Modafinil – Modalert from Duck Dose
Length of Use
- Long-lasting focus
- Great for all-nighters
- Increased alertness and wakefulness
- Severe insomnia at 300 mg
Since this is the first nootropic review that’ll be published, it only makes sense to start with one that I absolutely love: modafinil.
I’m not gonna go into exactly what modafinil is and how it works but, if you’re interested, you can learn all about it here: Modafinil – A Powerful And Popular Nootropic.
I’ve been using modafinil off and on for a few years now and it’s easily one of my favorite nootropics. Whether I need to be sharp and focused during the day or am pulling an all-nighter and need something a little stronger than caffeine, modafinil is one of the most powerful substances in my nootropic arsenal.
The first time I tried modafinil, I didn’t notice the effects right away. It was a few years ago, but I remember it well and wrote down some notes about it in a journal that I’ve recently read through. I took 100mg which I got from Modafinilcat, a now-closed online seller.
I took the modafinil and, shortly after, got started on my work for the day. After about an hour, I remember thinking, “Hmm, I don’t feel a thing,” and went back to work. I didn’t feel any extra focus or motivation and my mood was no better than it had been before taking anything.
But then, modafinil worked its subtle magic. I looked up at what I thought was maybe 30 minutes later and realized that 4 hours had gone by! I was so engaged in my work that I hadn’t noticed the time. In fact, I was so focused that I didn’t notice anything.
Though my time management skills are much better now, at the time I would often get distracted by Facebook, Reddit, or whatever other tabs I had open in my browser. That first time I took modafinil, I was focused like a laser beam – yet I didn’t really feel any different.
I’ve heard similar stories from a number of other people, too. Modafinil doesn’t directly give you motivation and make you want to accomplish stuff but, once you get going working on something, you just get lost in it.
This is an elusive state that some people call “being in the zone” and psychologists call “flow.” Modafinil helps get you into that flow state where you’re so focused on the task at hand that the rest of the world seems to disappear.
Since then, I’ve played with several different modafinil dosages, ranging from 100 to 300 mg. For me, I find that 200 mg is my sweet spot. Everyone’s different, but this dosage seems to provide the most benefits with no side effects.
The only side effect that I experienced with modafinil was at 300 mg – insomnia – and it was bad. I’ve always suffered from bouts of insomnia and, when I take 300 mg of modafinil, I can’t fall asleep for at least 36 hours.
The flip side is that, when I need to pull an all-nighter, modafinil works great. Nothing helps me stay awake, alert, and focused better and longer than modafinil. Things like Adderall and caffeine do the trick but come with a bunch of side effects, the worst of which is a harsh crash a few hours after the last dose.
I’ve never really noticed any crash with modafinil. The effects are so subtle that I don’t feel it coming on or wearing off. At the end of the day, though, I always get more done.
I rarely take modafinil more than once a week. I’ve noticed that the more frequently I take it, the less it seems to work. In the past, I’ve tried taking it daily, but modafinil’s nootropic benefits seem to diminish more and more with each day. It still keeps me alert and awake, but I don’t notice the same increase in focus.
At the end of the day, modafinil always comes through for me. It’s one of my favorite nootropics and I’m sure it will continue to be for years to come. I also like armodafinil, which I’ll write a review for soon. Since Modafinilcat closed down, I’ve order from a few different suppliers and
Since Modafinilcat closed down, I’ve ordered from a few different suppliers and my favorite is Duck Dose. I’ve been ordering from them for the past six months and have had nothing but positive experiences. Their products are great, prices reasonable, and their shipping is fast. Highly recommended for anyone looking for modafinil or armodafinil.
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