A Research-Backed Look at Mind Lab Pro’s Ingredients

by Dan

The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. It has a nearly limitless capacity to learn new information, to store memories, and to solve complicated problems.

There is a common myth that we only use about 10% of our brains when, in fact, you use the entirety of your brain on a daily basis. Just because you are using all of the different parts of your brain throughout the day, however, doesn’t mean that you’re using them efficiently. If you could harness your brain power and maximize its efficiency, you could optimize your cognitive function to achieve a level of mental performance you never thought possible.

That’s the power of Mind Lab Pro.

As a nootropic, Mind Lab Pro features eleven research-backed key ingredients to boost all aspects of cognition including learning, memory, attention, recall, motivation, creativity, problem-solving, and more…

Here is a list of the ingredients found in Mind Lab Pro:

  1. Citicoline as Cognizin (250mg)
  2. Phosphatidylserine (PS) as Sharp-PS Green (100mg)
  3. Bacopa Monnieri as Full-Spectrum Extract (150mg)
  4. Lion’s Mane Mushroom as Full-Spectrum Extract (500mg)
  5. Maritime Pine Bark Extract (75mg)
  6. L-Tyrosine as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (175mg)
  7. L-Theanine as Suntheanine (100mg)
  8. Rhodiola Rosea (50mg)
  9. Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxine (2.5mg)
  10. Vitamin B9 as Folic Acid (100mcg)
  11. Vitamin B12 as Cobalamin (7.5mcg)

While many nootropic supplements target just 2 or 3 brain pathways, Mind Lab Pro is the world’s first “universal” nootropic designed to function as a whole-brain optimizer to support peak overall mental performance in a variety of situations (e.g. students, athletes, competitors, professionals, and active seniors).

Now, let’s take a deeper look at the eleven key ingredients in Mind Lab Pro as well as some of the research-backed benefits associated with them.

1. Citicoline

Citicoline is a naturally occurring compound and essential building block of cell membranes. This compound energizes brain cells by optimizing neural electrical impulses and supports the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) which is the primary phospholipid found in brain cell membranes. These benefits combine to make citicoline a powerful supplement for brain cell regeneration and repair.

In terms of its nootropic benefits, citicoline promotes memory, attention, focus, and concentration, and balanced mood to enhance mental performance with the inevitable crash of stimulants. In the long term, it may help protect the brain against age-related structural change and cognitive decline.

Mind Lab Pro’s Cognizin is a patented form of citicoline which has been shown to boost brain cell membrane formation by 26%* and brain energy by nearly 14%*.

*These results are supported by research conducted at the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, California.

2. Phosphatidylserine (PS)

Phosphatidylserine or PS is a phospholipid that comprises about 15% of the brain’s fats. It is highly concentrated in brain cell membranes where it helps maintain fluidity, optimizes receptors, promotes neurotransmitters, supports energy production, and increases nerve growth factor. According to research published in the journals Neurology and Aging, this phospholipid also slows brain degeneration and memory loss in the elderly while improving mood regulation and mental clarity.

Mind Lab Pro’s “Sharp PS” is an eco-friendly, non-GMO, soy-free form of phosphatidylserine derived from sunflower lecithin shown to offer efficient absorption by the human brain, helping to slow, halt, or reverse biochemical alterations and structural deterioration in nerve cells.

According to research published in the journal Nutrition, phosphatidylserine also supports cognitive functions such as learning and recall, memory, focus, attention and concentration, problem solving, language skills, and communication.

3. Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa monnieri is an Ayurvedic herb containing beneficial compounds such as bacosides and bacopasides. These compounds offer antioxidant benefits, enhancing the activity of other brain antioxidants to protect brain cells from the age-accelerating effects of free radicals.

In addition to offering antioxidant protection, bacopa promotes the activity of acetylcholine, GABA, and serotonin to improve focus, memory, and mood. Research also suggests that this herb may also improve mental processing, promote relaxation, and boost cognitive performance under stress.

Mind Lab Pro’s Bacopa Monnieri is a full-spectrum extract that has been standardized for 24% bacosides and engineered to supply the herb’s 9 most active nootropic bacoside compounds. This supplement has been shown to improve both delayed and immediate memory recall and learning, according to a 12-week study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

4. Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Also known as yamabushitake, lion’s mane mushroom has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, but its brain-boosting benefits are also supported by science. The only mushroom known to support brain health, lion’s mane is rich in active nootropics such as hericenones and erinacines.

According to animal research, lion’s mane mushroom stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF) which may support neural regeneration and brain plasticity. It has also been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, speed recovery from nervous system injuries, and fight oxidative stress.

Mind Lab Pro’s full-spectrum Lion’s Mane Mushroom provides high levels of active hericenone and erinacines. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study, in particular, demonstrated the specific benefits of this supplement for improving cognitive performance and maintaining mood balance.

5. Maritime Pine Bark Extract

Maritime pine bark extract or pycnogenol is known for its high content of proanthocyanidin antioxidants which have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. This enables these antioxidants to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals concentrated in the brain.

In addition to providing antioxidant benefits, the proanthocyanidins in pine bark extract increase the release of nitric oxide to relax blood vessels and boost blood flow to the brain. Combined with the enhanced delivery of oxygen and glucose, proanthocyanidin bioactivities support brain regeneration to help reverse age-related cognitive decline.

Mind Lab Pro uses the strongest pine bark extract on the market today. It is standardized for 95% proanthocyanidins to promote optimal antioxidant and nootropic activity.

6. L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid compound that plays a role in synthesizing catecholamine neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine that are involved in mood, memory, and mental processing. Animal research suggests that this compound may reverse the effects of cognitive stress by supporting the synthesis of neurotransmitters that are depleted in high-pressure thinking.

In terms of its nootropic benefits, L-Tyrosine has been shown to promote working memory and optimize mental performance in cases of fatigue, high stress, and sleep deprivation. It is also being researched for its benefits in improving attention and focus.

Mind Lab Pro’s N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine offers optimal bioavailability and absorption, delivering more nootropic activity to the brain than Tyrosine alone.

7. L-Theanine

L-Theanine is an amino acid shown to boost alpha brainwave activity while settling excitable neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. In addition to modulating the brain’s attention circuitry, this amino acid protects neurons from damage to maintain cognitive function during aging.

This amino acid has been shown to sharpen attention, focus, and alertness all while maintaining a state of relaxed tranquility. It has benefits for studying, creative problem solving, learning, and any task that requires quiet contemplation. It may also reduce the jittery effects of caffeine.

Mind Lab Pro’s L-Theanine consists of 100% pure L-isomer-Theanine at a dosage of 100mg which has been shown to provide the optimal degree of enhancement for alpha brainwave activity in numerous human clinical trials.

8. Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea is also known as “golden root”, and it contains over 140 active ingredients including rosavins and salidrosides. These components stimulate and sustain essential neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine and supports their transport across the blood-brain barrier.

Rhodiola is most known for its ability to strengthen mental resistance to stress by diminishing the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Research suggests that the nootropic benefits of this supplement begin within 30 minutes and last for up to 6 hours.

Mind Lab Pro’s Rhodiola is standardized for a minimum of 3% rosavins and 1% salidrosides to ensure optimal levels of active nootropics in each dose. Human clinical trials have proven these levels to be effective in improving mental energy.

9. Vitamins B6, B9, and B12

B vitamins have long been known to contribute to brain health, but vitamins B6, B9, and B12 are the most essential due to their role in homocysteine metabolism. Low levels of these vitamins in combination with high homocysteine levels have been linked to increased brain degeneration, mood imbalance, and cognitive decline. These effects are documented in numerous studies, including one published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015.

  • Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin and coenzyme that supports a variety of bodily functions including the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters and support of cognitive development. Supplementation of this vitamin has been shown to boost mood, memory, performance, and mental effort in elderly test subjects.
  • Vitamin B9 or folic acid plays a key role in the synthesis and repair of DNA and RNA in addition to supporting cell division and growth as well as brain health. The benefits of Vitamin B9 for improved cognitive function are supported by the results of a 2007 study published in the journal Lancet.
  • Vitamin B12 or cobalamin plays an important role in maintaining nerve and blood cell health. Deficiency in this vitamin has been linked to problems with memory, mood balance, and mental illness. According to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this vitamin works in combination with other B vitamins to control homocysteine and improve neurocognitive function.

This combination of vitamins is designed to target homocysteine, helping address concerns related to cognitive decline, brain aging, and poor circulation to the brain while boosting mental energy, improving mood balance, and supporting long-range brain health.

The combination of these nootropic ingredients is what makes Mind Lab Pro an impressive stack. This supplement works in six different biopathways to optimize a wide array of cognitive functions to boost your whole-life mental performance.

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