Adrafinil was developed in France by Louis Lafon Laboratories. Adrafinil has been traditionally used in clinical settings in the treatment of narcolepsy and other sleep related disorders.
However, it has recently become popular for its off label use as a nootropic agent. Adrafinil is a popular psychostimulant that is classified as a eugeroic (arousal-producing).
Due to its behavioural activating effects, it can be used either by itself or in nootropic stacks.Interestingly, This product does not have the side effects of more common psychostimulants.
It is a powerful mental energy booster and wakefulness promoting agent as it has significant effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Some reports show that in addition to (±)-2-Benzhydrylsulfinylethanehydroxamic acid
cognitive enhancing potential, such as improved memory and learning capacity, it has mood enhancing effects in the elderly.
(±)-2-Benzhydrylsulfinylethanehydroxamic acid is an effective agent to boost mental energy and increase alertness. Therefore, it is a perfect choice to increase your productivity but only when absolutely necessary as prolonged use of Adrafinil is not recommended (see below).
Better mental focus
Reduced mental fatigue
Mechanisms of action:
The exact mechanisms of action are still unknown.
However, it is assumed that Adrafinil serves as an alpha1-adrenergic receptor agonist.
In addition, there is evidence to suggest other mechanisms of action.
Firstly, this product may be responsible for the modification of GABA and glutamate neurotransmitters.
Secondly, This product may increase a general cerebral metabolism. Adrafinil has a long half-life.
The recommended daily dosage is between 150-300 mg.
If you have never used this product before, start off with the lowest recommended dosage and observe the effects.
Each individual responds to it differently so dosages should be done on a personal basis.
Once you are familiar with the effects of Adrafinil, you can gradually increase the dosage.
It is important to remember that Adrafinil is a very powerful wakefulness promoting agent.
Therefore, it should not be taken in the afternoon or evening as it may prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Also, Adrafinil should not be taken more than three times a week, for longer than five months.
Make sure you take Adrafinil on a non-continuous basis. It takes around an hour for Adrafini to reach its peak concentration in the blood.
Also, biological half-time of this product is reported to be around 5 hours.
Most common side effects associated with the use of Adrafini are: dizziness, headaches, stomach discomfort and nausea.
Some reports claim that this product may increase liver enzymes.
Given the possible negative side effects on the liver, especially if used for a prolonged period of time, you should only take the lowest effective dose of this product.