Adderall is a highly addictive, prescribed psychostimulant. It combines salts from the stimulants amphetamine and dextroamphetamine to activate hormones necessary for the release of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, help to establish an enhanced level of mental clarity and concentration.
In many circumstances Adderall is used as an “off-label” stimulant, granting a user the wakefulness and mental sharpness necessary to function during long hours of work or study. Prescribed forms of Adderall have been approved to treat childhood and adult cases of ADHD.
Adderall is absorbed into the bloodstream, after which it enters into the central nervous system and it absorbed by neurons in the brain. Because this process activates hormones such as dopamine (a key part in the human body’s stress response system), the result is a state of heightened focus and concentration.
As a result, this condition raises an individual’s heart rate and blood pressure, and can even incite mild feelings of euphoria. Adderall is also known as an appetite suppressant, and can be used for off-label weight control purposes.
It should be noted that, depending on the user, it can take up to several days for the human body to fall back into normalization after using Adderall.
Adderall is highly addictive and can seriously impact the health and effectiveness of a user’s body. Serious side effects include: coldness, numbness, and discoloration in the skin (signs of blood flow issues), mood and behavior changes such as aggression and thoughts of suicide, and grinding of the teeth.
In adults, common side effects include but are not limited to: dry mouth, a loss of appetite, difficulty falling asleep, and anxiety. It is recommended for individuals with heart problems, overactive thyroids, glaucoma, epilepsy, and severe anxiety or agitation to consult their doctor before using Adderall.
Dosages are generally determined by the age of the person being prescribed, as well as the purpose for which it is being used.
A recommended daily dosage for adults can be found between 5 and 60 mg, and consumption should be taken in 4 to 6 hour intervals throughout the day. More details can be obtained by a qualified physician.
If for any reason Adderall is not available for use, other alternatives can be found in various Nootropics, such as Noopept and Citicoline, to enhance focus, motivation, and energy levels.