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Lucidal Review: Dr. Cleary Is a Smart, but Messy Man.

Dr. Larry Cleary’s formula, Lucidal, is their purported solution to memory problems, countering memory loss and aiding focus. What seems like a memory loss pill, though, also contain brain-enhancing ingredients, and they do that at a level of high-quality that puts it in the top tier. However, it also contains multivitamins and other nutrients, making Lucidal less effective than it potentially could have been.


Supplement Facts
Vitamin B6 50mg
Vitamin B12 125mcg
Vitamin C 75mg
Vitamin D3 100 IU
Vitamin E 15 IU
Thiamin 20mg
Riboflavin 20mg
Niacin 25mg
Folate 800mcg
Biotin 300mcg
Pantothenicacid 25mg
Magnesium 80mg
Zinc 15mg
Selenium 200mcg
Chromium 400mcg
Potassium 9mg
Proprietary Carotenoid Mixture 9mg


Includes: Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Cryptoxanthin

Proprietary LUCIDAL Mixture 820mg

Includes: Creatine, L-Glutamine, L-PyrogutamicAcid, Inositol,  Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid, Glucosamine HCl, L-FGlutamine, L-Pyroglutamic Acid, Inositol, Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid, Soy Bean Oil  Poweder,Taurine,Trimethylglycine, Ginko Biloba, Green Tea Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid,N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, PABA, Vinpocetine, Bilberry, Grape Seed Extract, Maritime Pine Bark Extract, Conenzyme Q10, Lycopene, Reservatrol, Huperzine A, and Vanadium

What might have been a good mixture of ingredients is really set back by the amount of filler that Dr. Larry Cleary has added into his formula. To be very frank, everything that wasn’t included in the proprietary mixtures could have been thrown away. And even then, Dr. Cleary should think about cleaning that up. However, it seems as if Lucidal aims to be a superdrug, or in this case, the only drug that you will ever need to take. Another thing we’ve noticed is the inclusion of the proprietary blend mentioned earlier. It seems like the supplement facts on Lucidal contains a lot of unnecessary ingredients, and the ones that are necessary are kept under wraps.

Overall Dose Potency: 5/20

Just looking at the ingredients listed above, you should be able to gauge the amount of potency each ingredient has: very little. This might bring up why the necessary daily dosage is 3 capsules. You’d need an extra capsule just to make up on the lost potency of having too many ingredients. However, we feel that with over 50 ingredients, 3 capsules still might just be enough. The filler alone in Lucidal consists of 16 ingredients. That’s not even counting the countless ingredients contained in its proprietary mixtures, some of which could be completely unnecessary.

Short Term Benefits: 17/20

Yes, it did work. Despite the amount of ingredients acting in Lucidal, there was without a question that it did produce the effects that Dr. Cleary said it would. However, just because it worked, doesn’t mean that it worked efficiently. At 3 capsules a day, that’s still 50% more than most people would take. Additionally, although it did get us focused and in the groove, it still did not top the charts, in comparison to some other products that we’ve used. We’re not saying it’s bad – it’s exceptional. However, there are better ones out there.

Long Term Benefits: 17/20

Towards the end of our 15 weeks of trails, we did feel the notable difference in brain power due to Lucidal – generally, in memory recall and focus. Unfortunately, it was lacking in some areas concerning clarity of mind and thinking, and as a motivation booster. It did work where it was supposed to, however, the problem was that we weren’t so sure whether these effects were due to the brain enhancing ingredients or the multivitamins also contained in Lucidal.

In any case, upon discontinuing the use of Lucidal, we found that the effects that we were feeling reduced noticeably. Not to the point that the effects were gone, but at least low enough for a measurable difference.

Side Effects: 20/20

This is one place where Lucidal aced the tests. Apparently, there are no side effects to taking Lucidal – which was quite a surprise due to the many ingredients contained in its formula. Throughout our 15 weeks of testing, everyone stayed within the 3 capsules a day recommended dosage, and seemingly, it did not demonstrate any negative side effects. Remarkable.

However, we did not try Lucidal above the recommended dose, and we do feel that overdosing on Lucidal can have very dangerous consequences, due to the amount of possible activators in its list of ingredients – also a reason why we didn’t try.

Price/Value: 17/20

The price of Lucidal is one of its drawbacks as it comes at a steep price of $74.99 per bottle lasting a month. At the higher price range for nootropics, it’s sort of a steep asking price for the amount of benefits that Lucidal has to offer. There are better nootropics out there that offer the same of even better beneficial effects to the brain for a cheaper price. We feel that the $55 mark is the average, and is usually where the best products are priced at. With that in mind, Lucidal seems ridiculously overpriced, but that might be due to the amount of ingredients it contains in its formula. On the other hand, though, it does work well, better than some products that are priced higher than this.


Lucidal, admittedly works. Dr. Cleary must be doing something right in his proprietary blend, because despite the shortcomings of Lucidal in some areas, it demonstrates cognitive benefits that are difficult to rival. These benefits also demonstrate a large difference to what is considered normal, however, this might be partly due to the multivitamins, since after discontinuing the use of Lucidal, the effects dropped notably. That being said, Lucidal is a great contender to many of the other nootropics out there, to which not many can produce the same results. The large price tag of $75 for a month’s supply of Lucidal can be a little steep, though. There are better options out there for a cheaper price tag. Nevertheless, Lucidal remains a great giant in the industry of brain enhancing supplements.