What is Adrafinil?
Adrafinil is a novel compound, it is known as a eugeroic, or simply a wakefulness-promoting agent. It is used primarily by those that suffer from narcolepsy (the inability to stay awake). It differs from other stimulants because it is non addictive and does not have many of the other side effects other drugs have.
We will list 3 main reasons as to why we prefer to advise clients to use Adrafinil as a way of cognitive enhancement other than MCT Oil vs BHB/Ketosis. It is also a much cheaper option compared to it’s successor Modafinil.
Adrafinil for cognitive benefits are enhanced via means of increased motivation, mood, energy and time alertness, and studies have claimed this chemical even works wonders in dogs! It generates mild irritability, dryness of mouth and anxiety, so you must learn to balance the good with the bad. Consider our notes below as to why we still advise you take Adrafinil over others.
The Adrafinil Stacks
As adrafinil is considered one of the original cognitive enahcncement drugs on the market, it has a large history of users that stack it with other compounds to recieve synergistic benefits. Some of the most common adrafinil stacks are listed here, the most common compounds are: Noopept, Fish Oil, Phenylpiracetam, and Rhodiola Rosea. All seem like they belong, but I wonder what makes Rhodiola (Adaptogenic taken for energy generally) common among the many users of Adrafinil.
The dose of this drug is higher than that of Armodafinil or even Modafinil, as it is not ‘fully isolated’. The details on the breakdown of adrafinil dosage is here, generally more is consumed in powder form to get the same benefits as consuming a pill of Modafinil, which may irritate the liver if taken consistently for a long time, but so does alcohol, everything in moderation.
Price Relative to Alternatives
The main reason many patients or users prefer Adrafinil is because firstly it does not require a prescription. Secondly it is because of the price of this drug is significantly lower when compared to it’s competitor modafinil. Modafinil can go at a rate upwards of $40 a pill if you are uninsured in the United States, whereas the same benefits of 1 pill can be obtained through Adrafinil for $1. The choice is pretty simple for those that wish to try it once in a while.
Although Modafinil and Armodafinil seem like the perfect pick me upper, it may not be the right choice for many. Some of the reasons we state that Adrafinil is a superior choice to Modafinil comes down to it’s price over its competitor and the amount of stacks available for it, albeit this provides anecdotal evidence it should not just be discounted as many present day drugs such as Tylenol were discovered from people claiming that a certain compound was effective in treating a specific symptom.