Mind Lab Pro Review: Is It Worth The Purchase? Our Results & More

Mind Lab Pro Review: Is It Worth The Purchase? Our Results & More
by Dan

Mind Lab Pro bills itself as a universal nootropic. It is comprised of eleven nootropic compounds/supplements that have been combined to help improve different parts of your mental performance. These include brain energy, chemicals, circulation, regeneration, protection, and waves. All of the ingredients included are backed by scientific evidence to help improve the functions of your mind.

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As with any nootropic that we test here at Brain Wiz, we are naturally skeptical of claims made by the supplement company. Mind Lab Pro boasts better focus, memory, and mental clarity. It had big shoes to fill and we were pleasantly surprised at what we found…

 

Mind Lab Pro Ingredients

Mind Lab Pro Ingredients

Mind Lab Pro Ingredients

Vitamin B6 (2.5 mg)

Vitamin B6 is an incredibly important vitamin when it comes to brain health. It is used in energy metabolism process and helps in the production of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are the foundation of our thoughts, memories, and feelings. Low levels of Vitamin B6 can make you feel mentally fatigued, depressed, give you less energy, and even lead to shrinkage of brain tissue.

Vitamin B12 (7.5 mcg)

Vitamin B12 is a helpful nootropic in that it plays a big role in the development of neurons in your brain as well as certain cognitive process related to concentration, reasoning, memory, and learning. This vitamin is water soluble. That means that it is not stored for long in the body. To ensure that you are getting enough Vitamin B12, you should be trying to take it every day (through food or supplements).

Citicoline/Cognizin (250 mg)

Citicoline has a wide range of neurological benefits. In Mind Lab Pro, you will find a variation of Citicoline called Cognizin. Unlike other forms of Citicoline, it has been tested clinically on humans. One of the main reasons why Citicoline is a great nootropic is because it raises levels of acetylcholine and dopamine. Acetylcholine helps with memory and learning, while Dopamine helps to increase your mood, motivation, and focus.

Bacopa Monnieri (150 mg)

Known for being one of the oldest and most well-known nootropic supplements, Bacopa Monnieri works as an all-around brain booster. Research has shown that Bacopa Monnieri can improve the memory of older people as well as improve spatial learning. In addition to being a powerful nootropic, Bacopa Monnieri has also been proven to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, allowing for more mental clarity.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom (500 mg)

Used in ancient Chinese medicine, Lion’s Mane Mushroom has started to become a popular nootropic. This is due to the fact that it has been proven to increase cognitive function without any adverse effects.

Phosphatidylserine (100 mg)

Phosphatidylserine has the ability to improve the efficiency of the way your mind makes connections. One study found that after participants took 400 milligrams Phosphatidylserine they were able to increase the speed of calculations by 20% and improve their accuracy. Another study found that 800 milligrams of Phosphatidylserine was able to reduce the buildup of cortisol. High levels of cortisol are usually associated with high stress, which can put a damper on your cognitive functions.

Pterostilbene (500 mcg)

Pterostilbene has high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties. Neuroinflammation is one of the biggest contributors to brain fog as well as certain neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pterostilbene is a great nootropic for helping to stop these types of diseases.

N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (175 mg)

What makes N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine a powerful nootropic comes down to dopamine and adrenaline metabolism. A study has shown that it has the ability to elevate mood in certain military personnel exposed to stressors (like cold and altitude, among other things).

L-Theanine/Suntheanine (100 mg)

L-Theanine is one of the more popular nootropics you see these days. This is because it has a wide variety of cognitive benefits. It had the ability to improve alertness, accuracy, and memory of participants of a 2008 study when combined with caffeine.

Rhodiola Rosea (50 mcg)

Much like L-Theanine, Rhodiola Rosea works as an all-around nootropic. It helps to reduce fatigue, depression and stress, while also improving your cognitive state. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study, participants who took Rhodiola Rosea outperformed those taking a placebo in short-term memory, calculation tasks, concentration, and thinking efficiency, all while having lower levels of mental fatigue.

Vinpocetine (6 mg)

What makes Vinpocetine a powerful nootropic is its vasodilator and anti-inflammatory properties. Vasodilation dilates your blood vessels, making it easier for supplements to get into your body. Its anti-inflammation properties, as mentioned above, work to reduce brain fog.

Usage Guidelines

Mind Lab Pro has outlined very specific guidelines for how this nootropic (dietary supplement) is to be used.

Take two capsules in the morning or early afternoon, preferably with food. This may increase to a maximum of four capsule. Do not exceed four capsule in a 24 hour period unless otherwise directed by a healthcare provider.

It is recommended that you do not use this supplement if you are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18.

Experience

Mind Lab Pro Box & Bottle

Many “brain boosting” supplements tend to have a lot of stimulants in them. They usually take the form of caffeine. The supplement manufacturers like to jam caffeine into nootropics because it has an almost instant effect, improves your mood, and typically gives you loads of energy. So when I saw that there was no stimulants in Mind Lab Pro, I was both surprised and intrigued.

The first day, having not taken anything yet, I woke up feeling a bit of brain fog (as I usually do). It takes about an hour and a cup of coffee before I start to truly wake up. I had breakfast at around 7am and decided to take Mind Lab Pro for the first time (just one pill to start). To ensure that I felt the effects, I decided to skip my morning cup of coffee for a week while I tested out this new nootropic.

An hour rolled by and I didn’t feel much. Now, this could be because I hadn’t had my coffee and my brain was angry at me for skipping it. The afternoon came and I felt much like I usually do but with a slight increase in motivation. It’s hard to describe but I felt like I didn’t need to stop and take a break as often as I usually do when I work. This was pretty encouraging since my mind has a tendency to get fatigued often and I like to take mini breaks.

The next day came and I decided to take the full recommended dose of two capsules after my breakfast at 7am. This is when things started to get interesting.

About 30 to 45 minutes after I took the recommended dose I felt much more motivated than I did yesterday. It was almost a calm motivation. With my daily coffee/caffeine I usually felt like I had to rush through my work to get things done. There was almost an anxiety attached to everything when I had caffeine. However, after taking Mind Lab Pro, it was almost the opposite. I felt relaxed and motivated to keep working but not anxious at all.

I also found that it allowed me to think clearer. I usually get pretty bad brain fog at least once or twice during the week. It can knock me out for an hour or a whole day. After taking Mind Lab Pro, I didn’t experience any brain fog. Correlation or causation? I’m not sure. I also noticed that I was able to connect my thoughts easier. Meaning, my memory recall and overall cognition were definitely enhanced to some degree.

The most interesting part of using Mind Lab Pro has to be the way it makes you feel as you’re working. If you’ve ever taken Adderall or another drug used to treat ADHD, you may be familiar with the sensation of being totally engrossed in whatever it is you’re doing (no matter now mundane it is). That is how I felt after a few days of taking Mind Lab Pro and, let me tell you, it was a great feeling. Not only was I able to get more work done, but I actually enjoyed getting it done (even the boring stuff).

Lastly, I want to reiterate that there are no stimulants in Mind Lab Pro. Because of this I had no hard crash in the middle of the day like I usually do with caffeine. This is a big plus because caffeine usually has one of two effects on me. It will either make me crash around 3pm or 4pm. Then it will be nearly impossible for me to get any real work done without chugging another cup of coffee. I usually don’t have caffeine late in the day. The other option is I go ahead and drink a cup of coffee around 4pm (when I’ve crashed) and then am unable to sleep because I’m still wired from the coffee I had.

Mind Lab Pro FAQ

Where can you buy it?

Mind Lab Pro is owned by Opti-Nutra. They only sell Mind Lab Pro on their website. You might be able to find it sold cheap on other websites but I wouldn’t take a chance buying it from anywhere other than mindlabpro.com. Why? A lot of people know about how effective it is as a nootropic so they could be trying to make cheap knock-off versions to capitalize on the brand name. You’re also unlikely to find it at GNC, Amazon, or Vitamin Shoppe.

Is it safe?

I felt safe the whole time I was using it. I had no adverse reactions to taking it. However, I am not a doctor and I do not play one on the internet. Please do your research, talk to your doctor, and be careful when taking anything new (from a dietary supplement to a prescribed drug).

Are there any side effects?

I didn’t experience any negative side effects when taking Mind Lab Pro. One thing I did notice was an increase in lucid dreams. Lucid dreaming is pretty fun because you’re completely aware that you’re dreaming so you have full control of what you can do. This would happen once in a while but after taking Mind Lab Pro, I found it happening much more often.

Is it worth purchasing?

At $65 per bottle, you get a lot for what you pay for. One bottle should last you about a month. So that comes out to about $2 per day. Seeing as how I pay more for coffee every day (that does half the job in terms of enhancing my cognitive state) I would gladly pay for Mind Lab Pro.

If I don’t like it, will they refund me?

Surprisingly, they will refund your purchase if you do see results Mind Lab Pro. I’m surprised because a lot of other supplement companies do not offer any guarantee. Since Mind Lab Pro offers a full satisfaction guarantee, it goes to show how much they believe in their product.

Is there a recurring charge?

There is no recurring charge. I’m very happy to see this. Some nootropic companies like to try to “scam” customers by getting them to buy one bottle of their product and secretly signing them up for a subscription service. Mind Lab Pro doesn’t do this.

Where do they ship to?

You can have your Mind Lab Pro shipped anywhere in the world.

Who takes Mind Lab Pro?

Based on my research and the testimonials on mindlabpro.com, a diverse set of people take it to help enhance their cognitive state. Everyone from an office worker to a chess grandmaster has had positive things to say about Mind Lab Pro.

Does Mind Lab Pro offer any free samples or trials?

Unfortunately, they do not offer any free samples or trials. Because they offer refunds for those who don’t feel the effects of Mind Lab Pro, I don’t think it’s completely necessary for them to offer free samples/trials anyways.

Are there any coupons?

As of right now, there are no coupons or discounts for buying Mind Lab Pro online (even on websites like reddit). It seems to me that they put a lot of their money into the ingredients of the supplement, which is why they don’t offer free trials or coupons. Even their box and bottle aren’t “flashy” like many other supplements. It seems like they keep things simple to really only focus on making a great nootropic instead of marketing.

Brain Wiz Tips

  • If you’re a seasoned nootropic user, feel free to stack Mind Lab Pro with other supplements to help give you a more personalized enhancement.
  • You can still drink coffee while you take Mind Lab Pro. I chose not to just to see what the full effects of this nootropics would feel like.
  • Give Mind Lab Pro some time to work. It really started to “kick in” around the fifth day. If you find that nothing is happening or you don’t feel any effects, just give it some more time.
  • To ensure that you don’t build up a tolerance to Mind Lab Pro, be sure to cycle off of it every once and a while. On their website, they recommend cycling using a “4 weeks on, 1 week off” schedule or “5 days on, 2 days off”. The latter would be perfect for using Mind Lab Pro at work and taking off during the weekends.
  • If you’re looking for the “cleanest” nootropic, Mind Lab Pro might be it. It has no artificial colors, no preservatives, no GMO’s, no gluten, no caffeine and no additives. This is impressive for a supplement. Many supplement companies add these extra things to keep costs lower.

Conclusion

Overall, I am very pleased with Mind Lab Pro. We’ve covered a wide range of nootropics on this website and I have to say that dollar-for-dollar, Mind Lab Pro gave me a superb boost in my mental state. Everything from mental clarity to efficiency in making calculations was enhanced.

This it not a “limitless pill”. There are no such pills out there that will instantly make you smarter. However, taking Mind Lab Pro did make me feel as though I was able to get more done during the day.

If you’re looking for a nootropic that isn’t loaded with stimulants, has a clean label (no additives), and includes ingredients that are research-backed to help increase your mental state, Mind Lab Pro is the supplement you’re looking for.

Note: I received a free bottle of Mind Lab Pro for my honest opinion of this supplement.

Mind Lab Pro Review
4.9 Score
Pros
No stimulants
No "crash"
Clean ingredients
Cons
Can be expensive (but great value)
Summary
Overall I am very happy with how Mind Lab Pro performed. I will definitely be adding this nootropic to my daily routine.
Focus
Energy
Memory
Beginner Friendly
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38 Comments

  1. I’ve been looking for the right nootropic to help me with my public speaking. I’ve heard there are some out there that provide calm and focus at the same time (that’s exactly what I need). Usually when I get up to speak in public I get very nervous and lose track of what I’m going to say. Do you think Mind Lab Pro could help?

    • Hey A.K.! It’s worked for me… I have to give presentations all the time for my job. I’ll usually take Mind Lab Pro about an hour or so before I know I have to speak. Then, when I’m at the meeting, I feel focused, calm, and able to get my thoughts out clearly and eloquently.

  2. I’ve tried “study” pills before and had negative experiences. I really don’t know whether it is worth me trying again with this supplement. What makes this one so different from the others?

    • Well, I felt the same way before I tried nootropics in general. A long time ago I tried some kind of energy/focus pill you can buy at a convenience store and it nearly gave me a heart attack. My heart was racing, I was sweating… Not fun! All this was happening because of the massive amounts of stimulants that pill had in it. That’s where Mind Lab Pro differs. They don’t cram in stimulants to give you tons of energy. Instead, they only use top of the line ingredients that have been proven to help increase focus and concentration for extended periods of time (no crash). They do have a money back guarantee.

  3. LOVE this little nootropic. Was given it by my girlfriend after I told her I was having a lot of trouble concentrating at my new job. I didn’t want to be bombarded by effects, I actually just wanted something subtle to help increase my concentration and keep me on track. That is exactly what Mind Lab Pro does…. Sometimes I don’t even take the full dose.

  4. Wow, very thorough review! My biggest problem with nootropics is finding the right balance of caffeine with the ingredients. I work weird shifts so sometimes I’m up for 24 hours straight. This means that caffeine can make me crash about 10 hours into a shift. So nootropics that have been loaded with caffeine and other stimulants usually are a “no go” for me. A buddy I work with swears by Mind Lab Pro. I tried out half a dose and didn’t notice much so I had the other half about an hour later. That’s when I really noticed it… For me it was a calm awareness feeling, like I slept really well the night before. This is super beneficial for me because I’m handling some fragile things every day and need to be alert but not jittery. Because of your review I decided to pull the trigger and purchase Mind Lab Pro instead of one of the other nootropic supplements I was looking at. Thank you!

  5. Awesome review!! Just ordered my first bottle. Fingers crossed this gives me the mental edge to get through my summer classes, haha!

    • Hey Brad,

      Thanks for the kind words! We work hard on these reviews to make them as comprehensive as possible. Once you’ve had a chance to try Mind Lab Pro, feel free to come back and let me know what you thought :).

      -Dan

  6. I’ve tried a lot of these types of supplements in the past. Once, when I was studying for finals I took one that a friend gave me (turned out to be just a caffeine pill) and I started sweating and freaking out from all the caffeine. Since then I’ve avoided any and all supplements that contain a lot of caffeine. This nootropic actually seems like a good fit for me. What are your experiences taking it with coffee (let’s say 1-2) versus without coffee?

    • Hey Sophia,

      I’m the exact same way when it comes to caffeine. Too much will make my super anxious and raise my heart rate :/. It’s not fun! That’s partially the reason I was so keen to try Mind Lab Pro (zero caffeine).

      When I drink caffeine and take Mind Lab Pro, I usually feel a light “buzz” of energy from the caffeine and the focused effects of the nootropic. When I don’t have any caffeine and take Mind Lab Pro, I feel the focused effects of it but just not as much. To me, it seems like the caffeine in the coffee I drink actually enhances the effects of Mind Lab Pro. In both cases, I find it to be a great nootropic but it definitely works slightly better for me when I’m able to drink a coffee or two during the day.

      -Dan

    • Good question, Tony! Tough though… If I were to change anything, I would probably have a version with noopept. That’s probably the only thing missing from Mind Lab Pro at the moment. However, the way that this nootropic currently composed probably makes it more appealing to the general public.

  7. Surprised how well it works actually. It’s not like in your face focus. It’s more subtle and gradual (if that makes sense). Slightly more expensive than I wanted to spend but, hey, if it works, it works.

  8. Thanks for the review. I have a question though… You talk about how Mind Lab Pro doesn’t have caffeine as a positive but I am actually looking for a nootropic that has caffeine because I don’t like coffee, tea, or energy drinks. What are your thoughts on stacking Mind Lab Pro with caffeine?

    • I actually drink a few cups of coffee every day. When I take Mind Lab Pro with coffee, I find it actually enhances its effects as a nootropic.

    • Oh, good question! Qualia is a serious step up in terms of nootropics. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Really great stuff! I’ll be putting together a full review soon :-).

  9. Hi , I enjoyed your review and was wondering you could answer a question for me ( to the best of your ability) ( I understand you cannot give medical advice).
    I started taking adderoll ( low dose) about a yr ago and was amazed how well it worked to counteract my antidepressants. It kinda feels like a brain boost , keeps me motivated , able to complete tasks easier , if you too have taken adderoll, would you think this product could be beneficial in addition to the adderoll?

    • Hi Leann!

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review :-).

      A long time ago I was prescribed adderall. I’ve taken the regular and extended release. My honest opinion is that adderall harms more than it helps. I saw many of my friends get addicted to it and think that they needed it to perform regular activities. This is actually one of the reasons I decided to look into nootropics in the first place.

      I started to take different nootropics/supplements instead of prescribed ones and I have to say that it really helped. Of course, I also made sure I was eating healthy and getting in about 30 minutes of exercise daily (even something light).

      I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice but if you’re already taking adderall, you may be used to the stimulant effect that it has (similar to caffeine). Mind Lab Pro doesn’t have caffeine, which is good because doubling up on two stimulants (amphetamines and caffeine) is not good for the heart.

      I would suggest trying Mind Lab Pro on a day that you don’t take adderall to see how you feel. They have a great return policy so if you don’t like it, you can always send it back.

      I hope I was able to help!

      -Dan

  10. Am I going to get charged a subscription fee for this? I tried another nootropic a long time ago and was charged for a month when I didn’t know it was a subscription.

  11. Really appreciate this review! It led to me finally pulling the trigger and purchasing. I work super early morning some days and need a little long-term pick me up to get me to the end of my shift. Coffee usually doesn’t do it because I crash or it wears off about 5 or six hours later. I’ve tried some energy pills in the past but they just gave me the jitters. Funny because I can drink 4 cups of coffee and not feel a thing but these energy pills made me shake haha! Well I discovered nootropics a while back when a friend was taking something prescribed. Adderall or one of those I think. I did a lot of research and decided on Mind Lab Pro, Alpha Brain, and Lumonol. I’ll report back with which works best!!

  12. Hi,
    I am a student that is currently at uni. My brain has a hard time memorising topics as well as understanding. I lose focus and track quickly. Will this product improve my memory and help me memorise and understand things better? I want to know because I know my potential but my brain doesn’t seem to follow up of what it is really capable of.

    • Hey Dee! I’ve used Mind Lab Pro before to help me memorize presentations and other things for work. It’s been very helpful for me.

    • I would be careful taking anything under 18 years old. If you’re that young, definitely talk to a medical professional.

  13. Hi,
    I am a student that is currently at uni. My brain has a hard time memorising topics as well as understanding. I lose focus and track quickly. Will this product improve my memory and help me memorise and understand things better? I want to know because I know my potential but my brain doesn’t seem to follow up of what it is really capable of.

    • Hey Jack! Thanks for your comment. Mind Lab Pro has helped with my memory. I’ve used it in a work environment to help me prepare for presentations. For me, it makes it easier to keep everything organized in my head and verbalize it in an efficient manner.

  14. Nowhere in the ordering process for this product did it state that I would be charged a separate Foreign Transaction Fee of $5.85 on top of the cost of the product. I was not at all pleased to discover this by checking my bank account and inquiring at my bank where this fee originated from. Please let your readers know of this additional fee.

  15. Hello! I see you guys have lots of nootropics and sometimes with some similar ingredients, but each one is different, which one should I buy? I want the nootropic to keep me well focused on study during my exams, with great boost of short and long memory effects, Mind Lab Pro, OptiMind, Alpha Brain, etc. witch one?

    • In terms of all around best for new nootropics users, I would say my favorite is Mind Lab Pro. That’s because I don’t like supplements loaded with stimulants because of the crash. Hope that helps! 🙂

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