I’ve started using Adrafinil pretty regularly since my Modafinil prescription ran out recently. Adrafinil was a discontinued wakefulness medication that was phased out as Modafinil was developed and found to be more potent and powerful.
Since then it has been available as a supplement. I find it more mild than Modafinil, even at higher dosages (300 mg). As a Nootropic it is helpful not only with brain fog but energy and focus as well. It could also be safely used in conjunction with other nootropics for a synergistic and cumulative effect.
You can find it by itself or combined in different smart drug compounds. I haven’t found many side effects, It does increase focus so you will be able to accomplish a lot more, more efficiently but effectively as well.
I have a feeling it affects the adrenal glands and system but I think that could be counter-acted with good Adrenal Support via supplements and diet.
I’ll likely do a future video on my youtube channel CFS Lifestyle on Modafinil but also other Smart Drugs/Nootropics.
Below are some smart drug compounds and complexes that have Adrafinil and related nootropics. Please be careful and do your research, start out slow and work up to a higher dosage.
It will likely have a more profound effect on people with Chronic Illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related health problems. It will still help relatively “normal” people but it may just be a smaller boost. It also may take a few weeks before you see the full “benefit” of using nootropics as well.
I generally take 300 mg starting in the morning or when I wake up, this can also be taken in conjunction with other Smart Drugs to create a nootropic “stack”. Since they are stimulating they need to be taken early in the day and not later in the day. It may be a better option to use Adrafinil, especially since I am sensitive to stimulants (caffeine being one of them).
It would also help to try some calming herbs and supplements such as cannabis or GABA but also adrenal/adaptogenic supplements as well such as Adrenal Cortex or a compounded Adrenal supplement as well.
Stimulants seem to help a lot, in particular, nootropics for a vast majority of those suffering from neuro-comprised and conditions that typically have brain fog (to any degree) such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia but I suspect also in those recovering from Lyme/CFIDs.
Using nootropics or stimulants does put a greater burden on your Adrenals at times, nootropics lesser so I imagine.