Adanfinil boasts that taking their nootropic is like popping a Viagra for your brain. Adanifil claims this means that you will have better concentration, enhanced memory recall, incredible concentration, and more overall energy to tackle tough tasks in every day life.

What is a nootropic?

A nootropic is the official term for “smart drug” and was coined by a Romanian scientist in the 1970s named Corneliu E. Giurgea. Dr. Giurgea claimed that a nootropic was defined as:

  • A chemical (natural or synthetic) that enhanced cognitive functioning like learning or memory
  • Disrupts bad behaviors
  • Protects the brain from trauma
  • Enhances overall function
  • Has few side effects

In addition, nootropics are not designed to get you high like marijuana or LSD.

Do nootropics really work the way they claim and will make me smarter?

Generally speaking, no. We say this because in spite of all the hype surrounding nootropics, there has been very little proof outside of a test tube or laboratory rat that any of these substances will work to enhance memory, cognition, or overall brain function.

This is because not only is the human brain still a mystery to science, but we don’t understand how any nootropic interacts with it. In addition, the cost of a clinical trial to be considered a drug can be enormously expensive because you have to prove it does something.

Therefore, nootropics are marketed as supplements, that merely have to put that their product is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease somewhere in the fine print.

Still, there are plenty of diehard believers including college students and CEOs, and preliminary evidence is promising for some of these substances; however, many of them also do have side effects like dizziness or nausea.

What is in Adafinial Rx that they claim makes it so great for my brain?

Adafinil Rx is touted as containing a 100% pure phosphatidylcholine complex. Phosphatidylcholine is found in foods like eggs and soybeans, and the body uses it to make acetylcholine, a chemical in our brains. There is some preliminary evidence that a 25 mg dose can improve memory in healthy students, but WebMD says there still is insufficient evidence that it really works. Phosphatidylcholine side effects include excessive sweating, stomach upset, and diarrhea.

Adafinil Rx also states it contains Bacopa Monnieri, Alpha GPC, Huperzine A, Vinpocetine, and L-Tyrosine.

However, they don’t tell you how much of any one ingredient Adafinial Rx contains. And while they claim it is backed by “research driven human studies [that] confirmed safety and effectiveness,” they fail to cite the specific studies that back this up.

How they tempt you with a “free” Android tablet and keyboard offer

Adafinil Rx offers an enticing package for buyers on their website, which they tout as 3 bottles of Adafinil plus a free 7” Anroid [sic] tablet and keyboard, which includes free shipping for $179.91.

But what kind of “anroid” tablet and keyboard is it? The Terms and Conditions state it is a Smart7 Tablet and Keyboard Case (not an actual keyboard). They also note that the Adafinil Rx site is controlled by tabletforme.com. This site has pictures of a fancy-looking tablet and claims it’s on sale for $97, but it’s not clear who makes it. When you click on the tablet specs link, it states:

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Screen Size 7 inches Screen Resolution 800 x 480 Processor 1.50 GHz RAM 512 MB Hard Drive 8 GB Wireless Type 802.11bgn Average Battery Life (in hours) 3 hours Item model number A88 Hardware Platform PC Operating System Android Jelly Bean Item Weight 9.9 ounces Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.17 x 4.76 x 0.43 inches Rear Webcam Resolution 1 MP Processor Brand Allwinner A23 Processor Count 2 Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive Interface USB 2.0”

(Lorem Ipsum or “Greek text” is placeholder words when a website is unfinished.)

In other words, they likely put this website together quickly and hoped you didn’t click on any of the links.

When we called the customer service number listed for Adafinil Rx as 1(877) 214-3764 for further information, it kept hanging up on us. This is also the same phone number listed for Tabletforme.

The terms and conditions for Adafinil Rx state that you have 21 days from date of original purchase to contact them for a return or refund. Since you never know when it will arrive in the mail, you are very likely to miss the cutoff date.

Bottom Line: Adafinil Rx is an unproven smart drug and there is no reliable info on the free tablet

We have to admit, we’re not big fans of smart drugs. We have yet to find any nootropic formula that receives overwhelmingly positive comments from BrightReviewers who have tried them.

Adafinil Rx offers no complete ingredient information, proof of its safety or effectiveness, and they bundle it with a tablet of unknown quality to get you to take the bait. While they claim there is a 12-month warranty on the device, if their phone number isn’t working, how will you get it repaired?

If you are interested a new Android tablet, check out this buying guide from CNET, which is constantly updated with the latest information.

If you are interested in learning more about Smart Drugs, read our article about the “smart” way to buy them and what to look for on EVERY label.

Let us know your experience with Adafinil Rx below!