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⭐⭐ Biohacker Review of Adrafinil vs Modafinil

Jonathan Roseland
4 min readNov 28, 2017


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Adrafinil is like Modafinil minus the sweats but really not worth trying…

I tried Adrafinil for the first time yesterday, I did about 300 milligrams first thing in the morning, and found it pretty consistent with my experiences with Modafinil. It put me deep into the focus zone for about 6 hours (a little shorter than Modafinil). For the next 3 consecutive days, I did the same dosage of Adrafinil and I feel I’ve run into its tolerance curve; the afternoon of the 3rd day I actually grew tired after lunch, did a second dosage of about 200 milligrams (eyeballing it). So it’s not an everyday smart drug…

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The nice thing absent was the sweats, Modafinil often makes me sweat while I’m there working on my computer, which I have always found weird.

I’m trying to take all my powdered Nootropics subliminally, to maximize bioavailability. This is rough with Adrafinil, it just tastes like you have a formaldehyde-covered zombie frog (the kind you dissected in science class) writhing under your tongue — it’s pretty bad. I think it is, hands down, the worst tasting smart drug (high praise coming from me!), I’m starting to get a gross taste in my mouth just looking at the packaging…

One day I upped my dosage to two little spoonfuls (about 600 milligrams) and even at that dosage, the effect was just not that noticeable. Definitely not like being on two Modafinils! Although, I didn’t have a mid-afternoon tiredness spell.

It’s cheap compared to even the most competitive Modafinil sources; $33 for 10 grams

  • At a high daily dosage of 300 milligrams, I have 33 doses here at about 70 cents/dosage.
  • Compared that Modafinil tablets that start at a dollar per capsule
  • A clear economic decision if you don’t mind the ghastly taste of Adrafinil.

However, I’d be irresponsible here if I failed to mention that long-term Adrafinil use causes liver damage, the primary reason I believe that it never got approved as a pharmaceutical drug and they had to invent Modafinil. With my 90-Day No Boozing habits I think my liver is pretty happy with me and I’m not planning on using Adrafinil long-term.


I’ve had this package of Adrafinil for nearly 2 years and I’ve stopped using it because it just doesn’t have the effect desired consistently (or at all). It’s probably nearing its expiration date so it’s about time for it to go into the trash! Never mind Adrafinil just use Modafinil, Rhodiola, or Tyrosine if you’re in need of an effective wakefulness agent.

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More about Adrafinil vs Modafinil

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Adrafinil is the non-prescription version of Modafinil and a search for it on Pubmed yields +25 results. Adrafinil is technically a prodrug of Modafinil, meaning that it converts or metabolizes into Modafinil in the liver.

The biggest difference between the two is that Adrafinil is, currently, unregulated in the United States. Although Modafinil can be acquired via numerous sources online, varying from shady silk road wannabes to highly credible supplement retailers, there’s still a legality issue for US citizens. For those who wish to stay on the right side of the law without bothering a doctor for a prescription, Adrafinil is the clear choice.

Originally published on LimitlessMindset.com. I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $100 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.



Jonathan Roseland

Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸