This blog post will go over the top 4 “afinil” products currently on the market and will go over what works best in terms of potency, price, simplicity, and for which works the best on a long-term, convenient basis. I chose to write this article because of the confusion surrounding Modafinil, and because of how many other nootropics are often compared to it, including those that are significantly weaker. This article should serve as a guide for any users who are conficted about “afinil” nootropics and analogues.
What is Provigil (Modafinil)?
Provigil, also known as Modafinil, is the premium nootropic drug, and by far the most popular of the “afinil” nootropics. The only thing stronger is likely Armodafinil, though Armodafinil is much harder to get your hands on, whereas for Modafinil/Provigil, it’s actually fairly simple. Modafinil, while a drug used professionally for Narcolepsy, ADHD (off-label), and COPD, Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it has become extremely popular in recent decades for use as a “Smart Drug,” Nootropic and Cognitive Enhancer, and has even been deemed the “CEO’s drug” by many tech blogs that write about Silicon Valley and Wall Street.
Modafinil’s use as a Smart Drug has become so popular because it is effective and works better than most of the other nootropic products on the market. Other common nootropics are very subtle, and when comparing Modafinil to drugs like
Piracetam- Original nootropic, very subtle, typically gives a slight energy boost.
Aniracetam- Mostly for anxiety relief
Oxiracetam- Deemed the “speedy racetam.” very subtle in effects, headaches occur if choline not consistently supplied.
Alpha GPC Choline-Good for stacking with nootropics, nootropic effects comparable to fish oil (zilch) on its own.
It’s not even a choice! If you need to get real work done or are in a crunch for time when cramming for an exam, taking Piracetam or Choline just isn’t going to get you there, you need something that works, and something that works amazingly! Provigil is a drug you can actually feel, and it’s been given loads of hype for a reason, it works like a charm, and it works very effectively. Modafinil vs Adrafinil may be the only “nootropic” comparison worth making, and even then Modafinil is about 4 times the strength of Adrafinil.
Checkout these links for Research Studies proving the effectiveness of Modafinil:
Nuvigil is likely the only Smart Drug stronger than Modafinil right now. Nuvigil was created by Cephalon several years ago, and is a new and improved form of Modafinil. Names also include Waklert, Armodafinil, Nuvigil, and Alertec, I apologize if I’ve left out any. Nuvigil is, in medical literature and on may nootropics forums, such as Longecity and Reddit deemed to be about 30% more effective on a per milligram basis, whether or not this is factually accurate is up for debate. 150 milligrams of Armodafinil is typically equal to 200 milligrams of Armodafinil.
For more information on Armodafinil, checkout these research links
What is Adrafinil (Olmifon)?
Adrafinil is also a erogenic drug that is significantly weaker than Modafinil by a margin of about a third. 100mg of Modafinil is the equivalent of about 300 milligrams of Adrafinil and even then Modafinil is much cleaner than Adrafinil. Adrafinil can have some pretty rough effects on your liver if the drug is taken on a regular basis, and in all honesty this is a drug that should only be taken short-term, if its taken at all. It also is known as Olmifon, and is sold by a number of nootropics websites, including peaknootropics.com, nootropicscity.com, smartdrugsforcollege.com, absorbyourhealth.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, powdercity.com and the like of those that sell nootropics. Compared to Modafinil, it is much harsher and less effective.
Research on Adrafinil:
What is Hydrafinil (9-Fluorenol)?
Hydrafinil, also known by many companies as Fluorenol, is an interesting analogue of Modafinil. It’s hard to find and only a handful of companies sell it, it’s not really a nootropic and instead is more of an RC nootropic (research chemical) because of how little research their is on the drug. Hydrafinil is supposedly a more euphoric form of Modafinil, but having tried it personally, I can say that its similar but much less energizing, it also only lasts about 3 hours, and gave me a horrible headache after the drug came down. Rare to find, and not very effective, steer clear.
For the limited research available, read on:
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