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Finally!! An IN DEPTH Lumonol Review: Our Lumonol Nootropic Experience!

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If you’re looking for a REAL user’s Lumonol review, from someone who has truly tried this brain enhancement supplement, you’ve found it. While we may also answer a few general questions you might have (like we had at first), we’re not going to go into the obvious stuff that you can get directly from their website, www.lumonol.com, since that would merely be restating what has been written probably a hundred times.

If you read our introduction to how we were going to prepare a Lumonol review (here), or our general post about nootropics (here), you already know the basics.

So, let’s get to it!

It’s been a few weeks since I began using Lumonol, and I’ve been keeping some notes on my experience!

Table of Contents

My Initial Questions about Lumonol

For the most part, my primary questions were as follows, along with some we figure others might be asking as well:

Are there any REAL Lumonol reviews (versus just regurgitated stuff?)

I didn’t find too many, which is why we wanted to buy it and try it ourselves. And when it comes to brain enhancement supplement reviews to begin with, it seems like most of them are just re-phrasing stuff you can already find at the websites or webmd.com and similar sites.

We did find a couple that appeared that the people did actually try it. So, the answer is yeah, there are a few. Ours is one of them. And ours goes into a bit different type of detail that we hope you’ll find helpful. Back to Top

What are Lumonol’s side effects?

We talk about our own experience below, and this is also discussed at the company’s official website; however, in researching the various ingredients, we saw that in some cases someone might experience jitters or irregular heartbeat (my primary concern).

Because of the powerhouse of various nootropic stacks in these types of brain supplements and formulas, I had some initial questions about potential side effects since the supplements do contain Guarana, which is a natural source of caffeine, and I have been sensitive to caffeine in the past.

In general I tend to limit how much coffee or tea that I consume. If you have any health issues that might be of concern, you’d want to do some due diligence on each of the ingredients before you commit. The company has crystal clear images of the ingredients, along with explainations of how they work. Of course, you can check each ingredient against other sites like Wikipedia or LiveStrong that explain what different ingredients are supposed to do as well. Back to Top

What are Lumonol’s benefits?

According to the company, while they are not allowed to make specific claims, their customers report that they are noticing being more focused, more highly motivated, more calm in general, and less anxious. This is similar to what I personally noticed (which we discuss at length below):

They have a page of testimonials from customers, and a lot of them feel the same way I do. Back to Top

Why aren’t there any Free Trials?

Lumonol Smart Drink and Capsules from my Lumonol Review at MyFavDeals.orgWe discovered that this was not a “one-off” type of dosage, where you take the pill and all of a sudden you’re able to focus like an Einstein. Free trials wouldn’t work because in order for you to get the full effect they’d pretty much have to give away an entire bottle since you need to take it for more than a day or two. BUT, they have a number of discounted offers that bring the price down considerably. Back to Top

Are there any Lumonol coupon codes?

We haven’t seen too many; however, we are affiliates, and if the company was going to offer one – say, as a special promotion – we would be notified, and then we would put out a special post about it, which you would find HERE.

They do offer discounts when you buy more than one bottle, and those savings can be just as effective as a promo code. Back to Top

Is Lumonol sold on Amazon or just their website?

At the time of this writing, we have NOT found it on Amazon.com. Thus far we have only seen Lumonol offered at its official site HERE, at least as far as being able to buy it online is concerned. It’s possible they have it listed for sale elsewhere, but right now this is where we’ve seen it. Back to Top

Disclaimers and Clarifications

I know that some people educated as medical doctors and researchers might say that supplements of any kind aren’t proven. I’m not the type of person to only listen to naysayers. While I respect educated opinions, I also feel it’s important for me to keep an open mind. I’ve always been like this. And, I’ve always been one to personally seek out alternatives to prescription drugs when possible – again, this is my personal choice, and I’m not advising anyone to do as I do.

Also, because most supplement companies can’t actually make any specific claims – you always see the disclaimer required by the FDA at the sites saying something like: “The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”– I wanted to study the subject matter a little bit more before buying it.

So, because of my own personal bent, whenever I see certain members of the medical or scientific community categorically dismiss something, I tend to look a little deeper.

Nonetheless, if I find a lot of articles or opinion that clearly and continually say that there are bad side effects noted with certain supplements, I’ll pretty much steer clear of them. There are plenty of supplements I won’t touch! Back to To

Fortunately, Lumonol passed the muster for me.

I found very little, if anything at all, for me to be concerned about in my personal situation. And, even when it comes to the Guarana, the source of caffeine in the supplement –  there didn’t seem to be an overabundance of that anyway.

I actually wound up looking up just about every ingredient in the blend, just to be sure I felt ok about taking something I’d never tried before.

Like I said, my biggest concern was the Guarana, however, the entire “energy blend” is calculated at 430 mg per dose, and that includes the Guarana, Asian Ginseng, and the Hordenine HCL.

Why Was I Even DOING This?

Put it this way – I had to try something to help my focus and ability to concentrate. I absolutely love my work here at MyFavDeals, and there are so many amazing products to write about, so many videos to create, and so many deals to find and post. You should see my list of projects (and dreams) for this site!

So, because I was finding myself getting distracted merely by virtue of working online (researching one thing can send me down a rabbit hole a mile long, and I get lost in the twists and turns and can find it difficult to remain focused on the topic at hand) – well… that’s what got me going on trying a brain supplement to begin with. And, I liked how many things one formulation might be able to address… You can check it out for yourself hereBack to Top

Some of the things I was particularly interested in addressing include:

  • a general lack of energy in the afternoon (even if I don’t eat grains or sugar)
  • my tendencies to get off-track when researching a topic
  • a seeming inability to “get started” due to feelings of overwhelm
  • “flitting” from thing to thing, jumping from one topic to another before completing a task

So, do I sound like someone who probably should have been diagnosed with some type of ADHD when I was a kid?

The thing is, I did NOT want to get on some type of prescription drug. And that was pretty much what made me begin looking for some potential solutions.

And, because of my business (which of course is reviewing and promoting various products), a number of nootropic supplements naturally come to my attention. When I saw information on Lumonol cross my desk, I became intrigued because it seemed to address more than one of my areas of concern. Back to Top

There are a few other nootropics that also look promising, especially for mental clarity and focus, and we promote them here as well. But for now, I really wanted to give Lumonol a try.

By the way…Yes, I DO eat Veggies!

Just in case one of my readers is involved in the health or nutrition field, I really do eat a lot of freshies and I exercise regularly these days, so I do take additional steps to improve my brain health.

I have also considerably increased my water intake (actually keeping track of how much water I’m drinking), and dramatically cut back on consuming foods containing wheat, grains, and soy (except right now as I type because I’m typing this Lumonol review during the Christmas holiday season and I confess to giving in to temptation of all the treats in front of me every day this week). Back to Top

OK… Enough preliminaries…

Let’s get on with our “official” Lumonol nootropics review!

I asked Martin, my partner here at MyFavDeals.org what he thought too – and I’ll share his thoughts as well since he decided to try it too.

At this point, I’d like to offer up what Martin and I talked about, which more or less falls into the following categories:

Hopefully our discussion may help you if you are considering buying Lumonol for yourself!

Initial Ordering Process: Our Initial Impressions

Kath: Personally, I felt that the website was very easy to navigate, and when looking at which product or bundle options were available, I was able to quickly decide what I wanted to try, and why.

The layout of the “nootropic stacks” as they are often called, it was a simple task to look – almost at a glance – to see which effects I was primarily interested in.

It took me almost no time to decide that a mix of the Lumonol Smart Drink and Capsules was going to be what I might find best for my situation. I like the mix of both!

Martin: Oh yeah, the site was definitely easy to use. I’ve taken my share of brain supplements, and so I’ve seen a bunch of nootropics websites.

One thing I want to point out is that I like how they stick to the product itself; in other words, it’s all about the supplement, and they don’t veer into swag or clothing. So, I could make the decision fast. Oh, and I chose just the tablets.

Only one ordering glitch…

Kath: I think the ONLY criticism I have with the ordering process in general was that when I was browsing, one of those “chat windows” popped up, with the text told me that if I used the coupon code “Agent8” and if I clicked a link in the box, I’d get a free bottle of their Luna nootropic sleep aid.

So, I figured what the heck, right? But it didn’t work for me, and I tried it twice. No big deal since I don’t have trouble sleeping anyway, but that’s one thing that was confusing.

In the end, I just ordered my capsules and the Lumonol Smart Drink, and the ordering process was easy.

Martin: Haha! I must not have been on the site as long as you because I didn’t get that window! No biggie. I had no problem with ordering.

Another Plus: They Take PayPal

One thing I want to point out that I think is a plus for them is that they take PayPal. Not everyone does, and I like paying for stuff with PayPal.

Kath: Yup! Me too! I have a copy of the receipt, so I can show readers what the order looks like here…

Martin: I want to also add that I had my order within just a couple of days.

Kath: Same here. No issues whatsoever. And that was 2 of us with 2 completely separate orders. Back to Top

Lumonol Side Effects

Kath: Martin, I was concerned about jitters, but didn’t have ANY. Actually, I’m pleased to report that I haven’t had ANY negative issues since taking it! And I am quite sensitive to caffeine as I mentioned earlier.

Of course I’ve been careful about how many tablets or “scoops” of the Lumonol Smart Drink that I have, and I’m also cognizant of how close together I take these doses.

Martin: Yeah, I think that it’s smart to move slowly if you weren’t sure about the caffeine. Personally I didn’t notice any jitters or caffeine overload at all. I do drink my share of coffee, but this didn’t put me over any edge or anything.

Guarana: Natural Caffeine Source

Kath: I’m still gonna go easy on dosage, because I did read that the caffeine in Guarana COULD cause irregular heartbeat, but so far so good. Again, it’s just something that I’ve noticed in the past when I’ve had too much coffee or tea.

Martin: If anything, and I don’t actually know if I’d call this a side effect, but I would have to say I can stick on a particular topic a little longer. Maybe like a “calm” feeling. Hmm. Maybe that should go under “Lumonol benefits” or something…

Kath: Yeah, I felt the same way. Ok… I guess we’ll move on to the next category then!

Changes or Noticeable Differences

Kath: One thing I noticed was that I have been recalling “little” things – like, I’ll tell John I’m going to do something small, like look something up for him later on, and later on, I’ve actually remembered to do it without being reminded.

And, Martin, you mentioned something like a more “calm” feeling. That’s a good way of saying it. It’s almost a change in the manner of my thought process.

Sometimes, my mind races, especially since I’m trying to write about so many different things. And I’m thinking about a dozen different projects at once.

And, I’ve mentioned this to you before, where I cannot seem to sit still. Like, I’ll have a review to write, or a bunch of new coupon codes to list, and I just can’t seem to concentrate for a more than a few minutes at a time.

Frankly, we have so much work to do on this site that I don’t have the luxury of adult ADD or whatever the heck it is that stops me from concentrating and focus.

But, in the weeks since I’ve been taking the Lumonol – and I have been pretty much taking one capsule, and ½ scoop of the Smart Drink – I’ll be darned if I haven’t noticed an increase in my productivity.

The Company Includes a Detailed Instruction Guide

Martin: Haha! That’s awesome! You know though, remember that their downloaded PDF with the usage guidelines emphasizes “cycling” – taking it for 5 days, then NOT taking it for the next 2. Or, they also say that if you take it for 3 months to take a month off.

And they also say that the benefits don’t seem to be permanent. So to me it would make sense to try the 5 days on – 2 days off cycle to see how that works. It’s only been a few weeks, so it’s a little soon to tell for sure.

Kath: I’m glad you mentioned that PDF guide! I had  been taking a tablet at lunch, and then ½ scoop of the Lumonol Smart Drink a little later. Like, within an hour or so. No afternoon slump either. Of course, eating well helps with that as well!

But, I’m wondering now if I should have it a little earlier. I’ll experiment with that.

One more thing I want to mention quickly is that Lumonol has a VERY good blog on the site. It’s chock-full of informational and educational posts and articles. Check out their Blog HERE.

Not an Instant Fix – Give it Time

Martin: Also, we need to remind readers that it takes a while to kick in. In my personal experience Lumonol doesn’t kick in instantly – but I honestly didn’t expect it too.

Kath: I actually felt “something” pretty quickly – but, no, not instantly though. I would have to say that even though it’s only been a few weeks, I can say that I HAVE been more productive.

Martin: He he… that’s good for the site!

Kath: Very funny! But it’s true! And, like I was mentioning, that kind of “calm” feeling, and ability to just concentrate on the task at hand. Even doing some of the other part-time work I have, I’ve noticed that I’m doing some of those tasks a little faster but with the same level of quality. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s almost like I’m not constantly going back over something I just did to be sure I did it correctly. It’s like I KNOW I did it correctly, I remember what I did, and I don’t need to double back to make double sure. Back to Top

Additional Thoughts or Comments

Finally, everyone wants to know:

Is Lumonol worth the money?

Kath: So what do you think? Worth it?

Martin: Oh, I think so because time is money. To use your own example, when we spend less time revisiting stuff or removing distractions, then obviously we get more done.

Kath: Yeah, I look at the way we’re supposed to cycle the dosages. In my case, I bought the bottle of 60 Lumonol caps, and the Smart Drink which will EASILY last 2 months. Actually, it might last even a little more. So in my case I paid about $117 for a one-time purchase of both the capsules and Smart Drink. Even if it lasted me only 2 months, that would be $1.95 and probably less per day.

Also, it depends on any Lumonol coupon codes of course, which might bring that to even less. Also, if you buy more than a one shot deal, you spend less.

A buck-ninety-five per day well spent when we’re looking at a day’s work! Back to Top

Conclusion

We feel that given the price and how long a bottle might last – especially if you were to buy more than a one months’ supply, Lumonol appears to be a well-balanced formula, and worth the cost.

Something for All Age Groups

We did like the fact that there was a formulation for more than one segment of the population. For example, I did appreciate that they have the “Lumonol Wisdom” formula that targets a more senior population.

One thing we scarcely mentioned was the “Lumonol Prep” formula that has been created for the youth age group from 8-years old to teenagers. And because neither of us have kids around we couldn’t try it out on anyone in our own families.

Nonetheless, I appreciate that the Lumonol Prep does NOT have caffeine, and that is a good thing (in my opinion).

Finally, I totally appreciate the powdered Lumonol Smart Drink, which made it very easy for me adjust my own dosages. I believe that this is an excellent addition to their product options.

Thanks for tuning in to our Lumonol review everyone. Back to Top

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Finally!! An IN DEPTH Lumonol Review: Our Lumonol Nootropic Experience!
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