You may have heard of Modafinil, the nootropic which the NZT-48 from the movie Limitless is based on. In this article we'll take a closer look at what modafinil is, the science behind it, and where you can buy modafinil online.
What are nootropics?
We've previously written about nootropics, and many of the most common variants, at our website. Nootropics, also referred to as mind drugs are supplments designed to boost your cognition, memory, focus and concentration.
Nootropics won't make you smarter. If you're stupid, you won't automagically get phd-smart by taking a supplement. However, if you're like most people, nootropics will allow you to fully take advantage of your brain.
Have you heard some people say that we only use 20% of our brain? This isn't entirely true, but it's a known fact that most people don't fully utilize the power of their mind — and thus never reach their full potential.
Some nootropics, like Alpha Brain, are available all over the world — including the US. Stronger nootropics requires a prescription, or has to be purchased from abroad. This doesn't mean that non-prescription nootropics won't work. There's plenty of research supporting the effects of i.e. Alpha Brain and other similar nootropics.
What is modafinil?
Modafinil is a agent designed to increase your wakefulness. It has commonly been used to for treating wakefulness disorders such as narcolepsy and shift-work sleep disorder. It's commonly sold under names such as Provigil, Modavigil and Alertec.
It has also been used to treat depressions, and by military personnel like fighter pilots on long and dangerous missions, and soldiers in the French Foreign Legion for covert operations.
One study of helicopter pilots suggested that 600 mg of modafinil given in three doses can be used to keep pilots alert and maintain their accuracy at pre-deprivation levels for 40 hours without sleep; however, significant levels of nausea and vertigo were observed.
A second helicopter study found modafinil was comparable to dextroamphetamine and was well-tolerated. Another study of fighter pilots showed that modafinil given in three divided 100 mg doses sustained the flight control accuracy of sleep-deprived F-117 pilots to within about 27 percent of baseline levels for 37 hours, without any considerable side effects.
Where to buy modafinil
You can buy generic modafinil from here. This is one of the providers I've personally tried and can recommend. You might find other providers, but I can't promise they will have the same effect as the above.
If you're instead looking for nootropics that can be bought without a prescription in the US, I can highly recommend AlphaBrain from Onnit.