Phenibut is an ideal social smart drug for 2014 Jonathan, but I'm not sure if it would have been for say 2008 Jonathan. Now I'm very mindful, especially in social interactions; I've trained with technology like Dual N-Back and the emWave2 to be very present. I've actually spent the majority of this year completely sober, see my article about partying sober for +6 months in South America's #1 vice city. Five or six years ago was a different story, I drank quite a bit (my cocktail of choice was Patron Redbull), smoked cigarettes and used recreational drugs from time to time - I was kind of your average intoxicated douchebag. Phenibut is a pretty subtle effect, you would have to do a lot to get something resembling the mindset you get from alcohol or MDMA. If I had done Phenibut 5 years ago, I don't think it would have satisfied my hedonic set point, I would have probably been pretty bored with it. Now it's awesome though, it gives me an extra boost of social confidence free of intoxication.
Phenibut is a a gabergic drug, please see my other video specificity on the mechanisms of action and studies that have been done on Phenibut.
I felt very social and frisky on Phenibut... I would describe myself as unfiltered, I found myself doing silly things, like making a tower out of cups and a paper airplane and saying smart ass stuff to my friends.
I can tell when it kicks in because I enjoy music a lot more, for example...
Not long ahoI walked into a bar here in South America that was blasting annoying Colombian folk music. I'm not drinking alcohol I don't know how long I can hang out here and listening to this twangy latin music blaring out the speakers.
Maybe 30 minutes later a singer came on and started singing salsa songs and it was awesome. I was able to genuinely enjoy the music sober that I usually can't stand.
If you are the kind of person who works soul destroying hours, puts in +10 hours a day grinding and then you have a social commitment or a date and you have trouble transitioning to that social mood, consider Phenibut.
I found I need to do about 3 little spoonfuls to get the desired effect, for me this feels like about two and half beers on an empty stomach for about 3-4 hours.
This 50 gram bag costs less than $25 dollars so it's a pretty awesome value compared to alcohol. I would do about a gram each night, so at that rate it costs less than a dollar night and you have no productivity robbing hangover the next day.
It has a nice viscosity and absorbs very equally in water and actually has a nice tangy taste, unlike a lot of smart drugs you could actually drink it leisurely.
Finally, sleep is awesome on Phenibut, I always slept a little extra on it, if you want to be able to go out have a super fun night with your friends in a loud place, then go home fall right asleep and wake up feeling really well rested.
If I have a couple of really stressful days in row where I'm spending +8 hours a day on the computer tackling big problems or projects, it really effects my sleep, it takes me an extra 60-90 minutes to fall asleep. If I do about 750 milligrams it makes me just relaxed at the end of the day and I can fall right asleep.