Although I don’t use this combination nearly as much as I used to, it has been enormously influential when it comes to producing high quality art for me. For those of you who are unfamiliar, kratom is a plant that grows naturally in some parts of Southern Asia including Thailand and Indonesia. Modafinil, on the other hand, is a very unique substance that promotes wakefulness and productivity, without causing the side effects that other stimulants cause.
When I take kratom, I typically have a surge of energy and motivation at around the one hour point, depending on the strain I use (Thai and MD seem to be best in my experience). Kratom also has a unique effect of providing a mental positivity and endurance that is needed for very intensive work, however, these effects are only half of the coin.
Modafinil is unparalleled in my mind for focus, natural motivation and productivity. Around 30 minutes after taking modafinil, I enter a state that I like to call “The Anti-Fugue” as I am exceptionally aware of my surroundings, yet have the ability to focus my consciousness fully on one topic without the attention draining impulses I am used to.
Where it really gets neat is when they are combined, however. The mood and mental endurance of kratom combined with the focus and awareness of modafinil create one of the best combinations for any creative work that I have used. I previously was prescribed stimulants for this use, but I dropped them long ago thanks to this combination.
For any of you who are interested in this combination, getting your hands on modafinil may be difficult. I suggest using the combination of adrafinil (an unscheduled pro-drug of modafinil) and kratom. The effects are quite similar, but take a bit longer to kick in. With adrafinil, I don’t suggest using it over three months, as it can alter liver enzyme levels of a long period of time.
I hope this combination is as effective for you as it is for me.