Normally, I try to avoid taking synthetic drugs unless I have to. But as I have been lately going through up and down mood swings, diminished motivation, lots of negativity and overall crappy days :), I decided to give nootropics a try and see for myself if these drugs live up to the hype.
Noopept seemed like a good choice to start with since it’s relatively safe and widely used with lots of positive feedback. While you could buy noopept on its own as powder or capsules, I instead decided to buy a pre-made nootropic stack which contains noopept. The product is called Lumonol.
This is my personal review and experience of Lumonol, which will hopefully help you understand what to expect before you buy this product.
What is Lumonol?
Lumonol is a pre-made nootropic stack that contains noopept in addition to nine other natural/herbal nootropic compounds (full list of ingredients below). You can call it a dietary supplement, although noopept is actually a synthetic drug.
This product is manufactured in the USA by Avanse Nutraceuticals (Chula Vista, CA). The main claims are: it improves cognition, focus, memory, energy and motivation.
My Personal Results With Lumonol
The following are the benefits I experienced after I started taking Lumonol (it’s been about a couple of weeks at the time of writing this review):
- Reduced Anxiety and Stress: Probably the most noticeable effect is feeling calmer and less nervy. I also started worrying less about the future and focusing more on today with an easygoing mindset.
- Better Focus: It improved my ability to stay focused and clear-minded during work.
- More Positive and Motivated: I find it easier to stay positive and keep off negative thoughts. I also feel a little more motivated to work.
- Sharper Brain and Memory: It feels easier to do mentally demanding tasks, and I seem to remember things more easily/quickly, although I can’t really say it has a dramatic effect on memory.
Note: While I did experience noticeable improvement in the areas mentioned above, the effect was not very dramatic or like a day and night difference. I would say the results were satisfactory for me. You may not have the same experience since results of such supplements usually vary for each individual.
Side Effects and Safety of Lumonol
The only side effect I noticed is a mild headache that comes and goes at times. The headache is rather subtle and not annoying, so it didn’t keep me from continuing to take the supplement.
Now, because there are no human studies on the long-term safety of noopept, I do not plan on taking this supplement for more than a few months, and I would suggest you don’t either. Or at least take some break time after a month or two before you go back to using it.
I take two capsules (the recommended dosage) in the morning before breakfast. I also drink 1-3 cups of coffee a day. I don’t drink alcohol.
One bottle contains 60 vegetarian capsules and each serving (2 capsules) contains 15mg of noopept and a blend of other natural nootropics listed below.
I take Lumonol 4-5 times a week. It is not recommended to take it every single day as your body may build up tolerance for some ingredients. So it’s better to cycle it by taking a couple of days off every week.
The Ingredients of Lumonol
Here is the full list of ingredients in this supplement:
- Phosphatidylserine (PS)
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
- Alpha GPC
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Panax Ginseng
- Vitamin B12
The Verdict on Lumonol
All in all, I’ve had a positive experience with Lumonol. It helped me stay relaxed, clear-minded, focused and more motivated to work. I would buy this product again and would recommend it to others. It is a bit pricey, but it’s a complete stack with several popular nootropics in one product.
If you are looking for a supplement to keep you calm and concentrated during work, study, etc. then Lumonol is worth giving a shot.
Where to Buy Lumonol?
You can buy the Lumonol nootropic – as well as other cognitive and brain enhancer supplements by Avanse Nutraceuticals – from the official company website. A bottle of Lumonol (60 vegetarian capsules) costs $59.97 and a three-bottle bundle costs $119.97.