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.
Fact: The free amino acid (FAA) form is less commonly used than the HCl form, but both work similarly and have identical effects. Phenibut HCl is made by combining the free amino acid form with hydrochloric acid (HCl) to create the HCl salt of phenibut. The FAA version can be milder on the stomach since it lacks the acidity of the HCl version, and it is also slightly more potent, so a smaller amount may be needed to achieve the same effect in comparison to the HCl salt. Individual experiences may vary.
P.S. You can use the coupon code MH10 to get a 10% discount at the LiftMode site.
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.
Raw Powders is a European vendor located in Lithuania. They sell various types of nootropics and other supplements (mostly natural ones). The majority of their customers are from Europe and the UK since shipping takes less time as opposed to shipping from the USA.
You can find different forms of phenibut at this store, including HCl, FAA and F-phenibut (Fluorophenibut). The latter is a lesser-used analog of the compound that is mainly intended for research purposes.
Feedback about the quality of their products is generally positive, although they do not provide lab reports/COAs on their website. The price is on the higher end, but without many trustworthy cheaper alternatives, this remains one of the top EU shops where one can source phenibut powder from.
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.
Cross The Limits is a UK-based online store that focuses on sports nutrition and bodybuilding supplements. They have a category for nootropics where you can find several formulas from different brands.
The phenibut they sell is a little expensive and it’s from a brand called Revange Nutrition – it comes in capsule form with two strengths: 500 mg and 900 mg. They also have a few multi-ingredient formulations that include phenibut combined with a few other ingredients.
Cross The Limits ships worldwide, but the shipping cost can be very high outside of the UK and EU countries.