Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro

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        • Keeps you at a higher level round-the-clock
        • Ingredients are incredibly pure
        • Multi-purchase discounts offer superb value for money


        • Only available from manufacturer

        Mind Lab Pro Review Summary

        This is easily the best natural nootropic stack our team have reviewed so far. Personally, I was so impressed with this stuff that it has now become my regular stack, which I take every morning with a DHA/EPA supplement and a hot cup of coffee. 

        Mind Lab Pro has an incredibly well balanced and thorough formula. The manufacturers have gone the extra mile when it comes to ensuring quality of product and service. For most of our team,  once Mind Lab really gained momentum, it kept us at a significantly higher level of cognitive functioning round the clock. A superb nootropic. 

        At $195.00 for a 4 month supply, Mind Lab Pro also represents excellent value for money. The ingredients become more effective after 6 weeks anyway, so this is definitely the best option.


        Where To Buy Mind Lab Pro

        Mind Lab Pro is only available from the manufacturer. Be sure to check out the multi-buy options, which can get the bottles as low as $48.75. This link will take you to the website: MindLabPro.com


        Full Mind Lab Pro Review

        Mind Lab Pro was launched in late 2015 by Opti Nutra Advanced Nutraceuticals.

        On visiting their website, you get the immediate impression that they’re a serious outfit.

        Clearly, they expect to be in business for a long time, which is always a comforting sign.

        The Mind Lab Pro dedicated website tells us that its combination of clinically proven, all-natural herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids will give us enhanced cognitive function.



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        To quote the website, taking two capsules per day can:

        • Improve concentration and focus
        • Enhance problem solving abilities
        • Help you generate thoughts faster
        • Make you feel sharper and more mentally alert

        Those are some pretty big claims for a natural nootropic stack. However, with a 30-day money back guarantee and a boatload of positive experiences on social media, this supplement clearly has something to it.

        Our review team took Mind Lab Pro for a 30 day test run. Here’s our full review. 


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        Mind Lab Pro Formula

        Mind Lab Pro contains 11 ingredients. All of them are completely natural, and they are contained in a 100% plant-based, vegan friendly capsule.

        This is really great for any vegetarians who don’t want to be ingesting semi-synthetic polymers on a daily basis. Mind Lab Pro is one of the few supplements to go the extra mile in this regard. 


        Ingredients Review

        So, let’s take a look at the formula. Here’s a shot of the full Mind Lab Pro ingredient list, as seen on the box:


        Mind Lab Pro Formula



        Opti Nutra updated the Mind Lab Pro formula a few months ago, removing Huperzine A. While both safe and effective, removing Huperzine A means that there is no need to cycle MLP, making ingredients like Bacopa Monnieri even more effective!


        Here’s a breakdown of what these ingredients do to help boost mental performance: 


        Cognizin (250mg): Cognizin is a patented form of Citicoline, or CDP-Choline. CDP-Choline is one of three choline containing phospholipids that you can take orally, the other two being Alpha-GPC and phosphatidylcholine.

        It works as a pro-drug for both choline and uridine, making it one hell of a compound in nootropic terms. Potential benefits range from great neurotransmitter availability and enhance memory, to more efficient cell membrane synthesis.


        Phosphatidylserine (100mg): PS is structurally very similar to dietary fat, although it is in fact an amino acid derivative. It is found in abundance in neural tissue. It is therefore obviously a crucial factor in encouraging healthy neural cell growth. A vital ingredient for any stack that wants to contribute towards lasting improvements in mental performance.


        Mind Lab Pro Review ingredients Lions Mane


        Hericium Erinaceus (500mg): Also known as Lion’s Mane Mushroom extract, this stuff is really fascinating me at the moment. It has long been used in Chinese herbal medicine, but recent studies have shown that it can stimulate the production of nerve growth factor.


        Rhodiola Rosea (50mg): The nootropic properties of this herbal extract have some robust empirical support. Both clinical studies and a mountain of anecdotal data attest to its ability to reduce stress, aid sleep, and promote general well-being.


        N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (175mg): Tyrosine is an amino acid that is closely associated with the production of some key neurotransmitters. Lack of sleep and stress both lead to a depletion in norepinephrine levels. Norepinephrine is a ‘fight or flight’ hormone. Tyrosine supplementation has been shown to prevent norepinephrine depletion, as well as reducing the symptoms of stress and sleeplessness more generally.


        Vitamin B6 (2.5mg): Vitamin B6 plays an important role in energy synthesis. B vitamin deficiency is closely correlated with mental decline, particularly in older people. 2.5mg gives you just over your RDI.


        Bacopa Monnieri (45% bacosides – 150mg): A powerful anti-oxidant that is currently undergoing closer clinical trials to examine its memory enhancing properties. This is a great ingredient, and should be included in any serious nootropic stack.


        Mind Lab Pro review ingredients and side effects


        L-Theanine (100mg): An amino acid typically procured from tea leaves. L-Theanine is abundant in green tea. It is thought that this is why green tea makes people feel so alert yet relaxed at the same time.

        Some leading researchers in this field have also been positing that L-Theanine’s ability to induce Alpha Waves can actually make people more creative. This dual mechanism makes it an ideal nootropic ingredient.


        Pterostilbene (500 ug): Another anti-oxidant that helps prevent free radicals from causing damage to your brain cells. This should work symbiotically with Bacopa to keep your brain in peak health.


        Vinpocetine (6mg): Vinpocetine is a sorely under-studied nootropic substance. Various studies have observed it improving memory, reducing reaction time, and improving brain blood flow. It is thought to act as an effective neuroprotective agent. However, benefits are usually observed at dosages higher than 6mg.


        Vitamin B12 (7.5ug): A staple among nootropic stacks, this vitamin is vital for maintaining proper energy levels; both mental and physical. More importantly for nootropic enthusiasts, B12 plays an essential role in maintaining the proper functioning of the central nervous system. It promotes the formation of healthy neural sheaths, which guarantee the proper functioning of your neurons. 


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        Quality Control

        Rather than fill their website with vague claims about Mind Lab Pro being the next Limitless pill, Opti Nutra emphasise the quality manufacturing that has gone into their product.


        Mind Lab Pro Review - ingredients, side effects, customer reviews


        We are told that all of the herbal extracts in Mind Lab Pro have been “extracted from plants growing in regions where soil is virtually free of heavy metals and other contaminants”.

        Paying close attention to small but crucial details like this is exactly what I expect from a good supplement. Even small quantities of heavy metals (such as mercury and lead) can cause serious damage to your physical and mental health.


        How Does Mind Lab Pro Work?

        Mind Lab Pro takes a comprehensive approach to enhancing cognitive function.

        It tries to touch on ever aspect of mental function, delivering improvements in both short and long-term cognitive performance.

        Like many natural nootropic stacks, Mind Lab Pro claims to give you a wide range of benefits:


        Mind Lab Pro affect cognition


        As far as we can tell, the manufacturers have included as much of each ingredient as they possibly can without making side effects much of a concern. Trying to get the most done with as little as possible is the way to create supplements. 

        Six key factors of mental performance are addressed by its formula: neurotransmitter availability, mental energy, brain hypertrophy, brain circulation, brain cell protection, and mood.

        Opti Nutra distill this down to four key benefits: memory, performance, mindset, structural. Here is how they see MLP working:


        How Mind Lab Pro actually works


        Indeed, this seems to stand up when we look at the ingredients and how they work in reality. 

        Take Citicoline (as Cognizin) as an example. A 250mg dose is perfect for gradually building up acetylcholine and uridine levels over time, without exposing yourself to the risks associated with taking larger doses in one go.


        Mind Lab Pro Review Huperzine A Bacopa Monnieri


        The same can also be said about the Bacopa monnieri content. 

        Bacopa monnieri is now a well-understood nootropic substance. Numerous studies have found that individuals who supplement with bacopa for a number of weeks (usually between 6 weeks and 3 months) experience significantly improved learning and memory capabilities. 

        Some nootropic users will take as much as 300mg of Bacopa monnieri on a daily basis. Mind Lab Pro offers a dose half that size.

        Does that mean that it is an under-dosed stack? I don’t think so.

        300mg may be the dose taken by users of home-made stacks, but above 200mg the risk of gastrointestinal side effects increases rapidly.

        Studies have found that similar learning and memory benefits can be achieved by taking 150-200mg of Bacopa monnieri daily (as found in Mind Lab Pro), and you will be almost eliminating the risk of stomach cramps.



        lions mane mushroom key ingredient in Mind Lab Pro


        One of the most important ingredients in Mind Lab Pro is undoubtedly the Lion’s Mane extract.

        We have spoken at length about Lion’s Mane elsewhere on this site, so there’s no need to go into too much detail here.

        To put it simply, Lion’s Mane encourages the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Invreasing the production of NGF can directly promote the proliferation of new neural cells.

        This means that Mind Lab Pro encourages the brain to make long term adaptations to the higher level of functioning that it reaches with the help of the other ingredients. 

        The vinpocetine dose could perhaps be higher for me. In many studies, benefits weren’t apparent when dosage fell below 10mg. Vinpocetine also leaves the blood stream fairly rapidly, which means it won’t have much time to build up.

        However, vinpocetine’s main mechanisms are well complimented by other ingredients in the stack, meaning that Mind Lab can probably do a lot more with much less.

        So, all in all, Mind Lab Pro offers a superb formula. The ingredients support each other well, and between them they seem to cover every aspect of cognitive function. It works very gradually, and it is in every sense a long-term nootropic designed for everyday consumption. 

        The main ingredients are dosed perfectly, and you have room to as much as double the dosage if you want to, although I think you’ll experience some diminishing returns if you do. MLP is dosed pretty close to perfectly, so taking above the recommended dose will probably be a waste of supplement. 


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        Our Experience Mind Lab Pro

        Written by one member of our review team.

        I can honestly say that Mind Lab Pro is one of the most effective supplements for elevating your cognitive performance to peak levels that I have ever taken.

        By the end of the first month, I had reached a constant state of enhanced cognitive capacity. I wasn’t actually more intelligent (no pills can do that), but I was absolutely on top of my game.

        I was certainly very excited to get my first bottle, having spent so long picking apart the formula and finding nothing but good things to say about it.


        Mind Lab Pro personal experience



        It arrived, as promised, in 1 working day, and I started taking it right away.

        Of course, at first I noticed very little. I was perhaps a little less shrouded in brain fog early in the morning, but there were certainly no major effects to speak of. I went about my days as I usually do.

        This is what we should expect from natural nootropics. They do not kick in right away (unless they contain stimulants). Rather, it takes a couple of days to really notice any benefit. And benefits I did feel.

        On my fourth day of taking Mind Lab, I began to notice some significant, albeit subtle improvements.

        From the very beginning of my day, even before I’d had my coffee and capsules for the day, I was already aware that I was more alert and clear-headed than usual.

        The fog that follows me around for the first 2 hours of every day was completely gone, and I was entirely focused on the day at hand.

        As soon as I settled down into work it became clear that Mind Lab was having a positive effect on my cognitive performance.

        I flew through complicated case studies and wrote up technical data sheets like there was no tomorrow. By midday, I was still charging through my to-do list; a very rare occurrence for me.

        Perhaps most importantly, the positive effects became more pronounced on an almost daily basis.



        Mind Lab Pro Top Rated Natural Nootropic Stack 2017


        Of course, they never reached a point where I could really “feel” them. This is where natural nootropic stacks always win over prescription attention drugs for me. I was noticeably more attentive, focused, and my thinking was incredibly concise, but I was only ever aware of this because of how much more I was able to get done.

        This stands in stark contrast to things like modafinil; take that stuff and you know you’re on drugs. With natural nootropic stacks like Mind Lab Pro, the main effects are in output, not perception.

        The best way I can describe your brain on Mind Lab Pro is by comparing to running after carb-loading. You aren’t any faster or fitter when running on a relatively empty stomach, but you definitely see better results if you stock up on pasta the night before. You may not completely feel the difference, but it shows in your running time. Mind Lab Pro works in much the same way. 


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        What Are Others Saying About Mind Lab Pro?

        This is where we usually list a selection of reviews posted by users online. These generally have very little to tell us; we never know which ones are from the manufacturer themselves, which have been influenced by free product, and which are just plain wrong about their own experience (a common occurrence). 

        However, Mind Lab Pro is different from most other nootropic supplements in that it has some pretty heavyweight endorsements from notable, respected people. Since we know who these people are, and since we know they aren’t part of the company itself, we think these testimonials are worth more than most. 

        Here is a selection of video reviews:




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        Mind Lab Pro Side Effects

        Not a single member of our review team experienced any side effects during their initial 30 day test run.

        I am yet to experience any unwanted side effects when taking Mind Lab Pro, and I take this supplement on a regular basis.

        Everyone is different of course, but looking at the Mind Lab Pro formula, I think it’s unlikely that the vast majority of users will experience anything negative.

        As always though, consult with a doctor before you put anything new into your body, even if it is a well-tested, all-natural product like Mind Lab Pro.


        Mind Lab Pro – Value For Money?

        A single bottle of Mind Lab Pro, bought as a one-off, costs $65.00. In my opinion, that isn’t particularly expensive for such a potent supplement. 

        However, buying a single bottle isn’t the best way to get the most out of Mind Lab Pro. It isn’t the best way to take any nootropic for that matter.

        Luckily, Opti Nutra give you some pretty attractive multi-purchase options. For $195.00, you get 4 bottles of Mind Lab Pro, which works out at just $48.75 per month.

        In my experience, the customer service is first class. If you have any problems, just get in touch and a real person will get back to you asap. 


        Mind Lab Pro Review Conclusion

        Mind Lab Pro is the best natural nootropic stack we have reviewed to date. More than one member of our review team now takes it on a regular basis with DHA/EPA capsules and a hot cup of coffee every morning.

        It is incredibly effective at improving cognitive function without ever making you overtly aware that you are taking anything at all. That is everything we want from a natural stack, and Mind Lab Pro delivered.


        mind lab pro benefits mental clarity


        We would suggest this supplement to anyone looking for a reliable way to improve their focus, memory, mental energy and processing speed without any of the troublesome side effects that come with taking prescription pharmaceuticals.

        At $195.00 for a four month supply, this stuff is excellent value.


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        Mind Lab Pro Review

        43 thoughts on “Mind Lab Pro Review

        • 2016 at 4:44 pm

          I am only concerned about being too wired uptill bed time and having even slight difficulty falling off to sleep and remaining in deep sleep

          I have no problems sleeping as of now and never want to… Will taking MIND LAB PRO cause even the slightest sleeping problem? Can this huberzta a have that effect on me?? Pls explain…

          Also when to stop ? After a month for a week?
          Can i take anti biotics along with this?
          It also has L THEANINE.. will it therefore make me too relaxed in the morning?
          U said u wanted to operate in 5th gear always.. Doesnt it get you wired then?

          • 2016 at 9:56 am

            Hi Kabir, thanks for commenting.

            First of all, I should make it clear that none of our review team are medical professionals.

            We are people with extensive personal experience using nootropics. If you have any kind of condition that you need treating, best to talk to a doctor – never seek treatment form the internet!

            As far as antibiotics go, I’d contact the manufacturer and ask them if you can take Mind Lab Pro with the specific type of antibiotic you are on. Different types of antibiotic have different effects on the body, so the specific type you are taking might be really important. In my experience the manufacturers are really attentive and more than happy to answer any questions about their products. Get in touch with them and find out before you buy.

            I think Mind Lab Pro is highly unlikely to disrupt your sleeping pattern in any way, as it doesn’t contain any caffeine. To my knowledge, Huperzine A does not lead to problems sleeping. I would recommend you seek proper medical advice on this though if you are concerned.

            L-Theanine is a relaxant but it is not a depressant, nor does it act as a sedative. You will see me often writing that it takes “the edge” off caffeine, but it doesn’t work against it; it merely seems to alleviate things like jitteriness and anxiety that come with consuming large amounts of caffeine.

            My use of “5th gear” refers to my ability to get an awful lot done in a timely and effective manner. That is not the same thing as being “wired”. My work require precision and thought. If I’m “wired, I race through my work without properly concentrating. To do my work properly I need to be able to think clearly, I need mental energy, but I need to be calm.

            Mind Lab Pro sets me up to be able to focus properly, and to maintain that focus, without disrupting my ability to think in a calm and clear way. Things like Bacopa seem to actually improve the way your memory functions, rather than simply making you feel “wired”. In my opinion, that makes it a much better supplement than caffeine-filled nootropic stacks. You can get your caffeine from tea of coffee!

            As far as the Huperzine A break goes, I take a week once my bottle has ran out. The manufacturers don’t say that this is necessary, I just prefer to do things that way. Again, if you’re worried about interactions, you should speak to a doctor rather than asking people on the internet.

            EDIT: CDP-Choline (citicoline) can have some mild stimulatory effects. However, if you’re taking Mind Lab Pro in the morning, I can’t see ti interfering with your sleep. These stimulatory effects seem to make people more mentally energetic when awake rather than “wired”.

        • 2016 at 10:53 am

          Good to hear that this stuff works, I’m literally in love with this product. But what worries me is the fact that I’m getting Phosphatidylserine in a relatively small amount. The daily recommended intake is 300 mg while Mind Lab Pro offers a mere 50 mg of Phosphatidylserine which is cold. I’ve heard that other ingredients synergise pretty well with PS but I wonder how it works. This PS query is putting me in pain, would love to know what’s going on.

          • 2016 at 11:59 am

            Hi Owais,

            Thanks for commenting.

            Yes a lot of people do indeed take 300mg daily. That’s the dose provided by lots of supplements, and webMD also suggest taking 100mg three times per day. You are absolutely right when you say that Mind Lab Pro contains less because the other ingredients in the stack make a large amount of PS unnecessary. A small amount taken along with the other ingredients should deliver benefits in the same manner as a larger dose of PS taken alone.

            This PS query is putting me in pain, would love to know what’s going on.

            Can I please ask what you mean by this? If you’re experiencing any physical pain whatsoever then you should stop taking any new supplements and visit a doctor. You should certainly never seek to diagnose physical pain by looking up information on the internet!

            • 2016 at 11:22 am

              I had contacted the MLP team regarding this PS Paradox and well, they will soon be doubling their PS dose to 100 mg and there will be a couple of other upgrades in their upcoming formula. What they offer is high purity Sharp PS and even a 50 mg dose is more than enough. Now there is only one concern left, Vinpocetine. Now, this is a wonderful herb and a 6 mg dose is good for nothing. Trials with Vinpocetine showing cognitive improvements had doses around 50 mg which means 6 mg is literally nothing. But the good news is that these guys are professional and know their stuff around, they might take these figures up in their new formula which is just months away from release.

              • 2016 at 8:33 am

                I’m not sure that I know what you mean by PS paradox. As I said in my previous comment, I don’t think MLP necessarily needs any more PS. A small amount taken consistently for a long period of time, in conjunction with CDP-Choline, will yield good results.

                Regarding the vinpocetine, I agree that 6mg seems quite small, but 50mg is not an ideal dose by any means. Studies may show cognitive improvements at that level, but I think the dose-response curve probably levels off or begins to decline beyond 20mg/day. I mean, studies might find benefits at 200mg/day, but that doesn’t mean that is how much you should be taking. You always want to take the smallest possible dose that yields the best possible results. Plenty of people take less than 10mg daily and get good results, although it will be interesting to see if they up the dosage. 6mg is also not literally nothing, it might be said to be practically nothing – 0mg is literally nothing.

        • 2016 at 3:57 pm

          Did you experience any deep sleep or lucid dreaming while using this product? I read in your Alpha Brain review it had some effects but nothing was said in this review about it. Are you still taking this product? I am looking for a natural nootropic. This will also be my first – so I am looking for something good and have long building effects.

          • 2016 at 3:19 pm

            Yes I am still taking this product on a regular basis. It’s the best nootropic I’ve ever used.

            To be honest my dreams are probably more lucid as a result of taking Mind Lab Pro, but I didn’t really mention it in the review because, for one thing, there are more important effects to talk about, and for another, my dreams have been lucid for a while now so I don’t really notice that as a difference, if you get what I’m saying?

            It’s an all-natural product, and in my opinion it would definitely be a good choice for a beginner. It isn’t like taking a racetam or anything; you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. It is much more subtle than that – it is very much for people looking for long-term, lasting improvements.

            • 2016 at 7:06 pm

              Thanks! I am purchasing a bottle tomorrow to test it out! 🙂
              I also want to be able to make my own stack since it is cheaper.

              • 2016 at 9:04 am

                I hope it works well for you!

                Sounds like you have the right idea as well. For most people custom stacks aren’t necessary, but it can certainly be both fun and rewarding to formulate your own. It may take a while and you might never replicate the effects of a professionally designed stack, but starting very basic and building up from just one or two ingredients is the only way to really find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Trying different substances in different (but safe) amounts is how you really get the most out of nootropics.

                Be sure to let us know how you get on!

        • 2016 at 4:03 am

          My son is using this for past three weeks but i didnt see any changes . Why? Please help.

          • 2016 at 11:45 am

            Hi Saras, thanks for getting in touch.

            That’s not a question that any of us can really answer, because the fact that you haven’t “seen” any changes means pretty much nothing. Mind Lab Pro is an incredibly effective but subtle product. It takes time to start working, and then the benefits it provides may be imperceptible, even to the actual user, for more time still. Being more attentive and productive isn’t exactly something that always jumps out at you, unless perhaps you keep a close eye on these things as we do.

            We might be able to better answer your question if you tell us what you were expecting to see.

        • 2016 at 3:02 pm

          After researching for days together and finally zeroed on mind lab pro and DNA evolve….but was still in dilemma on which one to order….thought and thought and finally ordered DNA evolve from complete Ascentials. Now after paying nearly 150 dollars one thing that comes to my mind is that have I committed a mistake because I don’t find genuine reviews like that of yours for DNA evolve. All I can find on the web and YouTube is the guy himself Matthew David Hurtado, his wife Sabrina Hurtado and a bunch of other guys promoting them but no one else. I would like to know your opinion on DNA evolve……pls help me in this regard.

          Thanks in advance..

          • 2016 at 3:48 am

            Thanks for your comment Mahadev.

            We haven’t looked at DNA evolve yet, but we will make every effort to provide some information on this supplement in the near future. All we can tell you is that Mind Lab Pro worked well for us, and it seems to work reliably well for the vast majority of users we interact with.

        • 2016 at 7:32 pm

          Hi, I ordered bottle today and I was wondering if I use only for 30 day usages and stop haven’t it, will the benefits fade away or do need keep buying every time?

          • 2016 at 5:48 am

            Hi Mohammed,

            Great question.

            The thing about Mind Lab is that, like all good natural nootropics, you really need to stick with it for a few months to get the most out of it. It doesn’t work like Modafinil; rather, it builds up over time, providing a subtle but sustained boost. You may well start feeling some improvements with a single bottle, but I now use this stack continually and I really started to feel a big difference after my second month. This is undoubtedly down to bacopa taking a while to get going, but once it does, it’s one of the best nootropics there is.

            I hope that helps. Please do comment again if you need more help/information.

            Kind regards,

        • 2016 at 7:02 pm

          Is it unwise to take Mind lab Pro at an age of 16?

          • 2016 at 3:36 am

            Hi Addy,

            I think the manufacturers recommend only taking the supplement if you are 18 or older. Please double check with them first but you should always listen to a manufacturer’s warnings; they’re there for a reason!

        • 2016 at 11:56 pm

          in my case, i want to test the product, but not on a daily basis, Im thinking about 3 times a week, after work (I work 12 hours RN shifts). Do you think it needs to be taken daily to have results?

          • 2016 at 4:22 am

            Hi Santos.

            I can’t really answer your question with any degree of reliability, because I’ve never encountered anybody who has taken Mind Lab Pro so sporadically. If I was forced to speculate, I’d say that you would still get some benefit from taking it so irregularly, but the effects will be nowhere near as pronounced as they would be when taking this supplement on a daily basis. The manufacturers recently changed MLP’s formula to make it more appealing to people who want to take it daily for a longer period of time.

        • 2016 at 4:47 pm

          Hi, my 3-months package of MPL arrived today. The suggested use of MLP is 2 capsules in the morning (or afternoon), but it can be increased to a maximum of 4 capsules a day, right? I’ll start with 2 capsules in the morning, but I wondered: if I want to take 4 capsules a day (I have exams in a month) do I take 4 at once in the morning or do I have to take 2 in the morning and 2 in the early afternoon? I’m afraid the effect won’t last the whole day (especially after lunch) if I take all in the morning… when you took 2 capsules in the morning, did you have the feeling the effect faded in the afternoon? Thanks for your help!

          • 2016 at 5:45 pm

            Hi Hanna,

            Great question!

            Personally, I didn’t feel the effects of MLP wearing off in the afternoon, because there isn’t really a perceptible feeling when you first start taking the capsules. Rather, MLP starts very subtly, then builds up over days and weeks, giving you a more sustained boost than other nootropics that rely on stimulants to produce the desired effects (in my experience, peak effectiveness came at around 6 weeks).

            Yes, the manufacturers do say that you can up your dosage to 4 capsules per day. However, we advise people to start with 2 per day as recommended by the manufacturer. It’s much safer to start low and gradually build higher rather than jumping right in ‘at the deep end’; that applies to most things, but supplements especially. We don’t expect you to experience any side effects with this particular nootropic, but always best to be on the safe side. Plus, if you get great results from just 2 capsules per day instead of 4, then you’ll save money too!

        • 2017 at 11:42 pm

          Do you have any expirience in taking MLP and modafinil?
          Also, is there any side efects if you drink alcohol during the MLP use?

          • 2017 at 4:58 pm

            Hi Peter.

            No we don’t have any first hand experience of using MLP and modafinil simultaneously. We advise our readers to stay away from substances like modafinil. Lots of people say they work wonders for enhancing clarity and focus, but they are not safe, sustainable solutions to improving your brain function. Modafinil in particular is incredibly strong, and side effects are common. If you are looking for help improving your mental performance at work, then modafinil probably isn’t right for you. We know several people who found modafinil made them act quite strangely before it eventually gave them side effects like headaches and nausea.

            That’s why we only review 100% natural, safe nootropics meant for long-term use!

            I have drank while taking MLP and haven’t experienced anything resembling a side effect yet. However, that doesn’t mean you wont. Please get in touch with the manufacturer to find out before you jump in. They are usually very quick to respond, and only they can give you a proper answer.

        • 2017 at 10:57 pm

          Can I take mind lab pro without food or is it essential to consume some food along in order to Be properly absorbed?

          • 2017 at 9:17 am

            I’m afraid that would be a question for the manufacturers. Most people I know take it in the morning with breakfast before heading to work. Personally, I take it right before breakfast with my DHA capsule and a cup of black coffee.

        • 2017 at 8:25 pm

          This is the 5th brain enhancing nootropic stack supplement I have tried, and the only one that works for me. I do a lot of research, and in the past would get fuzzy-brained after 4 or 5 hours at the computer. There was no benefit at first from MindLabPro, but the 7th day it kicked in and the late afternoon fuzzies were gone. Terrific! I am clear headed and focused all day long, and sometimes even work into the evening. It gets 5 stars from me. The only question I have is – would HuperzineA added to the stack make it even better?

        • 2017 at 3:58 pm

          Can I take MLP with Alpha GPC??? I have been taking MLP but I barely feel the effects and I don’t feel that I have enough energy to start my day.

          • 2017 at 12:54 pm

            Hi Julian, thanks for commenting.

            Alpha GPC, as you probably know, is a cholinerguc. It also has peripheral benefits, but that’s the main reason people usually take it.

            MLP already contains another really good cholinergic: CDP-Choline, or Citicholine. While they have slightly different secondary benefits, their main action is roughly the same. Taking both at the same time seems a little redundant.

            How long have you been taking MLP? It can take a few weeks to really get going.

        • 2017 at 11:56 pm

          Can you also share the dha/epa brand you take? All i have been able to find is higher epa/dha eatio. Thank you.

          • 2017 at 5:22 am

            Hey Addis.

            Yes of course. I take Together’s Omega 3 Algae Oil. It’s significantly higher in DHA than most COD liver oil capsules I’ve come across, and there’s no chance of pollutants finding their way in there. We wrote a long piece about krill oil which you might also find interesting.

        • 2017 at 12:55 am

          Hi can I take other suppkements like fish oil and pro biotics with Mind Lab Pro?

          • 2017 at 8:20 am

            Hi Angela,

            I actually take a DHA/EPA supplement every morning with Mind Lab Pro. I don’t know about the rest of our review team, but it has always worked well for me.

            Generally speaking, if a stack doesn’t already contain DHA/EPA, you should be good to go.

            I really don’t know about the pro-biotics. I can’t think of any reason why it would be a bad, but I have never used them myself so can’t really answer you properly.

            Thanks for reading. Any more questions, please do get in touch. And if you speak to a doctor about your pro-biotics question, post what they say here!

        • 2017 at 3:53 am

          I’m a beginner here, but really fell in love with Lion’s Mane myself – it’s actually my intro to nootropics. I find it to be incredibly fascinating myself as you do, and highly recommend Brain Forza’s variety if you’re interested (I’ve tried a handful of other brands both single & dual extract (even triple extract from Host Defense, whatever that means) , but the effects from Brain Forza’s full spectrum pills were much more pronounced. Taking 3 in the morning was an amazing experience for me. Helped my cut back on lots of bad habits (including drinking) & generally feel great and more engaged with the world.

          • 2017 at 5:25 am

            Very interesting. Have you tried taking Lion’s Mane alongside other nootropics? Ones that are more focused on producing benefits in the near to medium term? If, like us, you’ve found Lion’s Mane to be a wonderful nootropic, we strongly advise you to give MLP a go. It combines LM with other top brain boosters. It’s one of the only supplements on the market to include Lion’s Mane (we think because it’s so expensive).

        • 2017 at 7:13 am

          Hello, great review! My question is, how long can you take a supplement like this and still receive benefits? Months? Years? I’m beginning school in June and I’m concerned about getting a good assist and then it fizzling out after a a couple months.

          • 2017 at 5:11 am

            Hey thanks for commenting!

            Mind Lab Pro is meant for long-term use. It used to contain Huperzine A, which requires you to cycle usage (taking a break every month or two). It’s perfectly safe, but the manufacturers decided to take it out so you can get the full benefit of the Bacopa and the Lion’s Mane. The benefits of these ingredients build up over time in a slow but steady manner. You should receive benefits continuously from a product like this, although you might stop noticing the benefits if you take it for a very long time as you will get used to feeling more focused, etc.

            When you say school, do you mean University? MLP is marketed at adults; we aren’t sure if it is suitable for those under 18 as it has never come up before! If you are referring to high school then it is probably a good idea to check with the manufacturers if it is fine to use at your age.

        • 2017 at 12:40 am

          Started off with two tablets a day then stopped for a week or two. Resumed again with 2 tablets a day then i increased to 4 tablets day max – 2 in morning and 2 around 5pm then i started to get headaches…side effects??? Previously 2 tablets a day no side effects then 4 x , headaches came on first day of taking it.

          My exams 4 weeks away should i maintain 4 tablets a day despite headaches?

          then stop after exam for a break 1 week or so before resuming it again.

          • 2017 at 7:15 am

            Hey John,

            If you’re experiencing headaches then you should definitely cut back on the dosage or cease use altogether.

            MLP is designed to be a long-term thing; you aren’t really supposed to fluctuate between maximum dosage and total cessation of use. The idea is that daily, continual use brings about long-term, deep improvement in cognitive performance. If your exam’s 4 weeks away we’d say just take one or two capsules per day and see how you go. If headaches continue then stop use altogether and talk to your doctor. You can’t study properly with a headache so you will only be hindering your performance if you continue.

            None of our reviewers experienced any side effects using this stack. It might be a good idea to get in touch with the manufacturer about this.

            Keep us posted.

        • 2017 at 8:11 pm

          I have issues with focus- slow response time- analyzing/interpretations. I am 24 & completely healthy dont smoke occasionally drink. This is my second -third day on Mind Lab Pro.

          As someone who who is completely new to nootrpics I can say without a doubt I that this works. As funny as it sounds even though is my second day taking Mind Lab pro I have already noticed differences. Im in my late to mid 20s and I have experienced little “slowness” in processing my thoughts and with day to day reading/computer related tasks. When combined with coffee this works great. I have so far noticed that my day to day short term memory has improved and I am quicker and more accurate with my responses when conversing with people. I no longer have to think for an extra second when generating a response. My focus has only slightly improved and so has my ability to analyze certain complicated information not by a whole lot.

          Granted this is my 2nd to 3rd day taking Mind Lab Pro. I will be posting another comment after 3 weeks to see if these results are consistent if not better.

          • 2017 at 3:20 am

            Hi John,

            That’s great news. We’re all very glad to hear you’re feeling improvements so quickly. That’s rare for a nootropic supplement such as MLP. Usually it doesn’t really start delivering noticeable improvements until week 5 or 6, so I assume you have the best still to come.

            Please do post another comment after 3 weeks and let us know how you are getting on.

            Thanks for your support. Without people like you sharing your experiences, the site wouldn’t be what it is today.

        • 2017 at 6:36 pm

          Day number 7 with 0 as in 0 change, improvement…nothing as of yet.

          • 2017 at 5:02 am

            Hey George,

            What else can 0 mean other than 0?

            Thanks for keeping us posted. Like all good noots, MLP shouldn’t really get going properly until a few weeks in. Of course, if you’re dissatisfied, you can always take advantage of their money back guarantee. Perhaps one of our other highly rated products will suit you better.


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