[UPDATED for 2020] In this Mind Lab Pro review, we’re taking a look at one of the current top ‘brain health enhancers’ on the market.
If the claims on the Mind Lab Pro’s official website are correct, this natural nootropic supplement will help you:
- Reduce irritability and brain fog
- Increase focus
- Enhance creative flow states
- Boost motivation & productivity
- Improve memory
- Boost mood
Mind Lab Pro has been a leading nootropic on the market for a while now, and many people are using it. But some still wonder how much truth is there behind its claims. In this report, we dive deep into this supplement’s ingredient formula and give you our thoughts.
Mind Lab Pro Review Summary
If you don’t want to read through the full report, we’ve found Mind Lab Pro to be an effective, safe and well-put-together supplement.
While it’s a little annoying that you can only buy it on the official website, it prevents the competitors from writing false reviews on 3rd party sites. This also ensures that you get the latest batch directly from the manufacturer.
The makers of Mind Lab Pro have gone the extra mile to use Plantcaps made of fermented tapioca instead of generic vegetarian capsules. The advantage of using Plantcaps is the improved absorption and efficacy of ingredients in your body. Mind Lab Pro also features a number of patented ingredients, all of which are clinically backed.
However, no supplement is perfect. Here’s what we think is positive, and what’s negative about Mind Lab Pro:
- Optimizes 6 different brain pathways: neurotransmitters, brain energy, brain cell protection, cerebral blood flow, neurogenesis, brainwaves
- Fully transparent formula
- Vegan Plantcaps®
- Highly effective branded ingredients (such as Sharp PS®, BioGenesis™ vitamins, Cognizin®)
- Free of toxins, allergens, GMOs, and heavy metals
- Nature identical vitamins included
- State-of-the-art manufacturing technology
- Delivered in eco-friendly, recyclable cardboard boxes
- No additives or cheap fillers
- You can only get it directly on their website (more on this below)
- Premium price tag
- Citicoline dose may be too low if you’re taking racetams
For the most part, the ingredient dosages in Mind Lab Pro are excellent. This cuts down the risk of side effects while maximizing benefits.
And because they fully show how much of each ingredient you get per serving, you can adjust the dosage to your wants and needs.
Mind Lab Pro is Available on the Official Website
Who Makes Mind Lab Pro? – About OptiNutra
Opti Nutra, a performance supplement company started in the UK in 2015. Their team of experts, including neuroscientist Dr. Ramon Velasquez, Ph.D., take part in formulating Mind Lab Pro.
When our team started researching the company for this review, we were very impressed with what we saw.
A number of things stood out to us about Opti Nutra & Mind Lab Pro that we haven’t seen with many other nootropic supplement makers.
- Their customer-friendly business model
- Emphasis on quality & results
- Customer care & fast shipping
Opti Nutra’s business model is a bit unusual. Unlike most nootropic producers, they refuse to sell their supplements through 3rd-party sites like Amazon.
Chances are you won’t be seeing Mind Lab Pro in the shops anytime soon, perhaps ever. Opti Nutra only sell directly to their customers from their official website (MindLabPro.com).
- Why do they do this, you ask? To keep the cost down for their customers. The ingredients in Mind Lab Pro are ‘state of the art’. With such a high quality, it costs a lot to produce. By cutting out the middle man they’re able to keep a fair price even though they use top-of-the-line ingredients.
Opti Nutra’s belief is that their nootropic is strong enough that they don’t need a 3rd party site like the Vitamin Shoppe or Amazon to push their brand for them. Mind Lab Pro sells itself – and I’m inclined to believe them.
The Quality of The Ingredients
As mentioned earlier, the ingredient profile in Mind Lab Pro is top of the line. In my opinion, there’s currently no nootropic that offers this level of quality right now.
Everything is made in state of the art, FDA and cGMP approved facilities to ensure safety and efficacy.
But Mind Lab Pro keeps on getting better over the years. Opti Nutra stays at the forefront of clinical research to keep their flagship nootropic formula updated.
This is great to see – we aren’t getting a supplement that was made long ago and forgotten about.
If you check the official website, you’ll notice that Mind Lab Pro utilizes a full-spectrum ingredient profile that covers every angle of mental performance.
Here’s what it claims:
- Improved stress resistance
- Enhanced focus
- Sharper information processing
- Better memory
- Reduced brain fog
- Long-range neuron protection
- Less stress & anxiety
That’s one long list of benefits! How true are these claims really? There are only a handful of products that can offer this level of brain support. Here’s what Mind Lab Pro’s official site says;
“The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe.
Mind Lab Pro® meets the brain’s complex needs with 11 nootropics working in 6 bio-pathways to optimise a wide array of cognitive functions — for whole-life mental performance.” – MindLabPro.com
Apparently, Mind Lab Pro is able to achieve these impressive effects by optimizing a number of brain pathways:
- Brain energy
- Cerebral blood flow
And here’s a visual chart showing how Mind Lab Pro works:
Who is Mind Lab Pro For?
Is Mind Lab Pro for you? Should you supplement it?
Mind Lab Pro is ideal for people who work under stress, need to multi-task, and want to improve their mental performance.
The thing about Mind Lab Pro is that it’s effective as a “Universal Nootropic.” Meaning, it doesn’t just address one aspect of your brain health (e.g. focus) but optimizes mental function across the board.
This makes it ideal for just about anyone, including:
- High performance executives
- Busy professionals
- Chess players
As MLP uses BioGenesis technology, the ingredients are delivered in their nature-identical forms, along with natural cofactors that enhance their absorption in your body.
Find out more about how Mind Lab Pro works by clicking here.
One thing that we’re highly against at Valentino’s Naturals is proprietary blends. Many nootropic manufacturers use these blends to ‘hide’ the amount of each ingredient in their formula.
However, Mind Lab Pro shows exact amounts on their label. So you know exactly what you’re taking. To me, this shows confidence in their product and respect to me as a customer.
Another thing that stuck out to us about Mind Lab Pro is the BioGenesis™ technology it uses. This means that the vitamins in Mind Lab Pro are grown on yeast & probiotic cultures in strict lab conditions to mimic how these nutrients grow in nature.
Here’s the full list of Mind Lab Pro’s ingredients (we cover these below in more detail):
Mind Lab Pro uses the full-spectrum Bacopa Monnieri extract. This means that it has all of its bioactive bacosides. These compounds in Bacopa boost your memory and protect your brain cells from damage and oxidative stress.
Most research shows that Bacopa is an excellent learning and memory-booster, but it’s also great for mood. It’s shown to raise serotonin and GABA levels in the brain – two neurotransmitters that are critical for your mental well-being. (1)
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
The only nootropic mushroom that is known to man. Lion’s Mane triggers the release of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in your brain, which helps you regenerate neurons and improve neuroplasticity. The higher your NGF levels are, the faster your neurons will repair and grow. (2, 3)
When an ingredient like Lion’s Mane improves your neuroplasticity, it allows you to stay ‘cognitively flexible’ and mentally sharp as you age.
What’s more, Lion’s Mane neurogenesis-boosting activities are shown to help alleviate depression & anxiety in human research. (3)
Rhodiola is a natural anxiolytic. Meaning it reduces your anxiety and alleviates the effects of stress on your body and mind.
Rhodiola works instantly, lowering your blood pressure and muscle tension. But it also helps to modulate the long-term response to stress and cortisol – promoting a clear and relaxed headspace. (4)
One of the ways Rhodiola achieves these effects is by boosting dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine levels in your body. These neurotransmitters allow you to function better mentally under stress.
Rhodiola also boosts your physical performance, and was used in Russia for many years to make workers more productive.
L-Theanine is known to counter the negative effects of caffeine. It achieves this by boosting your alpha brain waves, which help to induce states of relaxed focus. Similar to the effect of meditation. (5)
Studies have shown that an L-Theanine+Caffeine combo yields better benefits on focus and attention than any of these compounds alone. (6)
That’s why many neurohackers often pair caffeine with L-Theanine. Or simply drink green tea which contains both compounds.
Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Maritime Pine Bark grows in harsh and windy environments. Over the thousands of years, it’s adapted to its surroundings by developing a chain of potent antioxidants known as proanthocyanidins. Your brain loves these compounds.
Proanthocyanidins are shown to: boost brain blood circulation, protect from cognitive decline, promote neuron regeneration, improve mental clarity, and raise mental energy. (7, 8, 9)
Vitamins B6, B9, and B12
B vitamins support the brain’s complex needs across all boards – including raising mental energy, alleviating brain fog, and supporting cognitive agility. (10)
The combination of these three key B vitamins helps to improve your overall mental performance while stabilizing your mood.
B vitamins also play a role in regulating homocysteine, which is a harmful byproduct of eating red meat. It can create plaque in your blood vessels in the brain, but vitamin B6, B9, and B12 prevent that from happening.
The combination of the three B-vitamin complex combats brain aging and stimulates the formation of the myelin sheath which protects your nerves.
Tyrosine is an amino acid found in food. It has many benefits for your brain – from improving cognitive function to promoting focus, learning, and memory.
Tyrosine is needed to make dopamine, the ‘motivation molecule’ that quickly gets depleted when you’re under stress. This makes it one of the fundamental nootropics for keeping your head ‘cool’ when things get ‘hot’.
Tyrosine restores your dopamine and preserves mental function under any kind of stress – including loud music, arguments with people, difficult work projects, doing a public speech, and even sleep deprivation. (11, 12)
All in all, L-Tyrosine is one of the best nootropics for students and just about anyone who wants to feel mentally sharper, and less socially anxious. Mind Lab Pro includes a highly absorbable form of Tyrosine called NALT (N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine). It easily crosses through your blood-brain barrier.
This phospholipid is found in every cell of your brain, where it serves as a structural component of the brain cell’s membranes. Phosphatidylserine or simply PS is essential for a healthy neuron to neuron communication. When you supplement with PS, your brain becomes more efficient at using glucose for fuel – leading to improved mental clarity & energy. (13)
PS also activates your immune cells to dispose of damaged neurons before they do more damage to surrounding brain cells. Ensuring proper nerve communication without any barriers. Not only that, but PS also helps you feel less stressed and anxious. This is due to its ability to regulate cortisol, the chief stress hormone.
Citicoline or CDP-Choline is an essential nutrient and fuel for your brain cells.
Cognizin is a patented form of highly bioavailable Citicoline. In studies, Cognizin is shown to improve your brain’s energy levels by about 14%. (14) This is thought to be the result of increased electrical signaling between your neurons after taking Citicoline.
What’s more, Citicoline helps to restore your brain’s phosphatidylserine (PS) levels, providing a one-two punch against brain fog and cognitive decline. This natural compound enhances the activity of your brain’s neurotransmitters that promote both short term and long-term memory.
Does Mind Lab Pro Really Work?
If you’re one of those people that like to cut straight to the chase, you might wonder does Mind Lab Pro actually work?
From a scientific point of view, yes, Mind Lab Pro really works. It uses ingredients that have been proven in clinical trials to have beneficial nootropic effects for most people.
But if you’ve spent a least a little bit of time in the nootropic world, you know that the answer isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Everyone’s brain chemistry is different, so for one person it might work, and for other, they might not notice much.
I’ll go into detail about my experience with Mind Lab Pro below. But for me personally, it worked just like it said on the bottle, and I was very happy with the benefits.
Mind Lab Pro is Available on the Official Website
The Mind Lab Pro recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day. However, the dosage directions say that you can safely take up to 4 capsules of Mind Lab Pro, separated into two daily servings.
Like with every supplement, it’s better to start low and assess how you react to it. Then adjust your dose from there.
How Long Does Mind Lab Pro Take to Work?
We are all different, and because of this, there’s no clear-cut answer to how long Mind Lab Pro takes to work. That said, it ranges from a few days to a few weeks for most people.
- One thing you should keep in mind, is that MLP won’t work immediately. Unlike most nootropics, it’s not packed with fast-acting stimulants that give you an illusion that they work, due to high amounts of caffeine in them.
With Mind Lab Pro, the effects build up over time. The longer you take it, the bigger the benefits. This especially applies to ingredients like Bacopa Monnieri.
Not Everything is Great With Mind Lab Pro
There are some things about Mind Lab Pro that you might not like.
What’s more, by buying directly from the manufacturer, you’re getting the latest batch of the product, and not some old bottle that’s been sitting on the shelf for months (or years).
My Experience With Mind Lab Pro
I first stumbled upon Mind Lab Pro about three years ago. At the time, I already had a lot of experience with nootropics. And honestly, most of it was bad.
There were a few solid products, but most of the “top-selling” brain health supplements were rip-offs that did nothing except drain my wallet.
Even the more reputable supplements at the time had proprietary blends and a bunch of filler ingredients that enabled them to skimp on quality for profit.
It’s safe to say I was more than excited to stumble upon Mind Lab Pro. A product that actually backed its claims with scientific evidence, and most importantly, results.
Yes, it was (and still is) a bit pricey, but I was more than happy to pay for what I got.
After I Started Taking it
My first week of taking Mind Lab Pro. I didn’t really feel much, except for a slight boost in focus and mental energy. At this point I was working around 12 hours daily, doing freelance writing as well as working at my bee farm in Croatia.
After about a week, I noticed I wasn’t getting mentally fatigued from work anymore. Before, I would need caffeine or a few cups of green tea after 6-7 hours of work. But, I noticed that 2-3 capsules per day definitely increased my productivity.
Not long after, I noticed my focus, concentration, and overall motivation continue to increase. Pretty dramatically to my surprise. There were still days where I felt a bit ‘bleh,’ but these days were much less frequent.
The biggest difference I noticed was that I was able to finish complicated work projects with more ease – and faster. Usually, it took me 5-6 hours of work to finish my biggest writing project of the day. But after taking MLP for 2 weeks, I was able to finish my work by 11 am. Call it a placebo, but whatever it is, I’ll take it any day.
When the Benefits Started to Kick in
After about 4 weeks of taking Mind Lab Pro daily, there was no doubt about it – it was not a placebo. I was working at a higher level mentally and was able to process information much quicker. My memory was sharper, my productivity much better, and my mood improved dramatically.
With MLP, I noticed my stress & anxiety levels dramatically decrease. I don’t remember anything that had such a profound effect on my stress levels, worrying, and mental rambling before.
Normally as my workload increases so does my stress. But with Mind Lab Pro I enjoyed my work. I actually dealt with deadlines in a much calmer way than before taking MLP.
After about 8 weeks, I’d say the benefits of Mind Lab Pro reached their peak. At this point, I decided to make it a part of my daily nootropic stack.
To make sure this all wasn’t a placebo (I knew it wasn’t, but still wanted to see the numbers), I did a series of cognitive tests on myself. The same tests I do with every new nootropic I try, before and after using it.
Unsurprisingly, the Lion’s Mane Mushroom and Bacopa Monnieri significantly increased my memory scores. My word recall and thought-processing speed also increased significantly.
Throughout this entire test, I experienced no side effects from taking Mind Lab Pro.
After 12 weeks, I decided to stop taking Mind Lab Pro to see how long the effects would last. And they lasted. For at least 3-4 weeks. This is something I can’t say for most other nootropics on the market right now.
Otherwise, it gets a 10/10 from me.
Mind Lab Pro is Available on the Official Website
How Does Mind Lab Pro Feel In Day to Day Life?
I like this nootropic. Two capsules in the morning with a cup of green tea and a tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil. And it kicks off my day with a bang.
In my case with having lots of work on the computer, it helps me crank out 16 hours of work if I need to.
I also take 1,000mg of high-quality omega-3s fish oil every day. Since combining it with Mind Lab Pro, my mood and productivity have increased. Getting more done in less time is what it’s helped me with the most.
Everything just feels better. And things flow.
Side Effects (Is Mind Lab Pro Safe?)
We’re happy to report that Mind Lab Pro is a safe brain health supplement. Our team of experts and nutritionists have all tried and tested Mind Lab Pro for themselves. Some, like me, continue to take it every day. None of us noticed any negative side effects from using it.
On the scientific side of things, MLP’s ingredients have been tested in clinical trials numerous times. And are shown to be safe in recommended doses.
Plus, many of these ingredients have been used by ancient tribes and people from around the world for thousands of years.
The Mind Lab Pro pills are also well-tolerated because it only features natural, vegan-friendly, and patented ingredients. With no allergens or harmful chemicals
With all of that being said, you may not react the same way as we did to Mind Lab Pro.
If you experience any side effects from Mind Lab Pro, stop using it and talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
What are the Users Saying?
The Mind Lab Pro reviews online are mostly positive. A lot of users like it and are noticing the benefits.
We rarely say this, but this nootropic is worth the hype it’s been getting. Reviews across the internet show a lot of appreciation for the quality and purity of the ingredients.
- Everyone from students, athletes, artists, chess champions to doctors and working professionals claim that this nootropic has improved their mental performance.
However, it’s clear you can’t always trust what 3rd parties say about a supplement. They might not necessarily lie; they simply might not understand the product and might be failing to address other factors that influence their results.
However, this is just one more area where Mind Lab Pro stands out. It has testimonials from genuine world-class professionals and leaders in their fields.
See for yourself:
You can see more of these testimonials on the official Mind Lab Pro reviews page.
Mind Lab Pro Reddit Reviews & Testimonials
Even though Mind Lab Pro works for many, that doesn’t mean that everyone will believe it’s true. It’s always nice to look for Mind Lab Pro review & testimonials on Reddit to get case study evidence. Here’s what one Reddit user said;
“But what Mind lab pro does to your brains seems like a permanent effect. I took it for a month and noticed nothing in the first week. The second week came with a mild state of awareness and presence. The third week came with a calm focus, though extreme cynicism, maybe due to the fact that I was able to understand thing differently.
To answer your question, after 3 weeks of no mind lab pro, my brain works the same as on it, I was able to keep my mild enhanced cognitive performance, thought I lost 60% of the focus and ability to concentrate. I’m still 120%+ of what I was before taking them, so I do consider them as a permanent effect. Since Mind Lab Pro has no active stimulants, I’m 100%+ sure there is no physical or psychical addiction… Anyway as a neutral nootropic and as a mild improvement, I do recommend Mind Lab Pro” – Reddit User
Price and Value for Money?
One thing I’ve learned over the years of testing nootropics is that they’re not cheap. In fact, taking each nootropic separately can add up to as much as $200 per month.
However, using Mind Lab Pro has slashed down these costs for me. If you take 2 capsules per day as recommended, the product will last you a full month, and it costs $65. Plus shipping and handling.
Is it a good value for money? For us, without a doubt. The level of quality that Mind Lab Pro offers is unmatched right now. If you were to buy each nootropic ingredient found in Mind Lab Pro, it would cost a lot more than what MLP charges.
On top of their already great price, you can buy a 3-month supply (3 boxes) and get one box of Mind Lab Pro for free. Plus free worldwide shipping and handling. That comes out at just $48.75 per bottle.
Buy Mind Lab Pro Online
As we’ve repeated, you can only buy Mind Lab Pro online on their official website. Follow this link to get there.
Mind Lab Pro isn’t sold officially on third party sites like Amazon or eBay. But sometimes, you may see people reselling it on there for higher prices.
We highly recommend avoiding buying from these sources, as you don’t know how old the bottle is, and what you’re getting.
Money Back Guarantee
If you aren’t happy with Mind Lab Pro after 30 days of using it, you can return it for a full refund (save shipping & handling).
Anything Else to Consider?
Mind Lab Pro by Opti Nutra is one of the best nootropics we’ve reviewed at Valentino’s Naturals. It’s worked very well to improve mood, focus, and memory of not just our team, but many other people that have reported their experiences online.
This highly effective blend of natural and safe ingredients offers amazing benefits for your cognitive performance and mental well-being. Optimizing and protecting your brain from all angles.
With minimal side effects, a simple dose, and a wealth of benefits, it’s currently our top-rated product at the moment.
Mind Lab Pro Review Conclusion
So that brings our Mind Lab Pro review to an end. A couple of final thoughts…
On the whole, it’s hard to argue that Mind Lab Pro is currently the most advanced nootropic formula on the market. We think that just about anyone could benefit from using this product.
To break it all down, here’s what we like the most about Mind Lab Pro:
- Effective and safe – Contains ingredients that are clinically proven to work, and has praises from users around the world.
- Total brain optimization – It doesn’t just boost your focus, mood, or motivation; it enhances all aspects of mental performance.
- Optimal doses – Effective doses of each ingredient ensuring that you get the maximum benefits.
- Study-backed ingredient profile – Using vegan and natural plant caps that absorb fast and easy in your body, ensuring optimal effects of the ingredients in your body.
- Countless testimonials – An impressive list of positive user reviews, from professional athletes to doctors, on the Mind Lab Pro website.
- Excellent value for money – Order 3 boxes and get one free, which slashes the price down to only $1.61 per day. Plus free worldwide shipping and handling.
We do find it a bit annoying that you can only get Mind Lab Pro on its official website, which makes buying inconvenient. However, it ships fast worldwide, customer service excellent, and you can use a credit card, PayPal, Amazon Pay, and other options which helps a ton.