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Does a Limitless Pill (NZT-48) Really Exist?

If you’ve watched the Limitless movie or TV series, you ‘re probably wondering does the limitless pill (aka NZT-48) really exist?


Limitless Pill (NZT-48)


Limitless the movie (I recommend avoiding the TV series!) is based around a synthetic smart drug NZT-48, giving Bradley Cooper (Eddie) superhuman cognitive abilities, 4 digit IQ, and an ambitious drive like nothing else he has experienced before. He is able to learn any language by simply listening to it being spoken in the background, remember and cross-correlate all previous memories/experiences, and beat the stock market among many other things.



However the limitless pill from the movie has a dark side, continued daily use results in hours to days of blackouts where Eddie has no control of what he is doing, and does not remember what he does during the blackouts. Stopping using NZT-48 suddenly can result in death.

Where can you buy NZT-48 online?

I did manage to find the original Limitless pill from the movie, however it was only a prop!


The Real Limitless Pill (Prop) (NZT-48)

The Real Limitless Pill (NZT-48) Prop


Being a fan of the movie, I was tempted to buy this – but my girlfriend reminded me that it looks identical to one of the vinyl pads you can buy from your local hardware store.


Vinyl Pad - NOT Limitless Pill (NZT-48)


Unfortunately I’m fairly certain this prop isn’t going to do a whole lot (and plus it doesn’t really look like the real thing from the movie):


NTZ-48 Pill In Hand


So what’s the truth about NZT?

Props aside, NZT-48 is fictional, a chemical drug made up by hollywood to create a great story line, and there isn’t any drug available yet that will give you THAT significant an edge. So it’s safe to say you can’t buy the Limitless pill online in the form that you see in the movie (this is probably a good thing considering the “unsavoury” side effects!).

However, there are Limitless pill alternatives (some of which inspired the pill in the movie!) that give you some similar benefits to NZT-48 without the negative side effects – I cover a few of these below.


What is the closest alternative to the limitless pill (NZT-48)?

This is something that strikes a chord personally for me – I’ve been building, growing, and selling businesses for over 16 years and have had to focus and perform no matter the circumstances or hours I am working. This has lead me on a 16 year journey to find the best way to improve my motivation, focus, and mental ability.

I tried many hacks throughout this journey, most of them failed (sugary drinks, energy drinks, NoDoze, and a range of drugs), however a few of them worked, and I live by them (and tweak them) day to day now. The basic foundations are regular exercise, healthy lifestyle, and the right purpose in life – but what really stood out was a combination of nutraceutical and nootropic compounds which had such as profound impact on my mental agility, cognition, motivation, and focus – that’s where Mind Lab Pro comes in.

While there is nothing available now which completely mimics the exact positive benefits of NZT-48, there are substances out there that can improve focus, motivation, cognitive ability, mental agility, and give you a leg up. Here are some of the top ones I’ve uncovered through my journey:



Modafinil (or Provigil for the branded version) is a scheduled prescription drug (so you will need a prescription if you want to buy it legally) designed to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, approved by the FDA in 1998.


Provigil Pills - 200mg


Also known as a wake-fullness promotor, Modafinil has been shown to improve fatigue levels, reaction time, and vigilance in healthy adults. Some users definitely experience the benefits while using Modafinil, however it’s not the silver bullet and has it’s own set of negative side effects.

It is rumoured that Limitless is based off Modafinil, however this has never been confirmed.

If you’re looking to buy Modafinil we always recommend visiting your local doctor to get a prescription, and can be purchased on sites like AfinilExpress.

I first tried Modafinil several years ago (obtained legally of course), and my experience was not positive. I experienced trouble sleeping, ulcers (even when drinking a lot of water, and keeping hydrated), unhappy/zombie-like state, and a snowballing effect where I needed to continue using Modafinil every day to get over the “hangover”/tiredness from the day before.  I attempted it several times over the months and years after it, with similar effect each time.



Adderall is a scheduled prescription drug (so you will need a prescription if you want to buy it legally) designed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, it was approved by the FDA in 1996.


Retalin Box


While highly effective at treating ADHD for those who need treatment, it is used by some people as a focus drug – to assist with pulling all nighters.

Adderall is amphetamines, so basically a legalised version of speed/meth. This has a long list of negative side effects which aren’t very pretty.

I first tried Adderall 10 years ago, and for a limited period of time it helped me stay awake and alert  – at the time I was at University, working in a job, and also running a business. It kept me awake and alert for the first few times I used it, however the detrimental effects started to set in fairly quickly. When it wore off I would feel terrible, so I would need to keep using it to stay alert and focused – I also felt pretty terrible while using it (many times “too focused” to actually focus).


Mind Lab Pro

What would your life be like if you were more motivated, your thinking were sharper, your attention more focused, and you had endless mental energy to burn?

The right cognitive supplement can do that. And that means you can go longer, get more done, and achieve your goals.

We’re very careful about anything we recommend. It must be effective, evidence-based, and safe.

Mind Lab Pro is a non-prescription smart pill, specifically formulated through scientific research over many years to significantly improve motivation, cognitive ability, mental agility, and focus. It does not have the nasty side effects that Modafinil, Adderral, or even NZT-48 have for that matter!


Will there ever be a limitless pill?

Advances in biology and technology, and a shift in the global economy are driving 2 key changes:

  1. A shift in health and wellness from a primary focus on illness and cures, to prevention, longevity, and performance.
  2. Stagnating global economy growth, and globalisation have resulted in a shifting focus from big innovation & growth to incremental innovation and a drive for efficiency.

This will result in us continuing developing more and more technology and know-how to sleep less (or not at all), become smarter, remember more, live longer, and, physically perform better.

Aaron Weller

Aaron is the CEO & Co-Founder of Lucid. He brings a wealth of business smarts and startup experience to the team and is heading up the launch of future growth of the company.