With the advent of nootropics lately, many individuals are resorting to buying modafinil online… however, is it safe? This nootropic is well known for its ability to improve working memory, cognitive function, and overall intelligence, for sure.
However, with many people resorting to buying modafinil from online vendors, and not from a licensed medical practitioner, it’s important to know the risks of doing so. While some online vendors may be able to provide legitimate modafinil, many may not.
What is Modafinil?
Modafinil is a nootropic, which was first invented in the 1990’s as a way to help patients suffering from insomnia cope with their disorder. It was quickly discovered as a powerful way to enhance focus, however, when Silicon Valley executives began experimenting with it.
From here, a large demand for the cognitive enhancer began to grew, with companies such as ModafinilXL, Afinil Express, and Buy Moda popping up.
…and while many say that buying modafinil online is safe, others disagree. For starters, you don’t always know how much you’re getting. It could be a dosage of 100mg, 200mg, or even more, depending on the vendor you purchase it from.
According to the FDA, Modafinil, otherwise known as Provigil, has been approved to treat narcolepsy, day time sleepiness, and other sleep related disorders.
…and while modafinil has not been approved to be used as a nootropic, many individuals are already starting to catch on to its benefits for this.
As Washington Post reported, for example, many tech executives are using it to get ahead:
“He used to get his edge from Adderall, but after moving from New Jersey to San Francisco, he says, he couldn’t find a doctor who would write him a prescription. Driven to the Internet, he discovered a world of cognition-enhancing drugs known as nootropics — some prescription, some over-the-counter, others available on a worldwide gray market of private sellers — said to improve memory, attention, creativity and motivation.”
Other nootropics which many individuals are using include Piracetam, Alpha GPC, L-Theanine, Adderall, Ritalin, and more. In fact, entire companies are now being created, just to exploit this fact, such as Neurohacker Collective’s Qualia, and of course, Onnit’s Alpha Brain.
Know the Side Effects
If an individual accidentally takes too much modafinil, or they simply don’t know how much is in the tablets they’re purchasing online, they could get side effects.
According to WebMD, the following side effects could occur: