Top 3 Online Vendors to Buy Adrafinil From

Adrafinil was originally sold under the brand name Olmifon in its home country, France, as well as other countries. After the original manufacturer Lafon Laboratories was acquired by Cephalon, they discontinued the production of Olmifon in 2011.

Today, there is no approved brand adrafinil on the market, but there are many generic manufacturers that still make this substance, mostly from China. Even the branded generics or store-brand adrafinil that say "Made in the USA" actually get the raw substance from Chinese suppliers, then they package the final product in the USA.

Since Big Pharma haven't gotten their grip around this little drug, it remains unscheduled and unregulated in the USA, Canada, UK and most other countries. That means you don't have to pay several times the price for some fancy brand name, and you can legally buy generic versions of the drug over the counter and without a prescription.

You are not likely to find adrafinil at local drug/supplement stores like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, GNC, etc. That's because it is not an FDA approved drug or treatment for any specific medical condition, nor is it exactly a dietary supplement.

Most consumers order adrafinil and other nootropic drugs from online vendors, and there are many of those. The most important things to consider when choosing a vendor are product quality, lab testing, and customer service.

The following are three of the best places where you can buy tested and verified adrafinil powder or capsules.

Note: Most online nootropics suppliers are either located in the USA or ship from the USA. If you live outside the US it may be better to order adrafinil capsules and not powder. Capsules are easier to pass as a supplement when importing from another country, while the powder is more likely to get seized by customs. Some countries have restrictions on importing unapproved drugs.

Adrafinil Capsules Vs. Bulk Powder

Each consumer has his/her reasons to use either capsules or powder. The following are some basic points you should keep in mind when deciding which form to purchase adrafinil in.

Dosage

The standard dose of adrafinil is 300mg, and that is the amount used by most capsule manufacturers. Most users should not need more than 300mg a day, but some do. Depending on varying individual factors, some users need to take a 600mg or a 900mg dose to get noticeable results, which means taking 2 or 3 capsules.

The powder is usually sold in bags of 10g, 20g, 30g, etc. Again, the daily dose should range from 300-900mg, but you will have to use either a micro scoop or a digital scale to measure the amount you want to use.

Ease of Use

The capsules are obviously easier to take since all you have to do is pop one capsule (or more) with a glass of water.

The powder is a little messier to use, but manageable. You can mix it with water (partially soluble) or any other drink of your choice. The taste is slightly bitter but acceptable.

Purity

The purity essentially depends on the source of the drug rather than how it is delivered. Some suppliers provide a third-party lab Certificate of Analysis (COA) that shows the purity of the tested sample.

Most powders have a 98%+ purity, and the same applies to capsules. However, some manufacturers add fillers to their capsules. While fillers are harmless, some users may not be comfortable consuming them with every supplement they take. Make sure to read the product label to find out if any fillers/additives are used -- they should be listed under "Other Ingredients".

Price

Price is one of the main points to take into account when comparing capsules and powders. As a general rule, bulk powders cost a little less than capsules.

There are several factors that affect the price, such as quality, purity, customer service, etc. Although the price should be considered when choosing a supplier, it should not be the only basis for your decision.

Importing & Customs

Adrafinil is an unregulated substance in North America and most other locations. It is not an approved drug, but still it is legal to buy it for personal use without a prescription. That does not apply to France and Australia, where adrafinil is classified as prescription-only.

Although it is not banned, some consumers in Europe and Australia have had their shipments held by customs, so if you live in one of those countries and import adrafinil from another country there is a risk that the package might get held or returned by your customs authority.

Buying large quantities increases the chance of your package getting seized. Also, bulk powder may look more suspicious than capsules. Remember again, adrafinil is not illegal, but it is unapproved for medical use in most countries. Your country may have special rules or restrictions on importing such substances, so make sure you adhere to the laws in your location.