In this article I’ll give you 5 reasons why I believe Aniracetam is a superior nootropic to Modafinil. I’ll also give you my own personal experience with both drugs as a brief explanation.
Some people may argue that Modafinil is a more effective drug. I’m convinced that Aniracetam will provide more benefits for the average person.
This article is not intended to be an attack on Modafinil (I love both).
So without further ado, let’s just get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we?
5. You Avoid Nasty Headaches With Aniracetam
One of the big cons of taking Modafinil is the fact that you will deal with some pretty bad headaches.
When taking Aniracetam, I have yet to experience any headaches.
The only times I’ve been able to avoid headaches on Modafinil are when I take a lot of choline and drink a lot of salt water.
That being said, I always experience some form of discomfort the day after taking Modafinil.
Now, keep in mind that this is just my personal experience. I know plenty of people who can pop Modafinil like skittles without any negative side effects.
4. Aniracetam Has Less Harsh Side Effects Compared To Modafinil
As briefly mentioned above, Modafinil can cause quite a few nasty side effects.
In fact, one common side effect is skin rashes. The most dangerous form of skin rashes is Stevens Johnson Syndrome.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. The pain from it can be excruciating, and recovery is slow.
Thankfully, Aniracetam has a much lower likelihood of causing serious side effects like this.
I’ve experienced no issues on Aniracetam. I’ve even been able to take it on an empty stomach, pretty much everyday because of its low toxicity and minimal side effects.
3. Aniracetam Is More Affordable
Aniracetam is more affordable than Modafinil. If you’re just starting out with nootropics, Aniracetam can be an attractive option due to its budget-friendliness.
I buy my Aniracetam for around $25.99 for 60 capsules (750mg each). The price of Modafinil when I buy from my local Pharmacy is starting from $100 for 30 days worth of supply.
It’s worth noting that we’re only talking about prescription Modafinil and not the kind of Modafinil you can buy from places like Modafinilxl, though it’s decent when it comes to the quality (I have tried most of their products, you can read my review here).
2. Aniracetam Has A Shorter Half-Life
Aniracetam has a short half-life (1 to 2.5 hours). Modafinil, on the other hand, has a much longer half life of up to 15 hours.
In other words, you’ll need to take Aniracetam more frequently if you’re looking for the same effect.
That being said, I never really experience any ‘crash-like’ effects on Aniracetam. The calm down is so subtle that I don’t even register it.
Modafinil usually has me wired for hours and sometimes (especially when stacked with caffeine) it makes me crash.
1. Aniracetam Is Safer For Everyday Use
There are many people out there who use Modafinil as an everyday nootropic supplement.
I’m not a big fan of doing this, especially since I prefer to take my Aniracetam throughout the day for a better experience.
That way, I don’t run the risk of developing a tolerance faster than normal (It’s already happened to me once).
I also believe that Aniracetam is safer to take on a daily basis than Modafinil, as it doesn’t carry all of the same risks as Modafinil does (like headaches and skin problems). I personally prefer Aniracetam over Modafinil. It’s been a favorite of mine for years.
That’s not to say that Modafinil is bad, it’s just that I think Aniracetam is better suited for my personal needs.
As always, this is only my opinion and you should base your choice on what works best for you and your needs.
Bonus Tip: Modafinil and Depression
So I was a bit hesitant if I should include this topic in this article, but here goes.
One of the most interesting thing I’ve experienced taking Modafinil is its effect on depression. Now, I’m not clinically diagnosed with depression but I’ve always had some sort of mood disorder that I’ve struggled with in one way or another.
I’ve found Modafinil to be incredibly helpful in reducing depression and anxiety especially around exam time and when it comes to social activity.
I have no clue why this is.
I’d take Modafinil before an exam and the feeling of being overwhelmed would just go away.
My mind felt clear while taking Modafinil, and it really helped me get things done.
Believe it or not, Modafinil can actually improve your mood if you’re suffering from depression. At least it does for me.
I found this video on YouTube about Modafinil and Depression that goes more in-depth with this topic:
Aniracetam vs Modafinil – Final Thoughts
If you are looking for a nootropic that you can take every day, then Aniracetam is a good choice.
It has a similar effect to Modafinil and is more affordable than the latter. I have been taking Aniracetam daily for years now and I would never switch to anything else.
I’ve used both Modafinil and Aniracetam for the last two years or so, and I have seen some minor changes in my life.
Both nootropics have great effects but in different ways, and I think you should give them a try if you haven’t already.
I hope this article was helpful! If you have any questions write me an email, peace!
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