Adrafinil To Increase Alertness And Enhance Cognition

Dr. Purushothaman
September 12, 2013

Adrafinil is a new generation central nervous system stimulating drug used to increase alertness and enhance cognition to remain alert and active during the day and carry out the day’s activities with interest and energy. Basically designed and developed for the treatment of narcolepsy, adrafinil can be taken by otherwise healthy individuals as well to increase their awareness and enhance performance at work or studies with its stimulating action and zero side effects.
Adrafinil as a mind power drug has been found to be especially beneficial for night workers, nursing mothers, as well as the elderly suffering from excessive sleepiness, in attention and reduced memory. First discovered in the late 1970s by scientists working with the French pharmaceutical company Group Lafon, adrafinil belongs to the category of smart drugs called eugeroics’ which means ‘good arousal’.
Also known as olmifon adrafinil, this central nervous system stimulant has been clinically proven to boosts mental alertness without disrupting normal sleep in many of its clinical trials conducted during its formulation as an experimental treatment for narcolepsy. Since then adrafinil has been a popular treatment of choice for increasing alertness, improving memory and reducing day time sleepiness in those suffering from narcolepsy, depression, senile dementia and other disorders of the mind.
Since adrafinil is known to increase energy, boost awareness and brighten the mood, it can be taken as an effective anti depressant supplement as well. Both as a stimulant and as an anti depressant supplement, adrafinil presents a much safer, effective and healthier option as opposed to other anti depressants and stimulants available in the market.
The main reason behind adrafinil’s efficacy and safety over other stimulants is that unlike other stimulants, adrafinil provides stimulation just on the area where it is required without affecting other parts of the brain. This also accounts for the non-habbit forming effect of adrafinil which makes it as the safest stimulant available. Moreover, since adrafinil stays in the system for long, its effects are longer lasting as compared to other stimulants like coffee.
Other stimulants â€" ranging from coffee to methamphetamineâ€" stimulate a broader number of brain receptors, including those involving dopamine. This means they often cause unpleasant side effects, such as anxiety, agitation and sleeplessness. Adrafinil’s benefits build up over a period of time, giving a more subtle, gentle boost. olmifon adrafinil side effects are, in fact, almost completely non-existent.
While there are no side effects associated with this medicine, you are however advised to have a liver function test before you use this medicine or in case you plan to use it for an extended period of time to rule out any harmful side effect.

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