Have you been considering using Modafinil to help boost your academic or gaming performance but you do not know where to start? Well, I believe you are not alone. The problem is that this powerful acetylcholine supplement is a prescription drug in the United Started. The FDA approved it for the treatment of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness resulting from obstructive sleep apnea.

Modafinil popularity, however, results from its off-label use in cognitive enhancement. Being a controlled product in the United States, such off-label use is illegal leaving many people who want to try this powerful nootropic with limited choices. The good news is that there is an alternative known as Adrafinil.

Adrafinil is a precursor drug of Modafinil. If you take it, your body will metabolize it to form Modafinil. In essence, Adrafinil is as good as Modafinil. In the US, this drug is not a prescription based meaning you can buy it over the counter. If you have been thinking about taking a shot at Modafinil but you are offset by its expensive cost then you will do well by trying Adrafinil.

My Experience with Adrafinil

Before proceeding, let me share with you my personal experience using these two powerful acetylcholine supplements. I usually use nootropics during my studies or gaming to help with focus, boost my mental energy, improve my thinking and help me memorize better among other things. Previously, I had been using Modafinil. It is an excellent nootropic. However, it is only available on prescription and it is quite expensive.

Recently, I stumbled upon some reviews about Adrafinil. Reviewer after reviewer referred to its effects being almost similar to those of Modafinil. On looking it up, I corroborated the information. I thought to myself, it could provide me with a better alternative to Modafinil. I bought 300mg capsules of Adrafinil for the test. I was not disappointed.

Within an hour after taking 300mg of Adrafinil, I started experiencing the effects of the strongest nootropic I had ever taken. I enjoyed clearer vision, accurate colors and my heart rate increased. All these happened without any side effects. Within the course of five hours, I had successfully written my term paper and studied the whole book in international law. I even had enough energy left to play Counter Strike after all.

Here is another interesting story about Adrafinil:


How to Use Adrafinil

If you decide to use Adrafinil, do it only occasionally. A good time to use it would be when you have something special that you need to be prepared for mentally (such as an exam or a game). In other words, you cannot use it every day you have a class or want to play your favorite game non-stop. You can use it when you need to pull an all-nighter or if you have not slept well and you need some energy to deal with your routine.

If you are a first timer, your starting dosage should be 300mg. Higher doses and frequent use can lead to addiction. Tolerance may also develop and so you must be extremely careful. You can only take doses higher the 300mg, if you have been taking it for over one year. You must speak with a medical expert before you proceed.

Final Thought 

Modafinil and Adrafinil are the great study and gaming nootropics. They have similar effects and same safety profiles. If you use them occasionally and rightfully, then you can enjoy improved overall mental performance, stronger intelligence, and optimal brainpower. If you want to feed your curiosity about Modafinil, then you can try Adrafinil.


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