In this article, I’m going to teach you about the phenibut and kratom combination. Phenibut and kratom mixed together produces a legal high that is EXTREMELY POWERFUL.
The phenibut and kratom combination is commonly used to treat the opiate withdrawal syndrome, for pain relief, and for recreational use to get high.
After reading about opiate abusers using the phenibut and kratom mixture to relieve their withdrawal symptoms, I decided to try it out on myself before writing this article.
I’m somewhat of an “investigative blogger,” which means I do more than just research supplements…I actually try a lot of them out on myself, that way I can share my experiences of the effects, along with the important facts.
Table of Contents
- 1 Phenibut and Kratom Articles
- 2 The Phenibut and Kratom Combination
- 3 Phenibut Overview
- 4 Phenibut Mechanism of Action
- 5 Phenibut Risks and Effects
- 6 Kratom Overview
- 7 Kratom Risks and Effects
- 8 Biochemical Uniqueness
- 9 My Experience Combining Phenibut and Kratom
- 10 The Buzz
- 11 How to use Phenibut and Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal
- 12 Phenibut and Kratom Precautions
Phenibut and Kratom Articles
Within the past year, I researched and tested the effects of phenibut and kratom separately, and wrote individual articles on each of these substances, which I’ve linked to below for your convenience. Please review these articles for more detailed information on phenibut and kratom.
Phenibut and kratom articles:
The Phenibut and Kratom Combination
Phenibut and kratom by themselves can work VERY WELL at reducing opiate withdrawal symptoms, however, used together, they offer a synergistic effect that is much more powerful.
In this article, I’m going to teach you how mixing phenibut and kratom can produce a deep, natural feeling of euphoria that I believe can rival the high produced by prescription opioids and benzodiazepines.
Why do I say this? Well, because a week ago when I experimented on myself it felt like I took heroin and Xanax…no joke. I felt INCREDIBLE!!!
Note: I’m going to share my phenibut and kratom experience with you shortly, but first I would like to provide you with an overview of these substances.
Phenibut is a neuropyschotropic drug that was discovered in Russia in the 1960’s. In 1975 phenibut was incorporated into the Russian cosmonauts’ kit for individuals who participated in the Apollo-Soyuz joint mission.
Since conventional tranquilizers for stress and anxiety can lead to feelings of drowsiness (not cool for people in spacecrafts), phenibut was mandated to be included in the Russian cosmonauts’ medical kit.
Note: Phenibut is widely used in Russia to relieve tension, anxiety, fear, to improve sleep, and as a pre- or post-operative medication. Phenibut is also used to treat depression and PTSD.
Phenibut Mechanism of Action
Phenibut is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that produces feelings of calmness and tranquility. GABA inhibits nerve transmission in the brain, thus calming nervous activity.
GABA is sold in supplement form, though the general consensus is that GABA supplements cannot penetrate the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), so their efficacy is questionable. However, the Russian chemists found a way to create GABA-like supplements that can cross the BBB and function like GABA in the brain.
Note: Beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid HCL, also known as phenibut, is a designer GABA analogue. Phenibut is the result of chemists adding a 6-carbon ring to the GABA supplement, thus allowing phenibut to effectively cross the barrier and act on GABA receptors.
Phenibut Risks and Effects
Some individuals have become addicted to phenibut. Furthermore, if you take phenibut for longer than three days in a row, you risk going through a terrible withdrawal syndrome.
This is interesting to me, and one reader even commented that his withdrawal from using phenibut for a week was worse than opiate withdrawal, so be careful with phenibut. It is meant to be cycled “3 days on, 3 days off.”
Phenibut has anxiolytic and nootropic (cognition-enhancing) effects. Phenibut acts directly on the GABAB receptor sites. Drugs and substances such as baclofen, GHB, and alcohol also bind to these sites.
Some believe that high doses of phenibut also bind to the GABAA receptors, which is where benzodiazepine drugs such as Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax bind to, though this is a topic of debate in the scientific community.
Another exciting aspect of phenibut is it’s stimulating action on dopamine receptors, which causes an increase of dopamine, a key neurotransmitter for feeling pleasure, happiness, and motivation.
Phenibut supplementation can lead to the following benefits:
- Mental and physical relaxation
- Enhanced mood
- Sleep induction
- Reduction of stress
Note: Dosages of phenibut may vary depending on the individual’s GABA tolerance and sensitivity. Most individuals start with a low dosage of 500 mg to test your tolerance to phenibut, then work their way up to as much as 1,500 to 2,000 mg depending on how they handle it.
Kratom is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, and is a member of the coffee family. Currently, kratom is not regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States (making it legal).
Kratom is NOT AN OPIATE. Kratom, simply put, is an opioid agonist.
This is just a fancy term meaning that it mimics the effects of opioid drugs such as:
You’ve probably heard of the following medications:
Note: These are also opioid agonists, and they tend to eliminate opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings especially well. The only problem is that many individuals are now stuck on these POWERFUL MEDICATIONS, due to them being a lot harder to come off than one might think.
Mitragynine, the major alkaloid in kratom, is a partial opioid agonist producing similar effects to morphine. An interesting minor alkaloid of kratom, 7-hyrdoxymitragynine, has been reported to be more potent than morphine.
Both kratom alkaloids activate supraspinal mu- and delta- opioid receptors, which is the main reason the plant alleviates withdrawal symptoms so well.
To sum things up, kratom is not an opiate, however, it binds to the same opioid receptors that drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, methadone, and Suboxone bind to. Thus, kratom is a legal plant that can stop opiate withdrawal within minutes.
Kratom Risks and Effects
I will warn you with a good dose of caution, however, that many individuals are addicted to kratom. If you take too much for too long, it can even cause a horrible withdrawal syndrome very similar to opiate withdrawal.
People can develop addictions to kratom because the effects can be quite nice, and though I’ve never become addicted to it while testing different strains and dosages, I can see why many people abuse it.
Kratom effects include the following:
- Pain Relief
- Mental stimulation
Note: The kratom effects vary depending on the strain and dosage used. For instance, lower dosages in the 2-6 gram range could produce stimulating effects, while higher dosages from 7-10 grams or more can lead to more pain relief and sedation.
*Furthermore, the red kratom strains tend to be the most sedating, while the white strains are typically more stimulating. The green strains are typically not as stimulating as white strains, and not as sedating as red ones, and fall somewhere in the middle of the two.
There are many different strains of kratom to choose from. Kratom has become extremely popular, and there is an abundance of different strains available online and in smoke shops. As I previously mentioned, different strains have different effects.
Along with this, each human being has their own individual biochemical makeup.
Thus, the same kratom strain and dosage might make one person feel ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, while it could make another person sick to their stomach. There really is no way to know how you will respond to a particular strain or dosage until you try it.
My Experience Combining Phenibut and Kratom
I took them on an empty stomach 60 minutes before eating my next meal because they are better absorbed this way…which leads to getting the full effects.
After about 65 minutes I was flying HIGH and couldn’t believe how good I felt. In the past, when I used phenibut by itself I liked the effects a little, but it wasn’t some amazing experience. Furthermore, in the past using kratom alone, I liked the effects sometimes, and other times I didn’t like it…
Which depended on the strain, dosage, quality, etc. Once the effects kicked in from the phenibut and kratom combination, it was pure BLISS.
The kratom strain and dosage provided the following effects:
- Mental stimulation
The phenibut provided the following benefits:
- Muscle relaxation
- Deep sense of calm and well-being
Thus, in my personal experience, I felt just as good (if not better) than times in the past taking prescription opiates and benzos together. For me, this was always my “match made in Heaven.”
How to use Phenibut and Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal
If you’re interested in using phenibut and kratom for opiate withdrawal, I recommend reviewing the following articles which I linked to earlier:
Phenibut and Kratom Precautions
The phenibut and kratom combination is very powerful and potentially addictive. If you’re using it for opiate withdrawal, it might be hard to discontinue it if you like the effects as much as I did. Thus, using phenibut and kratom together could lead some individuals to a “replacement addiction.”
Furthermore, this synergistic combo is so powerful that you have to be careful with the dosing. If you take too much of either one, you could have a very unpleasant (and potentially dangerous) experience.
However, phenibut and kratom used responsibly could totally eliminate the opiate withdrawal syndrome, which could really save your butt if you run out of opiates unexpectedly.
If you have any questions on phenibut and kratom, feel free to post them in the comment box below.