Update (July 2021):
Adrafinil (capsules) is back in stock at Nootropics Depot
, but this is only a limited supply that will probably run out quickly. They have a limit of one bottle per order so grab one while it lasts. All vendors still have difficulties sourcing this compound and other racetams due to global supply shortages and logistics difficulties.
Synthetic nootropics like adrafinil are not typical supplements you’d find at a local health store. And most major online retailers, like Amazon, CVS, Walgreens, etc. have all banned the sale of such unregulated compounds.
So, that limits your buying options to a handful of small-scale online shops that specialize in selling this type of products. Some vendors in this field have been operating for several years and have a solid reputation, while others come and go overnight!
Recently, there have been new regulatory changes in China that put restrictions on the production of synthetic drugs. Since all manufacturers source the raw material from China, even those that say “Made in the USA”, many companies have been struggling to source adrafinil and some other nootropic compounds lately. A few companies decided to stop selling it, while others hiked the price.
It’s likely that you soon won’t find any legit place that sells this stuff, but in the meantime, the following are currently five of the most trustworthy online shops where you can order adrafinil in capsule or powder form.
Hands down, Nootropics Depot should be your first stop when shopping for nootropics and it’ll very likely be a one-stop trip! They’ve got a huge selection of the most popular synthetic and natural compounds. They take pride in their rigorous lab testing and quality control and many of their customers attest to this.
ND is very reputable and often praised by the Reddit
community, and there is a lot of passion and expertise that goes into what they make. They do not publish lab COAs on their website, but you can ask their support for the COA corresponding to your product’s lot number.
HR Supplements, previously Hard Rhino, is a more generic supplement store where you can find a large selection of sports and bodybuilding supplements, in addition to their line of nootropics and other types of supplements. Their products are of fine quality and you can browse all of their lab COAs on their website. If Nootropics Depot isn’t for you, this would be my best second option to consider.
This company focuses more on the professional market rather than selling to normal consumers. They carry a wide range of research chemicals intended for research purposes. They have been in business for years and they have an excellent reputation for quality.
Their products are lab-tested for purity and many consumers source various synthetic nootropic compounds from them for personal use. They have some restrictions for orders of certain products and/or quantities and they may ask for account verification before processing your order.
NewMind is run by the same company that runs LiftMode
, which focuses more on selling phenibut and various natural and herbal nootropics.
This is a humble online shop that sells a handful of the most popular synthetic nootropics. Their raw materials are sourced from the same supplier used by Nootropics Depot, so the quality and purity are almost identical.
These guys take extra care of the visual representation of their products; they come nicely packages in glass jars, and they only sell encapsulated products. They are a little pricier than ND, which is probably because they have a much smaller sales volume so they need a higher profit margin to survive.
This vendor emerged from the ashes of a now-closed company called IRC.bio, which used to be a reliable supplier that served many happy customers. Science.bio is still not very well-known, but they have quite some positive reviews and they do lab tests for their products.
On the downside, the company is a little shadier than other stores as they don’t have a physical address or a phone number. They ship from the USA, but the operators seem to be located outside the USA. I still think they are a considerable option but probably wouldn’t be my first.