While many nootropics on the market are no more effective than vitamin or even placebo pills, phenibut is one of the most potent compounds worth looking into.
Not a long time ago, numerous supplement manufacturers used to add phenibut to their dietary formulations, but then the FDA stepped in and declared phenibut not suitable for use in any product labeled as a dietary supplement, because it really isn’t; it’s a synthetic amino acid derivative.
That led to many phenibut-containing products and formulations being taken off the market, leaving only a handful of places where one can buy this stuff. Even way before the FDA action, most major retailers, like Amazon, have banned the sale of phenibut and other nootropics.
It is still perfectly legal for consumers in the USA and elsewhere to buy it over the counter, but not as a dietary supplement or a treatment for any health problem.
The following is a list of five of the best online stores that sell phenibut powder and/or capsules:
Warning: Phenibut should not be used more than twice per week. This is not a supplement and it is not useful for everyone. Do your own research and use with caution.
This is one of the oldest shops on the Internet dedicated to selling natural and herbal brain enhancers. Phenibut is the only synthetic compound they carry, and in fact it’s their flagship product.
They have top-notch quality and they test every batch for purity (you can find the certificate of analysis on their site). On top of that, their customer support is very friendly and quick to respond to emails, which is something I highly appreciate in any business.
LiftMode has both phenibut HCl and FAA (free amino acid). They have a variety of powder forms, including regular powder, fine crystals and large crystals.
Tip: The regular powder dissolves more quickly than the crystal forms, but crystals are less likely to clump and can have a longer shelf life. Unless you have a digital scale for precise dose measuring, it’s better to go with the capsules.
P.S. You can use the coupon code MH10 to get a 10% discount.
With the largest selection of both natural and synthetic nootropics you can find online, Nootropics Depot is like the Home Depot for nootropics! They are one of the most reputable vendors in this small market with many positive reviews from users on Reddit and other online forums.
They have their own Reddit page
where they post lots of useful information about their products and their testing procedures and equipment. You can also get answers from their support team, and even the owner of the company himself on Reddit.
Nootropics Depot has outstanding quality control and first-rate service. Orders are dispatched quickly (usually the same day during business days).
P.S. If you subscribe to the free Nootropics Depot newsletter, you will receive a one-time coupon code that gives you 10% discount on your order.
Pure Nootropics may be a lesser-known vendor, but they have been in the nootropics business for many years and they are vouched for by the Reddit community as one of the reliable suppliers of decent products. They sell different types of synthetic, herbal and natural nootropics at reasonable prices.
They’ve only recently added phenibut HCl capsules to their selection. They’ve also added the powder form later, but the capsules are more convenient and safer, especially for inexperienced users.
PN tests every batch in a third-party lab and you can view the latest COA on their site. The support team is friendly and usually responds within hours on business days.
Note: There have been some complaints about quality control issues with this vendor, such as capsules not pressed firmly. Keep in mind that such small niche companies don’t usually have the same comprehensive QC standards and procedures as the big brands out there. Pure Nootropics may come second to Nootropics Depot in terms of QC, nevertheless, they are a good alternative to opt for.
This is a small online shop that offers a selection of nootropics at very competitive prices. They used to source their raw materials from the same supplier used by Nootropics Depot, but now they seem to be using another source.
They do third-party lab tests for each batch of their products. Overall they are a good company to deal with despite not being as popular as some of the other vendors mentioned here. They only ship to the U.S. and Canada.
Last but not least, this one is more suitable for those located in the UK or Europe. SportPoeders is a Dutch company that offers a wide range of sports nutrition supplements in bulk powder form.
They don’t seem to provide a COA, but they are one of the most reputable EU vendors of phenibut HCl. They ship worldwide, but for those outside of Europe, I’d recommend you stick with U.S. shops.