CILTEP vs. Modafinil
Let's take a look at two of the most popular nootropics available right now. They've proven themselves effective and safe enough for wide use. What are the differences and similarities between these two substances? Read on and discover.
The most basic form of Modafinil first came to light in the 1970s. It was supposed to be used for treating narcolepsy, but after it was allowed for people working different shifts, it came to light that healthy people can benefit greatly from this substance. Today it is available as a prescription drug, with a branded name "Provigil" and it's prescribed for sleeping disorders and third shift workers, as well as people that travel often. The nootropic qualities improve the mental performance of the user.
Chemically Induced Long Term Potentiation, otherwise known as CILTEP was invented by a person named Abelard Lindsay in 2011. Two years later, after introducing some changes to the formula, it became commercially available, through a company named Natural Stacks.
Usage and Doses
Due to the fact that Modafinil lasts a very long time when taken, it is taken only once a day. It's duration lasts anywhere from 10 up to 15 hours. The usual dose for medical uses is 400 mg, but for nootropic uses it is common to start slow with 50-100mgs and build up from there.
CILTEP also lasts for a long period of time, from 8 up to 14 hours, with the usual dose being either 2 or 3 capsules taken in the morning.
Common benefits of both substances:
Improved ability to focus and ignore distractions.
Improvements to short-term and long-term memory
Modafinil has shown in the past to cause various negative side effects to some users such as:
Uneven Heart Beats
When compared side by side CILTEP is way ahead of Modafinil on terms of side effects, since it doesn't actually have any if it is used properly. However user reports modafinil is a stronger substance with sronger cognitive effects.
How They Work
There haven't been any studies that have managed to uncover the true action mechanism of Modafinil. While there are a lot of speculations, no legitimate source of information has stepped forward with this information about Modafinil.
CILTEP naturally induces a Long Term Potentiation (LTP) in brain cells, effectively increasing their ability at handling information. This is the cause for the increase in learning abilities for the users. While it has other ingredients as well, the main two are artichoke extract and Forskolin. The extract contains Luteolin, an natural and active PDE4 inhibitor. This provides increased cognition, long-term memory retention and neuro-protection. Forskolin activates "Adenylyl Cyclase", which is an enzyme that is responsible for memory formation.
Are these substances legal in the United States?
Both Modafinil and CILTEP are legal in the United States of America. Modafinil requires a prescription before you can buy it though.
CILTEP is available everywhere in the world without a prescription.