What Are the Legal Provigil Substitutes
In a world where life is competitive, the use of drugs like Modafinil is normality; the cognitive adjuvants are used as coffee. The ethical debates over the next 20 years on whether or not to accept such adjuvants before exams will be an onerous task. Will these pills be like something ordinary, like bubblegum?
For now, an AMS study across the United Kingdom shows that in most cases even the British who are using these pills – in fact, in their “primitive” version today, for true “intelligence-giving” cures will appear in a few years – are not fully aware of their effects. Some even give them to their children, so that they will not be disadvantaged in competition with those of the same age, perhaps more intelligent from birth.
The scientific community draws attention to the fact that their intensive use is premature, especially in the case of children, because it is not known what effects the adjuvants have on intelligence and memories.
Even considering the beneficial role of pills, the AMS believes British authorities need to seriously investigate the impact of these drugs on society and make a public statement about their use. For example, will the pills make police witnesses to remember something better? Alternatively, what would happen if a villain forces someone to take pills with the opposite effect, which induce “selective amnesia”? Or what happens if some will have good school results influenced by these drugs, and others, for lack of money or ethical-religious reasons, will refuse to take them? Read all about it here.
What is Provigil?
Provigil is a stimulant of the central nervous system used by athletes for better concentration, but also for increased endurance. Modafinil is a substitute for Provigil, a primary stimulator, i.e., a psychostimulant. It is used to treat narcolepsy (a condition characterized by sudden attacks and uncontrolled deep sleep, mental fatigue or excessive sleepiness) and apnea. Research is being done on it and used in other affections such as Alzheimer’s, depression and attention deficit disorder. Modafinil is part of a group of medicines known as Eugeoric (“good excitement”), meant to maintain a state of alertness and mental alertness. One of the mechanisms by which it acts is the release of dopamine in the central nervous system.
Modafinil use as an incentive has many benefits over amphetamines. First, it has a much lower risk of addiction, because it brings euphoria. It also has a lower rate of central nervous system peripheral stimulation (fewer side effects), minimal blood pressure effects, it does not cause insomnia and is generally safer than amphetamines. It’s a drug of interest to the United States Army who wants to use it for hunting pilots and infantrymen who have to spend long periods of time without sleep. It’s not a strange practice for the army, as it would seem in the past American pilots using Dexedrine (an amphetamine) to stay alert.
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Tests show that pilots can maintain excellent cognitive functions even for 40 hours, without sleeping, and without side effects. Modafinil was tested in battles in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Modafinil in Sports
Relatively recently, modafinil has become a popular drug among athletes. They do not just use it to “stay awake”, but as an agent to improve sports performance because it stimulates but also increases endurance. This happens despite the fact that initial tests showed it to be a gentle incentive, without properties that could increase sports performance. However, more recent studies contradict the initial data.
At a dose of 4 mg per kilogram of the body, intensive exercises last 30% longer than without modafinil. It seems these effects are obtained by reducing the feeling of fatigue during physical exercise.
A Little History
Modafinil was discovered in 1998 in France. It is considered a controlled substance, being classified in the same category as Xanax. It has begun to be known and used among performance athletes between 2000 and 2004. In 2004, in a major doping scandal, mainly with the THG steroid, many of those involved also tested positive for modafinil. Anti-doping and modafinil tests are currently underway.
The drug is taken orally and is packaged as 100 mg or 200 mg tablets. The possible side effects of modafinil are nervousness, insomnia, trembling, euphoria, behavioral changes, excitement. It may cause gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dry mouth, anorexia. Sometimes there may also be increases in blood pressure and palpitations. These side effects are dependent on the dose used and the susceptibility of the user.
The dose, when it comes to improving sports performance, is between 100 and 400 mg. It is taken at least 2-3 hours before the sporting or training event. It is recommended to start at a minimum dose (100 mg) and gradually increase with 50 mg – 100 mg per application until the optimal treatment is determined for each person. Look at this.