Picamilon vs Phenibut, which is a better mood booster?
When it comes to drugs consumed for enhancing memory or improving cognitive faculties, Picamilon has been very popular and effective. Another similar formulation with equal effectiveness is Phenibut. Each of them has its unique therapeutic qualities (and maybe a couple of negative effects as well.) You cannot always make a perfect comparison and contrast when it comes to any medicine, much less Nootropics as above. So to the question, Picamilon vs. Phenibut, which is a better mood booster?, we will try to find an answer.
How Does Picamilon Fare?
Picamilon is a dietary supplement that is recommended for helping control anxiety and to provide relaxation through its workings on the human brain so that negative thoughts can be avoided, and any feeling of restlessness eradicated. Developed in 1969 in the then Soviet Union, the scientists who developed Picamilon found that by combining a nootropic with a vitamin B nutrient, such as niacin, and with the neurotransmitter GABA, this drug was capable of reaching the brain very quickly. When the two components, niacin and GABA, enter the brain, these start exerting their influence on the central nervous system. The eventual outcome is that the brain tends to calm down, and the unwanted emotions and negative thoughts are slowly banished, and the mood gets boosted, which is picamilon’s main nootropic mechanism of action.
What about Phenibut?
Now we can have a closer look at the other drug Phenibut. Incidentally, this drug was also developed by Russia and depends on gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA. It is also suggested as an effective treatment for stomping over anxiety and relieving tension. Whereas the presence of niacin helps Picamilon in traversing to the brain and doing its work; Pheninut does not enjoy that benefit. Instead, it possesses a phenyl ring around the GABA molecules which helps it to cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). Usually most medicines or medicinal supplements prescribed for anxiety relief, produce some side effects such as that of sedatives and users start feeling the calmness setting in, without any drowsiness or a sense of fatigue. This makes it a genuine supplement and a pure anxiety-reliever.
Now the question arises as to which is better, Picamilon or Phenibut, as a better mood booster? The cleverest answer for this could turn out to be a diplomatic one, that both are equally good, but choose the one you feel is better. But the fact remains that in terms of popular use, or in terms of the number of users, Phenibut users definitely outnumber the Picamilon users. One reason cited by market watchers is that Phenibut is as such easily accessible and available freely online, whereas it is a little to find Picamilon. But one must hasten to add that it is indeed true that as a pure anxiety-removing and mood boosting medicine or supplement, Phenibut is better, and it has no side effects either. However, a lot of people prefer something, which not only treats their symptoms of anxiety, but also enhances the level of alertness of their system and improves their focus, concentration and sharpness of the mind. In reality, there are people who do the balancing effect, consuming both.
Your opinion is what counts with relevance to these two drugs!
Some prefer picamilon, some phenibut for sleep, relaxation, and total anxiety relief. Which do you prefer? Comment down below and let us know, your opinion matters, so voice your concerns!