So, clearly I don’t fall into the supermodel category, but I was taken a back when I first came across this supplement. When you first set you eyes upon Lyma Life its easy to be impressed.
This new luxury pill looks more like a fashion accessory than a supplement.
Packaged in a expensive looking hand-crafted copper pot, inside copper coloured pills with stencilled crown logo on the side, Lyma Life exudes luxury and claim you can improve beauty and boost health for the mere price of £199 ($250 USD) per month.
It’s hard to ignore this self-proclaimed “super supplement”.
With very strong claims of 80 per cent smoother skin, strengthen hair by 47 per cent and nails by 88 per cent, improved sleep and brain energy, maximised immunity and a reduction in stress and anxiety.
Can this beautiful looking copper pill give you the strength and beauty in body and mind at a price? Or is this simply great marketing of a so-so supplement? Check out my honest Lyma Life review.
The marketing sees a striking copper pot containing copper coloured pills, often in the hands of beautiful people. Whilst the imagery is really good and I can see this maybe effective for some people, my immediate thought was are they overcompensating for a poor product with great marketing?
The hand-crafted copper pot that comes with the “starter kit” looks great although it’s unlikely to be too expensive itself (my opinion only as I haven’t held one in my hands!).
I talk more about the ingredients below, but briefly there do look to be some good stuff inside the Lyma formula, so I was excited to take a look.
Background on LYMA Life Limited
Lyma Life is based in the UK and has been trading for a couple of years.
Reported to be the brain child of British personal trainer Russell Bateman, Lyma was developed over two years to be the go to supplement for his A-list clientele. This certainly explains the price as this gives a new meaning to the term “premium priced” supplements.
If your client list includes the likes actress Liv Tyler, singer Ellie Goulding and several Victoria’s Secret models, it’s easy to see why the UK media have dubbed Lyma the “supermodel supplement”.
The company claim that their copper-coloured capsules promise to improve beauty and boost health. Here is the kicker though, results can be seen within 3-months.
That’s right, you have to take this expensive “super supplement” for three months MINIMUM.
Lyma Life Ingredients
There are just eight ingredients in the Lyma Life formula, which includes two vitamins (K and D3), all using from patented forms of ingredients.
Let’s delve into each one, some of which will be familiar to you if you have looked into supplement labels before.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract (600mg)
This adaptogenic herb has a number of health benefits and the reason why I include this amazing ingredient in my supplement. Lyma use a patented version called KSM-66 made by Lxoreal Biomed and claims to be most clinically studied Ashwagandha on the market.
The list of benefits include; helping to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance memory and cognition, support a healthy weight, and maintain healthy testosterone in men.
Cynatine HNS (250mg)
This patented ingredient from Roxlor LLC supplies active keratin, which plays an important role in the body. It is a major structural component of hair, skin and nails, but it is not naturally soluble, bioavailable or digestible. Studies ran have shown improvements in hair, skin and nails over a 90-day period.
Lyma uses the patented version of citicoline called Cognizin, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA.
Cognizin citicoline provides vital nutrients that help the brain. Cognizin helps maintain normal levels of acetylcholine, a nootropic nutrient that regulates cognitive function.
Cognizin is also inside the formula of my recommended nootropic supplement Mind Lab Pro in the same dosage.
Lycored Lycopene (30mg)
Lycored Lycopene is the patented version of Lycopene is a form of carotenoid that’s been shown to support skin, prostate, cardiovascular, vision and bone health. This is used in Lyma to promote healthy skin and cardiovascular system.
Hydrocurc is a patented form of Curcuma longa extract, a new type of curcumin, which you may be more familiar with as it’s the main ingredient in turmeric. The compounds in this are called curcuminoids and have been shown to have numerous health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This patented version is said to deliver 2.5 times more active curcuminoids than generic curcuminoids versions.
The Wellmune (250mg)
The Wellmune patented ingredient is very interesting as I looked into the benefits of this patented ingredient, especially the claims it may alleviate exercise-induced immune suppression.
Since suffering from chronic fatigue from overtraining many years ago, exercise often triggers upper respiratory infections and its thought this is due to having a suppressed immune system.
This is a patented form of Vitamin K from Kappa Bioscience that Lyma claim is one of the most underrated and important vitamins, which is deficient in most of our diets. It’s crucial for many health functions throughout the body.
Vitamin D3 (2,000iu)
This Vitamin D3 is taken from sheep’s wool, there is “scientific” dosage that is 3 times that seen in many supplements.
How to Take Lyma Life Pills?
The recommended dose of LYMA is two capsules in the morning with breakfast and two capsules in the evening with dinner.
Each order includes 120-pills for a daily serving size of 4 pills per day.
It’s unlikely you will experience any significant side effects taking in the dosages seen in this supplement.
The biggest ingredient, Ashwagandha root, is generally well-tolerated when taken short-term (weeks to a few months), with mild to moderate side effects such as headache, sleepiness, and stomach upset reported in clinical studies.
Of course, it should go without saying that if you’re taking prescription medication and/or have a pre-existing medical condition then you should seek medical advice before taking ANY supplement.
Does Lyma Life Actually Work?
The company behind Lyma Pill have gone for the patented forms of the ingredients as there are more studies done on these by the companies who produce these versions. Having more studies to support the advertised claims is what I look for, as otherwise it’s just marketing BS.
The thing is I like the fact that Lyma have focused on fewer ingredients, just 8 in total. Furthermore, the ingredients look pretty solid too!
What you tend to see is the “premium” supplement market throwing in lots of ingredients in what seems to be to justify the higher price point.
Lyma aren’t trying to market a be like a greens supplement to plug the nutritional gaps in your diet. Instead they are promoting what they call “ultimate wellness”, but it does come at a huge price though, one that I am not sure I could justify.
What sounds a little fishy to me, is the fact the company says you need to be taking the supplement for at least 90-days for the results to “kick in”.
Okay so I appreciate you’re not going to see overnight results but really, 90-days. At the cost of this supplement that’s like £497 ($600 USD) just to see if it works or not. This is a little too rich for my liking considering too-end supplements cost a lot less and are likely to have the same, if not better results.
Lyma Life Customer Reviews
There are a number of reviews of Lyma supplement on the official website. It seems a popular choice amongst magazine publications like Vogue, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, along and with some UK celebrities.
Apart from the magazines that are known to endorse/sponsor products, I couldn’t find a third party website that shows testimonials from customers.
Nevertheless, the common trend from the feedback is this is a “celebrity super supplement” and “supermodel go-to supplement”.
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
I struggled to find if any money-back guarantee existed and the returns/refund policy.
I eventually gave up as it’s not clear if any money-back guarantee is on offer. If it’s not shown, then it’s fair to say one doesn’t exist!
In terms of the refund policy, then standard distance selling regulations will be in force that gives customers 14 days with which to return a product if not open and used.
Where to Buy Lyma Life?
You can order or should I say becoming a member of Lyma Life via the official website. They ship to over 100 countries and so you should be able to get these in most places on the globe.
Ordering a starter kit from the official website will give you a member card along with the hand-crafted copper pot for holding your Lyma pills.
Is Lyma Life Worth the Price?
This is definitely a case of paying for the marketing over substance.
Now I know that patented versions of readily available ingredients are more expensive, but I really can’t see how you can justify spending £199 ($240 USD) at first and then £166-£200 per month depending on whether you get the 30 or 90-day supply.
This puts the cost of Lyma Life pills at £5.67 ($7 USD) per day for a supplement!
For this price you can get a LOT OF supplements – I thought ONNIT Total Human was expensive at £100 ($140 USD) per month but you get a lot more for your money there.
The Bottom Line
I am a fan of supplements and believe you can boost health and productivity with the right ones. And I truly believe you get what you pay for, mostly. However, I could never justify paying so much for a supplement like Lyma Life.
If you take a look at their marketing you can clearly see where the costs lay, yep in producing the glossy images of models taking their fancy copper pills.
Clearly the guys behind Lyma Life have seen the gap in the market producing an aspirational pill that appear to be the Gucci of supplements. But the fact is you can get effective supplements at a much cheaper price, but no less effective.
To be fair, these supermodel “super pills” aren’t aimed at me, and most likely not at you either (to be blunt but honest here). They are for celebrities who have bought into this hype and are unconcerned with price, and ultimately value for money.
If you want a supplement that promotes and health and productivity, I would suggest taking a look at SuperGreen TONIK – a greens superfood powder. Alternatively, you can opt for a nootropic pill like Mind Lab Pro, for a fraction of the price of Lyma Pill.
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