I’ve been nursing this review for a little while.
I planned to put it out a week ago, but I wanted to give it a little extra time to make sure that I understood exactly how this supplement worked for me.
I’ve gone through almost the entire bottle (30 servings) in order to give you the most honest review I can bring you.
Unlike other supplement review sites out there, I actually buy and personally use all the supplements I review.
If you look closely at all the pictures in posts of supplements I’ve reviewed since I started this blog in 2018, you’ll see that I took them.
There’s no way anyone could ever interpret my pictures as professional photography! LOL.
No assistants. No guest bloggers from distant countries I’ve never met. Just me.
Sometimes that means telling the hard truth in a review about a supplement, which you will see below.
To preface this review, I usually sleep pretty well and rarely use any type of sleep supplement other than some chamomile tea once in a while.
I used to take melatonin years ago, but I haven’t used it in a long time.
I switched my work schedule a few months back which means that I have to go to sleep much earlier than I was used to.
I was having some difficulty falling asleep when I needed to so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to try out a Legion Athletics sleep supplement called Lunar.
Regardless of anything else, it’s a great name for a sleep supplement so props to Legion for that!
It had a lot of good reviews and I was excited to try this one out.
My Legion Athletics Lunar review below is going to give you all the information you need, both good and bad, to help you make a final decision on whether it’s the right supplement for you to try.
Lunar is a 100 % natural sleep product created by Legion Athletics.
According to legion, it’s supposed to help you “fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, sleep more deeply, and wake up feeling rested, restored, and ready for the day”.
Like all of their supplements, the ingredients in Lunar are backed up by published scientific research.
One thing you will find with Legion’s supplements is that there is a purpose for every ingredient they use.
They don’t just use fillers and inactive ingredients to fluff up a supplement like other companies do.
According to Legion, Lunar contains several times the amount of effective ingredients than their competitors.
I can neither confirm nor deny that as I have not tried or looked at their competitors’ products.
Lunar continues to follow Legion’s promise to avoid artificial ingredients and does not contain any artificial dyes, coloring, preservatives, sweeteners or chemicals.
It’s naturally sweetened with Stevia and is gluten free.
Here are the ingredients for Lunar:
Calcium, Glycine, Lemon Balm Leaf Extract, Rutaecarpine, Melatonin, natural flavor, citric acid, Stevia leaf extract, turmeric root extract, tapioca starch.
There are a few ingredients in there that may not be familiar to a lot of people so I’m going to give a very brief rundown of the lesser known ones.
Glycine- An amino acid found to improve sleep quality.
Lemon Balm Leaf Extract- An herb used to relieve anxiety and promote better sleep.
Rutaecarpine- Medical plant found to reduce caffeine levels in the body. This is important for people that consume caffeine during the day as it takes hours to filter out of the body and can interfere with sleep.
Melatonin- Hormone produced naturally by the brain that regulates sleep. One of the most common natural supplements out there for improving sleep quality.
Those are the big ones and from looking at them, you can see that Legion put a lot of planning into Lunar.
How does it work?
Lunar is a powder designed to be mixed with water.
Per the directions, you are supposed to take it 30-45 minutes before sleep.
According to Legion, it can be used daily without harm however, it’s suggested to reserve Lunar on those nights when you need a good night’s sleep the most.
Taking melatonin continuously can cause it to lose some of its effectiveness.
It’s suggested by Legion to take Lunar up to three nights a week at the most.
Just based off of those directions, it’s evident that this isn’t really designed for someone with serious and sustained sleeping issues.
It’s directed towards people that have some difficulty getting a good night’s sleep once in a while as opposed to every night.
Taste and mixability
It’s not a real supplement review unless we talk about taste and mixability.
I know it’s two of the more important issues for people.
First, I’ll start with the taste.
Lunar only comes in one flavor as I write this, which is chamomile.
If you like chamomile, you will probably enjoy it.
It’s a small little scoop per serving, but it packs a strong punch taste wise.
I found the taste pleasant. It’s pretty earthy and takes a second to get used to, but overall I liked it.
The issues I had with Lunar had nothing to do with the taste.
As far as the mixability, it didn’t mix too well with just a spoon and a glass of water. No matter what I did, some of it wouldn’t mix into the water which caused me to inhale a puff of Lunar on the first sip.
Not the biggest deal, but still annoying.
I found that the best way to mix Lunar up is with a good old protein shaker. It’ll allow you to give it a few hard shakes and make sure it gets fully blended.
When I used a shaker for it, I had no issue with it mixing well.
The price of lunar is definitely one of it’s positives.
The current price for it on the Legion website is $28.00.
As it contains 30 servings a bottle, that’s just over a dollar serving.
I think that’s a very fair price in todays supplement market.
Here’s where the review will sour a bit.
I can hear the disappointment across the screen already. Everything was going so well too!
I will give Legion the benefit of the doubt and say that I had similar issues when I took melatonin a few years back so it might just be something with my physiology.
I’ll start with the good.
Lunar definitely helped me to fall asleep quicker than usual. As long as I took it 30-45 minutes before bedtime, I generally had no issue falling asleep.
That’s about it for the good sadly so on to the bad.
While I had no issue falling asleep, I did have an issue staying asleep.
On the nights I took Lunar, I woke up several times during the night. Far more often than I usually did.
I was expecting it to help me stay asleep, but it seemed to have the opposite effect on me.
I slept lighter than usual with it.
The second issue I had with it were crazy nightmares. This was a huge contributor to me swearing off melatonin years ago.
On the nights I took Lunar, I had insane dreams that just never seemed to end, which definitely interfered with my sleep.
I suspect it’s from the melatonin since it happened before. I have no idea why it has that effect on me, but it does.
Between the trouble staying asleep and the crazy nightmares, I ultimately concluded that this supplement did not work for me.
I have a bit left that I may try to use on rare occasions, but more likely than not I won’t use it and I will not be ordering it again in the future.
I had high hopes for this supplement, but sadly I did not have a great experience with it.
For me, I slept worse while taking it.
Supplements are difficult because we all react differently to certain things.
You never know how something is going to work for you until you try it.
I’m not putting any of the blame on Legion Athletics for my poor results as it’s clear that they put a lot of research and planning into this supplement.
When I looked at the reviews of Lunar after ending my usage of it, I found a couple from people who seemed to have the same issues that I did.
There were far more positive reviews though from people who loved it so I would not discard this completely if you are someone who suffers from occasional sleep issues.
It might just work perfectly for you.
You never truly know until you try.
P.S. Have you ever tried Lunar by Legion? I’d love to hear your results, thoughts, comments and questions below!