What is Modafinil?

Modafinil is a new generation stimulant, used to control and regulate the process of person waking without prejudice to sleep, which is so necessary in our modern lifestyle.

In the late 70s of the last century French pharmaceutical company “Lafon Group” synthesized Modafinil substance. But only in December 1998, Modafinil production and use has been allowed by the American FDA under the brand name Provigil.

Modafinil is an agonist of adrenergic alpha-1, which reinforces dopamine selection in the CNS, but also enhances the selection of GABA (gamma -amino-butyric acid). More »

Modafinil – an alternative to antidepressants?

The use of antidepressants has reached its peak in 2006, when the volume of prescribed different types antidepressants surpassed all other medicines, combined together. That’s right, according to statistics, the doctors prescribe more antidepressants than drugs for heart disease or cancer.

On the one hand it is good. People realized that they shouldn’t hide and suffer from depression alone. But, on the other hand, it means that more and more people in the world use drugs, the side effects of which are long lasting and very diverse. In this regard, patients are looking for medicine to treat depression and anxiety, but do not want to accept conventional remedies. Do they have an alternative? Recent studies have noted the useful properties of Provigil for the treatment of depression. Let’s make it clear about this drug. More »

What is Nootropics?

Nootropics – miraculous pills, that improve memory, attention, learning, eliminate apathy and depression, cheer up. The pioneer of this group of drugs has become Piracetam, synthesized in 1963. The name “nootropics” is translated from Greek as “changed mind”. These substances alter the mind through direct participation in a huge variety of biochemical processes. By acting on the higher nervous activity, they increase a man’s mental capacity. More »

Pills which enhance brain activity

Recently published result of online survey, conducted by well known journal “Nature”, has shown that every fifth reader used stimulants of brain activity. The primary audience of the aforementioned magazine are people, belonging to the scientific community.

The survey involved 1,400 people from 60 countries. The study found out that 62 % of respondents took methylphenidate ( “Ritalin” ) , 44 % – Modafinil ( “Provigil”), and 15% expressed a preference for beta – blockers. Many of the respondents used more drugs at once. More »

Mind-Enhancing Drugs

For many centuries, people are looking for a tool, that would stimulate their brains. Hoping to increase their intelligence, they chewed, smoked or decocted various plants. The search continues till these days, but now, shamans moved from forests to well-equipped laboratories.
What drives them this time? They are looking for a cure for the syndrome of distracted attention (ADHD), stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia. The list goes on and on… However, when creating products for those in need, the benefits, that this development will bring to the healthy people, are also taken into account. More »

Modafinil and responsible work

According to the latest studies, psychostimulant Modafinil increases the level of concentration and attention of surgeons, but it does not improve their ability to perform different operations.

“Therefore to our experimental results, we believe that the drug may help tired doctors, making the perception of information more efficient, the thought processes – more flexible, facilitating decision-making under no time and under stress situations” , – writes Dr. Colin Sugden and colleagues from Imperial London College. More »