Overview

Phenibut is a chemical similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is used as a recreational drug and as a medicine.

Phenibut is used for anxiety, insomnia, a type of anxiety that often develops after a terrifying event (post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD), alcohol use disorder, and many other conditions. There is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Also, using phenibut can be addictive.

How does it work ?

Phenibut is similar to the brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Research in humans shows that it might decrease anxiety and have other effects on the body.

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