g jar $22.88, the 200 g jar $39.88 and the 500 g jar $87.88. The 100 g jar provides a 50-day supply, which makes it very cost-effective when compared to other brands and an excellent money value.

You can get LiftMode Phenibut from www.liftmode.com (use 10% discount coupon “corpina10”).

They have a 5-gram sample size if you are not sure Phenibut is for you.

Effectiveness:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Taste:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Side Effects:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Value:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

2. Nootropics Depot Phenibut HCL Powder

Nootropics Depot Phenibut is available as 25 g ( 0,8 oz), 125 grams (4,4 oz), and 250 g (8,8 oz) and comes in a sealed professionally packaged tub.

The quality of Phenibut from the Nootropics Depot is quite good, and the price is fair. Other places may sell you a bad batch and a good batch – even in the same order – but ND is quite consistent in quality.

Getting Phenibut shipped from Nootropics Depot is usually incredibly fast. I once had it ordered on Saturday and it arrived Monday.

At the time of writing, the 25 g Phenibut HCL Powder from Nootropics Depot costs $8.99, the 125 g jar is $27.99, and the 250 g jar $54.99.

You can get Nootropics Depot Phenibut from Amazon.

Effectiveness:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Taste:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Side Effects:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Value:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3. MRM Relax-All With Phenibut

MRM Herbal Muscle Relaxer comes in capsule form, sold in bottles of 28 capsules or 60 capsules.

This supplement by Metabolic Response Modifiers combined various herbs with muscle-relaxing properties with Phenibut, in order to support relaxation and calmness to muscles and to aid in a better night s sleep.

The level of purity of the Phenibut incorporated in MRM Relax-All has not been established.

The suggested use as a dietary supplement is 1 capsule ( which contains 500 mg of Phenibut among other natural ingredients) every 3-4 hours in between meals.

You should not exceed 4 capsules per day. Do not use it for more than 5 consecutive days.

If used as a sleep aid, you should take 2 to 4 capsules 45-60 minutes prior to bedtime.

MRM Relax-All 28 capsules cost $5.95 and 60 capsules cost $13.64 (on Amazon), providing a 15-day supply, which again makes it less cost-effective than the first brand.

You can buy MRM Relax-All from iHerb.com or from Amazon.

Effectiveness:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Taste:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Side Effects:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Value:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

4. Amazon GABA

You cannot buy Phenibut on Amazon, stop looking. When you search for Phenibut, you might see a number of products popping up, and they will have similar names: Phenylethylamine HCL (not the same thing!), Gaba, Kava, etc. etc.

Gaba is not too far off is you are after overall mental wellness and calmness. Take a look at this GABA.

5. Other Phenibut Suppliers

  • Advance Nootropics (www.advancenootropics.com)
  • Best Price Nutrition (www.bestpricenutrition.com)
  • Rx Outlet (www.rxoutlet.net)
  • Sea Coast (www.seacoast.com)
  • Sun Nootropic (www.sunnootropic.com)
  • Agestop (www.agestop.net)
  • Intellimeds (www.intellimeds.co.uk)
  • Mind Nutrition (www.mindnutrition.com)
  • Mind Regard (www.mindregard.com)
  • Nootropic Nexus (www.nootropicnexus.com)
  • NutraPlanet (www.nutraplanet.com)
  • Smart Powders (www.smartpowders.com)

Where To Buy Phenibut Locally

You may have heard that you can find Phenibut at other local pharmacies and stores such as Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, or Whole Foods.

While this may be true at the occasional local pharmacy, this doesn’t mean that it’s true across the board. In order to avoid wasting your time driving to a pharmacy or natural health store that doesn’t even carry Phenibut, inquire beforehand. However, you should still be discreet.

This is because even though it is legal to sell Phenibut in the United States, it is an unregulated product with some well-known potential negative side effects.

This means that stores could be held responsible if a customer decides to abuse Phenibut and is harmed as a result. As a result, many pharmacies and stores have decided that the risk for financial liability is too great and refuse to stock Phenibut at their locations.

Your best option for purchasing Phenibut is to purchase it online. My preferred vendors are LiftMode and Nootropics Depot (via Amazon). Not only do these vendors consistently have Phenibut in stock, they also offer a high-quality product.

However, you don’t have to just take my word for it. If you prefer, you can also do your own research. Make sure to look for companies that are dedicated to authenticity and transparency.

You can also check forums such as Reddit or Longecity and talk to people who have experience purchasing Phenibut online from reputable vendors.

I suggest that you ask questions:

  • Where did they purchase it from?
  • Was the process simple and cost-effective?
  • Do they feel that they received a quality product?

As long as you do your research on Phenibut itself as well as online vendors and as long as you know what you are getting into, ordering Phenibut can be a safe and easy process. You may even wonder why you didn’t try it sooner.

Phenibut resources

We’ve done a lot of research about Phenibut (personal and academic) here at Corpina.

If you are curious to read more about the history of Phenibut development, I think you will enjoy this “Phenibut (â-Phenyl-GABA): A Tranquilizer and Nootropic Drug” document published by the Department of Clinical and Experimental Psychopharmacology, Bekhterev’s Psychoneurological Research Institute from St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Laurie - May 4, 2018

I am looking for an alternative Primaforce phenibut. It is very important that it is the same potency per serving as I am trying to wean myself off of this stuff.

I have Noortropics on hand but I have not tried it. What has other peoples experiences been with switching over?

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peter - August 18, 2018

the best phenibut I ever had was GABAWAVE. all his liposomal stuff seems overhyped but man, this was the real deal. I tried others, and tested with my friends (happy hippo, etc) –but none compared. they stopped making it probably due to liability, because there are a lot of idiots out there. Bummer.

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Joe - October 2, 2018

What happened to your “X mg/lb body weight” formula? I came in on an older article apparently. I’m a big guy and the lower dosages in single sessions didn’t do much for me initially.

“Phenibut … never exceed 2000 mg per day …”

I’d seen a similar comment elsewhere. Where does that number come from? It is way above the prescription dosing (3 x 200mg / day for 3 weeks, then 1 week off), and seems arbitrary.

Does doing dosage split across time make that much difference? I guess again I question “what effect is the goal of this dosage?”

And just my 2 cents on another solid seller (no affiliation beyond I bought from them happily) http://nootropicsdepot.com/

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Thomas Stanback - January 16, 2019

This is a great article. I remember the GNC days. Absorb seems overpriced, And LM went up recently. ND is pretty good though!

I use 1000mg occasionally for sleep. Works wonders. Phenibut just puts me at ease. Haven’t heard of most of those other suppliers though, wonder if they’re still around?

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