Insights on Armodafinil

04/05/2015 Tags: all

Please note: This article is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse intake or use of armodafinil or any other nootropic substances listed on this blog. Any adverse events associated with the use of this substance are sole responsibility of the user.

What is armodafinil?

Armodafinil is a nootropic drug known for its ability to promote wakefulness and alertness leading to improve mental performance. It is currently being sold as a prescription medication under its brand names Nuvigil and Waklert. It has also been approved in 2007 by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). Armodafinil is actually a modafinil derivative – both of which shares similar beneficial effects, albeit considered as more potent. Anecdotal evidence further shows that many individuals think that armodafininl is a better nootropic agent with stimulating effects. This blog discusses the benefits and side effects of this newly approved nootropic agent.

Cognitive enhancing properties

Most individuals using armodafinil are suffering from some type of medical problems. The effects of this neuro-enhancing agent however are extensive and not limited to wakefulness and alertness stimulation. In fact, this particular nootropic substance has an off-label use – that is, the improvement of the user’s cognitive capacity. It might also be used for individuals suffering from brain fog and chronic fatigue. It helps improve focus, concentration, reasoning as well as developing reliable, fast mental connections. Anecdotal evidence further shows that it is able to promote confidence, motivation and better moods.

Stimulating properties

Armodafinil was primarily developed to enhance wakefulness amongst individuals suffering excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue. It is a very effective treatment for those people diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of narcolepsy, sleep apnea and insomnia. It also helps promote alertness and wakefulness amongst shift workers and individuals with irregular sleeping patterns (e.g. nurses, truck drivers, doctors). Note however that early clinical trials conducted to evaluate the effects of armodafinil were inconclusive. Despite this, there is a possibility that it can help with the treatment of numerous disorders including ADD, depression, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Armodafinil can also be used as a jet lag treatment although the FDA has not approved of this off-label use.

One of the primary reasons why armodafinil has caught the attention of many nootropic users is due to its ability to provide a great energy boost without causing any unwanted side effects (e.g. restlessness, anxiety, hypertension, jitteriness). Indeed, armodafinil is so unlike your traditional stimulants such as caffeine and Adderall. It provides more natural sensations of being alert and awake which last longer enabling its users to become more productive, focused and motivated.

Moreover, experts thought that somehow, armodafinil helps in modifying how the brain communicates or perceived tiredness to the rest of your body. If this is true, then, an important breakthrough in neuroscience research has been done. This is so as no synthetic drugs has ever been created to train the brain in using its natural mechanisms to keep an individual awake and alert rather than simply changing the sleep hormone levels in the brain.

What makes armodafinil unique among its peers is its non-interference with your body’s normal circadian rhythm making it an ideal drug for those who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders. This means that users may be able to wake up and fall asleep at one’s normal times while supplementing with this particular nootropic agent – a trait that is in contrast with other smart drugs (e.g. modafinil) that might cause insomnia or difficulty sleeping if taken late in the day.

What other benefits have been associated with armodafinil?

Other benefits associated with armodiafinil include its ability to help its users lose weight. Armodafinil is thought to effectively suppress your appetite and increase your energy production that makes it an effective diet pill. Armodafinil also allows athletes and bodybuilders to transcend their pain tolerance allowing them to do more intensive workouts. It can also be an effective drug for treating adults and children suffering from attention deficit disorders particularly for those who have developed tolerance to most ADD medications.

Is armodafinil safe? Are there any side effects with armodafinil supplementation?

Armodafinil is a safe and effective nootropic agent when used properly and as recommended by your primary health care provider. Its side effects include nervousness, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, fatigue and headaches. Other rare side effects include allergic reactions such as lips, tongue, face swelling/edema, hives, rashes and difficulty of breathing. If any of these side effects occur, it is best that you immediately discontinue armodafinil use. It may be pertinent that you seek medical help as well.

Precautionary measures

When taking armodafinil, some precautionary measures include:

  • Follow the recommended daily dosage. Overdosing and megadosing will not potentiate armodafinil’s effects.
  • Take a small dose of armodafinil on your initial intake and only increase it once your body get used to its effects.
  • Do not take armodafinil with other substances unless otherwise stated by your physician.
  • Discontinue armodafinil upon experiencing unwanted effects.