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.
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…
Table of contents
- Mind Lab Pro Ingredients
- Usage Guidelines
- Mind Lab Pro FAQ
- Brain Wiz Tips
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.
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.
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.
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.