Most people do this the other way — they claim that kratom (why did WordPress try to auto-correct this to tomato? why?) is less safe to take than phenibut, and they attempt to sell people on how much safer they think phenibut is. But that isn’t something that I do, nor is it something that I will ever do. Continue reading.

I will never recommend phenibut to anyone for any reason. It has shown up on people’s death certificates as the primary cause of death — phenibut toxicity, or polypharmacy with phenibut as the primary contributor — cascading from there, but phenibut is the primary problem in these cases and has been the primary cause of death. For those of you who don’t know what phenibut is, it is a nootropic that is currently legal in all states in the United States (where I live) and is commonly taken for anxiety, depression, and in some instances insomnia to help people sleep. Although many people claim that phenibut is well-tolerated, it is a full agonist of the GABA-B receptor — this means that it crosses the blood-brain barrier — and tolerance is very easily developed to this drug, meaning that people inadvertently add more to whatever dose it is that they are taking, and this quickly has the potential to become dangerous. People can add one pill to their regimen and swiftly pass out, go into a coma, and then die. All of this can happen over taking one more pill.

Some people also have seizures before they get to the point where they enter a coma and… you know.

I’m actually surprised that more research hasn’t been done into this by the FDA and that more movement hasn’t been made to schedule phenibut. When I get to writing about kratom in here this is probably going to make sense to more of you, but the heightened risks in comparison to almost everything that I could and more than likely would write about in here coupled with the failure to even take interest in phenibut (other countries have) continues to boggle my mind. Sadly it might take more deaths to get the States’ attention.