When using Armodafinil as a nootropic, most suggest 150 mg doses. This dose tends to provide 8-12 hours of half-life, in which the potent cognitive benefits of the smart drug work.
While research has been done studying Modafinil as high doses, there doesn’t seem to be similar studies regarding Armodafinil as of yet. Most studies cite doses of 150-250 mg (Source).
Overall, everything points back to a standard 150 mg Armodafinil dosage being absolutely ideal for most users needs, especially those seeking smart drug benefits like improved cognition and memory.
A Lethal Dosage?
Before taking smart drugs, I like to know if overdosing is possible. Naturally, I wanted to know if there was an Armodafinil dosage that would be dangerous to my system.
Armodafinil has been tested at doses up to 1,600 mg per day without any potentially lethal side effects. That’s nearly 10X the average daily dose! The drug has also been consumed at up to 4,500 mg and the subject didn’t have any life-threatening effects (Source).
Furthermore, Armodafinil’s cousin, Modafinil, has been consumed at up to 5,000 mg in on single dose. The subject was attempting to commit suicide, but even at 25X the average daily dose there were no life-threatening effects (Source).
While I’m no doctor, it appears that it’s damn near impossible to overdose on Armodafinil and die. This appears to be especially true when taking Armodafinil at a typical dosage, like 150 mg a day.
My Armodafinil Dosage Recommendations
Now, I could make this complex and break down every Armodafinil dose known to man. I’m not going to do that.
Armodafinil dosage is a simple topic. For 90% of users, you’ll want to stick with the recommended 150 mg dose. This is the standard smart drug does and offers you 8-12 hours of unadulterated focus.
If you’re looking for a little more, here are some other Armodafinil dosage recommendations:
If you want to use a pill cutter and split the standard 150 mg Armodafinil in half, feel free. I tried this dose my first time using the smart drug.
While 75 mg Armodafinil isn’t too strong, I certainly noticed a solid cognitive benefit for 6-7 hours before the “high” wore off.
If you’re new to smart drugs and only want to enhance your focus for 6-7 hours, then 75 mg dose of Armodafinil isn’t too shabby.
This is the standard Armodafinil dosage for medical purposes and for nootropic users. Overall, I believe most people reading this article will benefit the most from taking 150 mg of Armodafinil.
Again, you could use the pill cutter and take 150 mg of Armodafinil in the morning and another 75 mg after lunch.
Not sure why you would do this, as at higher doses I believe you’d be better off taking Modafinil. Still, it’s an option, especially for those who find their body reacts better to Armodafinil, but they want 12+ hours of focus.
I tried taking 300 mg of Armodafinil. I wasn’t a fan. In fact, I don’t like taking high doses of many smart drugs. The benefits are incredibly pronounced at standard doses, and I only use smart drugs 1-2 times per week.
So, 300 mg Armodafinil dose is just too much for my tastes. If you react better to Armodafinil and need to work all day and night, then this large dosage could be beneficial.
Finding the Ideal Armodafinil Dosage: What You Need to Know
That’s about all I got regarding Armodafinil dosage. For most, the standard 150 mg will be absolutely ideal. A microdose of 75 mg might be ideal if you want to work 6-7 hours or are new to smart drugs. Either way…
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