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The Ultimate Guide To Modafinil:
All You Need To Know About This Limitless Pill

Modafinil is an enhancing smart drug that is used for treating daytime sleep-related disorders.

Besides, it is one of the most popular “nootropics” on the market. It is used to dramatically improve your focus, motivation & energy.

That’s why it is also called the Limitless Pill. One thing is for sure – it can definitely change your life.

For good? Let’s find out.



What is Modafinil?

What is modafinil

If you ever read my reviews, then you probably know that I’ve tried a lot of nootropics and nootropic stacks. Some of them are excellent, some suck, some are very healthy, some I would never recommend.

But there is one nootropic (or better, a smart drug), that definitely stands out of the crowd.

Based on my experience, it gets as close to the Limitless pill from the Limitless movie (you know, the one with Bradley Cooper) as possible.

Everyone who already tried Modafinil understands what I’m talking about.

Is Modafinil really the strongest smart-drug ever?

Modafinil is not in the same game as other nootropics. Why?

Because it is not a nootropic. It is a labeled prescription drug for treating sleep-related disorders.

So, why the hell would anyone use a prescription drug to boost their cognitive performance?

Well, because that’s exactly what Modafinil does.

Let me explain – Modafinil is not a stimulant, but it acts like one. lt is basically a wakefulness-promoting agent which dramatically increases your focus and overall performance.

There are several studies proving the cognitive effects of taking modafinil. [1] [2] [3] [4]

But let me explain what really happens when you take it and why I find it so fascinating.


My Experience with Modafinil

My Experience with Modafinil

So, here is how it all started. After I’ve done my research (and honestly, I read tons of stuff on Modafinil, scientific articles, studies, reviews, feedbacks, etc.), I’ve decided to order this smart drug and try it out.

2 weeks later I received the package of Modafinil and the fun began.

It was during the weekend when I decided to test it for the first time.

So I set an alarm at 5 AM and when I woke up, I immediately took Modafinil. Since I knew it takes some time to kick in, I went back to bed and tried to fall asleep again. As you can imagine, adrenaline was really rushing through my veins.

I was scared as f***. 

Modafinil Review

Modafinil Review

Anyhow, at around 5.45 AM I finally woke up (this time for real), I drank some water, turned on my laptop and I started working on my blog.

The next 30 minutes were quite funny. I was waiting for the strong kick or something special, but as far as I remember, nothing special happened.

However, I started working as I normally do, I was drinking lots of water and I tried to be as productive as possible.

But here is the trick…

I don’t know how and when, but all of a sudden it was like 10 AM or 11 AM and I was in this hyper-productive zone working like crazy.

That was the first time I actually stopped working for a minute as I had to pee. It was the moment when I realized the real power of Modafinil.

There was no second question, no laziness, no doubt, I needed no additional motivation, no background songs, nothing.

I just sat and worked. The only thing I can remember is that my vision span was kind of narrow (not something you would expect, right?)

I felt like my eyes (and brains) were completely focused on my laptop and my body had no intention of doing anything else. And this went on for hours and hours.

It was probably around 6-7 PM when I finally decided to go for a longer walk – not because I was tired or anything, I just thought I’ve done enough. Besides, I was also a bit afraid of how my body will react to Modafinil the very next day.

And that was the first experience with Modafinil. I tried it several times after and every single time it was pretty much the same.

I know that if you are reading this, you probably think: “This guy is a bullshitter. Or he probably took some LSD or something else.”

And I completely understand you. When I was reading other reviews, I had similar doubts. Modafinil sounded way to effective to actually work. Like a real sci-fi thing.

But this is an honest review, guys. Trust me, I know how I felt when I took Modafinil and yes, I’ll most likely take it again….and again…


Modafinil benefits

Modafinil Benefits

As I mentioned before, Modafinil is a drug used to treat excessive sleepiness.

But it can be used by healthy people for several other reasons.

Here are the main benefits of taking Modafinil:

1. Modafinil promotes wakefulness

Modafinil allows users to avoid fatigue and stay awake for hours (even up to 15 hours). So whenever you need a strong energy boost (if you are tired or you just want to be extremely focused), Modafinil can definitely help you out. You will definitely feel strong effects if you take it during the night or even in the morning after a long sleep – it’s such a powerful drug. That’s why it is so popular among students, CEOs, managers, and others.

2. Modafinil improves your focus

Based on the experience of many people (including my own experience), Modafinil dramatically increases your focus. By that I mean your eye span narrows and it seems like it’s so easy to be “glued” to your desired work at the moment. For example, I can sit for hours (8+) and work on my laptop without any issues. Once I know what I want to focus on, I can easily do it. The only issue is if you take Modafinil, but you don’t know what to do with all this additional focus…

3. Modafinil improves your motivation 

This statement is of course not scientifically proven, but hear me out – what many people report when they take Modafinil is that they get very motivated for the work they do. You are not really excited or anything, but as soon as you set your goal, bam, you want to achieve it no matter what.

4. Modafinil increases cognitive function 

Imagine what happens if your focus & energy increases? Well, your overall cognition should be improved and your productivity will skyrocket. That’s what Modafinil does to people. And the big advantage is this lasts for hours and hours.

5. Modafinil improves your mood

Again, I’m not sure if this is placebo or not, but whenever I take Modafinil, I not only feel more motivated, but I find working on (usually advanced) tasks fun and enjoyable. It is a significant difference which almost all of my friends who took Modafinil noticed.

Are there any other benefits of taking Modafinil?

Sure they are.

Some people report that taking Modafinil helped them lose weight. Honestly, I don’t believe Modafinil as a drug has a direct effect on your weight, but this is more of a consequence of a hard and focused work which lasts for hours. I noticed that I eat at least 50% less food when I take Modafinil. It is not that I am not hungry, but I don’t really think about food. I just work and work.

Modafinil goes hand-in-hand with drinking coffee. This is based on my personal experience. As you know, I love drinking coffee which definitely boosts my performance. When I combine it with Modafinil, I feel unstoppable. The great thing about this combo is that caffeine seems to kick in earlier (like 10-15 min after drinking coffee), whereas Modafinil needs about an hour. So you speed up the process with coffee & you do feel awesome. Just be easy on that, because Modafinil as a standalone supplement is strong enough for most people.

If you want to get an even stronger energy boost, do combine Modafinil with Bulletproof Coffee.

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Bulletproof Coffee

And that’s about it. Yes, there are many benefits of taking Modafinil.

What about the side effects?


Modafinil side effects

Modafinil side effects

Many people wonder if taking Modafinil it safe. Is it safe for long-term use? Are there any expected side effects?

First of all, studies show that Modafinil is not addictive at all. [5] [6] Besides, based on my experience and the research I’ve done, it is considered to be a safe drug to be taken in a long-term.

There were over 60 studies done and none that I found showed any serious side effects besides one (and even this one is a very rare one – please read it below).

Here is the list of all potential Modafinil side effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping may occur

Besides the mentioned side effects, Modafinil could in very rare cases cause SJS (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – 5 cases per 1 million people). [7]

People with certain genetic predispositions can develop this condition which shows on your body as a rush. It can be triggered by several drugs (like cocaine, phenytoin, valproic, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, barbiturates, and some others), infections (herpes, influenza, hepatitis,..), but there are also genetic predispositions that can cause the SJS.

If you carry one of the following leukocytes, you should be careful: HLA-B*5801, HLA-B*1502, HLA-B*5801, HLA-B*44, HLA-A29<, HLA-B12, HLA-DR7, HLA-A2, HLA-B*5801, HLA-A*0206, HLA-DQB1*0601.

To make it easier for you, I couldn’t find any person who had issues with SJS. 

Now, if any of the following side effects happen, then I do suggest calling a doctor:

  • depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or actions;
  • hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, aggression, being more active or talkative than usual;
  • chest pain, trouble breathing, uneven heartbeats; or
  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how minor you think it might be.

My recommendation: If you decide you will try Modafinil, it’s good to have a friend or someone else around you. This is a precaution that doesn’t cost you anything (if you don’t have super weird friends – sorry) and brings an additional peace in your mind.

When I took Modafinil for the first time, I was, of course, thinking about SJS. But it’s such a rare thing and since I was very sick as a kid (and I got a lot of antibiotics), I would probably develop this earlier had I been so unlucky.

To sum this up, based on my research and the studies that I found, Modafinil is a safe smart-drug to take occasionally and probably also in the long term.

I would still suggest talking to your doctor before you try it out.


How Modafinil enhances your performance?

How Modafinil works?

You don’t need to search for long before you find a lot of studies about the effectiveness of Modafinil.

What Modafinil actually does –  it increases levels of stimulatory neurotransmitters in your brain. [8]

That’s why lots of entrepreneursstudents, and other high-achievers take it as a smart-drug.

Modafinil Benefits

Modafinil Benefits

So, Modafinil is not a stimulant (like your morning coffee), but it does seem to work like one.

Here is the list of science-based evidence of Modafinil effects:

  • It was shown that Modafinil increases cognition [9]
  • Reaction time decreases [10]
  • In healthy volunteers, it improves working memory [10]
  • Also, it can improve mood [11]
  • There is a study proving that taking Modafinil improves brain function in sleep-deprived doctors [12]

Besides those effects, Modafinil can also decrease fatigue, reduce the need to sleep and increase alertness.

As you can see, there is a lot of evidence for the positive effects of taking it and this the reason for the increasing popularity of this smart drug.


How & when to take Modafinil?

When to take Modafinil

Since you already understand how powerful Modafinil is, you have to carefully think about the correct dosage to achieve the effects you desire.

The standard Modafinil dosage:

It is between 100-200 mg. I usually take 200 mg of Modafinil per day and never more than that.

However, you have to be careful with dosing because there are different types of Modafinil available on the market.

My top recommendation:

Read the label and do your research before you decide on the right dosage. If Modafinil is prescribed to you by a doctor, please listen to him/her.

Best timing: 

The best time to take Modafinil (at least in my opinion) is in the morning, between 5 – 7 AM. The reason for that is that 100-200 mg of Modafinil can give you a serious energy boost for the next 6-12 hours. So this is great if you want to have a productive day, but avoid any issues falling asleep in the evening.

If you want to work overnight, then, of course, take Modafinil in the evening. But do expect that you will have enough energy for the next 8-12 hours (or even more).

Since Modafinil amplifies the effect of caffeine, do not overconsume coffee on the day you actually take Modafinil. You can drink one cup of coffee in the morning, but I don’t suggest drinking it more.

What I do recommend, however, is to drink a cup of green tea in the afternoon (if you take Modafinil in the morning). I am not aware of any additional effect of Modafinil on L-Theanine (which you consume with a cup of green tea), but green tea will make you feel more relaxed and at the same time, it will be “easier” to relax after a long productive day.

Anyhow, I’d suggest you wake up early in the morning, take Modafinil and, well, enjoy the most creative & productive day in your life.

And if, for whatever strange reason, you get a bit tired during the day (even though you took Modafinil), you can still take a short power nap.


Armodafinil vs Modafinil

Modafinil vs Armodafinil

Have you ever heard of Armodafinil?


Well, let me explain what Armodafinil is.

Armodafinil is a non-amphetamine and longer-lasting isomer of racemic modafinil. [13] This means that Armodafinil is basically improved Modafinil.

This also means you need a lower dosage of Armodafinil to reach the same or even better effect. The standard dose of Armodafinil is 150 mg (compared to 200 mg of Modafinil).

Let me share some other facts of Armodafinil [14]:

  1. If you take a pure form of Armodafinil, the effects should last a bit longer
  2. Modafinil consists of Armodafinil, so they have an almost identical effect on our brain
  3. Armodafinil is more expensive, but it requires a lower dose
  4. I couldn’t find any evidence proving that Armodafinil is superior to Modafinil

Even though Armodafinil is stronger, Modafinil seems to be much more popular & researched. I don’t know why is that, but it’s good to keep that in mind.

Armodafinil vs Modafinil

Since Modafinil is a well-researched drug, I would recommend it to all beginners (after of course, you consult your doctor).

You know what you can expect from Modafinil and you can be sure it was tested on hundreds of people.

Sure, Armodafinil sounds promising, so once you know how Modafinil influences your performance, you can try Armodafinil as well.

Some people even suggest combining both smart drugs – for example taking 50 mg of Modafinil and 37 mg of Armodafinil, but I never tried that.

When it comes to nootropics, I love to test all kind of crazy combinations, but Modafinil is just too powerful for such things.

No matter which of the 2 you choose, make sure you find a reliable vendor to avoid any kind of issues that could arise by using low-quality products…

…which brings us to another topic.


Where to buy Modafinil?

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Modafinil is a prescription drug in most countries around the world, which means consulting your doctor is a must (I anyway recommend that).

However, if you want to, you can still order Modafinil online.

After a lot of research and tests, you can order it on this site – it is a very reliable vendor, where you get a special 35% discount if you pay in Bitcoin, BUT you can also pay with a credit card

You’ll find different types of Modafinil available, so please read carefully and choose the best one. All of them will do the work, just some are stronger and some are milder versions.

I had no issues with shipping etc. and I always received Modafinil on time.

Now is on you to make the next move.


Reviews & Experiences with Modafinil

Reviews of Modafinil

I’ve been researching smart drugs since 2016, so I read A LOT of feedbacks and reviews of Modafinil.

I talked to people who’ve been taking 1 pill per day for years (with occasional breaks), to people who tried it only once.

Feedbacks are different, but I can tell you that the majority of people is really, REALLY satisfied with it.

I told you before Modafinil was a game changer for me and, well, a lot of people would agree.

I don’t want to promote Modafinil in any way, I’m just sharing some honest reviews to help you understand what Modafinil really is.

“Great stuff to stay awake and keep alertness throughout the night. It’s a lifesaver for me. I use to pass out driving home every morning. Now I make it home safe.”

“I am a Nurse . I gave in and began to take Provigil (Modafinil(l because I could not safely transfer my clients for appointments . I could NOT stay awake behind the wheel of a car or any time I sat still .Provigil has been a life changer! I started with 100mg once a day 4 years ago. It still works and no side effects!”

“This medicine really works for depression. It helps me get stuff done and not want to sleep all of the time. Taken with coffee it is a lot stronger. I give this a 9 on a scale of 1-10.”

I could continue sharing positive Modafinil reviews, but that wouldn’t make any sense.

Sure, there are people who experienced some headaches, dry mouth, jittery,…but the majority of people that I know and tried Modafinil several times (including myself) had no issues whatsoever.

So, what’s your opinion on Modafinil?

Let me know in the comment section below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Let me answer the most commonly asked questions regarding Modafinil:

1. Is it safe taking Modafinil?

Yes, according to the studies I found (you can see them below), Modafinil is considered safe if taken within the recommended doses. However, please consult your doctor before.

2. Are there any side effects?

There can be. Some people had issues with headaches, nausea, nervousness, dizziness or difficulty sleeping. Whenever I tried Modafinil, I had no issues whatsoever.

3. Is Modafinil the Limitless pill everyone talks about? 

It’s hard to say, but I think it is as close to it as possible.

4. Can I take Modafinil every day?

You should definitely talk to your doctor before you do that, but I read reviews of several people who took it every day for years and had no issues with it.

5. Would you recommend taking Modafinil? 

I cannot recommend taking a smart-drug, but I can tell you Modafinil is one the coolest stuff I ever tried. Period.


My special recommendation


All right, I definitely hope you learned a lot about Modafinil.

As you saw, Modafinil is not a joke, but rather a powerful supplement which can help many people around the world achieve an awesome performance.

However, there are people (like me) who are not simply satisfied with Modafinil – who want more and more…

After years of testing, I figured out a formula that helps me achieve even more.

I DO NOT recommend doing this every day, but now and then it can definitely help to cover your peaks.

So, for the maximum effect, I do recommend doing the following:

  1. Start your day with drinking a cup of Bulletproof Coffee
  2. Then take 2-4 pills of Mind Lab Pro or your other favorite nootropic stack (check out my top list)
  3. Then take 100-200 mg of Modafinil
  4. Eat a healthy breakfast (something easy for your stomach)
  5. Turn of
  6. Drink a lot of water during the day

And enjoy the most productive day of your life.

While I cannot guarantee 100% satisfaction (sorry guys), I can tell that that’s how I can achieve an out-of-this-world-performance.

Well, try it out and you’ll see.

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By |2019-07-05T13:58:48+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Guide, Nootropics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Greg Gostincar is the founder of Your Inception. He has been researching, testing and experimenting with nootropics since 2015. Greg is one of the most recognized researchers in the field of nootropics.

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