Modafinil VS Armodafinil
The substance known as Modafinil is not a pure compound, but a mixture of two different substances. It consists of 50% of the substance called AR-Modafinil and 50% of the substance called ES-Modafinil. Armodafinil is not a mixture, it is 100% AR-Modafinil, without the ES-Modafinil. Armodafinil is, therefore, chemically a pure form. Just recently scientists discovered that the two different substances; “AR” and “ES” Modafinil differ in the effect they have on the brain. The positive effects can mostly be attributed to AR-Modafinil. Due to this, recently, Armodafinil has been marketed as a separate product.
Given below are the advantages of Armodafinil:
Advantage 1: 150mg of Armodafinil is as potent as 200mg of Modafinil. Due to this less amount of Armodafinil is needed to achieve the same effect. As a result, the possibility of side effects is smaller.
Advantage 2: The effects of Armodafinil last longer than Modafinil. The difference is 2 hours. The advantage lies in the fact that Armodafinil covers an entire working day, whereas, in the case of Modafinil the effect is not long enough.
Advantage 3: Users experience Armodafinil as milder and more relaxed compared to Modafinil. With Modafinil the side effects are similar to those of too much coffee: jitters and nervousness. These side effects are experienced less with Armodafinil and as a consequence there is less influence on sleep.
The disadvantages of Armodafinil are as follows:
Disadvantage 1: Armodafinil is slightly more expensive and less readily available than Modafinil.
Disadvantage 2: The effects of Modafinil are more pronounced and some users prefer this. The effects of Armodafinil are generally subtle and less noticeable.
Disadvantage 3: Modafinil reaches full effect quicker than Armodafinil does. Users can experience the full effects of Modafinil within 1-2 hours after consumption, whereas this takes 2-3 hours in the case of Armodafinil.