The social anxiety is one of the slowly emerging problems which is affecting thousands of people daily. In many cases, the individual doesn’t realize himself if he is a sufferer. The realization for seeking the help seems unnecessary and ignoring it is an even worse idea.
Some of these individual look for their options online. They may come across over the counter stress relievers. In extreme cases, they look for psychoactive drugs. The recent trend is to use the alternate remedies. These alternate remedies are herbal which are generally more safe and effective.
Kratom is the talk of the town but its benefit for anxiety is a less known fact. The combination to discuss for a social anxiety today is of Kratom and Phenibut. It is helping so many sufferers for starting a healthy and stress-free life.
If this combination is worth a try, who can use it and how should one use it, all these details are a part of this article.
Difference between anxiety and social anxiety
1. General Anxiety
Anxiety is a term which shows broad meaning. It is used for stress, panic, social anxiety, phobias and some post traumatic stress disorders. All of these are derivatives of anxiety itself and are connected with it.
The general anxiety is an extreme stage of stress. The people with anxiety disorders feel that there is no time of relaxation. They are hopeless and generally keep a negative approach for most of the things in routine.
It can show a psychological or physical symptom. These symptoms are variable, it doesn’t appear the same for all but most commonly following are the signs.
- A troubled mind
- Difficulty in concentration
- Hyperactive brain
- Constant negative thoughts
- Heart palpitations
2. Social Anxiety
The term social anxiety is very specific. In common words, it is the social phobia which affects the mental health of all people. It is a derivative of general anxiety disorder. Social anxiety involves a fear for social interactions and situations where you have to act in public.
It is a mixed state of dear and stress which is usually considered negative. The common symptoms to see are,
- Faster heart beat
- Negative emotional cycle
- Excessive sweating
- Dry throat
- Muscle twitches
Kratom as an anxiolytic agent
The famous tree from Southeast Asia, Kratom is one of the top sellers for its therapeutic benefits. For anxiety, it is helpful buts its use is tricky for the beginners. The benefits of Kratom are strain and dosage specific.
There are many strains of Kratom but not all of them are helpful against anxiety. Using a wrong strain will not bring any advantage. Because of these, using Kratom for anxiety needs some more care. The best strains for treating stress and anxiety are Borneo, Indo and all red vein strains.
Phenibut as an anxiolytic agent
Phenibut has a chemical name of Beta phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid. It is a neuropsychotropic drug which relieves the stress. It is a nootropic and generally helps to make the working of the brain better.
It works by attaching to the GABA (B) receptors at first and then at GABA (A) receptors. It is an antagonist of beta phenylethylamine and releases dopamine after binding which is a neurotransmitter by nature. Due to this dopamine activity, Phenibut is a popular relief for stress in many parts of the world.
Phenibut works like benzodiazepines but it is not a benzodiazepine itself. It attaches to the GABA receptor binding sites and starts the GABAergic activity.The enhanced frequency of GABA-mediated chloride ion channel opening which further helps to lower down the levels of stress.
It is a safe way to control stress and anxiety where as benzodiazepine are not. For this, Phenibut is a helpful agent for anxiolytic aid.
The combination of Kratom and Phenibut
The combination of one herbal and one chemical ingredient sounds like a reasonable combination. Together both of these can potentiate the effects of each other and help to calm the user’s nerves.
Individually, both of them are of different nature but they help for the same reason which is to release stress. Usually, all the stress releasers have a sedative nature which also fits both of these.
Using the combination of Phenibut and Kratom induces an overall feeling of wellness. It relaxes the person and ends in sedation which is visible. Using it off and on helps to reduce the anxiety especially the social anxiety.
In social anxiety, the victim feels an irresistible desire to escape from everyone. Using a helping aid such as Kratom and Phenibut combination before going out for a social interaction can reduce it.
Kratom has a short time and stable effects but the effects of Phenibut are long lasting. In a mixture, both of these present a moderate duration to feel the effects. However, like Kratom, this combination of Kratom is also highly dosage sensitive.
It is necessary to keep an intermediate amount if someone is planning to hang out or attend a get-together. Otherwise, the sedative effects of this combination will make the user sleepy.
Dosage accuracy of Kratom
Dosage is an important factor which applies to all contributory elements. Kratom itself is a plant with multiple effects. All of these effects show up on a specific dose which suggests that Kratom is very precise for its actions.
For anxiety, red strains of Kratom are of most potential. Additionally, these red veins are high dosage susceptible. Using a small amount of Kratom will not affect the stress relief and anti anxiety effects.
On small dose, Kratom just helps to improve the mood and provides energy. A moderate dose of red vein strains which is between 2-5 grams is more helpful to induce the relieving benefits.
It is not an s suitable idea to start from this much Kratom dose. For the users that have never used Kratom before the best dosage to start is between 0.5-1 gram.
Method to use Phenibut and Kratom combination
The method doesn’t tell you to make a blend of these two. In fact, it is a user guide on how to use these two ingredients together. It is better to use this combination on empty stomach. It will show better effects as Kratom works best on the light stomach or empty stomach.
Phenibut is available in a tablet form. Kratom is available in powder and capsule form. It is better to use both in the same form. It indicates to use Kratom and Phenibut, both in tablet form.
One additional thing you will need is a potentiating drink. After taking both Kratom and Phenibut, a stimulatory drink will induce the effects even more rapidly.
A popular choice is a black coffee. But using orange juice, grapefruit juice or any energy drink is also suitable. This combination works best in morning.
After taking it, eat a light meal with 1.5 – 2.0 hours gap. In this way, the effects will last for 8-12 hours long, depending upon your last experience with Kratom.
Side effects of Phenibut and Kratom
This combination is effective but is not a suitable choice for daily use. Sometimes it can bring the risk of addiction and tolerance which shows withdrawal symptoms with not using it. The best way to try is to start from low dose otherwise the minor side effects can hit i.e. nausea, dizziness etc.
It is only harmful in high doses. The sedation becomes so intense that it appears like a high feeling. The purpose of using a stimulatory drink is to control the sedation. For social anxiety, this early morning sedation which lasts for 8-10 hours is unnecessary. In case someone plans to stay home and sleep, he may skip the stimulatory drink.
This combination of Phenibut and Kratom is only safe if:
- In right dosage
- An early morning or empty stomach
- Along with a stimulatory drink
- No more than three dosages a week
It is a helpful solution to overcome social anxiety especially when there no other systematic disease. Do not use it along with the prescription based medicines. Consult your doctor first if you still want to use it.