Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, but I live anything but the Las Vegas lifestyle
Re: Anxiety reducing Supplements
I should point out that even though Phenibut worked much better than L-Theanine (when Phenibut DOES work), you really have to be careful with it. I had literally the worst experience of my life when I decided to take an extra dose about 10 hours after the initial dose. I didn't die, but I almost wish I had.
Another thing is that tolerance develops much more rapidly with Phenibut than with benzos in my opinion, especially for everyday use, but that doesn't seem to happen with L-Theanine. However, If you "just" rely on L-Theanine, then don't expect much of a big difference in terms of anxiety. It's helpful when taken with other meds/supplements/vitamins/amino_acids/whatnot, but not too much by itself. That's why it's a supplement, unlike Phenibut, which is a synthetic drug (not a supplement), and which is why you won't find it at GNC.