Nootropics are medications that enhance the activity of the brain and result in an increased level of brain functions. The memory, focus or even the retaining of a person is said to increase when there are smart drugs involved. These cognitive enhancers however also make the person feel more awake and more active. We will see how. We should all know that there are many types of smart drugs that are in the market now.
Modafinil and Armodafinil are two very popular smart drug compounds that help in cognition improvement. Armodafinil is the enhanced form of the compound Modafinil. In fact, it is the R-enantiomer of the smart drug. Armodafinil based drugs are said to be more potent and longer lasting. There are many smart drugs that are developed under the category of Armodafinil. Nuvigil is one of them.
Nuvigil: The smart drug
Nuvigil is an Armodafinil based smart drug. In fact Nuvigil is known to be one of the strongest smart drugs. It is an FDA Approved drug (2007). Nuvigil is both a Eugeroic (wakefulness promoting) and a cognitive enhancing drug. Along with these uses, the medication is also known to help people with sleeping disorders like Narcolepsy and sleep apnea.
Armodafinil based drugs work by activating the Orexin peptide by stimulating the Orexin receptors (OX1, OX2). As the peptide is activated, the body programs itself to inhibit the reuptake of Dopamine, resulting in an accumulation of the neurotransmitter. Dopamine is mostly responsible for cognitive enhancement and for wakefulness purposes. Along with these medications, Norepinephrine, Histamine and Serotonin are also increased, giving the body a rush of wakefulness and activeness. Usually the effect of Armodafinil smart drugs lasts for 13-15 hours.
The medication is mostly considered one of the strongest due to the fact that the medication at half the quantity of any Modafinil smart drug is more potent than other smart drugs. Hence it is considered one of the strongest smart drugs.
The functions of these increased hormones are:
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