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Metagenics Lumina Review – 8 Reasons To Consider

By Dr. Usmarah Hussain

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Benefits | Contraindications | Cost | Directions | Bottom Line

Lumina is a dietary supplement that has been created in order to support dopamine activity in the brain and thus offer its users mood management effects.

The business that stands behind this product is called Metagenics and is a United States business that was established in 1983 in Aliso Veijo California. During their 30 years of existence they obtained an international status and now have offices in several countries, New Zealand, Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, and Australia. This business undergoes extensive research in the domain of nutrigenetics, which is the study of how nutrients impact the genetic expression within our cells, this research aiming to be put in use in new and improved dietary supplements.

Lumina is presented as being designed to sustain a healthy mental function and promote a relaxed state of being. This product is said to sustain focus, attention memory and learning by providing nutrients that have the effect of modulation the metabolism of dopamine, norepinephrine and GABA. This is a gluten-free formula that has been created using no wheat, nuts, corn or artificial flavors and preservatives. Lumina is said to act centrally in the brain and come with positive effects that provide neurological support.


1) Lumina Quick Facts

Lumina is a blend that is made up of am amino acids, two fatty acids, a protein, and excipients.

EPA is one of the fatty acids that can be found in this blend and is a substance that is generally present in the meat of cold water fish such as mackerel, salmon, herring, or cod liver. This ingredient plays a role in general health and has been observed to be effective with a wide range of health issues. Studies have indicated this acid to be effective with some issues that regard the nervous system and can help with personality disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, or even depression.

DHA is the other fatty acid and can be found in the same sources of EPA, this ingredient also presents with general health benefits that sustain well being. Babies that have been born prematurely can benefit from the effects of this ingredient because it helps with a better mental development. Studies have also concluded that this ingredient can help in the prevention and treatment of depression and it can also help reduce aggressive behavior that upraises in situations that are stressful.

The manufacturer recommends that two softgel capsules are to be taken each day.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Lumina

Lumina contains the following ingredients: L-Theanine, Casein Tryptic Hydrolysate, Natural Marine Lipid Concentrate, DHA, EPA, natural marine lipid concentrate (anchovy, tuna, sardine), gelatin, glycerin, water, casein tryptic hydrolysate (milk), L-theanine, beeswax, soybean oil, mixed tocopherols, lecithin (soy), and caramel powder (color).

3) Does Lumina Work and it is Safe?

This product is a blend of an amino acid, protein, two fatty acids, and several other ingredients that present with passive roles in this formula.

DHA is one of the two fatty acids that have an active role in this blend and is a substance that is commonly found in the meat of cold-water fish like mackerel, herring, salmon, or cod liver. This acid is widely used for its general health benefits that regard almost every system in the body. This ingredient is used as a supplement given to premature babies because it promotes a better mental development. Research has also concluded that this ingredient also has a role to play in the prevention and treatment of depression, it is also said to reduce aggressive behavior in stressful situations.

EPA is the other fatty acids and can be found in the same sources mentioned above. This ingredient also presents with a range of health benefits that support general well-being. This acid has been studied and concluded as being effective with some health issues the regard the nervous system, and it can help with schizophrenia, personality disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, or depression.

The suggested use if of two soft gels per day.

The manufacturer advises caution if taking medication, a medical consult is recommended before use. Pregnant or nursing women are not to use this product.

There are online testimonials about Lumina. What is being said includes the following:

  • Given my disease history, sleep can be hard to come by. So this product is essential for me.

  • My mother has Alzheimer’s and has lived with us for eight years. 2 capsules a day, morning and night, of Lumina helps her mind work more than it would on doctor med’s alone.


4) Lumina Benefits & Results

  • The ingredients used are backed up by serious scientific study.
  • The manufacturer has a good international reputation.


5) Lumina Warnings and Precautions

  • Pregnant or nursing women are not to use this product.
  • There are no mentions of free trials or money-back guarantees.
  • Information that presents the effects of long-term use is not available.


6) Lumina Cost

The manufacturer offers direct purchase of this product from their website only with a code which can be obtained from a healthcare practitioner that is associated with this company. A range of both physical as well as online retailers also commercialize this product, the price being quite high. This formula has been designed to come in a bottle that presents with 60 soft gels and the suggested use is of two soft gels per day. Thus a one month supply comes with each container. The shipping costs are not made available without the code, and the manufacturer does not mention any information about a free trial or money-back guarantee.


7) Lumina Directions

There is a warning that advises pregnant or nursing women not to use this product; a medical consult is highly advised if taking any medication.

Bottom Line

8) Our Bottom Line

Lumina is a dietary formula that sustains brain function as well as mood, which comes at a high price and can be bought from the manufacturer’s web site only with a code that can be found at a health care practitioner associated with this company. The formula is a blend of ingredients that presents with effects that back up the claims of effectiveness and have natural sources. No free trials or money-back guarantees are available, but a range of online retailers also present with this product and can present different offers; they also hold similar formulas that present with similar effect, but come in different price ranges.

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I used to get totally stressed when I had exams and couldn’t sleep at night, but with Metagenics Lumina I am calm and ready to manage the situations.

Veronica S. Madden

My brother and I first saw this product at out father’s place, he said nice things about it and decided to try it out for ourslves, it was the best decision I am very pleased with the positive mood and state of relaxation it gives.


My son has been taking Lumina for 2 years after being diagnosed with ADHD and getting a script for Ritalin…he hasn’t taken 2 Ritalin tablet and he is thriving on Lumina…I’m gutted to discover that it’s been discontinued….

Peta Allen

We are in exaclty the same position! My 10 year old son’s life was turned around at school since he’s been using Lumina. I cannot believe they would discontinue such a fantastic product. Anything to keep kids off ritalin should be endorsed!! Did you get any help with an alternative ??

Iulian (Editor)
Reply to  Peta Allen

While discontinued, Metagenics Lumina is still available for purchase on several online stores such as VitaSouth. As for alternatives, Lumina’s formulation is built around several core ingredients: L-Theanine, DHA, EPA, and two proprietary blends. While the proprietary blends are tricky, you could try another L-Theanine, DHA, and EPA based supplement.


My family and I have been using Lumina for approx. 12 months now and I am blown over with the improvement in mood and mental focus we all feel.

I have just been informed by our pharmacist supplier that this product has now been discontinued? Is this the case? If so, what is the replacement product? Or can you suggest another Metagenics product to assist with Dopermine support? Or more specifically, mood enhancer/stabiliser product to try which is not depression medication.

Please help!!


I am absolutely gutted to hear that this product has been discontinued…my son is thriving on it and it is the best alternative to Ritalin that I have ever come across….please bring it back