Luminite Review: What does it do?
This is our Luminite review. It’s a sleep aid that are some are claiming can help:
- Improve Mood
- Increase Overall Sleep Length
- Better Quality Sleep
But is it the right option for you?
In this Luminite review, we look closer at this sleep aid’s ingredients, side effects and any areas where we think improvements could be made.
Luminite Ingredients: How are they?
They’re good, there’s plenty to work with here. It can help with sleep promotion and even getting you in the right frame of mind for a good, relaxed sleep.
One thing we would say though is there’s not much here that can help reduce overnight disturbances like twitches and jerks.
We also have a few concerns with the melatonin in here. Below, we’ll be covering all this and more. Check it out:
This is a great start to Luminite. L-Tryptophan is an effective amino acid for promoting sleep.
So, why is it is so good?
After you consume L-Tryptophan it is converted into 5-HTP, which is then converted into Serotonin. Serotonin is your body’s ‘happy’ hormone. It can help promote your overall mood and feeling of well-being.
However, it doesn’t stop there. This serotonin is then converted again into melatonin – which is your body’s sleep hormone.
The more melatonin that your body naturally produces in this case, the better quality and longer sleep you will enjoy.
This is a good addition to Luminite, but we do have a concern with absorption.
Before, we get into that, what does GABA do?
GABA is a hormone in your body which can help to improve your overall levels of relaxation while reducing anxiety. This doesn’t directly promote sleep, but it can put you in a better mindset that can make getting to sleep easier.
Now, back to our concerns. When GABA is orally supplemented, sometimes it can be hard for it to cross the blood-barrier. If it fails to do this, you won’t get the benefits of it.
It’s an unreliable sleep aid in Luminite. That said, there are other ingredients in here which can work as a precursor to GABA, so all is not lost.
This is what we’re talking about. Skullcap is a herb which can help promote your overall levels of GABA in Luminite.
It doesn’t directly promote sleep, but it can give you the benefits of GABA to give you a better, relaxed mindset. This can help create a better mental environment for falling asleep after you get into bed.
Studies have shown that it doesn’t directly promote sleep, but there is clear proof that it helps boost GABA and can reduce your anxiety – which is good enough for us.
An effective amino acid in Luminite. We like L-Glycine, there’s a lot of positive studies out there showing it to help with sleep.
Supplementing low amounts of this amino acid (like in Luminite) can help speed up the time it takes you to fall asleep. Not only that, people claim that supplementing L-Glycine makes them feel like that they’ve had a better night’s sleep and are even more productive the next day.
These are more subjective claims, but still noteworthy. There’s proof that it can speed up onset sleep – which is still hugely beneficial here.
Passion Flower & Chamomile
We’re putting these two ingredients together as they do largely the same things in Luminite.
Both Passion Flower and Chamomile are herbs which are commonly used in nighttime teas. Although this is where they are most used, they do not directly promote sleep.
Studies show that they contain Apigenin, a component which can help to increase your overall levels of GABA.
As we’ve mentioned, higher GABA levels can reduce anxiety and improve calmness and relaxation. It can give you a better mood for getting into bed which can make it easier for you to fall asleep.
We’re glad to see both of these ingredients in here.
This is nutrient that has some mild effects in Luminite. It is thought to help improve GABA levels. Although you typically see this when it is combined with other supplements like Valerian.
In more traditional uses, hops are used in beer – which is one of the reasons beer can make people feel more relaxed, because it boosts GABA.
It’s a nice touch in Luminite, but you do see it perform better in supplements when it’s put with herbs like Valerian.
The final ingredient in Luminite. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep hormone. Your brain releases it when it needs to signal your body that it is time to go to sleep.
So, is it a good choice in Luminite?
Supplementing Melatonin has been seen to help improve quality and length of sleep. It can even help you to get to sleep faster.
However, it’s unclear whether or not the melatonin in this supplement is natural. Many supplement manufacturers choose to use artificial melatonin due to it being cheaper and more readily available. Although this is good manufacturers, it’s not as potent and may not have the same overall effects.
Ideally, you want a natural supply of melatonin and a good way to ensure that would be to use a natural source of it like Montmorency Tart Cherries. It’s a shame they’re not in here.
Luminite Ingredient Summary
On the whole, there are a lot of ingredients in Luminite which help to promote GABA – even GABA itself.
These are good, but they do not directly promote sleep. For us, the main winner in Luminite is the L-Tryptophan. It can help your body to produce natural melatonin. We also like the Glycine too.
However, we do think we need some clarity on the Melatonin in Luminite to know whether or not it is natural. Tart Cherries would be a good ingredient in here to replace the melatonin to ensure that you’re getting a good amount of the real thing.
We also think Magnesium would work well in here too. Magnesium can help to reduce muscle impulses in your body overnight. This can help reduce any involuntary twitches and jerks which may wake you up, and ultimately helps you to sleep without disturbance for longer.
We think there’s room for improvement.
Luminite Side Effects – Are there any?
It doesn’t seem that way. All the ingredients in here are completely natural and don’t have links to causing side effects (at these dosages).
You shouldn’t run into any trouble from taking it. However, we cannot speak for everyone. If you have any concerns, it’s always wise that you speak to your doctor before taking it.
Our final say on Luminite is that it is good for getting you in the right mindset for sleep with the GABA boosters. It’s also good at promoting sleep – but it isn’t quite there yet.
There’s a few changes that could be made to Luminite that would help make it the perfect sleep support. Ensuring the melatonin is natural, and adding something to reduce overnight disturbances would go a long way with this supplement.
It’s a good option, but not the best.