Compound – Adrafinil
Dosage – 600 – 1200mg
Used as – A wakefulness agent
I turn to nootropics for specific uses and cases. I do not simply take nootropics for just any old reason. Every dose has a certain level of intention behind it. For instance, I turn to Piracetam, L-Tyrosine, and Coffee for focus.
So on my recent 14 hour drive to vegas I turned to a nootropic well known for waking you up and keeping you up – Adrafinil.
If you do not know, Adrafinil is what’s known as a wakefulness agent. A wakefulness agent keeps you up and awake without being stimulating. It’s unlike traditional stimulants like caffeine and adderall which jack you up to frantic heights of energy.
On adrafinil, you simply feel awake. It’s like you just woke up from a deeps nights rest and ready to greet the day.
Adrafinil vs Modafinil
Adrafinil is a direct precursor to the popular nootropic Modafinil. Since Modafinil is hard to get nowadays, I turn to Adrafinil for similar effects. While the two nootropics are slightly different they feel similar. I would say Modafinil is slightly stronger. However, Adrafinil is still a very strong competitor in the wakefulness section of nootropics.
We’ve all felt that sense of nodding off, maybe while pulling all nighters, watching a late night movie, or driving for long hours. Within 45 minutes of taking Adrafinil you begin to feel a sense of wakefulness. Like I said, it’s not a jittery or stimulating energy. You slowly begin to feel your eyes come back to life and it’s as if you’ve just woken up from a deep sleep.
A few common effects of Adrafinil:
- Feeling awake
- Increased energy
- Enhanced productivity
- Increased alertness and memory
Because of these effects Adrafinil should not be taken during the night if you want a good nights sleep. Taking Adrafinil at night could lead to a very frustrating night of no sleep.
Adrafinil side effects
A few minor side effects of Adrafinil include the following:
- Inability to sleep
- Lack of appetite
- Stomach aches
Because Adrafinil hasn’t been sufficiently studied over the long term we can only turn to anecdotal reports of people using the nootropic. No major side effects have been reported. It is noted however that taking adrafinil over the long term should be avoided. Because the compound is metabolized by the liver, consistent and steady use of the nootropic could stress the organ.
My review of Adrafinil
Adrafinil does exactly what it says it does. It’s going to wake you up and keep you up for atleast 5 hours in my experience. It’s a great nootropic to have on hand for long road trips or late night study sessions. While I do not recommend taking this nootropic at night, sometimes you’ve got to cram through a study session or drive through the night. In these cases, Adrafinil is a solid nootropic.
If you’re using this nootropic to pull an all nighter, expect to feel just a little strange. Remember, your body needs sleep and you’re using a compound to push past your natural limits. This can sometimes result in restlesness and feeling slightly on edge. However, these are very minor side effects and the positives outweigh the negatives, especially if you’re required to function well past the normal hours of the day.
Who should use Adrafinil?
Adrafinil has many uses as a wakefulness agent. Not just for all nighters or road trips, Adrafinil has applications to people who generally feel tired during the day. And, while I recommend you should always get to the root of the problem, Adrafinil is a great nootropic to give you that boost until you can solve your underlying health issues.
So, if you:
- Feel tired during the day
- Need to pull an all nighter
- Want a boost of natural feeling energy
- Want to experiment with an interesting nootropic!
Adrafinil is right for you!
Where to buy Adrafinil
I get my Adrafinil from Peak Nootropics. I really recommend you check them out for any kind of powdered nootropic.
Adrafinil is a solid nootropic to wake you up. When used moderately, Adrafinil can quickly become a staple nootropic in your arsenal of nootropic goodies!