Lumonol Brain Oil is manufactured by Avanse Nutraceuticals and according to the label, is produced in California.
Lumonol Brain Oil is labeled in a way that slightly disguises what it really is, which is just some fish oil and vitamin E in capsule form. It is true that the EPA and DHA in omega 3 fatty acids are very important to general brain health, but it is unlikely that this supplement will fight depression, anxiety, improve memory or make you more focused, energized, confident, and calm as claimed. Lumonol Brain Oil does not come with a money-back guarantee and most customer feedback is indifferent.
Fish oil can cause side effects including belching, bad breath, heartburn, nausea, loose stools, rash, and nosebleeds.
Fish oil capsules can repeat and leave an unpleasant taste. These are known as fish burps, however this effect can be reduced by freezing the capsules or by consuming with food.
Lumonol Brain Oil is very expensive especially when compared to other fish oil supplements on the market, even if it does contain Triple strength EPA/DHA.
If purchased directly from the Lumonol Brain Oil website, 1 bottle of Brain Oil (60 capsules or 1 Month Supply) costs $39.97.
Shipping is calculated at the point of sale. For the UK or European customers, it costs an additional $14.97 for shipping.
The company encourages a sign up to auto-billing where fresh supplies are sent each month and the payment is automatically taken directly from your credit card account.
Although this option comes at a slightly discounted price, we don’t recommend auto-ship programs because they can be hard to cancel.
You can find Lumonol Brain Oil also for sale on Amazon, where 1 x bottle of 60 capsules costs $41.96. This works out at around $1.40 a day for 2 capsules.
We all know that Omega 3 is good for health and because Lumonol Brain Oil claims to contribute to the maintenance of normal brain & cognitive function and to boost memory, focus, or cognitive function significantly, this supplement sounds impressive. Omega 3 fatty acids and in particular EPA and DHA are considered important to cognitive health, however, there is nothing that special about Lumonol Brain Oil.
Fish oil supplements are easy enough to obtain in most health food shops or supermarkets and although this one seems to be good quality, is this really any justification for the high price? Yes, this one does contain additional vitamin E but as this is only required in tiny quantities and is present in many ordinary foodstuffs, medical opinion is that vitamin E supplementation is just unnecessary for most people.
We like that Lumonol Brain Oil is safe and that it will probably do you good. However, our main problem with this nootropic is the price which at nearly $40 for 30 servings seems excessive.
Overall, we do not recommend Lumonol Brain Oil to the Watchdog readers.
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If you have friends or relations who grew up in the 1950s or 1960s, they will probably be able to tell you of the horrors of the taste of Cod Liver Oil. It was a form of fish oil given daily to children to improve health and boost their immune systems. Well, the truth is that fish oil is a useful medicine, and yes, it really does taste awful.
Scroll forward nearly 70 years and fish oil, in particular, the Omega 3 fatty acids contained in it, are considered important for the cardiovascular system, the immune system, and general good brain health. Oils are abundant in the membranes of brain cells, preserving cell health and facilitating communication between brain cells.
Because of the large amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids you need in order to make any difference to health and because of concerns about levels of mercury found in fish, these fatty acids are often supplemented in capsule form. This is where Lumonol Brain Oil comes in as it is a concentrated form of these oils with added Vitamin E.
Lumonol Brain Oil’s advertising is bursting with promises and although it doesn’t lie, it certainly plasters a coating of supplement stardust over itself.
Calling regular fish oil “Brain Oil” is a pretty big oversell to us for what is really a fairly standard health supplement that has been in common use for many years.
The bottle label recommends that as a dietary supplement, you should take 2 Lumonol Brain Oil capsules daily with a meal. You should not exceed 4 capsules within a 24-hour period.
Lumonol Brain oil is an OK product that provides a supplemented form of EPA and DHA, but it really is not the cheapest or possibly the best way to supplement omega 3 fatty acids.
In the story of cod liver oil type supplements, nothing has really changed much except the advertising. Has the taste problem been solved? Well, yes and no. Capsules will negate most of the unpleasant taste but reviewers have mentioned the charmingly named “fish burps” more than once.
Lumonol Brain Oil comes from a US company called Avanse Nutraceuticals, that seems to specialize in nootropic supplements.
We covered their original product, Lumonol, in a previous review.
According to the advertising,
When you come home from an exhausting work day, to a 12 hour nightshift, to long term sleep deprivation, Lumonol Brain Oil is the perfect daily supplement to support your overall brain health. Lift you up, and unleash your untapped energy and drive to help you fight through the toughest of challenges. Brain Oil won’t let you down.
The product information claims that it will suit the following groups of people,
Performance individuals seeking more drive and energy
People with hard time focusing on work
People who experience age-related mental decline
People who experience stress, anxiety and depression
People who need supplement for brain healing
As all of these groups can apply to most of us at any given time, and let’s face it, many of us suspect we could do with a little “brain healing” this supplement will have a wide appeal.
The main ingredients of Lumonol Brain Oil are the Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These are important for normal brain function and development throughout all stages of life.
Low levels of omega-3s may accelerate brain aging and contribute to deficits in brain function. In older adults, lower levels of DHA in the blood have been associated with smaller brain sizes, a sign of accelerated brain aging.
EPA and DHA are important for the maintenance of normal brain function throughout life. They are abundant in the cell membranes of brain cells, preserving cell membrane health and facilitating communication between brain cells. Source
The body can also make EPA and DHA out of another omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is found in a number of food sources, such as walnuts, flaxseeds, Chia seeds, canola oil, soybeans, and soybean oil. However, we don’t convert ALA to EPA and DHA very well, so less than 10% of the amount of ALA you consume is converted to EPA or DHA.
Therefore, taking fish oil may be a good option, especially for those who don’t eat much fish.
The other main ingredient in Lumonol Brain Oil is Vitamin E. The majority of vitamin E’s benefits come from avoiding a deficiency of Vitamin E, but there are a few cases where supplementation can offer additional benefits. There is very little reason to take a Vitamin E supplement unless you lack it within your body, because it can be found very easily in a healthy diet.
Clearly, it is important to make sure you get enough omega-3 fatty acids to avoid some detrimental effects on brain function and development but will it make you more Focused, Energized, Confident, and Calm. Probably not! Unless you already lack enough EPA, DHA, or vitamin E in your diet.
Serving size is equal to 2 capsules. The supplement contains fish (anchovy, sardine, and mackerel).
Only take high doses of fish oil while under medical supervision. Fish oil can cause side effects including:
Taking fish oil supplements with meals or freezing them can often decrease these side effects. Post-supplementation “fish burps” can sometimes be avoided by consuming fish oil with food, or freezing the capsules before supplementation
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking prescription medication. Fish oil can reduce blood clotting and should be supplemented with caution if blood-thinning medications, Aspirin, Warfarin or Clopidogrel are already present in the body.
There are numerous customer reviews for Lumonol Brain Oil on Amazon USA sales page for this product. Here is an average sample from the various star ratings. Opinion is not exactly overwhelmingly positive!
Does it work? – I don’t know how long it takes this product to work but 3 weeks haven’t shown me anything.
I can’t say I saw a notable change after 2 months of use.
Two Stars – Just very expensive omega supplements
There seems to be a money-back guarantee on offer but on closer inspection, this is not as good as it seems. The 90-day money-back guarantee covers only unopened bottles, so is not anything more than a standard returns policy.
You can buy Lumonol Brain Oil from the official Lumonol website. The company ship abroad so it is available to customers outside the USA,
Lumonol Brain Oil can also be purchased from Amazon USA, but at the present time cannot be purchased outside the United States.
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