Adrafinil is a mild stimulant that is metabolized into Modafinil when taken. It therefore has almost the same effects as Modafinil, but is less powerful and takes longer to kick in.
- Keeps you alert and awake for hours 
- Increases concentration and attentiveness 
- Mood booster, helpful for treatment of depression 
- Treats bipolar disorder, cocaine dependence, parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia 
- Cognitive enhancer, improves working memory and pattern recognition 
- Weight loss effects, reduces appetite 
What Is Adrafinil?
Adrafinil is a mild stimulant affecting the central nervous system. It is commonly used without a prescription by people who need to stay awake and alert for long periods of time. This nootropic is the prodrug to Modafinil. Because of this, Adrafinil and Modafinil have almost identical pharmacological effects.
Adrafinil was discovered in the late 1970’s by scientists working for the pharmaceutical company, Lafon. Lafon is the same company that later developed Modafinil. One huge difference between these two nootropics is that Modafinil is classified as a controlled substance in the United States while Adrafinil is not.
Adrafinil Dosage Information
A single 300mg tablet is sufficient for those trying to stay awake and focused for long periods of time. Dosages of 600 – 900mg will keep you much more awake and focused but increase the chance of unwanted side effects. People have reported severe insomnia following larger dosages of Adrafinil.
How Does Adrafinil Work?
Adrafinil is the prodrug to Modafinil. This means that Adrafinil is administered in an inactive form. Once ingested, this inactive form is metabolized into an active metabolite. In this case, Adrafinil is metabolized to Modafinil.
Once metabolized to Modafinil, it works in a similar fashion. Recent studies suggest that Modafinil affects dopamine transporters by inhibiting the breakdown of dopamine. This means that your body is not absorbing dopamine leading to much greater dopamine levels.  Greatly elevated dopamine levels result in Adrafinil having many nootropic properties.
Safety and Side Effects of Adrafinil
Even though Adrafinil is considered to be very safe it does carry certain side effects. Minor side effects include irritation or aggression, stomach pain and skin alteration. More serious side effects include liver disease, renal disorders.
I recommend that one only uses Adrafinil sparingly. Only use Adrafinil daily for prolonged periods of time under the supervision of a physician. It is also important to note that Adrafinil is on the list of substances prohibited for athletic competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Adrafinil. If you have a question that’s not on this list, send it to us at email@example.com and we will answer it for you.
Because Adrafinil is the prodrug to Modafinil, I recommend you take Modafinil instead if possible.
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