The Promises & Perils of Mind-Altering, World-Changing Drugs Like Modafinil (Modafinal & Company)

modafinil accelerated work weekMillions of Americans down mug after mug of coffee to stay alert and get through the day with perhaps a bit of an edge. Some go so far as to pop caffeine pills to pull all-nighters while studying for exams or finishing a top-priority report. Others awaken bleary-eyed at 4 a.m. to get their days started, while the rest of us typically just wish we had more hours in a day.

But if there were a pill you could take that would keep you wide-awake for 40 hours at a time — with no side effects, no risk of addiction, and no crash afterward — would you take it?

This tempting question is now a reality as mind-altering drugs like modafinil are already on the market. Modafinil, a drug originally developed to treat narcolepsy, is being prescribed off-label to a host of people who need to stay awake, including those with other sleeping disorders, depression and ADHD, people in the military and even those with jet lag.

Click here to read more.


About Dr. Soram Khalsa

As an MD, Dr Soram specializes in Integrative Medicine combining diet, nutrition, acupuncture, herbs and nutrition. Visit Dr Soram’s Healthy Living Store where you’ll find high-quality nutritional supplements: