In the movie, Limitless, a burnt out loser of a writer stumbles across a top-secret pill (codenamed NZT-48) which unlocks insane levels of cognitive ability. Within no time, the protagonist’s writers block is eliminated, he finishes the book he’s been meaning to write in a matter of hours, he masters the Stockmarket, becomes rich in days and is imbued with the confidence needed to pick up the most beautiful women. While it all sounds like Hollywood nonsense, could there be any truth to this? Well, believe it or not, there is (kind of)!
As it turns out, a pharmaceutical called Modafinil was actually the inspiration for the film. Modafinil is in a class of drugs known as nootropics. Nootropics, also known colloquially as ‘smart drugs’, are thought to affect the behaviour of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters,hormones and enzymes) in the brain as well as stimulating neuronal growth and increasing the brain’s supply of oxygen. All of these factors contribute to increased memory, intellect and alertness among other improved mental faculties.
First approved by the FDA in 1998 as a treatment for narcolepsy, Modafinil is now widely used as a cognitive performance enhancer. It is often used by students who need to focus and meet a deadline, professionals who need to up their game in the workplace… it is even used by the US military to increase the focus of soldiers, drone pilots etc.
What’s great about Modafinil is that it isn’t habit forming, nor has the unpleasant side effects of many other mental stimulants, such as amphetamines (Ritalin or Adderall), caffeine and so on. Rather than speeding your mind up and flooding your body with dopamine, Modafinil clears your mind. There is no perceivable ‘buzz’ or ‘coming up’ on the pill, instead you realise a few hours after taking it, that you have mysteriously powered through huge amounts of work without even noticing! If you take 200mg of Modafinil in the morning, you will be able to work solidly all day long without losing focus. You won’t even get that inevitable post-lunch sleepiness and lull in energy.
This all might sound too good to be true. It has anecdotally been know to have these effects for years. However, an Oxford University study of August 2015 has once and for all proved that Modafinil is all it’s claimed to be and is in fact the worlds first safe smart drug. More information on this study can be found in this Guardian Newspaper article of the 20th August 2015.
So… you might now be wondering, ‘Great. Where can I actually get hold of Modafinil?’. It is available on prescription in most Western countries (sold under the brand name Provigil in the United States) and you will need to see a doctor who can prescribe it to you if you suffer from narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome or shift work sleep disorder. If you don’t have any of these conditions and merely want to try the pills out in their nootropic, cognitive enhancement capacity, then you’ll need to order them on the internet. The place where most people get hold of them is by purchasing what are known as ‘generic pharmaceuticals’ from India. Because India has very relaxed rules (read no rules!) on the copyrightability of molecular structures, they’re enjoying a roaring trade in creating copies of mainstream Western meds. This is why they are such big producers of knock off Viagra and such. The chemical formulas are the same, they’re just branded differently and tend to be a lot cheaper which is good for us! However, you need to be careful when purchasing generic pharmaceuticals from overseas. Some countries frown upon importing them. You’ll need to look into the rules for your own country and of course GoodHealthitude.com shares no liability in your actions.
The best and most reliable site we’ve come across for importing Modafinil is HERE. They ship to anywhere in the world. It’s inexpensive, and if for any reason your package gets lost or held up at customs, they will offer you a full refund. Their parcel tracking system is second to none and our latest purchase of 100 pills arrived from Mumbai to South West France in just five days.
Below is the discrete packaging which we recently received with our order of 100 pills at $1.56 per pill.