While under first impressions, you might think that there are a lot of similarities between AddieUP and Lumonol, the two are actually quite different – from philosophy, to the type of people they were made for, to the very class of ingredients included in their formulas.Everything you may have thought about the two companies quickly go out the window once you start peeling back the layers and unraveling the pages.
“…AddieUP is known online to produce quick results to focus and cognitive ability…”
AddieUP – When we first decided to review AddieUP, we had very mixed opinions. Our panelists were torn between those who thought it would work and those who didn’t even think AddieUP classifies as a nootropic in the first place! While AddieUP is known online to produce quick results to focus and cognitive ability, our panelists believe this to be mostly due to AddieUP’scaffeine-heavy formula.
“…Lumonol boasts one of the most unique formulas in the industry…”
Lumonol – Although we had only recently heard of Lumonol, it came very highly recommended from a friend of ours pursuing his MD. From a newer manufacturer called “Avanse Nutraceuticals”, Lumonol boasts one of the most unique formulas in the industry, using a combination of the breakthrough nootropic Noopept,as well as other traditional nootropic substances likeL-Tyrosine, Picamilon, and Panax Ginseng.
In this comparison, we compare AddieUP and Lumonol with each other in terms of their background, ingredients, costs, and results. Those who have read our full reviews shouldknow which one of the two we prefer, but we’ll save that for the end of this comparison.
A little word of advice – when buying a bottle of pills that could potentially positively (or negatively!) affect the brain, it might be a good idea to do a little bit of research first behind the companies selling them.
One thing we loved about Avanse Nutraceuticals is that they are completely transparent with their business practices and the processes that go into the creation of Lumonol. Lumonol is manufactured in a GMP certified lab in New York, and it falls under all FDA regulations for supplements. In contrast, there isn’t any information at all regarding AddieUP’smanufacturing processes.
“…while AddieUP focuses on the student looking to get a better grade on their exam, Lumonol is geared more towards the success-driven millennial who is set out to change the world.”
Going online to each of their websites, you’ll notice that there are unique differences to the language they use in their written material. The two companies are targeting two different kinds of people: while AddieUP focuses on the student looking to get a better grade on their exam, Lumonol is geared more towards the success-driven millennial who is set out to change the world.
This also seems to contribute to how these manufacturers designed and laid out the information on their websites. While AddieUP uses a lot of comparison tables, hyped up claims, and short explanations everywhere, Lumonol is more information-dense –the manufacturers have put a lot of work into compiling heaping piles of information regarding Lumonol’s ingredients, how Lumonol works to promote a healthy brain, and even a dedicated section that explains everything with a little bit of science.
When it comes to the success and failure of any brain supplement, we have to take a look at the ingredients… and in this area, AddieUP and Lumonol greatly differ: where AddieUP seems to be biased towards its energy enhancing effects, Lumonol really tries to stress the ingredient that sets it apart from the rest –Noopept.
Just taking a quick look at AddieUP’s main ingredients, we already see this bias to energy-enhancing effects very clearly – caffeine, yerba mate, and AMP citrate all have something to do with energy in one way or another. Aside from the already generous 100 mg of caffeine (which is a lot more than what you get in a cup of coffee),AddieUP takes it further with yerba mate, which is an ingredient used in energy drinks in South America as a popular alternative to caffeine.While there are other nootropic ingredients as well, they seem to be dwarfed by the energy boosting ones.
“…where AddieUP seems to be biased towards its energy enhancing effects, Lumonol really tries to stress the ingredient that sets it apart from the rest – Noopept.”
On the opposing corner, Lumonol’s manufacturers just can’t stop talking about the revolutionary ingredient Noopept.If you’ve never heard of it before, perhaps you might know of its cousin –piracetam. Noopept is in the same class as the Russian-discovered nootropic, except that is about 1000 times more potent. In addition to just the standard improvements to memory, focus, learning, and cognition… Noopept has actually been shown in some studies to make you more intelligent. In addition to this, Lumonol also sports some great choices in ingredients, such as the more refined guarana over caffeine, as well as all-natural ingredients like Ginkgo, Panax Ginseng, and Picamilon.
While almost all our panelists were genuinely excited for Lumonol (all our bottles literally had names to them within an hour of arriving), the same could not be said for AddieUP.
“…making anyone who takes it mentally sharper without any of the anxiety and jitters from caffeine.”
Lumonol produced remarkably consistent results – it was very noticeable, and not in the “I’m high on caffeine” kind of way, making anyone who takes it mentally sharper without any of the anxiety and jitters from caffeine. Many also reported improvements to their memory, noting that it was easy to both store information and recall it when needed. Our reviewers also noted that it was one of the smoothest experiences they’ve ever had with a brain pill – like “having had a good night’s sleep and then feeling on top of everything the following day”.
“…It delivers a very quick result that kicks the brain into overdrive, rather than actually providing it with the nutrients it needs to do so naturally…”
In contrast, most of our panelists did not even get through their course of AddieUP. The results showed that it would produce effects that were nothing more than what a cup of coffee or an energy drink could produce. AddieUPprovided a consistent high or “buzz” every time you took it, creating an improvement in focus and cognitive prowess. However, these improvements were onlytemporary. It delivers a very quick result that kicks the brain into overdrive, rather than actually providing it with the nutrients it needsto do so naturally.To take things a step further, the heavy crash that follows is so much worse than what you would expect out of normal caffeine. After all, you can’t say that the caffeine and stimulant contents in AddieUP is in any way “normal”. While AddieUP works without a doubtin this way (and we’re sure that there will be some people who will come to love this effect), the vast majority of our panelists did not continue AddieUP after the first week.
Stimulants vs. Real Nootropics
As much as the manufacturers of AddieUP would like to make you believe that it’s a nootropic, it isn’t. Not every stimulant with caffeine included will classify as a cognitive enhancer, and in this case, AddieUP doesn’t produce any nootropic effects. In comparison, Lumonol is all about the effects. Its formula is heavily based on the ingredient Noopept, with other nootropic highlights also included in its formula. While it also uses an energy booster, its decision to use guarana over caffeine is praiseworthy as there were evident no side effects. Instead, what you get is a consistent experience where memory, focus, and mood are substantially elevated. You can actually feel your brain processing information more quickly and accurately.
Pricing and Costs
A 30-day bottle of Lumonol costs $58.97 and a similar bottle from AddieUP costs $59. They’re basically the same price, coming to around average when compared to other brain supplements in the industry. Not too expensive, but not cheap. While the prices are similar, the two couldn’t be further apart in terms of value.
Lumonol comes at a great price due to the addition of its high grade ingredients, and most notably Noopept. On the other hand, we can’t justify a reason to purchase AddieUP. It seems ridiculous to price it at this point when it doesn’t seem to do anything more than a cup of coffee!
Summary and Conclusion
So which is better out of the two:AddieUP or Lumonol?As much as we wanted it to be, the answer isn’t that complicated. From the formula, Lumonol already puts forth a far better offering.It uses a high quality formula that combines the science behind Noopept with a handful of powerful Ayurvedic herbal remedies. AddieUP, on the other hand, gives you some common and other not-so-common stimulants that only work towards one goal – giving you a short, temporary spike in focus and cognitive ability. Lumonol’s effects aremore noticeable, last longer, and are consistent. The ingredients used actually work to provide optimal brain health first, and by doing so, optimize your brain’s capacity as well.
While there weren’t any adverse side effects in either AddieUP or Lumonol, AddieUP can produce some nasty crashes and anxiety similar to what you can expect by drinking too many cups of coffee. In comparison, Lumonol not only had our panelists feeling great when the effects subsided, but they even noted feeling on top of things every morning!
While both these supplements come at the same price – around $59, Lumonol is of far better value purely on the effects it produces and the high quality ingredients that come along with it. If you were to ask us again, we wouldn’t even consider purchasing AddieUP for the second timeas the simple stimulant effects can’t justify the premium price it demands.
Our verdict here is clear –with improvements to focus and clarity, memory, and energy levels… without making us feel like zombies, Lumonol is the far superior option. With the inclusion of Noopept and its other nootropic ingredients, you aren’t going to go wrong with the industry’s best brain enhancement pill.
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