Cognitive enhancement is the improvement of the brain functions and the execution of tasks in the workplace or in the day as a whole in a smoother and proper way. The brain is a complex functioning organ that makes everything possible for us. The CPU of the human system, if you will. As such it is necessary that the brain should be in prime state to perform when and where needed. For needs such as this we need means that can accelerate the cognitive improvement of the brain. The means is right here: Nootropics.
Nootropics are cognitive enhancers that stimulate the brain to perform better. These medications influence the hormone levels in the brain that promote wakefulness and bring higher focus. A popular smart drug compound is Modafinil. Modafinil has many derivative smart drugs that are very popular among the people nowadays. Smart drugs like Provigil, Modvigil, and Modalert are very popular as they provide the necessary improvements with minimum side effects. Modvigil is a structurally different smart drug that helps in cognitive enhancement and promoting wakefulness. Let us see further.
Smart Drug: Modvigil
Modvigil is a Modafinil derived smart drug. The medication is FDA Approved and has been licensed for sale and use in many countries including USA and UK. Modvigil is manufactured by HAB Pharma, India. The basic working mechanism of all Modafinil based is the same. Modvigil is no different.
Modvigil works by acting on the Orexin receptors in the body. Orexin is responsible for arousal, wakefulness and the increase in appetite of the individual. As the pill makes its way into the system, the medication activates the Orexin Peptide that helps in the increase of the neurotransmitter Dopamine. Other hormones like Norepinephrine, Histamine and Serotonin that also help in regulating the sleep cycle and the activeness of the person. The Dopamine in the body is inhibited from being taken up by the nerves. As such the medication blocks the synapses of the nerves, thereby restricting the Dopamine reuptake. This inhibition results in the accumulation of Dopamine in the body. As such there is an excess of the neurotransmitter Dopamine in the body, which ultimately results in accelerated wake up cycle and better focus at work.
Modvigil is structurally different from other smart drugs: it does not cause withdrawal symptoms in the users who use the smart drug frequently. According to the recent research done by the University of Oxford in 2015, Modafinil’s neuro-enhancing effects are varied. The longer and more complex a task was, the more consistently the drug improved the cognitive function.
Modvigil though does not cause any withdrawal symptoms is ultimately a drug. As such it is of utmost priority that the ingestion of the medication should have proper supervision and guidance on its use and its functionality. Any user should know of the risks of an overdose and how it can be controlled. Cognitive enhancers as such may be an easy way to get ‘high’, but in the long run, the effects can dire.