Placebo-controlled studies have proved that psychostimulants may improve the brain work and increase the cognitive functions. A correct application of the stimulants gives a significant growth of memory, speed of thinking and psychomotor reaction, and others. But not all psychostimulants are safe and work effectively. Today, psychotherapists recommend using only three drugs: Adderall, Modafinil, and Adrafinil. All these drugs have similar effect but also have differences. We are going to find out what are the differences and what medical product should be chosen to improve the brain work.

Adderall description

Adderall is a combined product derived Amphetamine. This is one of the most effective psychostimulants that significantly improves the functions of the central nervous system. It is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, inhibits fatigue, and controls emotions and cognitive functions.

Unlike most derived amphetamines, Adderall does not normally cause a medical addiction. In therapeutic doses, an addiction is impossible but an overdose often causes mental breakdowns and others side effects.

An advantage of Adderall is that it quickly launches processes in the brain and acts after the first application. The action affects the central nervous system than the brain, and therefore psychomotor functions are more developed than cognitive ones.

A drawback of Adderall is an action like amphetamines. The incorrect dose guarantees a development of euphoria and others effects that cause addiction. The side effects of Adderall may be severe, if a dose is not controlled. In general, the drug is working but a doctor’s supervision is required.

Modafinil description

Modafinil is a drug improving the blood circulation in the brain. It is not a psychostimulant and is not derived amphetamines. This medicine belongs to a new medical group – nootropics.

Nootropics differ from psychostimulants because they act softer, does not cause a medical addiction and improve the brain work. If Adderall acts more on the central nervous system, Modafinil shows more activity as to cognitive functions.

Using Modafinil significantly improves an amount of the learned information, sleepiness disappears, thinking is improved, and nutrition of the brain is better. Modafinil really works, and it is proved by scientists. The use of this drug helps to be awake up to 4 days, without losing a concentration and productivity.

An advantage of Modafinil is no side effects, an action in 100% of cases, no withdrawal syndrome, and it helps people to do impossible thins in life.

Modafinil does not normally have drawbacks. It may be weird but this is the difference of nootropics from common psychostimulants. But there is a risk that you may accidentally buy a fake or exceed the maximal daily dose in order to find new sensations. In these cases, severe side effects may appear.

Adrafinil description

Adrafinil is an analogue of Adrafinil. If we consider a chemical structure of Adrafinil in details, this is not an analogue but a prodrug of Modafinil. After the use of Adrafinil, this ingredient turns into Modafinil in the body and has a completely identical action.

An advantage of Adrafinil is a softer action and a higher safety due to the special release. Even in case of the overdose, a part of Modafinil goes to the blood, so that people do not have side effects. Yes, a poisoning may happen, but it is better than death.

Adrafinil does not normally have drawbacks. But the drug is not so popular as Modafinil, and it is hard to find it. Therefore be careful and avoid a fake.


Comparing these three medicines, we can make a conclusion that if you want to try a stimulant for the brain, select Modafinil of Adrafinil. They are safer, act softer, and better increase the brain activity. You will not have euphoria and an increased psychomotor activity. You will not have severe changes, but you brain will work by ten times faster and more effectively.