Modafinil is Problematic.

Nine Concerns with the Iconic Smart Drug

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1. Sleep Disruption

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  • If you want to make some bad decisions, get some bad sleep. It causes foolish, impulsive decision making, from some scientific research published in the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children: A tired brain perseverates — it gets stuck on a wrong answer and can’t come up with a more creative solution, repeatedly returning to the same answer it already knows is erroneous.
  • As you’ve probably experienced, bad sleep really hits your productivity, focus, and mood.
  • Chronic bad sleep contributes to heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s.
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Watch: How to get AMAZING sleep after a “Modafinil Day” [MODAWAKE® Biohacker Review]
  • Dose very early. Since it stays in your system so long I only take Modafinil very early in the morning; like around 6 AM or 7 AM.
  • Use tranquilizers in the evening. When it’s finally time to relax; use some natural anxiolytics like Ashwagandha, CBD oil or Apple Cider Vinegar and honey tea.

2. Anxiety

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3. Dopamine Desensitization

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4. Histamine Reactions

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5. Effect on Personality

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Watch: Quantum of Psychopathy

6. Retardation of Verbal Fluency?

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7. Birth Control Disruption

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8. Unpredictable Side Effects

Perusing the internet you won’t have to search hard for reports of undesirable and more severe side effects.

9. Illegitimate Pharmaceutical Modafinil

If you research Modafinil much you’ll notice that most of the websites selling it are selling Indian manufactured Modafinil from HAB Pharma or Sun Pharma. This is problematic, to say the least, neither the manufactures nor the vendors of Modafinil test the product for purity, legitimacy or absence of toxins. From Medicines Made in India Set Off Safety Worries, a New York Times’ article

10. Cost

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I’ll suggest that if your objective is performance optimization…

If you’re not struggling with narcolepsy; if it’s the wakefulness, focus, cognitive enhancement and productivity that Modafinil is supposed to imbue that you want, there’s a lot better Nootropic option…

QUANTUMiND

This is a Nootropic stack that stands out as a wakefulness promoter and cognitive enhancer as an alternative to Modafinil.

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid — 275 milligrams of this antioxidant that was demonstrated in a University of Massachusetts study to enhance cognition in combination with ALCAR, Alpha-GPC, and phosphatidylserine, other ingredients of QUANTUMiND.
  • Alpha-GPC — If you’re wondering why this stack is a bit pricier than a lot of products that you can find on Amazon or the shelves of your local pharmacy, high bioavailability ingredients like Alpha-GPC are why. This is the version of Choline that has been demonstrated to enhance cognition.
  • Ashwagandha — A Nootropic stack like this delivers a state of relaxed arousal by combining stimulating Nootropics with several anxiolytic Nootropics. Ashwagandha is a favorite sleep hack of mine but smaller quantities like the 200 milligrams in this stack simply take the edge off the anxiety that can result from combining a lot of stimulants.
  • Black Pepper — You’ve probably heard that you should combine the spices Turmeric and pepper to increase the absorption of the renowned Indian spice. This stack contains 10 milligrams of BioPerine®, a special patented version of pepper which is a bit fancier than what you can find in condiments. Pepper on its own as a supplement doesn’t do much, but it increases absorption of the other Nootropics in the stack. I think it’s a great addition that enhances the cognitive bang for your buck.
  • Caffeine — The current version of QUANTUMiND contains 300 milligrams of Caffeine which is a lot, enough to keep even a serious coffee drinker very awake for hours. The daily dose is 6 capsules, so you’re getting 50 milligrams per capsule. A strong coffee is typically about a 100 milligrams so you would definitely want to spread out your dosing; 3 capsules first thing in the morning and 3 around lunchtime. Doing QUANTUMiND after 6 PM in the evening may mess with your sleep if you go to bed at a reasonable hour.
  • Ginseng — It contains 200 milligrams of the storied and mystical Adaptogen Panax or True Ginseng, at this dosage, it has a subtle anti-stress effect.
  • Green Tea Extract — It has 150 milligrams of Camellia Sinensis leaf extract. This has an anxiolytic effect that enhances creativity just a bit. On my infrequent Modafinil Days, I try to drink 3–5 cups of green tea to keep my mood even and keep irritation and mild anxiety at bay.
  • Hordenine — Inhibits the dissolution of noradrenaline which results in an uptick in energy, motivation and possibly alertness.
  • L-Tyrosine — A natural amino acid, which interestingly shares some of Modafinil’s benefits when it comes to wakefulness. It contains 450 milligrams, which is a dose demonstrated to normalize cognitive function while in a sleep-deprived state.
  • Phenylethylamine — Or PEA, has been called a small molecule with a large impact, For those disorders that are characterized by low PEA levels (e.g. attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), PEA has been suggested as a ‘safe’ alternative to drugs, such as amphetamine or methylphenidate, which are accompanied by many undesirable side effects.
  • Phosphatidylserine — It contains 350 milligrams of The Golfer’s Nootropic, which interestingly increases performance without increasing stress levels, which is like having your cake and eating it too. Typically enhanced performance in the form of cognition and wakefulness has a downside of boosting stress hormones.
  • Shilajit — It contains 150 milligrams of this eastern adaptogen which mysteriously emerges from rocks! There are several clinical trials of Shilajit, demonstrating that it enhances testosterone by as much as 23.5%. According to some Chilean research, it’s a Potential Procognitive agent, It is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, restoring the energetic balance and potentially able to prevent several diseases.
  • Vitamin B12 — The daily dose 1000mcg has the Methylcobalamin version of essential brain vitamin, which has the subject of +40 clinical trials.

Pure Nootropic Ingredients

One thing that makes QUANTUMiND stand out among Nootropic stacks is that they prove that it includes the advertised ingredients, by publishing a certificate of analysis from a 3rd party lab.

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  1. The analysis is of a recent batch of Nootropic ingredients. Nootropic ingredients tend to expire 2 years after synthesis.
  2. Crucially, toxic heavy metals are extremely scarce. Within acceptable Parts Per Million ranges.

What people are saying about QUANTUMiND…

Sabrina C. reported:

If you’re acquainted with Modafinil, leave us a comment…

Let us know what effects, desirable or undesirable, that you’ve experienced with Modafinil. How do other wakefulness-promoting Nootropics and cognitive enhancers compare to Modafinil?

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

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