Because of its phenomenal benefits and very few side effects, Modafinil is considered to be a “miracle drug.” Nevertheless, many nootropic enthusiasts wonder whether too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Indeed, we know that the mind and body will grow accustomed to anything that we do consistently, resulting in a tolerance to it. This is part of our natural survival mechanism and it holds true for anything, be it lifestyle habits, food or drugs.
Modafinil is a stimulant and like any other stimulant, its effectiveness will dwindle with time if used daily. Although Modafinil tolerance does not happen as quickly as amphetamines like Adderall, it is important that you avoid building one up in the first place. Otherwise, one day, you will realize that Modalert 200mg is not working for you. You will then tell yourself that 100mg more is nothing to be afraid of. After a few more years, you will realise that you need 2 grams of Modafinil to even function normally. Luckily for you, we have come up with a few tips that will ensure that you do not develop any tolerance to this powerful cognitive enhancer.
All nootropics require a washout period, which is just a fancy way to say that you need to take a break to let certain receptors and glands rest. Generally 2-4 weeks on followed by the same amount of time off is a good rule of thumb. However, after a foretaste of the effects of Modafinil, 2 weeks off will not appeal to many people but you need to realise that being reliant on a stimulant is not the way to go if you want long-term change. It’s essential for you to condition your body to operate well even at baseline levels.
Avoid Using Modafinil for 2 Consecutive Days
The Modafinil half-life duration is about 15 hours and to avoid short term tolerance, you must make sure not to use it back to back on consecutive days. Otherwise, what happens is that because of the long Modafinil half-life, plasma concentration will reach a steady level, making the drug less and less effective for you. As little as a 48 hour lapse between 2 consecutive doses (skip a day) is enough to make sure that your body does not get used to the drug in the short-term. Everyone who experiences the Modafinil effect will likely be guilty of using it for more than 3 days in a row but make sure that the next time this happens, keep your dose low.
Don’t Take Any Other Stimulant
When I say any other stimulant, yes, I also mean coffee. Modafinil will make your body highly sensitive to other stimulants, hence significantly enhancing their effects. So, taking any kind of stimulant will make your heart rate go through the roof and severely affect your sleep cycles. Some people find that a cup of coffee in the morning intensifies the effectiveness of Modafinil but for anyone new to nootropics and biohacking, it is wise to avoid it.