If you have focus, but you just can’t seem to stay awake, Adrafinil may be your solution. This supplement keeps you awake without the jitteriness and stimulant effects. It does not cause the hyperactivity other drugs cause, so you can actually get stuff done and sleep well at night.
The Adrafinil Experience
This supplement was originally developed to be an anti-narcolepsy drug, used to help people stay awake when proper and help normalize sleep patterns. In fact, Modafinil, what Adranfinil is metabolized into, is the leading narcolepsy drug prescribed. It truly works to keep you focused and awake.
It is also used by people who experience shift changes, from 3rd shift to another. A short course of Adrafinil helps reestablish normal sleep patterns and allows your body to recover quicker.
Now, Adrafinil helps people
Most people experience a slow increase in their abilities to concentrate and focus. Some people feel calmness settle around them around the 30 minute mark, others finally feel the focus after 2 hours. The effect lasts for hours, most of the time, all day. Then, when your body naturally begins its sleep cycle, the Adrafinil is nearly all used up and you are able to sleep properly.
Unlike many other stimulants, Adrafinil does not block your natural sleep hormones and allows your body to fall into a natural sleep.
If you truly want proper sleep, and to stay awake and alert all day, you must take Adranfinil properly. The medical dosage for Adrafinil is reported to be 600-1,200mg, which for the purpose of treating narcolepsy was either 600mg twice daily (morning and midday) or 600-900mg taken once daily upon waking. This is far too much for most people and should be avoided unless under the supervision of a doctor.
Normal dosages of Adrafinil is 100 to 300 mg per day in either 1 or multiple doses. Adrafinil should not be taken in the afternoon and evening, since supplementation would impair sleep. Adrafinil tends to be taken three times a week, for no longer than five months.
Many people have found relief in smaller doses and take considerably less. As little as 200mg has been shown to have a small effect on concentration and focus. Many students are now comfortable taking 50- 200mg doses during the early parts of the semester and working up to the full dose by finals time. They then stop taking it during break before starting over the next semester.
What’s in Adrafinil?
Adrafinil is a synthetic prodrug for Modafinil, formerly sold under the brand name of Olmifon. One of the benefits of Adrafinil is it lack amphetamine-like stimulation.
It is very structurally similar to its close chemical cousin and bioactive metabolite, Modafinil. The only structural difference is the that terminal amide hydroxyl group of Adrafinil ((diphenylmethyl)sulﬁnyl-2 acetohydroxamic acid)) is lacking in Modafinil (diphenylmethyl)sulﬁnyl-2 acetamide).
It has a long half-life in the body, lasting as long as 8-12 hours, meaning it sticks around a long time. That’s why you need to only take this in the morning. If you take any blood tests for stimulants, like Adderall, it can show up as residue in your system as long as 3 days after you take it.
It works by increasing the presence of the neurotransmitter Hypocretin. This brain chemical actually controls how alert and awake a person will feel.
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Adrafinil Side Effects
While most nootropics are generally free of side effects, Adrafinil is often found to have them when abused. At proper dosage and taken as directed, side effects are uncommon and mild.
Headache was the most common side effect and was completely eliminated with the addition of a quality Choline supplement. Other side effects were nervousness, fatigue, and digestive issues.
When Adrafinil is abused, more severe side effects take place. This is why we recommend you only take Adrafinil as directed. Increases in blood pressure, liver, and heart problems were seen when taken at doses higher than recommended safe levels.
Basically, if you take this as you are supposed to, your risk of side effects are small. If you abuse this and do not follow recommendations, you risk serious health problems.
How Does Adrafinil Compare?
Adrafinil vs Standard (Medical) Drugs
One of the biggest differences is medical drugs, like Adderall below, require a physician’s prescription. Adrafinil does not. We recommend you talk to your doctor * about any medication, supplement, or new regime change before starting.
Many medications warn against stimulants, even benign ones like Adrafinil. It is not recommended that you take Adrafinil if you are on medications without talking to your doctor. It is strongly recommended to not take Adrafinil with any
Adrafinil vs Adderall
If you don’t obtain Adderall from a doctor, it’s illegal. Don’t do it.
Adderall is a stimulant that helps people with ADHD concentrate. People without ADHD usually have the ability to concentrate and proper neurotransmitter function and have quite a number of side effects when taking Adderall.
It’s not recommended that you take either of these without completely clearing your system of the other to avoid unwanted and dangerous interactions.
Adrafinil vs Modafinil
Adrafinil is a precursor drug to Modafinil, which means the body metabolizes Adrafinil to produce Modafinil. Both are stimulants with no amphetamine-like effects.
Modafinil is considered longer lasting. It also is a regulated drug, meaning you can’t get it legally without a prescription. It has a similar safety rating for short term usage and a higher safety rating for long-term use.
Some people prefer Adrafinil to Modafinil because Adrafinil is easier to acquire.
Adrafinil vs Noopept
These two aren’t in the same class. Noopept is a powerful nootropic that
Noopept is being studied to see if it will help Alzheimer’s patients. If you don’t have
Some stacks place both of these together to get the most out of your energy and concentration.
Adrafinil vs Armodafinil
Armodafinil (brand name Nuvigil) is very similar to Adrafinil, but seems to be a little stronger. This is the downside. Armodafinil is retained in the blood longer than Adrafinil and peaks higher. It’s a stronger drug.
Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug (contains only one of the enantiomers available, R or S). Modafinil already contains Armodafinil. Armodafinil is half of the racemic mixture in Modafinil.
Since the S enantiomer is not as strong, Armodafinil’s dosage is lower. Most doses are 150mg compared to Modafinil’s 200mg standard dose.
However, the results show that people experience less rest when taking Armodafinil, have more side effects, and do not experience more energy, concentration, focus, or wakefulness. Overall, the reviews and science point to Adrafinil to be a bit weaker, but a superior choice.
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Customer Reviews of Adrafinil
About 30 minutes after dosing, I began to feel the onset; I felt maybe a little bit heavier, my eyes were open a little more, I felt as though I was obligated to pay attention to uninteresting things. 90 minutes into the experience, I began feeling what I believe its full effects. I had an increased awareness of what was going on around me, I felt very optimistic about everything, and I had almost God-like powers to think and concentrate. I felt very much awake. This was a blessing, because I battle with chronic fatigue every day and usually sleep more than 12 hours per day. This effect was nothing like an Amphetamine; I was not anxious, my heartbeat was normal, and my appetite was not disrupted... It is now six hours after the dose, and I am still feeling the plateau of this drug.
This is great in a stack or used alone… it's wakefulness without the jittery caffeine like effects. I can sleep perfectly after taking this a few hours beforehand; however, if needed, it can keep you awake and studying in the zone, meaning retention and attention, for hours. A plus product.
Where to Buy Adrafinil Online?
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Adrafinil comes in powder and capsule form, so you can have more control over your experience. If you want to vary the dosage to get a custom experience, we recommend Adrafinil in bulk powder form. This way, you can add exactly the amount of focus to your day as you need.
If you do not want to measure and calculate, buying Adrafinil in pre-measured capsules is your best choice. You can still cut the supplement, if needed. It comes in several different dosages, so be sure to follow the recommended dosages.