Liftmode - Phenibut Review
I must begin this review by disclosing that I have entered into an agreement with Liftmode to review their Phenibut product in exchange for twenty American dollars in store credit. They did not tell me that I had to write a favorable review, so I am free to write anything that I want.
Since my wife has entered her second trimester, her sleep quality has been suffering. She tosses and turns throughout the night. I do not consciously notice this, but my Zeo sure does! Here is a typical night of data:
I would wake up feeling exhausted. My mood was wretched, my creativity suffered, and my joints began to ache. I needed to hack my sleep, so I went back to a supplement that I vowed never to take again--GABA. It helped my sleep, but the side effects were brutal. Thirty minutes after taking it, I would get a metallic taste in my mouth, my respiration would increase, and I would just feel awful. After doing some research, I found that GABA does not cross the blood-brain barrier very effectively.
See how the amine (blue) and carboxyl (red) backbone is deformed? The side chain is also misshaped. In the 1960s, Soviet scientists addressed this issue by developing a drug called Noofen which changed the side chain to a phenyl ring to form Î²-phenyl-Î³-aminobutyric acid.
Here is a great document that talks about the pharmacology:
I began to look for a product to self experiment with. The encapsulated versions were expensive, so I found it in the form of crystallized granuals from Liftmode.
They test their each batch for impurities and have set the minimum requirement for 99.8 percent purity. I found that to be impressive.
To stabilize their product, Liftmode went with a hydrochloric compound. If you are prone to acid reflux, this may be a problem for you.
There are still some side effects, but they are far less than taking GABA.
Although it has an effect on bega-GABA (rather than a-GABA) it is physically addictive.
This product can be hard on the liver if taken regularly at doses that exceed fifteen grams.
I will let the data speak for itself:
I woke up feeling amazing. My joints feel good. I took a shower than started composing some really great music. I plan on using no more than a gram per night and cycling this product regularly.