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What Is Modafinil? The Complete Guide To Smart Drugs/ Study Pills

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It is now 2021 and, like many people, you are still faced with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Maybe you find yourself having to recoup your losses. Perhaps you are reevaluating the situation and are looking to make improvements or changes in your life. If getting virtual superhuman focus, memory and an overall mental edge is on your list, then what you should consider is investing in some modafinil. Wait… Modafinil. What is Modafinil?

Continue reading What Is Modafinil? The Complete Guide To Smart Drugs/ Study Pills

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30 Free Pills on Orders Over $99

We are currently offering a promotion for 30 free pills (your choice of modafinil-armodafinil brand) on orders over $99. This promotion will be automatically applied to your order on the checkout page.

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Adding to our illustrious line of modafinil and armodafinil products, we’ve added Vilafinil.  We hope you will find the cheap prices and a fresh name brand appealing and hope to remain your one-stop destination for study pills, smart drugs and all things Moda-related!

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Credit Cards Accepted for Modafinil

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting credit card payments. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card.

By popular demand, credit card payments have been implemented so you can easily choose to pay with credit cards, Amazon e-Gift Cards or Bitcoin (and Altcoins).

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Modafinil Shipping Directly Within The UK

Did you know that can ship from within the UK to other UK addresses and the EU easily?

We also have shipping originate points in Singapore and India. Depending on your country (Estonia, France, Spain, Australia, England, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia etc), we ship from the originating country with the highest probability of clearing customs hassle-free.

Free shipping worldwide of your favorite Modafinil and Armodafinil medicine!

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CNN Don Lemon Interview About Modafinil and Smart Drugs

Here’s a video clip of CNN’s Don Lemon doing an interview about the effects of Modafinil, nootropics and smart drugs.

Don Lemon interviews successful internet executive Dave Asprey who tells of the increased focus and the fact that he would never have gotten through business school without modafinil.

Asprey says he has tried other smart drugs and none of them have had the effect of Provigil (the generic is called Modafinil).  He says he’s tried Adderall and believes it’s not healthy and that he feels coffee will give you the same effect.

Asprey was quizzed about the side effects and said that the side effects of modafinil, in his experience, are less risky than even Tylenol.  Asprey says that he has study groups that have looked into this and these were his findings.  He quipped that he is more concerned about the effects of Nutrasweet than he is with side effects of Modafinil.

See the full interview below.

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96 Percent Of Smart Drugs Used Without A Prescription

Use of smart drugs such as modafinil have gone up almost 300% between 2015 and 2017 a study in the International Journal of Drug Policy stated in June of 2018. This informati0on is based on an international drug usage survey. The survey is done annually, anonymously and online. The survey in 2015 was taken by about 30,000 people, which the 2018 survey was taken by almost 80,000 people.

The US had the highest rate of pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE) among respondents. Almost 30% of American respondents to the survey say they had taken a PCE (modafinil, armodafinil, other nootropics) at least once within the preceding 12 months. This is up from 20% in the 2015 survey.

In terms of the increasing usage of nootropics, Europe was far ahead of the game with countries like France going from 3% usage to 16% and the United Kingdom from 5% in 2015 to 23 percent in 2017.

The survey went on to find that almost half of the people who used study pills like modafinil got the pills from friends, 10 percent go them from online pharmacies, 6 percent got them from family members and only 4 percent said they had actual prescriptions.

With the rise of discreet payment systems such as Bitcoin, buying Modafinil and other nootropics online are becoming the easiest, cheapest and safest way to buy nootropics.

According to this survey, only 4 percent of PCE – modafinil – nootropics users have prescriptions.

96% of the smart drugs being taken to increase cognitive performance are bought without a prescription.

In the realm of medication without prescriptions, it is thought to be much cheaper, and safer to buy your nootropics from an online pharmacy versus random people. With online pharmacies, there are support professionals to answer your questions and a company that stands behind its products.

Here’s a link to the actual survey.

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List of Colleges in the United States

The following is an unabridged list of American universities. We feel it important to list these institutions of higher learning as nootropics are most used by college students to help them focus on their studies.  We have a great number of college students as customers from many of these universities.


  • University of Alabama System
    • University of Alabama (Alabama) (Tuscaloosa – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
    • University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Alabama A&M)
  • Alabama State University (Alabama State)
  • Athens State University
  • Auburn University system
    • Auburn University (Auburn) (Auburn – flagship/main campus)
    • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Jacksonville State University
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama (UNA)
  • University of South Alabama (USA)
  • Troy University system
    • Troy University (Troy) (Troy – flagship/main campus)
    • Troy University at Dothan
    • Troy University at Montgomery
  • University of West Alabama (UWA)


  • University of Alaska System
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) (Fairbanks – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
    • University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)


  • Arizona State University (ASU)
    • Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus
    • Arizona State University Polytechnic campus
    • Arizona State University Tempe campus
    • Arizona State University West campus
    • ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City
    • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU)
  • University of Arizona
    • University of Arizona (UA) (Tucson– main campus)
    • University of Arizona, South (UA South) (Sierra Vista)


  • University of Arkansas System
    • University of Arkansas (Arkansas) (Fayetteville – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • University of Arkansas at Monticello
    • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Arkansas State University
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • University of Central Arkansas (UCA, Central Arkansas)
  • Henderson State University
  • Southern Arkansas University (SAU)


  • University of California system
    • University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
    • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
    • University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • University of California, Merced (UC Merced)
    • University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside)
    • University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)
    • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)
    • University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
    • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (law school; administered separately from the other UC campuses)
  • California State University system
    • California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)
    • California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI or CI)
    • California State University, Chico (Chico State)
    • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
    • California State University, East Bay (CSUEB)
    • California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)
    • California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CSUF, Cal State Fullerton)
    • Humboldt State University (HSU)
    • California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State or Cal State Long Beach)
    • California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)
    • California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime, The Academy)
    • California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
    • California State University, Northridge (CSUN, pronounced “C Sun”, Cal State Northridge)
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
    • California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State)
    • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
    • San Diego State University (SDSU, San Diego State)
    • San Francisco State University (SFSU)
    • San Jose State University (SJSU, San Jose State)
    • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly SLO)
    • California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
    • Sonoma State University (SSU)
    • California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State)


  • Adams State University
  • University of Colorado system
    • University of Colorado Boulder (Colorado or CU) (Boulder – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CU-Colorado Springs)
    • University of Colorado Denver (CU-Denver)
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University system
    • Colorado State University (Colorado State) (Fort Collins – flagship/main campus)
    • Colorado State University–Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo)
    • CSU–Global Campus (CSU–Global) – online only
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University (WSCU)


  • Charter Oak State College (COSC)
  • Connecticut State University System
    • Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
    • Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU)
    • Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
    • Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)
  • University of Connecticut system
    • University of Connecticut (UConn) (Storrs – flagship/main campus)
    • UConn Avery Point Campus in Groton
    • UConn Graduate Business Campus in Hartford
    • UConn Hartford Campus in Hartford (The campus moved to downtown Hartford in the fall of 2017 from West Hartford.)
    • UConn Stamford Campus in Stamford
    • UConn Torrington Campus in Torrington
    • UConn Waterbury Campus in Waterbury


  • University of Delaware (UD)
  • Delaware State University
  • King’s International University of Science and Technology

District of Columbia

  • University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Note that the District of Columbia provides tuition grants to its residents toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


  • State University System of Florida
    • Florida A&M University (Florida A&M)
    • Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
    • Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
    • Florida International University (FIU)
    • Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly or FPU)
    • Florida State University (FSU)
    • New College of Florida
    • University of Central Florida (UCF)
    • University of Florida (UF) (Gainesville – flagship/main campus)
    • University of North Florida (UNF)
    • University of South Florida (USF)
    • University of West Florida (UWF)


  • University System of Georgia
    • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    • Albany State University
    • Armstrong State University
    • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
    • Augusta University
    • Bainbridge State College
    • Clayton State University
    • College of Coastal Georgia
    • Columbus State University
    • Dalton State College
    • East Georgia State College
    • Fort Valley State University
    • Georgia College and State University
    • Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Georgia Highlands College
    • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
    • Georgia Southern University
    • Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW)
    • Georgia State University (GSU)
    • Gordon State College
    • Kennesaw State University
    • Middle Georgia State University
    • Savannah State University
    • South Georgia State College (SGSC)
    • University of Georgia (UGA)
    • University of North Georgia (UNG)
    • University of West Georgia (UWG)
    • Valdosta State University (VSU)


  • University of Guam


  • University of Hawaii system
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa (Hawaii or UH) (Manoa – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Hawaii at Hilo
    • University of Hawaii at West Oahu


  • Boise State University (Boise State or BSU)
  • University of Idaho (U of I or UI)
  • Idaho State University (Idaho State or ISU)
  • Lewis–Clark State College


  • Chicago State University (Chicago State)
  • Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University (Illinois State)
  • University of Illinois system
    • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Illinois) (Urbana and Champaign – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    • University of Illinois at Springfield (UI-Springfield)
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University (NIU)
  • Southern Illinois University system
    • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) (Carbondale – flagship/main campus)
    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE, pronounced “SIU E”)
  • Western Illinois University (WIU)
    • Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU-QC)


  • Ball State University
  • Indiana University System
    • Indiana University Bloomington (Indiana or IU) (Bloomington – flagship/main campus)
    • Indiana University East
    • Indiana University Kokomo (IUK)
    • Indiana University Northwest
    • Indiana University South Bend (IUSB)
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IU appoints chancellor; joint academics with Purdue)
      • Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
  • Indiana State University (ISU)
  • Purdue University system
    • Purdue University (West Lafayette – flagship/main campus)
    • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) – (Purdue appoints chancellor; joint academics with IU)
    • Purdue University Northwest – (2016 Merger of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central)
  • University of Southern Indiana (USI)
  • Vincennes University (VU)


  • University of Iowa (Iowa)
  • Iowa State University (ISU)
  • University of Northern Iowa (UNI)


  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • University of Kansas (Kansas or KU)
  • Kansas State University (K-State or KSU)
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University

Note: Washburn University in Topeka is the only remaining municipally chartered university in the United States.


  • Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)
  • University of Kentucky (Kentucky or UK)
  • Kentucky State University
  • University of Louisville (Louisville, U of L, or UL)
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University (NKU)
  • Western Kentucky University (WKU)


  • Louisiana State University System
    • Louisiana State University and A&M College (LSU) (Baton Rouge – flagship/main campus)
    • Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSU-Alexandria)
    • Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSU-Eunice)
    • Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSU-Shreveport)
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
    • Paul M. Hebert Law Center (law school on the main Baton Rouge campus)
  • University of Louisiana System
    • Grambling State University (GSU)
    • Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana Tech or La Tech)
    • McNeese State University (MSU)
    • Nicholls State University
    • Northwestern State University (NSULA)
    • Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU)
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette)
    • University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)
    • University of New Orleans (UNO)
  • Southern University System
    • Southern University (Baton Rouge – flagship/main campus)
    • Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
    • Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA)


  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • University of Maine System
    • University of Maine (Maine) (Orono – flagship university)
    • University of Maine Law School
    • University of Maine at Augusta (UMaine Augusta, UM-Augusta, or UMA)
    • University of Maine at Farmington (UMaine Farmington, UM-Farmington, or UMF)
    • University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMaine Fort Kent, UM-Fort Kent, or UMFK)
    • University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias, UM-Machias, or UMM, pronounced “UM M”)
    • University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMaine Presque Isle, UM-Presque Isle, or UMPI, pronounced “UM PI”)
    • University of Southern Maine (Southern Maine or USM)


  • Morgan State University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • University System of Maryland
    • University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland, UMCP, or UMD) (College Park – flagship/main campus)
      • Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) (constituent college of both the University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia Tech; independent of the University System of Maryland)
    • Bowie State University
    • Coppin State University
    • Frostburg State University
    • Salisbury University
    • Towson University (Towson)
    • University of Baltimore (UB)
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore (UM Baltimore or UMB)
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
    • University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
    • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    • University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute


  • University of Massachusetts system
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst (Massachusetts, UMass, UMass Amherst) (Amherst – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)
    • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth)
    • University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell)
    • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • State University system
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Salem State University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy


  • Central Michigan University (CMU)
  • Eastern Michigan University (EMU)
  • Ferris State University (Ferris State)
  • Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley State or GVSU)
  • Lake Superior State University
  • University of Michigan system
    • University of Michigan (Michigan) (Ann Arbor – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Michigan–Dearborn
    • University of Michigan–Flint
  • Michigan State University (Michigan State)
  • Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)
  • Northern Michigan University (NMU)
  • Oakland University (OU)
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Wayne State University (Wayne State or WSU)
  • Western Michigan University (WMU)


  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (Listed below are the state universities. The Minnesota State system also includes the state’s community and technical colleges.)
    • Bemidji State University
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato (flagship campus)
    • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    • Metropolitan State University
    • Southwest Minnesota State University
    • St. Cloud State University
    • Winona State University
  • University of Minnesota system
    • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minnesota) (Minneapolis – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Minnesota Crookston
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
    • University of Minnesota Morris
    • University of Minnesota Rochester


  • Alcorn State University
  • Delta State University (Delta State)
  • Jackson State University (Jackson State)
  • Mississippi State University (Mississippi State)
  • Mississippi University for Women (MUW)
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss or USM)


  • University of Central Missouri (UCM)
  • Harris–Stowe State University
  • Lincoln University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri System
    • University of Missouri (Missouri or Mizzou) (Columbia – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC)
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T)
    • University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL)
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Truman State University


  • Montana University System (Listed below are the state universities. The MUS also includes the state’s community, technical, and tribal colleges.)
    • Montana State University System
      • Montana State University (Montana State) (Bozeman – flagship/main campus)
      • Montana State University Billings (Billings)
      • Montana State University–Northern (Havre)
    • University of Montana System
      • University of Montana (Montana) (Missoula – flagship/main campus)
      • Montana Tech of The University of Montana (Butte)
      • University of Montana Western (Dillon)


  • Nebraska State College System
    • Chadron State College
    • Peru State College
    • Wayne State College
  • University of Nebraska system
    • University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Nebraska) (Lincoln – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Nebraska at Kearney
    • University of Nebraska Omaha
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Nevada System of Higher Education
    • University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) (Reno – flagship/main campus)
    • College of Southern Nevada (community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • Great Basin College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers a few bachelor’s degrees)
    • Nevada State College
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
    • Western Nevada College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • Truckee Meadows Community College (Community college located in Northern Reno. Offers a variety of Associates degree programs, as well as Bachelor’s degrees, which are provided through a partnership with Sierra Nevada College)

New Hampshire

  • University System of New Hampshire
    • Granite State College
    • Keene State College
    • Plymouth State University
    • University of New Hampshire (UNH) (flagship/main campus)

New Jersey

  • The College of New Jersey
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rowan University
    • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (from dissolved University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ))
    • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (established in partnership with Cooper Health System in 2009)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey system
    • Rutgers University (Rutgers) (New Brunswick and Piscataway – flagship/main campus)
    • Rutgers–Newark
    • Rutgers–Camden
    • Rutgers Schools of Biomedical and Health Sciences (from dissolved University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ))
  • Stockton University
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico (New Mexico or UNM)
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech)
  • New Mexico State University (NMSU)
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU)
  • Western New Mexico University (WNMU)

New York

  • State University of New York (SUNY) system
    • University centers
      • The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo, UBuffalo) (Buffalo – flagship/main campus[4])
      • University at Albany (Albany, UAlbany)
      • Binghamton University (Binghamton)
      • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
    • Other doctoral-granting institutions
      • Health Science Center Brooklyn
      • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
      • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
      • New York State College of Ceramics (contract college at Alfred University)
      • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (contract college at Cornell University)
      • College of Human Ecology (contract college at Cornell University)
      • College of Veterinary Medicine (contract college at Cornell University)
      • School of Industrial and Labor Relations (contract college at Cornell University)
      • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
      • State University of New York State College of Optometry
    • Comprehensive colleges
      • Buffalo State College
      • Empire State College
      • State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY Brockport)
      • State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)
      • State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia)
      • State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo)
      • State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
      • State University of New York at Old Westbury (SUNY Old Westbury)
      • State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta)
      • State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego)
      • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh)
      • State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam)
      • State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase)
    • Technology colleges
      • Alfred State College
      • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (a SUNY community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, also offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
      • State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton)
      • State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill)
      • State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi)
      • State University of New York at Farmingdale (SUNY Farmingdale)
      • Morrisville State College
      • State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime)
  • City University of New York (CUNY) system
    • Colleges
      • Baruch College
      • Brooklyn College
      • City College of New York
      • College of Staten Island
      • Hunter College
      • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
      • Lehman College
      • Medgar Evers College
      • New York City College of Technology
      • Queens College
      • York College
    • Graduate and professional schools
      • CUNY Graduate Center
      • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
      • CUNY School of Law
      • CUNY School of Medicine
      • CUNY School of Professional Studies
      • CUNY School of Public Health
      • William E. Macaulay Honors College

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina system
    • Appalachian State University (Appalachian State or App State)
    • East Carolina University (ECU)
    • Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)
    • Fayetteville State University (FSU)
    • North Carolina A&T State University (North Carolina A&T)
    • North Carolina Central University (North Carolina Central or NCCU)
    • North Carolina State University (North Carolina State, NC State, NCSU)
    • University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville or UNCA)
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill or UNC)
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte or Charlotte)
    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro or UNCG)
    • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke)
    • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC Wilmington or UNCW)
    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNC School of the Arts)
    • Western Carolina University (WCU)
    • Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)

North Dakota

  • North Dakota University System (Listed below are the state universities. The NDUS also includes the state’s community colleges.)
    • Dickinson State University
    • Mayville State University
    • Minot State University
    • University of North Dakota (UND) (Grand Forks)
    • North Dakota State University (North Dakota State or NDSU)
    • Valley City State University

Northern Mariana Islands

  • Northern Marianas College (community college; offers associate’s degrees, Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and Business Management)


  • University System of Ohio
    • University of Akron (Akron)
    • Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
      • BGSU Firelands (Huron)
    • Central State University
    • University of Cincinnati system
      • University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Cincy, or UC) (Cincinnati – flagship/main campus)
      • University of Cincinnati, Clermont College (Batavia)
      • University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College (Blue Ash)
    • Cleveland State University
    • Kent State University system
      • Kent State University at Ashtabula
      • Kent State University at East Liverpool
      • Kent State University at Geauga
      • Kent State University (Kent Campus) (main campus)
      • Kent State University at Salem
      • Kent State University at Stark
      • Kent State University at Trumbull
      • Kent State University at Tuscarawas
    • Miami University system
      • Miami University (Oxford – flagship/main campus)
      • Miami University Hamilton
      • Miami University Middletown
      • Miami University Dolibois European Center (Differdange, Luxembourg)
    • The Ohio State University system
      • The Ohio State University (Ohio State or OSU) (Columbus – flagship/main campus)
      • The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Wooster)
      • The Ohio State University, Lima Campus
      • The Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus
      • The Ohio State University, Marion Campus
      • The Ohio State University, Newark Campus
    • Ohio University system
      • Ohio University (Ohio) (Athens – flagship/main campus)
      • Ohio University Chillicothe
      • Ohio University Cleveland[5]
      • Ohio University Dublin[6]
      • Ohio University Eastern (St. Clairsville)
      • Ohio University Lancaster
      • Ohio University Pickerington (part of Lancaster Campus)
      • Ohio University Proctorville (part of Southern Campus)
      • Ohio University Southern (Ironton)
      • Ohio University Zanesville
    • Shawnee State University
    • University of Toledo
    • Wright State University
    • Youngstown State University


  • Cameron University
  • University of Central Oklahoma (Central Oklahoma or UCO)
  • East Central University
  • Langston University
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma system
    • University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma) (Norman – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Oklahoma Tulsa
    • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Oklahoma State University System
    • Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (Oklahoma State) (Stillwater – flagship/main campus)
    • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
    • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
    • Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City
    • Oklahoma State University–Tulsa
  • Rogers State University
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University


  • University of Oregon (Oregon or UO)
  • Oregon Health and Science University (Oregon Health or OHSU)
  • Oregon State University (Oregon State or OSU)
  • Portland State University (Portland State or PSU)
  • Eastern Oregon University (EOU)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech or OIT)
  • Southern Oregon University (SOU)
  • Western Oregon University (WOU)


Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PaSSHE)

The 14 universities in PaSSHE are state-owned. They are directly governed by gubernatorial appointees sitting on the PaSSHE Board of Governors. Each university also has an independent Council of Trustees appointed by the Commonwealth’s governor.

  • State-owned universities:
    • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • California University of Pennsylvania
    • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
    • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
      • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Venango
    • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Academy of Culinary Arts
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Armstrong (IUP-Armstrong)
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Northpointe (IUP-Northpointe)
      • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney (IUP-Punxsutawney)
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
      • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Clearfield
    • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
    • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth System of Higher Education

Universities of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education receive public funds and reduce tuition for residents of Pennsylvania. Gubernatorial appointees are always a minority of their respective governing boards.

  • State-related institutions:
    • Lincoln University
    • Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or PSU) (a multi-college campus administered at University Park) (University Park – flagship/main campus)
      • Penn State Abington (PSU-Abingdon)
      • Penn State Altoona (PSU-Altoona)
      • Penn State Berks (PSU-Berks)
      • Penn State Beaver (PSU-Beaver)
      • Penn State Brandywine (PSU-Brandywine)
      • Penn State DuBois (PSU-DuBois)
      • Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus (PSU-Fayette)
      • Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (PSU-Erie or Behrend)
      • Penn State Greater Allegheny (PSU-Greater Allegheny)
      • Penn State Harrisburg (PSU-Harrisburg)
      • Penn State Hazleton (PSU-Hazleton)
      • Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-Lehigh Valley)
      • Penn State Mont Alto (PSU-Mont Alto)
      • Penn State New Kensington (PSU-New Kensington)
      • Penn State Schuylkill (PSU-Schuylkill)
      • Penn State Shenango (PSU-Shenango)
      • Penn State Wilkes-Barre (PSU-Wilkes-Barre)
      • Penn State Worthington Scranton (PSU-Worthington/Scranton)
      • Penn State York (PSU-York)
    • Pennsylvania State University’s special mission colleges
      • Penn State College of Medicine
      • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
      • Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
      • Penn State World Campus
    • Temple University (Temple or TU)
      • Temple University Ambler (TU-Ambler)
    • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh or Pitt)
      • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford or UPB)
      • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Pitt-Greensburg)
      • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ or Pitt-Johnstown)
      • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pitt-Titusville or UPB)

Puerto Rico

  • University of Puerto Rico system
    • University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras (UPR-RP) (Rio Piedras – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAG)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón (UPRB)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Carolina (UPRC)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR-Cayey)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Ponce (UPRP)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU)
    • University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-CM)
  • Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico
  • Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island College (RIC)
  • University of Rhode Island system
    • University of Rhode Island (Rhode Island or URI) (Kingston – flagship/main campus)
    • URI Feinstein Campus, Providence
    • URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett
    • URI W. Alton Jones Campus, West Greenwich

South Carolina

  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University (Coastal Carolina or CCU)
  • College of Charleston (Charleston or CofC)
  • Francis Marion University
  • Lander University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina System
    • University of South Carolina (Carolina, USC, or SCar) (Columbia – flagship/main campus)
    • University of South Carolina Aiken (USC-Aiken)
    • University of South Carolina Beaufort (USC-Beaufort)
    • University of South Carolina Lancaster (USC-Lancaster)
    • University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (USC-Salkehatchie)
    • University of South Carolina Sumter (USC-Sumter)
    • University of South Carolina Union (USC-Union)
    • University of South Carolina Upstate (USC-Upstate or Upstate)
  • South Carolina State University (SCSU)
  • Winthrop University (WU)

South Dakota

  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University
  • Northern State University
  • University of South Dakota (South Dakota or USD)
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (South Dakota School of Mines, South Dakota Tech, or SDSM&T, pronounced “SDSM and T”)
  • South Dakota State University (South Dakota State)


  • Austin Peay State University (Austin Peay or APSU)
  • East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
  • Tennessee State University (TSU)
  • Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech or TTU)
  • University of Memphis (U of M) (Memphis – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Memphis Park Avenue Campus- Memphis (located about a mile south of the main campus)
    • University of Memphis Downtown Law School- located in downtown Memphis
    • University of Memphis Lambuth Campus- Jackson
  • University of Tennessee System (UT, UTC, and UT Martin are primary campuses of the UT System, whereas the UTHSC and the Space Institute are two other educational campuses.)
    • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville, UTK, or UT) (Knoxville – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UT Chattanooga or UTC)
    • University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin)
      • University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC or UT Medical School) (Memphis)
      • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UT Space Institute) (Tullahoma)


  • University of Houston System
    • University of Houston
    • University of Houston–Clear Lake
    • University of Houston–Downtown
    • University of Houston–Victoria
  • Midwestern State University
  • University of North Texas System
    • University of North Texas
    • University of North Texas at Dallas
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • The University of Texas System
    • Academic institutions
      • The University of Texas at Arlington
      • The University of Texas at Austin (flagship/main campus)
      • The University of Texas at Dallas
      • The University of Texas at El Paso
      • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
      • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
      • The University of Texas at Tyler
    • Health institutions
      • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
      • University of Texas Medical Branch
      • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
  • Texas A&M University System
    • Texas A&M University (College Station, Galveston, Doha -flagship/main campus)
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • Tarleton State University
    • Texas A&M International University
    • Texas A&M University–Central Texas
    • Texas A&M University–Commerce
    • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
    • Texas A&M University–Kingsville
    • Texas A&M University–San Antonio
    • Texas A&M University–Texarkana
    • West Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University System
    • Lamar University
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Sul Ross State University
    • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University System
    • Angelo State University
    • Texas Tech University-(flagship/main campus)
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock
  • Texas Woman’s University


  • Utah System of Higher Education
    • Dixie State University (Dixie State)
    • Southern Utah University (Southern Utah or SUU)
    • University of Utah (Utah, U of U, or UU)
    • Utah State University (Utah State or USU)
    • Utah Valley University (Utah Valley or UVU)
    • Weber State University (Weber State)


  • Vermont State Colleges (Listed below are the state universities. The VSC also includes the state’s community college and technical college.)
    • Castleton University (Castleton State or Castleton)
    • Johnson State College
    • Lyndon State College
    • University of Vermont (UVM)


  • Christopher Newport University (CNU)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
  • George Mason University (GMU)
  • James Madison University (JMU)
  • Longwood University
  • University of Mary Washington (Mary Washington, Mary Wash, or UMW)
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University (Old Dominion or ODU)
  • Radford University
  • University of Virginia (UVA)
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA at Wise or UVA-Wise)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
    • Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (a constituent of both Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Virginia State University
  • The College of William & Mary (William and Mary, W&M)

Virgin Islands

  • University of the Virgin Islands system
    • University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix campus (UVI-St. Croix)
    • University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas campus (UVI-St. Thomas)


  • Central Washington University (CWU)
  • Eastern Washington University (EWU)
  • The Evergreen State College
  • University of Washington system
    • University of Washington (Washington or UW) (Seattle – flagship/main campus)
    • UW Tacoma campus (see University of Washington Tacoma)
    • UW Bothell campus
  • Washington State University system
    • Washington State University (Wazzu or WSU) (Pullman – flagship/main campus)
    • WSU Spokane campus (WSU-Spokane or Spokane)
    • WSU Tri-Cities campus (WSU-Tri-Cities or Tri-Cities)
    • WSU Vancouver campus (WSU-Vancouver or Vancouver)
  • Western Washington University (WWU)

West Virginia

  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Glenville State College
  • Marshall University
    • Marshall University Graduate College
  • Shepherd University
  • West Liberty University
  • West Virginia University system
    • West Virginia University (WVU) (Morgantown – flagship/main campus)
    • Potomac State College of West Virginia University (Potomac State College or Potomac State) (community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech or West Virginia Tech)
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia State University (WVSU)


  • University of Wisconsin System
    • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Wisconsin) (Madison – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
    • University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
    • University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
    • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
    • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
    • University of Wisconsin–Platteville
    • University of Wisconsin–River Falls
    • University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
    • University of Wisconsin–Stout
    • University of Wisconsin–Superior
    • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater


  • University of Wyoming
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Another Smart Drug User’s Experience With Modafinil

Provigil modafinil sample pack

Modafinil is not the biggest gain I have made towards peak experiences — that would be just basic exercise. It is not the biggest gain towards overall well-being, which is only a cleaner diet and very good hydration. It is not even the largest no-brainer of a nootropic, the honor of that probably goes to Piracetam.

But with that said, it’s some pretty amazing stuff.

In this post, we’ll cover:
1. The effects and subjective experience, negative and positive, of Modafinil.
2. The routine I built around taking it, through trial and error, for optimum functionality.
3. Some jumping-off points for further research.

Please note that I am not a doctor or nutritionist. I have consulted with some, and am an enthusiastic amateur. Your health is extremely precious and you need to get informed personally through thorough research, and it is absolutely worth spending the small amount of cash to consult with trained professionals if you are changing your wellbeing and medical routines.

Okay, so what is the world like on modafinil? There seems to be a whole lot of curiosity around it. Having been taking it on-and-off for a few months now and tracking my performance both objective and subjective, here is one take.

We’ll start with the downsides.

Negative Effects of Modafinil

Downside #1: My kinesthetic sense is sharper.

This actually is not a good thing, in my book. I’ve got many different nagging sports injuries, some latent harm from a motorcycle crash in Cambodia, etc.. I’m more in touch with my body and my senses are sharper on modafinil, but that really brings to the surface some otherwise acclimated latent pain. It can be distracting as I believe some of the old damage in my ribs, previously broken hands, etc.. The advantages of a larger kinesthetic sense are relatively small with what I do, feeling older accidents more acutely can be distracting. (More on how I deal with this in a moment.)

Downside #2: Same with eyesight, though this one is more of a mixed blessing.

I pick up colors, patterns, backgrounds, and details to a greater extent. I detect buildings on the horizon and more of the surroundings. It’s not such a problem in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, but I think it’d be bothersome in Tokyo or Las Vegas.

Downside #3: I lose track of time.

It’s excellent for focusing, putting your head down, and getting a lot of things done. But I really lose track of time and need to set alarms. I’ll look around and it will be 5AM, and 8PM was not that long ago. Stupid standard things, like sitting at a cafe two hours before an appointment next door. Normally no problem, on modafinil I want to set alarms things like that. I won’t take modafinil at a day stacked with an assortment of things which need to occur at specific times unless somebody else is managing my schedule.

Downside #4: Fluency of thought increases, but can easily go all over the place.

I don’t like to be on modafinil with five items on my mind. One or two, great. This necessitates a strict schedule… if there are five things and I am task switching between them, then it is very easy to fall into an intensely concentrated bout of uselessness. If I’m exploring quotes for writing, I could end up reading about Shakespeare or any military conflict for a few hours. Breaks are dangerous too — when I was acclimating used to modafinil, I definitely burned some 10-hour stretches simply playing online Chess, which would never happen not on the stuff.

I don’t want to consume anything. Normally after lifting weights, I’ll eat a salad with chicken or tuna, and then a few more plates of chicken. On modafinil, I will feel complete three-quarters of the way through the salad and have to force-eat more to find some sustainable amount of calories. Snacking on nuts slowly can help with this, but it’s actually a real problem since I almost always try to lift days I take modafinil (more on this in a minute ).

I have sometimes gotten mild headaches on the stuff. This may be due to unrelated things though — such as forgetting to eat, drink water, etc.. I’m unsure — I now carefully manage when I take modafinil and the routine around taking it and don’t get headaches anymore.

Downside #7: Long half-life and can’t-sleep-on-it requires some planning.

Sometimes I’ll be planning on doing a work stretch on modafinil, but it’ll hit early day and I hadn’t taken it yet. Then I’m in a bit of a bind. If I take it, I won’t be sleeping well until 7AM to 10AM the following day, and I will probably wake up between 11AM to 2PM pretty alert with it in my system. This might sound good, but it’s not — you have to actually plan around taking the stuff. I’d really like if it had a 4-6 hour half-life.

I like to start with the downsides of something for perspective — the majority of articles like to start with the”wonder and amazement” facets, which leaves out some important information. On modafinil, I experience greatly heightened senses, though that is not necessarily a plus (bright/neon lights could be distracting, I feel pain from old injuries). It is powerful stuff that lasts quite a long time, so needs to be seriously intended around. It’s possible to neglect eating and hydration on the stuff, which is also bad. I had headaches on it occasionally before experimentation and building a regular around it.

Positive Effects of Modafinil

It’s just gone. You don’t need to sleep on the stuff.

If you’re sleep deprived, you return to”normal and pretty good” fast, though I think that’s a small dangerous game so I don’t play it. Rather, I try to take modafinil when I am on a reasonable amount of sleep, which leads to a prolonged and stable much-increased evaluation of energy and alertness.

The mechanism of action for modafinil is not fully understood (which is always troubling to me when I’m researching something; once I did lots of research on this one, I decided to go for it anyway). It is a nootropic, rather than an amphetamine or standard stimulant. The current state of science is that it’s not fully understood how it works.

But tiredness is gone. For me personally, it brings a sharp and clear comprehension, much like a non-caffeine user using a large coffee, except the result is larger and there’s no jitteriness or agitation.

It’s particularly helpful when I’m trying to do something that is somewhat dull but could use a dose of superior creativity, like writing sales materials for a traditional industry where it’s hard to get a great copy and very good points. I especially like to do branding, positioning, and putting the finishing touches on products and services on modafinil. Integrating creativity into logical thinking (which have some opposition naturally) will be simpler on it. So is synthesizing new information, like when I am reading Ogilvy On Advertising and trying to implement some ideas from that.

I write much better cold emails on modafinil to meet people. I seem to put a better sense of connecting with people, their interests, and accomplishing goals together in the same time on it. The response rate is a lot higher although I can dash it off quite fast without assembling the email at all.

I can too easily focus on a single call or activity and deconstruct and think it through for what seems like a short time but is really very long.

I find it is not so great for solo research, but can good for researching with someone else that”brings things back around and keeps them on track.”

I am far less likely to”put stuff off” or”program it” on modafinil — it’s like, “Why are not we doing it right now?” Though I try to leave very rote, repeatable tasks that don’t require creativity for other days because I do not take the stuff daily.

I work much faster — this guide is already at 1500 words. I have been thinking about this article for a week, outlined it in 20 minutes, and I’m now 30 minutes into writing it. I do not normally write that quickly, not at all.

You know, the sort where you know you know the answer, and it’s right there in your face, but you can not really get it? Lately, rather than beating my head against the wall, I take some final notes on problems like this and leave it for when I take modafinil.

I’ve got more energy in general, and a general better sense of well-being. I am more optimistic about it by a little bit. Surprisingly, I look less impatient (there’s a light fleeting sense of,”I shouldn’t be wasting this time…” if I am in high-creative mode on modafinil and doing something rote, but not much aggravation or unhappiness with it.)

As a caveat, however, I have had bad experiences when taking modafinil in a, particularly bad mood. If I was ruminating and with a particularly bad day, taking modafinil made me get deeper into the rut and accomplish nothing. Eventually, on those days I’d wind up doing the 10-hours-of-online-chess issue to just block the ruminating. So it’s not a cure-all, it is a good boost for moods ranging from”slightly below average” up to”excellent,” but not a good solution for especially bad days.

My Routine Modafinil For Effectiveness

I’d hit-or-miss adventures with modafinil until I constructed a regular around it. To begin with, my regular routine.

My normal routine includes a diet heavy in protein, moderate in fat, and almost no carbohydrates. In the morning, I take 1600mg of Piracetam along with Vitamin C, fish oil, calcium, collagen, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acid. In the wintertime or if not getting much sun, I include Vitamin D. I also have a way lot of caffeine, I’ve been scaling back from 6-7 coffees/teas per day to 3-5. I’m contented with the majority of those lifestyle choices, except the caffeine which is a just simple addiction that I haven’t been willing to go through the withdrawal effects to break yet. I’ll usually do this if I am sleep deprived and need to sleep 10+ hours to recover, but I never take melatonin around the very same timeframes I am taking modafinil — if endurance construction or dependency effects are coming on, I want to know it and not accidentally have it covered up.

I lift weights 2-4 times per week and typically go for a 2-4 hour walk once or twice weekly, along with a fantastic amount of walking blended into my lifestyle.

Warning: Speculation follows. Check with doctors, nutritionists, do your own research. This is my speculating based on my experience, with a sample size of one.

Out of everything I take to supplement, Vitamin C, fish oil, calcium, and collagen are pretty standard supplements for healthy people. I doubt Vitamin C, calcium, or collagen has a lot of an interaction with modafinil. Fish oil might have some impact and relevance to the discussion since it will promote good moods and reduce inflammation, both of which are relevant. I take hyaluronic acid and glucosamine for some soft tissue damage I had, which definitely helped recovery and healing, and appears to have minimal impact on the mental state.

Piracetam probably has the biggest interaction with Modafinil. Piracetam is another nootropic, which has some qualities of a stimulant and generally appears to improve my working memory, capacity for thought, and difficulty. Piracetam was first synthesized in 1964 and there were people on the constant use of it since then, and it seems to be rather safe. I suspect that modafinil has a higher effectiveness and a faster effectiveness when combined with Piracetam.

I also consume a substantial quantity of caffeine, but I do not have a baseline before-and-after — I have been taking caffeine the entire time that I take modafinil, so I can not comment. There might be some type of interaction there, or may not.

So, my initial experiences with modafinil were mixed. Some wonderful ones, some bad ones.

I eat some mild protein, usually a few eggs or a pack of nuts. I then make sure I go to the gym in the next hour or two. I will not take modafinil anymore without doing extreme physical exercise.

That’s the most important thing for consistent good feelings and production on modafinil — the post-workout hormones with dopamine, etc, seem to dull the pain from injuries and potential headache, make me relax a bit more (which helps me knock off the task-switching that can ruin productivity).

I try to get a couple problems I’d like to work out on already laid out so that I can just dive in. It’s best if they are organized in this way that there is no desire to change between them. As an example, perhaps I have three pieces of writing I’d love to do — I’ll only work on one of them, in that situation. Having problems that are associated (a sales campaign and a marketing campaign that have lots of feedback between them) is particularly problematic since I’ll get ideas for both of them that are worth capturing, but it’ll take me out of the extreme flow.

I try not to have any appointments scheduled.

After the gym, I eat the salad and drink a huge pitcher of ice water. Probably 30 minutes after that, I force myself to eat another plate of chicken or a pack of nuts (I don’t need to), and order a coffee. While I’m eating, I am quite open to doing random things. I’ll skim my list of projects and campaigns, go through my email, listen to audiobooks or music, read a little, or whatever. Right after the gym, I’m kind of in a blissful mood and not quite ready to put down my head, so I just enjoy it and take in some great inputs.

Approximately 30 minutes after the gym (3-4 hours after taking morning supplements, 1.5-3.5 hours after taking modafinil) I hit the maximum portion of my creative stride. I try to be solo at this time and work on hard problems I couldn’t normally solve. It’s a terrific time for writing, particularly, and all sorts of other abstract problem-solving.

This time will operate for a couple hours, and around hours 5-8 I like to start working on something collaborative with someone. Early in the supplement/modafinil/gym/food cycle, thoughts and production come too fast and I want to just channel it and stay in a flow state. It’s good for collaborating.

My experiences are with 200mg doses of Modalert from MyModafinil, which is a generic version that costs around $2 per dose and is produced in India. It’s lightly controlled in the united states, so you do your own research and get a prescription if you are interested in it. I’ve had great experiences with MyModafinil.

For further reading, Gwern’s article on Modafinil is very scientific.

Dave Asprey in Bulletproof Exec is a big fan, as described in, “Why You Suffer from a Modafinil Deficiency.” I wouldn’t say the edge from it is quite that big as Asprey describes it, but yes, it’s definitely possible to do things creatively on it which aren’t off of it.

Daniel Tenner’s”Modafinil and Startups” is insightful — he used it to combat sleep deprivation, so that’s where you can find a take on that. The Hacker News discussion on Tenner’s piece is good too.

“My experimentation with smart drugs” by Johann Hari is also insightful, in addition to the HN discussion for it.

Just a Couple of Recommendations

Mostly, I am not making recommendations — just sharing my experience. However, I do have a couple of.

1. Research thoroughly in the event you get into any new medicinal or pharmaceutical routine. It’s only a smart practice. I’ll try to write an article sometime in the next week about how I evaluate pharmaceuticals/addictiveness, but you should definitely be familiar with doses, tolerance-building, withdrawal effects, contraindication, and medicinal interactions/reactions. It is your life and health, so it is well worth spending the time to learn.

2. Try to speak with a few people directly who have employed whatever you’re considering. The internet makes this really easy, there’s no really good reason not to.

3. Find a good health professional with a similar philosophy to you that knows your objectives, and get expert advice. The right professional can do wonders for helping you make good decisions and avoid bad decisions.

4. On a personal note, I’d recommend Piracetam as a better starting point than Modafinil for someone who has never completed nootropics… it’s just not as much hardcore whatsoever. It does not lead to such enormous gains, but it has a lower half-life, fewer side effects, and overall doesn’t change your daily life and life as much as Modafinil.

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A College Student’s Modafinil Experience

Instead of feeling “in the zone”, I would just do work and then I realize that I have just spent the last 2-3 hours working rather than doing random stuff. Like, I feel with Modafinil; you have the identical personality and the energy, I get more work done. I found myself staying on task more and checking Facebook/social media/e-mail a lot less when on Modafinil.

Without Modafinil, I’m ready for a nap by 2-3 pm or else I won’t get anything done. But with Modafinil, I could work directly through. Modafinil’s effects are nuanced. You don’t “feel” the effects the same way you feel if you took a stimulant. It is more of a wakefulness and alertness. You may be a bit more attentive to things and are aware. I am always trying to find new ways to improve myself one way or another. When using the expression nootropic to describe Modafinil may be disagreed upon by some nootropics community, I am not really here to discuss semantics and terminology.

I want this post for a summary of my adventures so it might help. If you’re a little bit sleep deprived (like having 5 hours rather than your regular 7 hours of sleep), it will wake you up and you will feel like you didn’t skip a beat. It will keep you on task, if you are working on something. For those who have a long day ahead of you, it will keep you functioning without feeling fatigued.

My baseline heart rate is in the low 60s. When I’m on Modafinil, I would regularly find my resting heart rate in the 70s range. And while although it is more than my heart rate, it’s less than my heart rate. Now if you’ve come here looking for information regarding Modafinil, chances are you’ve heard many stories about it, which range from raising your IQ points by double digits to it being the specific pill from Limitless. However, the reality its effects far more timid. The medication does a great job of promoting wakefulness and keeping fatigue. Additionally, it raises many higher-order executive functions, including attention and working memory.


When you haven’t heard about Modafinil

Modafinil does make your urine smell somewhat distinct. It is a distinct smell, although I don’t need to say it’s a smell that is bad. If I urinate in a bathroom, I can not really smell it but I can definitely smell it if I urinate in a urinal. What It’s Suppose to Do At the end of the day, I encounter huge mental crash on Ritalin. The crash is much worse than a caffeine crash in the day. With Modafinil I don’t get that. If I take Modafinil at 7 or 8 in the morning, I still find myself doing work without being fatigued at 6 or 7 in the evening, sometimes even later.

Modafinil is not a stimulant; it does not provide that”edge” feeling that stimulants like caffeine, Ritalin, or Adderall does. With Modafinil, you don’t get that feeling. It’s more subtle when you want to get work done but it’s still effective. It makes me forget to drink water, although it did not make my mouth dry the manner Ritalin did.

Positives of Modafinil Modafinil is marketed as a prescription medication in the United States to treat shift work disorder, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders. Because there were a couple of instances of acute skin reactions it was approved for treatment of ADHD but did not pass the trial period. It is being used by many individuals as an enhancement, though prescribed as a prescription medication for sleep disorders. So the increase in my heart rate is indicative of some kind of activity, but not nearly coffee’s stimulant reaction. The drug doesn’t make you jittery like caffeine or other stimulants. It’s a wakefulness.

Before going any farther, I want to mention that Modafinil is a prescription drug and with any medicines, you ought to definitely consult a physician before taking it.

This post is not meant to be medical advice in any way, shape, or form. This article is written to describe my experience.