Nootropics a.k.a. smart drugs were once the secret for success for Wall Street traders. But now, the secret is out, and the mainstream population is now turning to smart drugs such as Modafinil or Armodafinil in order to achieve superior performance at work and in other areas of life. If you think this is larger than life, you should think again. College students have been using smart drugs for superior performance on tests and for essays, in addition to Wall Street traders. These smart drugs have been covered in mainstream press such as New York Magazine, where one writer called Modafinil “Viagra for the brain.” If you’d like to learn more about these smart drugs, then read on and prepare to have your mind expanded – one way or another.
Modafinil – How Much More Performance Is Really Possible?
Modafinil is a medication that has been approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in order to help treat narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness. Of course, these are just its approved uses. But Modafinil’s claim to fame has been its outstanding performance as a cognitive enhancer. In other words, it makes your brain work harder, better, faster, and stronger. Specifically, people that take Modafinil report improved memory, focus, and concentration. Obviously, that’s attractive to college students and Wall Street traders, but it might have usefulness in your own toolkit.
Armodafinil – The High-Performing Little Sibling Of Modafinil
Lesser known, but perhaps even stronger is Armodafinil. Modafinil or Armodafinil is all about personal preference though. The main difference to its older brother Modafinil is that Armodafinil reaches a peak concentration in the bloodstream later. Meaning, it may have longer lasting peak effects. And one smart drugs blogger has claimed that it could in fact be up to 40-50% more potent than Modafinil! Therefore, if you do have an interest in a smart drug that can improve memory, focus, and concentration, it may make sense to start with Modafinil and then work your way up. Side effects of Armodafinil include headache, nausea, dizziness, or insomnia.