How Adrafinil Affects the Liver
The Same Effects as Modafinil
Due to the fact that Modafinil requires a prescription before you can purchase it, a comparable alternative has become popular among nootropic users. Adrafinil metabolizes to Modafinil in the liver. Hence, one can experience the same increased levels of alertness, mental energy and focus with Adrafinil as they can with Modafinil. And —at a lower cost. Another attraction of Adrafinil.
What’s the Drawback?
You may be wondering, “If Adrafinil is less expensive and has the same effect as Modafinil, why not just go for it?” For most people, there are no serious side effects from using Adrafinil. However, with some who have less hearty livers, the excess build-up of liver enzymes may present a problem.
If you have an already stressed liver or are uncertain about yours or if you are gaining in years, it’s wise to be cautioned. Liver toxicity or hepatoxicity is one of the documented side effects of Adrafinil. It is something we should keep in mind when it comes to using this nootropic.
Tylenol has Similar Liver Toxicity
Even supposedly safe and reliable products such as Tylenol have liver risks attached to them. In fact, when compared to Adrafinil, the metabolite in Tylenol has a similar level of liver toxicity.
Once the liver toxicity is taken into account, you’ll want to cycle your dosage of Adrafinil. Consequently, it’s advisable to take one week off to allow the liver to recuperate after a two-week cycle of taking it only three times per week. If this is your first time using Adrafinil, you should test it out before embarking on a two-week cycle. Try a pinch of the powder on the corner of your mouth overnight to see if there are any adverse reactions to it.
If you have no negative results, try taking half the recommended dosage of Adrafinil the first day. It’s better to be safe than sorry.