{"id":606875517234,"title":"Life Cykel Review: Best Mushroom Tincture Brand?","created_at":"2023-12-25T12:17:25-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Life Cykel Review: Best Mushroom Tincture Brand?\",\n \"keywords\": \"life cykel, life cykel review, life cykel reviews, life cykel mushrooms, life cykel lion's mane, is life cykel legit\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the formulation of two of Life Cykel's most popular supplements (Cordyceps+ and Lion's Mane+) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not these products are likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/life-cykel-review\",\n\"author\": \n {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The company claims to offer products for \"biohackers,\" to support energy, brain health, stress and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut are mushroom extracts shown to have these effects in clinical studies, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? Which retailer sells Life Ckyel for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Life Cykel supplements?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Life Cykel's best sellers (Cordyceps+ and Lion's Mane+) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not they're likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, discuss the potential for side effects, and document which retailer sells Life Cykel for the best prices.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e— Cordyceps+\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Life Cykel Cordyceps+ ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Life_Cykel_Cordyceps__Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1703526552\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe ingredients in Life Cykel Cordyceps+ are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe consider it to be a sign of a high-quality mushroom supplement when both the mycelia and fruiting body are included\u003c\/strong\u003e, because these compounds have differing levels of health-promoting nutrients and phytonutrients, according to a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/36290584\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eAntioxidants\u003c\/em\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMycelium is essentially the \"roots\" of the mushroom, and the fruiting body is the \"head\" of the plant that appears above the soil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCordyceps\u003c\/strong\u003e is clinically shown to improve learning and memory in animal studies, as we documented in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/genius-mushrooms-review\"\u003eGenius Mushrooms review\u003c\/a\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe mushroom was also described as having \"remarkable clinical health effects\" including anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity\u003c\/strong\u003e, in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3909570\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eKakadu plum is also a potent antioxidant according to a 2019 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31343981\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e, although we can't find any studies proving its benefits in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNatural flavor\u003c\/strong\u003e is an inactive ingredient we recommend avoiding, because it's a broad categorical descriptor that may include solvents and preservatives according to a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/19041920\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eFood and Chemical Toxicology\u003c\/em\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOverall, we consider Cordyceps+ likely to promote health and potentially likely to have a nootropic effect, however we don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Life Cykel\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA YouTube creator named Jhori tried three different Life Cykel supplements and a shared his experience in a video with over 10,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/_wtlB5uVQZo?si=JO6-Uol5LegIDA_h\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA TikTok creator named Claire Brannen claims that Life Cykel helped her fall asleep:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7101754474791701803\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@clairebrannenn\/video\/7101754474791701803\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@clairebrannenn?refer=embed\" title=\"@clairebrannenn\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@clairebrannenn\u003c\/a\u003e I use the brand life cykel! Works like a CHARM it’s actually insane (i have a code if ya want it you can DM me!!) \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/mushrooms?refer=embed\" title=\"mushrooms\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#mushrooms\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/wellness?refer=embed\" title=\"wellness\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#wellness\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/reishi?refer=embed\" title=\"reishi\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#reishi\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foryou?refer=embed\" title=\"foryou\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foryou\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/Jiggle-Jiggle-7075729123557100294?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ Jiggle Jiggle - Duke \u0026amp; Jones \u0026amp; Louis Theroux\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ Jiggle Jiggle - Duke \u0026amp; Jones \u0026amp; Louis Theroux\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis — Lion's Mane+\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Life_Cykel_Lion_s_Mane__Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1703538638\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ingredients in Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ are shown above.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLion's mane\u003c\/strong\u003e is clinically shown to support optimal cognitive function, as we discussed in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/four-sigmatic-review\"\u003eFour Sigmatic reviews\u003c\/a\u003e article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeyond its nootropic effects, lion's mane may also support mental health.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6982118\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences\u003c\/em\u003e \u003cstrong\u003edescribed lion's mane as possessing \"therapeutic potential\" for depression, because it's been shown in clinical trials to significantly reduce depression scores.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur comments about this formulation in regard to \u003cstrong\u003enatural flavor\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003eKakadu plum\u003c\/strong\u003e are the same as those in the previous Ingredient Analysis section.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOverall, we consider Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ likely to have a nootropic effect and somewhat likely to have a nootropic effect, but we don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Rogan on Life Cykel\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel's supplements were discussed in a short segment on the Joe Rogan Experience with MMA fighter Rashad Evans:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Gq7pUL5sYRU?si=9krIa5HBV4hytBmA\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDoes Life Cykel Cause Side Effects?\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel's supplements don't appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it more challenging to determine whether or not they're likely to cause side effects.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, we can make an educated guess based on the ingredients used.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFunctional mushrooms like those used in Life Cykel have favorable safety profiles, and we do not consider effectively-dosed mushroom extracts likely to cause side effects, as we discussed in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/alpha-brain-review\"\u003eAlpha Brain reviews\u003c\/a\u003e article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile we consider natural flavors to be unhealthy, we haven't seen any clinical evidence that this ingredient causes acute side effects.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, we consider Life Cykel supplements unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe can't find any information about potential side effects on the Life Cykel website at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to Buy Life Cykel for the Best Price\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel supplements are sold at a wide variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the two formulations reviewed in this article at the time of publication:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCordyceps+ (60 mL)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrand website: $34.95 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/us.lifecykel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/cordyceps-double-extract\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $34.95 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/48wYeNG\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLion's Mane+\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrand website: $34.95 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/us.lifecykel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/lions-mane-mushroom-liquid-extract\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $34.95 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/41DflLd\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel is sold at other online retailers, but Amazon and the brand's website appear to be the only official retailers at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen factoring in shipping fees, Life Cykel is around 15% cheaper on Amazon than the brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal Customers Review Life Cykel\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel Lion's Mane+ has been reviewed over 500 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named \"Grnberyl\" who gives the product a 5\/5 rating, and claims it helped with sleep:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eI've experienced a very distinct improvement in my sleep quality since I began using this product about a week ago. I had previously been struggling to stay asleep for more than three or four hours at a time...\u003cstrong\u003eWhen I take the dose of Lion's Mane, I have no trouble staying asleep, and if I do wake up, I'm able to fall back asleep without any problems.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named \"The Airbender\" who gives the product a 1\/5 rating, and claims it had no noticeable effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cspan data-hook=\"review-body\" class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\"\u003eThis thing does NOTHING for me other than drained my wallet. It did not help with my sleep whatsoever. What a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel Lion's Mane+ currently has an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros and Cons of Life Cykel\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Life Cykel in our opinion:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUses mycelia and fruiting body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLikely effective doses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFormulations we reviewed should support overall health\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnlikely to cause side effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMostly positive online customer reviews\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBrand publishes test results\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInformed Sport Certified\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGlass packaging\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBoth supplements reviewed contain natural flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDoesn't appear clinically tested\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel is a high-quality mushroom supplement brand in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe company uses both mushroom mycelia and fruiting body extracts, and the tinctures are packaged in glass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe don't currently recommend either of the Life Cykel supplements reviewed in this article, due to the inclusion of natural flavor in both.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLife Cykel supplements are unlikely to cause side effects based on their ingredients. Functional mushrooms are some of the most well-studied nootropic compounds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the online customer reviews of Life Cykel that we came across during our research, some of which we shared in this article, were positive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Amazon has a better price on Life Cykel supplements than the brand's website for orders under $100, when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-12-25T17:04:44-05:00","updated_at":"2024-01-22T18:40:07-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the formulation of two of Life Cykel's most popular supplements (Cordyceps+ and Lion's Mane+) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not these products are likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.","template_suffix":"","handle":"life-cykel-review","tags":"_related:herbal-supplements, _related:nutrition"}

Life Cykel Review: Best Mushroom Tincture Brand?

Life Cykel Review: Best Mushroom Tincture Brand?


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Life Cykel is a mushroom supplement brand that sells oral tinctures. The company claims to offer products for "biohackers," to support energy, brain health, stress and more.

But are mushroom extracts shown to have these effects in clinical studies, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? Which retailer sells Life Ckyel for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Life Cykel supplements?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Life Cykel's best sellers (Cordyceps+ and Lion's Mane+) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not they're likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, discuss the potential for side effects, and document which retailer sells Life Cykel for the best prices.

Ingredient Analysis — Cordyceps+

Life Cykel Cordyceps+ ingredients

The ingredients in Life Cykel Cordyceps+ are shown above.

We consider it to be a sign of a high-quality mushroom supplement when both the mycelia and fruiting body are included, because these compounds have differing levels of health-promoting nutrients and phytonutrients, according to a medical review published in the Antioxidants journal.

Mycelium is essentially the "roots" of the mushroom, and the fruiting body is the "head" of the plant that appears above the soil.

Cordyceps is clinically shown to improve learning and memory in animal studies, as we documented in our Genius Mushrooms review article.

The mushroom was also described as having "remarkable clinical health effects" including anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity, in a 2014 medical review.

Kakadu plum is also a potent antioxidant according to a 2019 clinical trial, although we can't find any studies proving its benefits in humans.

Natural flavor is an inactive ingredient we recommend avoiding, because it's a broad categorical descriptor that may include solvents and preservatives according to a medical review published in the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal.

Overall, we consider Cordyceps+ likely to promote health and potentially likely to have a nootropic effect, however we don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor.

Real People Try Life Cykel

A YouTube creator named Jhori tried three different Life Cykel supplements and a shared his experience in a video with over 10,000 views:

A TikTok creator named Claire Brannen claims that Life Cykel helped her fall asleep:

@clairebrannenn I use the brand life cykel! Works like a CHARM it’s actually insane (i have a code if ya want it you can DM me!!) #mushrooms #wellness #reishi #foryou ♬ Jiggle Jiggle - Duke & Jones & Louis Theroux

Ingredient Analysis — Lion's Mane+

Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ ingredients

The ingredients in Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ are shown above.

Lion's mane is clinically shown to support optimal cognitive function, as we discussed in our Four Sigmatic reviews article.

Beyond its nootropic effects, lion's mane may also support mental health.

A medical review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences described lion's mane as possessing "therapeutic potential" for depression, because it's been shown in clinical trials to significantly reduce depression scores.

Our comments about this formulation in regard to natural flavor and Kakadu plum are the same as those in the previous Ingredient Analysis section.

Overall, we consider Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ likely to have a nootropic effect and somewhat likely to have a nootropic effect, but we don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor.

Joe Rogan on Life Cykel

Life Cykel's supplements were discussed in a short segment on the Joe Rogan Experience with MMA fighter Rashad Evans:

Does Life Cykel Cause Side Effects?

Life Cykel's supplements don't appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it more challenging to determine whether or not they're likely to cause side effects.

However, we can make an educated guess based on the ingredients used.

Functional mushrooms like those used in Life Cykel have favorable safety profiles, and we do not consider effectively-dosed mushroom extracts likely to cause side effects, as we discussed in our Alpha Brain reviews article.

While we consider natural flavors to be unhealthy, we haven't seen any clinical evidence that this ingredient causes acute side effects.

Overall, we consider Life Cykel supplements unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.

We can't find any information about potential side effects on the Life Cykel website at the time of publishing this article.

Where to Buy Life Cykel for the Best Price

Life Cykel supplements are sold at a wide variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase of the two formulations reviewed in this article at the time of publication:

Cordyceps+ (60 mL)

Brand website: $34.95 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $34.95 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Lion's Mane+

Brand website: $34.95 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $34.95 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Life Cykel is sold at other online retailers, but Amazon and the brand's website appear to be the only official retailers at the time of publishing this article.

When factoring in shipping fees, Life Cykel is around 15% cheaper on Amazon than the brand's website.

Real Customers Review Life Cykel

Amazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ has been reviewed over 500 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars at the time of publishing this article.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Grnberyl" who gives the product a 5/5 rating, and claims it helped with sleep:

"I've experienced a very distinct improvement in my sleep quality since I began using this product about a week ago. I had previously been struggling to stay asleep for more than three or four hours at a time...When I take the dose of Lion's Mane, I have no trouble staying asleep, and if I do wake up, I'm able to fall back asleep without any problems."

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "The Airbender" who gives the product a 1/5 rating, and claims it had no noticeable effects:

"This thing does NOTHING for me other than drained my wallet. It did not help with my sleep whatsoever. What a waste of money."

Life Cykel Lion's Mane+ currently has an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google.

Pros and Cons of Life Cykel

Here are the pros and cons of Life Cykel in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Uses mycelia and fruiting body
  • Likely effective doses
  • Formulations we reviewed should support overall health
  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews
  • Brand publishes test results
  • Informed Sport Certified
  • Glass packaging

Cons:

  • Both supplements reviewed contain natural flavor
  • Doesn't appear clinically tested
  • Brand website charges for shipping
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Conclusion

Life Cykel is a high-quality mushroom supplement brand in our opinion.

The company uses both mushroom mycelia and fruiting body extracts, and the tinctures are packaged in glass.

We don't currently recommend either of the Life Cykel supplements reviewed in this article, due to the inclusion of natural flavor in both.

Life Cykel supplements are unlikely to cause side effects based on their ingredients. Functional mushrooms are some of the most well-studied nootropic compounds.

Most of the online customer reviews of Life Cykel that we came across during our research, some of which we shared in this article, were positive.

At the time of publishing this article, Amazon has a better price on Life Cykel supplements than the brand's website for orders under $100, when factoring in shipping fees.