We have been recently asked to review Lumultra (before it was named Lumonol), a nootropic supplement that has been designed and manufactured in the US. Their marketing campaign reached one of our followers, who wanted to try it out.
However, he noticed that this supplement contains a synthetic nootropic called Noopept, which lacks research. So he asked for our opinion about it. We have decided to do a complete Lumonol review.
Lumonol is a supplement that was designed to help people improve their brain performance, memory, increase their speed of thinking, and improve focus. It is one of the few supplements on the market that contain only Noopept, a synthetic compound that is partially legal.
Lumonol is made out of 3 nootropic blends:
- Focus blend
- Energy blend
- Memory blend
Altogether, this stack contains exactly 8 nootropics. Let’s check them out.
Lumonol is manufactured in the US, but sadly not in an FDA approved facility. The formula itself is pretty clean without unnecessary fillers, but it looks underdosed.
Here is the list of all ingredients in Lumonol:
- Panax Ginseng
- Vitamin B12
- Acetyl L-Carnitine
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Alpha GPC
1. Energy Blend (415 mg)
The energy blend contains Panax Ginseng, Guarana, and Vitamin B12.
Panax Ginseng – Dosage Unknown
Panax Ginseng is a plant that comes from a Ginseng plant. People often supplement it due to its positive effects on mood, cognition, and immunity. The optimal dosage is 400mg per day.
Since the whole energy blends contain 415mg of 3 compounds, it is highly unlikely that there is enough of Panax Ginseng in the stack.
Guarana – Dosage Unknown
Guarana is a special seed that contains lots of caffeine – even more than a coffee bean. The optimal dosage is around 50-75mg per day due to its stimulatory effects. However, many people prefer caffeine from coffee beans to guarana due to adverse side effects.
Vitamin B12 – Dosage Unknown
Vitamin B12 is a crucial vitamin for a healthy body and brain functioning. Since it is difficult to obtain it naturally, supplementing is necessary. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin, but it has no effects on our energy levels.
2. Focus Blend (515 mg)
L-Tyrosine – Dosage Unknown
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that is used in the production of hormones, such as dopamine. Also, it may help with working memory, improve well-being, and decrease stress levels. The optimal dosage is 500-2000mg, which means that it is highly unlikely that Lumonol contains an adequate amount of this amino acid.
Acetyl L-Carnitine – Dosage Unknown
L-Carnitine is another amino acid that athletes often use to enhance their physical performance. In addition to that, it may help with sperm quality, ammonia, and many other health issues, but we don’t know if it has any effect on focus.
Phosphatidylserine – Dosage Unknown
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is the 3rd amino acid in the row that is naturally found in our brain. This nootropic may enhance cognition, improve memory in the elderly, and slow down cognitive decline. The optimal dosage is 3 x 100mg/day, which means that Lumultra probably contains too little of it.
Noopept is a synthetic nootropic, structurally similar to Piracetam, but more potent. Therefore, the optimal dosage is much lower compared to Piracetam. Due to the lack of studies, we do not suggest supplementing it.
3. Memory Blend (185 mg)
We are most worried about memory blend in Lumultra nootropic.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular brain supplements on the market. Many studies confirm that it is an effective compound for slowing down cognitive decline. How about improving memory? Not really. Some studies show some short-term potential in older adults, but the effects are not generalizable nor very reliable. So we generally try to avoid supplementing Ginkgo Biloba.
Alpha GPC is a cholinergic compound that is used to improve cognition and slow down cognitive decline. The optimal dosage is around 1200mg, which is almost 7x more than the amount of whole “memory blend” in Lumonol.
Our Opinion About The Formula
Due to the fact that Lumonol contains Noopet and we don’t know the exact amount of every ingredient in the stack, we decided not to try this supplement.
Even if it were produced in the FDA approved facility (which isn’t the case), we would still be very cautious. Not knowing the exact amount of all ingredients in nootropic supplements can be very dangerous or merely ineffective. Such brands usually add a high amount of caffeine (in this case guarana), so you get more energized, but for the wrong reasons.
We experimented with Noopept in the past, and our experience was nothing special – actually, we didn’t get any benefits out of it (like many other people). Also, we experienced quite harmful side effects when taking high dosages of guarana, which we don’t recommend supplementing.
Is Lumonol Safe?
We do not know if Lumonol is safe or not. Since the dosages of individual ingredients are hidden, this supplement could be very risky or completely ineffective. Because it contains underresearched Noopept, we do not recommend supplementing Lumonol.
Lumonol Side Effects
Based on our research and feedback from actual users, many report the following side effects when taking Lumonol:
- Stomach pain
- Lack of focus
We believe the reason for such side effects lies in the wrong combination of Noopept, Guarana, and Panax Ginseng. Therefore, consult your doctor before supplementing it.
Thomas Roy is a passionate researcher of nutraceuticals and food supplements. He has been testing, experimenting, and developing formulations since 2013. It is his goal to educate consumers about the quality of the supplements they are regularly taking. By developing practical tests for measuring the efficiency of nutraceuticals, he honestly believes this industry has a great potential to become a very transparent one.