Afinil Express Review: A Worthy Successor To ModafinilCat?
Update June 2019: Yes, Afinil Express is closed.
Afinil Express Alternative
As of September 2019, the best Afinil Express alternative is ModafinilXL. I no longer recommend Modafinil Star (here is my review on why), and most other shops are either not good our out of business (full list here). To buy Modafinil online, please see ModafinilXL instead (my review here).
In this article we explore the origins and customer experience of AfinilExpress, a brand new online supplier of generic Modafinil and Armodafinil tablets.
The shutdown over at ModafinilCat.com is also covered, which possibly illustrates a transfer of power between the two companies.
Note: you can get 10% discount on your first order from Afinil Express if you sign up to my newsletter (and 20% on top of 10% if you pay with bitcoin)
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So it’s official. One of our favorite suppliers of modafinil – ModafinilCat – has announced that they will be closing down, “with love”.
On September 29th, Neko from ModafinilCat made a blog post explaining that all outstanding orders will be fulfilled, but no new transactions will ever be made again.
The decision was described as purely personal and not at all because of legal complications or cyber crime such as hacking.
The team politely bade farewell to their legions of loyal customers, but not without raising more questions.
Many people at the time may have wondered “what are we going to do!?”. ModafinilCat, for a long time, was THE place to get Modafinil. It was reliable, secure, and inexpensive compared to going with brands such as Provigil and Nuvigil.
However, it’s hard not to sympathize with the team for packing up shop – it’s not an easy task to sell modafinil, even though it’s technically legal.
The legality of transporting and selling modafinil is firmly within a legal grey area, given the substance’s schedule IV status in the United States and various other “controlled” statuses in many countries around the globe.
Typically, you’d need a prescription from a physician or psychiatrist to get it from your own country. Not only that, but the U.S. had long banned imports from India’s Sun Pharmaceuticals, which produces a massive amount of inexpensive modafinil tablets on the market.
Now, we can only confirm that imports of their Modalert product have been partially reinstated, but we know that overall supplies of modafinil are being closely watched by government agencies.
Thankfully, the nootropics gods have been merciful by providing us with a new online supplier of Modafinil. One that ModafinilCat themselves endorses, and for good reasons – AfinilExpress.
Passing the Baton
As ModafinilCat announced their closing, they effectively named AfinilExpress as their rightful heir. They’ve vetted the vendor that they felt came close to their “way of doing things” and affectionately called Afinil Express “the second best Modafinil store in the world”.
With ModafinilCat out of the picture, AfinilExpress has very high expectations to meet and a whole lot of demand to take over. However, we’d like to take the chance to get to know them ourselves by exploring their site and placing an order, and share the whole experience with our readers.
Before we head over to afinilexpress.com to place our first order, however, we need to clear something up for new readers.
Why Buy Modafinil?
With the complication of distributing (and hence, acquiring) modafinil, why would anybody want to deal with it? The answer is simple – it’s one of the best nootropic substances you can currently get your hands on.
According to Afinil Express, “Modafinil is the alertness wonder drug from everyone”. It is promoted as a powerful tool for professionals, students, athletes, and even gamers to get an edge on the competition.
This happens through a boost in motivation, ability to focus, and a clean sense of wakefulness that lasts for the greater part of a day. See our complete review of Modafinil for more juicy details on how the substance works.
Not only is modafinil powerful and consistent among users, but it’s also quite safe.
There are a few side effects such as insomnia and headaches, but they are almost always mild. Modafinil is different from pure stimulants such as Adderall in that it gives you energy, but without the associated burnout.
So, we can definitely see the importance of the products that Afinil Express sells. Now, let’s take a dive into the website itself and see how it compares to its predecessor, ModafinilCat.
When you head over to AfinilExpress.com, the first thing you notice is the product selection, front and center.
This layout seems to directly inherit from ModafinilCat, where four versions of generic Modafinil and their bundle quantities are available for you to add to your cart. Also, you can see links on each product to get more information in the form of an ‘info’ button.
Scrolling down a bit on the main page, you get some valuable information about the benefits of modafinil itself as well as its many use cases.
While alertness and focus are a common theme, a few specific benefits for different fields are highlighted:
- Education: Short term memory enhancement, cognitive amplification.
- Professionals: Attention to detail, enhanced motivation.
- Sports Enthusiasts: Swift reflexes, improved stamina.
- Gamers: Reduced reaction times, better planning.
Like ModafinilCat, you get news articles at the bottom of the page that talk about Modafinil.
Names such as The Guardian, The Economist, Wired, Scientific American, and BBC News are mentioned here, leading to an even more increased sense that Modafinil is a substance to be taken seriously by everybody.
The site as a whole is responsive and fully mobile-ready, leading me to believe that is has some skilled people in its inner operations crew, similar to how ModafinilCat made me feel.
However, I will say that ModafinilCat’s design was sleeker and more modern-looking, and it’s too bad that these features were not carried over as well to AfinilExpress as its apparent successor.
It’s worth noting, however, that few websites in any niche are as sleek as ModafinilCat.com. One friend even joked that MC was closing their Modafinil business to go make millions as elite UI/UX consultants.
That said, I don’t hold any design differences against AfinilExpress.
As with ModafinilCat’s original inventory, and Duckdose’s current selection, AfinilExpress offers four types of generic modafinil tablets which are sourced from two pharmaceutical companies in India.
Here is a table featuring the different products:
|Product Name||Active Ingredient||Company of Origin|
|Modalert||Modafinil (200mg)||Sun Pharmaceuticals|
|Modvigil||Modafinil (200mg)||HAB Pharmaceuticals|
|Waklert||Armodafinil (150mg)||Sun Pharmaceuticals|
|Artvigil||Armodafinil (150mg)||HAB Pharmaceuticals|
New customers might be curious about why there are two companies offering more or less the same two products, at least on paper.
Sun pharmaceuticals is the older of the two companies, and has been described as providing high quality products for many years, with much experience in producing generic modafinil and armodafinil.
HAB pharmaceuticals is a newer company in the game, but also produces great quality tablets and at a slightly cheaper price.
The main difference between the same active ingredient between the two companies is the filler content of the the tablets, which can affect the strength and longevity of effects.
Overall, the products from Sun pharma appear to feel stronger to users at a slight premium.
However, you may find for instance that a slightly weaker or stronger pill can make a significant difference in how you feel.
For convenience, here are the (admittedly confusing) charts that Afinil Express provides regarding effects of the products: