Investigative journalism is something I always wanted to deal with. As a little girl, I was very curious and interested in many things: why this is this, and that is that; how it works, etc. It was precisely my profession the reason why I decided to write this article.
During my career, I’ve been researching many areas, but none of them have so far attracted my attention as much as nootropics, or popularly called, smart drugs, did. I guess, because of so many controversies related them, I wanted to explore this topic in more detail; that much, I even had some personal experience that helped me write this confession.
The job of a journalist can be demanding and stressful. Even if you are not “bind” to the office desk, and you are constantly on the move, it can be tiresome and exhausting. I know many colleagues who lost their enthusiasm and love for their job over the years. Frankly, I do not want that to happen to me.
Of course, there are moments when it comes to saturation, and to the well-known question: “Do I really need this?” Luckily, in my case this phase is short-lived. Simply, I love my job, and I want to do it until I retire.
I am currently in the United States, where I investigate the topic of representation of smart drugs among the younger population. Drugs that affect concentration, work performance and results have experienced an expansion over the past few years. The phenomenon of mental doping, which is the subject of many moral polemics, has attracted my attention. Why are brain stimulants so popular?
Good investigative journalists must reach the heart of the topic they are researching. In my case, this meant that I had to examine the mechanism of action of smart drugs in detail, to hear some personal experiences and to present the world objectively both positive and negative sides of substances such as Modafinil, Armodafinil, and the like. I decided on a slightly different approach. I’ve been thinking, if already young people are using them, nootropics are probably safe for use in older ones like me (although in my 30s, I’m not much older than the average nootropic user).
Step one – RESEARCH
So, I decided to try some of the smart drugs that can be found on the US market, although through online shopping, most of the brain stimulants are available all over the of the world. Let me get this straight, nootropics are not illegal products. These are medicines which have their on-label use. Many of them are very effective for purposes they are meant for, like treating sleep disorders, attention deficit disorders, etc.
I provided myself with more detailed information on products that are most common among students. In addition to the generally known Modafinil, which I have already tried and with which I have positive experiences, I heard positive “critics” about Waklert, which is quite similar to Modafinil.
In fact, the generic name of Waklert is Armodafinil. The name itself suggests that there are a lot of similarities between these nootropics. Before I resolved to be “wild and curious,” I tried to find out more information about an unknown substance to me; I investigated a bit more about the chemical structure of this drug. The good side of my job is that, by exploring many areas, a lot of experiences and knowledge remain implanted in your brain, and you never know when you’ll use it.
Waklert Armodafinil is an improved version of Modafinil; so similar yet so different. At the molecular level, the difference is that the Armodafinil is an enantiomer of Modafinil; it means their molecules face one another as a reflection in the mirror. If you’d placed them next to each other, their structure would be completely symmetrical. Armodafinil was formed by the R-Modafinil being isolated from Modafinil. An entirely new substance was created on its base. Simply put, Waklert is more intensive Modafinil.
Step two – PURCHASING
I knew that the desired medicine could easily be purchased online, but I still wanted to hear the user experience. Interestingly, most of the respondents obtained prescription medication. The worrying fact is how many young people have sleep issues and what consequences these have on their lives.
Some of those who got it otherwise relied on the Internet or dealers. Carefully asking around which site is the most reliable, I ordered Waklert. I paid attention to instructions, possible contraindications, and precaution measures – everything was neatly highlighted, and this gave me some confidence. Delivery was quick.
On the package, a dose of 150mg was indicated. Compared to a standard 200mg pill of Modafinil, I assumed that the lower dose of Waklert had the same effect. While the dosage of Modafinil should be repeated more often, Armodafinil is enough to take as needed or once a day. The mechanism of action is similar to Modafinil – it affects neurotransmitters to control some processes in the brain to keep you in the state of awakeness.
Step three – EFFECTS
I decided to work in the evening. I took Waklert and waited for the effect; it happened before I expected. I learned that the half-life Armodafinil is the same as in Modafinil, but that the effect is a bit shorter. Already after 15 minutes, I had a focus and motivation for work. The job, for which I usually need a few hours, was done in less than an hour.
Step four – ADVERSE REACTIONS
Compared to Modafinil, side effects were negligible. I did not feel hungry, but I’m not sure whether it was because of the medicine or the wish to do the job as soon as possible. However, users reported some of the usual ones such as nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. If you notice more serious symptoms, such as fainting or diarrhea, do not use an Armodafinil until you consult with your doctor.
In the end, I can conclude that Waklert Armodafinil served the purpose. I’m not sure if I’ll use it again, but the positive experience encouraged me. Of course, we must keep in mind that we are all different and that not everyone will react equally well or badly to a specific medication.