A lot of people have been turned on to nootropics or smart drugs due to the popularity of the motion picture Limitless (now a hit television show). In the flick, the main character, a down-on-his-luck writer, is given a mysterious, translucent nootropic called NZT-48. As you could probably imagine, given the film’s title, the writer then achieves unparalleled cognitive abilities, finding himself capable of comprehending the intricacies of science, mathematics, social cues, the arts and more.
Is NZT-48 a real nootropic as seen in the movie? Technically speaking, the answer would be no. But if the makers of Lumonol have anything to say about it, the answer is a resounding yes. Avanse Nutraceuticals are marketing Lumonol as “the real life Limitless pill.” The supplement has already been embraced by the latest wave of biological researchers.
Several companies have come out with their own formulations of the drug, but all appear to contain similar conglomerations of ingredients. Is Lumonol something carefully and dexterously engineered in a laboratory? Yes and no. Yes insofar as it is a combination of several compounds which have been developed, over many years, in labs across the world. No, in that Avanse Nutraceuticals did not develop a new wonder drug so much as stack a bunch of key ingredients to devise the ideal brain candy.
Avanse’s blend breaks down into three categories: Focus, Energy and Memory. The ingredients of the blend are as follows:
The capsules, which are taken two at a time, also contain rice flour, presumably as a binding agent.
This proprietary blend is said to support cognitive energy, boost memory and extend focus. As with our coverage of the nootropics contained within Lumonol, the blend works as a potent stack for coding, designing, working night shifts and memorizing speeches or dialogue by way of providing alertness, increased concentration, an uptake in motivation and a more lucid mind.
The inclusion of Noopept enables the user to store more memories and ensures that their recall of said memories will be better than usual. The Hordenine found inside of it beefs up energy, permitting the avoidance of that dreaded crash that comes with many smart drugs. It also ensures that the user won’t be running on fumes as they truck along in their cognitive activities. The Alpha GPC backs up the responsibilities of the Noopept, giving users the mental edge on others who may only be taking one or more of the abovementioned ingredients.
Lumonol has been getting great reviews for its perceived effectiveness, gaining a steady reputation as one of the finest nootropic blends on the market. Some, however, find themselves underwhelmed by the supplement. One reviewer in particular called it “good, not great,” referring to Avanse’s Lumonol Nova blend. He then pointed out that Lumonol is essentially old hat. “It’s a combo we’ve seen before.”
Very few adverse side effects have been noted when it comes to the primary Lumonol blend. Some users have suffered headaches and restlessness, but these are mild when compared to the wealth of bad reactions users have had to other nootropic stacks. Since Lumonol remains a rather new smart drug, there should be cause for alarm if you are taking prescription medications and a change in body or behavior is observed. As with all nootropics, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before taking your first dose of Lumonol.
Avanse Nutraceuticals boasts on their website, “Engineered to elevate overall cognitive performance, Lumonol upgrades your Memory, Focus, Processing Speed and overall Brain Functions.” Whether this is simply hyperbole is something that is called into question when they add, “Featuring Noopept at its core—the world’s most effective nootropic with powerful brain enhancing properties.” This begs the question, “Why don’t I just save my money and buy a bottle of Noopept?”
A 60 count bottle of Lumonol sells for $57.97 while a bottle of Noopept can go for as little as $17. At the end of the day, frugal users considering Lumonol need to also consider the active ingredients in the blend. Although Noopept has been praised for its cognitive acuity, other ingredients often fall short of having much efficacy at all and, worse yet, can prove to be detrimental to one’s health. An example would be Panax Ginseng, a compound included in Lumonol, which has been called out for being ineffective as well as potentially dangerous. One writer posted that Ginseng can cause diarrhea, insomnia, headaches, rapid heartbeat, erratic fluctuation of blood pressure and vaginal bleeding.
Although all but one of these side effects have not presented a problem in users who have documented their experience on Lumonol, that does not mean that it cannot happen. Tread lightly and consider your options. And, as always, emancipate your mind.