Adrafinil, also known by the trade name olmifon, is a “prodrug”, meaning that it is metabolized by the body into an active pharmacological agent. Adrafinil is metabolized into modafinil, a prescription medication for alertness that costs at least $450 for twenty 200mg capsules at any pharmacy in the country.
Adrafinil has been found to increase exploratory behavior and alertness in animals (Siwak, 2000). It also increased speed of learning and decreased errors in the performance of a task (Milgram, 2000).
Additionally, Adrafinil increased the nocturnal activity of rhesus monkeys between 2- and 4-fold, without a sedative effect during the post-treatment phase (Milhaud, 1985). What this means is that the rhesus monkeys were 2 to 4 times more active while awake during the night, but did not revert to sluggishness once the Adrafinil was removed!*
Originally developed to increase wakefulness in narcoleptics, Adrafinil is a truly potent supplement and should be used with discretion. Do not a consume a higher dosage than 400mg of Adrafinil as it may elevate liver enzymes. If you have any health concerns, please consult a physician.
Adrafinil is best taken on an empty stomach.
Unless necessary, initially avoid taking Adrafinil before bed to avoid potentially interfering with sleep, as it is stimulatory. Effects can typically be felt in approximately an hour, and the duration can be 3 to 4 hours.*
Ingredients per capsule: Adrafinil (300mg), maltodextrin, silica.
* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.