Do you sometimes find supplement pills hard to swallow? If this is a problem for then you, a dehydrated powdered version to which you just add water will help you drink that supplement down. Enter Lumonol Smart Drink, a drinkable form of Avanse Nutraceuticals flagship” product Lumonol.
Lumonol Smart Drink is manufactured by Avanse Nutraceuticals and according to the label, is produced in California.
Lumonol Smart Drink Pros
- Lumonol supplement for those who don’t like to swallow tablets
Lumonol Smart Drink Cons
- Ingredients of drink missing Noopept TM an important part of the LUMONOL profile
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Lumonol Smart Drink Overview
What You Need To Know About Lumonol Smart Drink
Lumonol Smart Drink is a supplement to support mental performance during work, play, and study, so you can take it any time you need. It is essentially the flagship product LUMONOL, but it comes in the form of a powder that you simply add to liquid and drink.
The ingredients are the same as Lumonol but without the inclusion of Noopept. As Noopept is a major component of original Lumonol, it seems likely that this omission will make a difference to the overall experience of this supplement.
What Are The Side Effects Of Lumonol Smart Drink?
Levels of ingredients are quite safe in Lumonol Smart Drink, providing the manufacturer’s instructions are followed. If you are new to this nootropic you may be affected while your body adjusts. Potential side effects include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and changes to blood sugar levels. There may also be nausea or vomiting, headaches, dizziness, or an allergic reaction.
How Much Does Lumonol Smart Drink Cost?
Lumonol Smart Drink is expensive. One bottle contains 30 servings with its dehydrated weight being 135gms (4.8 oz), and costs $59.97. This works out as a fraction under $2 a day over 30 days.
Lumonol Smart Drink is available from the Avanse Nutraceuticals website and if you want it shipped to Europe, the cheapest European shipping option adds a further $14.97 to the price. It is not currently available from Amazon US.
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.
Our Verdict On Lumonol Smart Drink
If you are already a customer for Avanse Nutraceuticals Lumonol, you will be aware of its effects. What seems difficult to understand is why the Noopept has been removed from the smart drink ingredients. This is further clouded by the Lumonol advertising which states that it is included, yet it does not show up on the ingredients label.
Lumonol Smart Drink is the same price as Lumonol in tablet form, so unless you don’t need the Noopept or don’t like taking tablets, we can see little point in buying this version of an already existing product.
Overall, we do not recommend Lumonol Smart Drink to our readers.
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Lumonol Smart Drink Key Features
Lumonol Smart Drink is the drinkable version of Avanse Nutraceuticals flagship product LUMONOL™. This version is in a dehydrated powder form so that you can add water to it and drink, as an alternative to taking tablets which is still the most popular form of this product.
Lumonol Smart Drink is advertised as a standalone alternative to Lumonol Tablets, or as an “add-on” to Lumonol tablets to amplify their effects!
The ingredients for Lumonol SMART DRINK are the same as Lumonol the product, except the smart drink version contains no Noopept. So, why has Noopept been left out of the mix? Well, we don’t know and the Lumonol website is not going into detail about this either.
Noopept is a brand name for a chemical called N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, which is the synthetic alternative to Piracetam. The main difference is that Noopept is estimated to be between 1,000 and 5,000 times as potent as the original. So, our best guess is that leaving out this ingredient is to avoid overdosing this one ingredient.
This seems like an odd choice to leave out of the drink because many users confirm that they can feel the effects of Noopept very quickly, and is probably the main reason why the original Lumonol is considered Avanse Nutraceuticals flagship product.
How to Take Lumonol Smart Drink
- The label advises mixing one scoop with 8 – 16 ounces of cold water preferably with a light meal
- Do not take more than 2 scoops in a 24 hour period
There are a few other concerns about some of the side effects of Lumonol Smart Drink. The product is known to react badly with some prescription heart medicines. This is true of Guarana because it is a stimulant that can react badly with other stimulants like amphetamines. Ginkgo should not be mixed with medicines that slow blood clotting, and these include aspirin and nurofen because it may amplify these properties.
Lumonol Smart Drink Concerns:
- Ginkgo can slow blood clotting. Taking ginkgo along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Do not take this with Nurofen as it could double the effects of slowing blood clotting
- Stimulant drugs will speed up the nervous system. Caffeine (contained in guarana) and ephedrine are both stimulant drugs. Taking guarana along with ephedrine or amphetamines may cause too much stimulation, and sometimes serious side effects and heart problems
- Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking prescription medication.
We also think that the stimulant properties in Lumonol Smart drink may outweigh the anxiety-reducing ingredients, and so may make users feel a little wired especially if mixed with Lumonol original.
What Does Lumonol Smart Drink Claim To Do?
The claims of Lumonol Smart Drink are simple to understand. The advertising states:
Just mix and shake, Smart Drink Instant offers the world’s first tastier version of Lumonol for those of you who prefer all natural herbal earth grown nutrients in a delicious drink rather than swallowing pills.
The ingredients of Lumonol Smart Drink have been shown to help with focus issues, bring clarity, and help to those who struggle often with poor productivity, distractions, occasional nervousness, uneasy feeling, or occasional forgetful memory.
Does Lumonol Smart Drink Work?
Lumonol Smart drink is for improving focus, poor memory, occasional nervousness, and fear, or a supplement to improve focus and reduce anxiety. The ingredients are broken down into 3 groups on the label of Lumonol Smart Drink covering;
Focus is supplemented by Acetyl L Carnitine for alertness, N – Acetyl – L – Tyrosine, which is involved in producing dopamine and adrenaline, and finally Phosphatidylserine, which is thought to help with memory improvement.
The energy content is from Panax Ginseng, Guarana, and Hordenine. There is no real hard evidence to say why Ginseng should work, but that hasn’t stopped people using it as an energy booster for the last 1000 or so years. Guarana contains caffeine and has many other stimulatory properties, but may cause some side effects. The last ingredient in this group is called Hordenine, which is made from Barley and reacts with the sympathetic nervous system in the body, and has been shown to mimic the effects of the flight or fight response.
The memory ingredients include Gingko Leaf Powder and Alpha GPC. Gingko Leaf powder may help prevent cognitive decline, and may also help protect against anxiety and other mental health problems. However, it can cause a range of side effects. Alpha GPC reduces the breakdown of Acetylcholine that causes an increase in Huperzine A.
The only real difference we can find between Lumonol and Lumonol Smart Drink is the exclusion of Noopept, a more powerful version of one of the original Racetams, Piracetam. Noopept is included in the tablet version, but not in the powdered drink version and there is no explanation given as to why this has happened.
On the whole Lumonol Drink smart contains some good and bad ingredients, including Gingko and Guarana, having some side effects and possible reactions with some prescription medicines. Lumonol Drink smart will probably make you feel more alert, but may not give you that much release from anxiety because its stimulant properties seem to heavily outweigh its anti-anxiety properties.
As it lacks Noopept, it may not give you the kick that the original tablet form of Lumonol had, but may make you feel a little wired instead.
What Are The Ingredients of Lumonol Smart Drink?
Rather than list the quantities of each ingredient, Avanse Nutraceuticals have opted to group the ingredients for Lumonol Smart Drink into 3 blends and give each of these groups an ingredients quantity.
FOCUS BLEND 500mg
- Phosphatidylserine: Taken in supplement form and is thought to help with memory in older people. Research has shown it may help dementia sufferers, but these tests were made with Phosphatidylserine manufactured from cow brains. Thankfully more recently it has been derived from plants.
- Acetyl L Carnitine: This is a compound able to alleviate the effects of aging and disease on mitochondria. Also known as ALCAR, it is often used as a brain booster, due to its ability to increase alertness and mitochondrial capacity while providing support for the neurons. L-Tartrate (LCLT) is typically used for physical performance and power output.
- N – Acetyl – L – Tyrosine: An amino acid found in the diet that is involved in producing dopamine and adrenaline. L – Tyrosine is the amino acid that is metabolized to produce these neurotransmitters.
ENERGY BLEND 430mg
- Panax Ginseng: Panax Ginseng is an Adaptogen which means it provides a general boost to energy and wellbeing that is not easy to scientifically define. There can be side effects but given that millions of people take Ginseng on a daily basis, it is probably safe for most people. There is no real hard evidence to say why Ginseng should work this way but as millions of people take it there is anecdotal evidence, although it can cause side effects too.
- Guarana: Also known as Paullinia cupana. South American bean which is high in caffeine and often drunk as an alternative to coffee. It is made from a fruit-bearing tree, the seeds of which are ground into powder and used in traditional Amazonian medicine. Guarana contains caffeine and has other stimulatory properties. Guarana may interact with the heart medication known as Amiodarone by reducing its availability to the body.
- Hordenine: Stimulant derived from barley, this natural chemical reacts with the sympathetic nervous system in the body and can mimic the effects of the flight or fight response. Here in unknown quantities.
MEMORY BLEND 170mg
- Gingko Leaf powder: Originally used only in China over the last 2000 years as an important medicinal substance, these days this herbal extract is growing increasingly popular in the west. It may help prevent cognitive decline and is often taken by older people for this reason. It may help protect against anxiety and other mental health problems. However, it can cause a range of potentially threatening side effects. Source
- Alpha GPC: Although contained in many other foods Alpha GPC seems to be more active in higher doses. Alpha GPC reduces the breakdown of Acetylcholine that causes an increase in Huperzine A.
- Vitamin B12: Cobalamin (more commonly referred to as Vitamin B12) is an essential vitamin. In Nootropics Vitamin B12 is seen as an aid to help with depression, but it has been noted that really B12 levels tend to be lower in depressed persons and no real claims have been made to suggest it is a remedy. B12 is an important vitamin especially for older individuals and vegans because it is involved as an enzyme cofactor of both DNA synthesis and energy production.
Does Lumonol Smart Drink Have Any Side Effects?
Although generally safe, potential side effects may include:
- High blood pressure
- Low blood pressure
- Changes to blood sugar levels
- Allergic reaction
- Nausea or vomiting
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.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Lumonol Smart Drink?
There is only one review on Amazon US which reads,
I can’t drink as it has caffeine in it
This is not very helpful, but this is the only review for the smart drink version of Lumonol.
Does Lumonol Smart Drink Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
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 more than a standard returns policy.
Where Can I Buy Lumonol Smart Drink?
You can only buy Lumonol Smart Drink directly from the official product website. Customers outside the USA can also buy, but will have to pay additional shipping costs.
Lumonol Smart Drink is currently only for sale online.
Lumonol Smart Drink Rating
Price / Guarantee
The Nootropic Watchdog does not recommend Lumonol Smart Drink.
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