Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro

Value for Money

9.5 /10

Formula Rating

9.5 /10

Risk of Side Effects

9.2 /10


  • 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 comprehensive formula. Every aspect of cognitive function is supported, from mood and memory to focus and anxiety reduction. Most importantly, the effects of this stack are not short-lived; they actually increase over time. Our review team found that once Mind Lab really gained momentum, it kept them at a significantly higher level of cognitive functioning 24/7. All-in-all, a superb nootropic. 

At under $49 per bottle when bought as a 4 bottle bundle, Mind Lab Pro also represents excellent value for money. The best ingredients peak after 6 weeks of use, 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. Since then, it has gained enormous popularity among nootropic enthusiasts, and positive Mind Lab Pro reviews can be found on most professional supplement review websites. 

On visiting their website, you get the immediate impression that Opti Nutra are a serious outfit. They talk a lot about manufacturing quality, transparency, and customer service. Their products have many notable endorsements, and there is even a Mind Lab Pro scholarship. 

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

So what about Mind Lab Pro itself?

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



Comprehensive Mind Lab Pro review


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. All brain and memory supplements claim to deliver enhanced memory function and heightened focus, but very few of them actually deliver. 

Fewer promise to actually improve the quality of your cognitive function in such a deep, structural way. The claims made by Opti Nutra are therefore very ambitious. 

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 Mind Lab Pro review. As always, we begin by looking at the formula, before moving on to potential side effects. We also looked at what other people have been saying about Mind Lab Pro. If you get to the end of the review and have any questions, or if you’ve tried Mind Lab Pro and want to share your experiences, please let us know in the comments section at the end. 


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Mind Lab Pro Formula

Mind Lab Pro contains 11, all-natural ingredients. They are contained in a 100% plant-based, vegan friendly capsule.

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



Mind Lab Pro formula


Opti Nutra updated the Mind Lab Pro formula in 2016, 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.




Lion's Mane Mushroom Mind Lab Pro ingredients


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 used Mind Lab Pro


Bacopa Monnieri (24% bacosides – 9 bioactives standard – 150mg): Bacopa monnieri is without doubt one of the best ingredients in Mind Lab Pro. This stuff has been resoundingly proven to enhance memory function in the long term. It takes a few weeks to really get going, but once it gets going the results can’t be denied. The extract used in Mind Lab Pro has apparently been standardized to include all bioactive bacosides.


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.


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. 


Maritime Bark Extract Mind Lab Pro ingredients


Maritime Pine Bark Extract (75mg): This unusual ingredient delivers an impressive 71mg of proanthocyanidins; powerful anti-oxidants capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. When it was first released, Mind Lab Pro utilized resveratrol as its anti-oxidant. Opti Nutra have found a more effective anti-oxidant in Maritime Bark Extract as this substance is particularly suited to supporting long-term brain health.


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Quality Control

We’re clearly dealing with a premium supplement here, not a scam brain pill.

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.




What We Like About The MLP Formula

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

Unlike some nootropics which try to deliver instant but short-lived results (usually by just filling you full of caffeine), MLP uses ingredients which produce deep, lasting, meaningful improvements in brain function.

Instead of trailing off over time, Mind Lab Pro will actually reach peak performance around 6-8 weeks into supplementation.

From then on, the effects will either stay on an elevated plateau or continue to slowly improve. 

The formula laid out above touches on every 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. This is one of the rare cases when we think that a product can actually deliver on the benefits claimed by the manufacturer. These benefits include:


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. They have reduced the amount of certain ingredients required to get results by using high quality, concentrated herbal extracts.

This means they have reduced side effect risks while still delivering optimal results. 


One of the best ingredients in Mind Lab Pro is Citicoline (as Cognizin). 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.

Some people use much larger doses of cholinergics than this. However, because we are using CDP-Choline here, and an incredibly high quality form of CDP-Choline at that, 250mg is ideal. Mind Lab Pro is a long-term nootropic, and 250mg is the sweet spot between getting optimal, lasting results and avoiding side effects. 


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. 

We have written about Bacopa monnieri and the studies showing its effectiveness at great length here

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? 

Not at all. Most nootropic stacks (or most low-quality ones anyway) use a bacopa monnieri extract that is just 20% bacosides and few of the bioactive agents are actually retained.

Mind Lab Pro, by contrast, uses a Bacopa monnieri that is 24% bacosides and standardized to contain every nootropic bioactive. 

It is the Bacosides in Bacopa monnieri that are responsible for its memory-boosting properties. MLP is therefore able to use less Bacopa monnieri by weight while delivering superior results. Using less Bacopa monnieri also lowers the risk of experiencing gastrointestinal discomfort; a common side effect of consuming lots of Bacopa monnieri. 

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.


Lion's Mane Mushroom Mind Lab Pro important ingredients




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 our opinion, that is a steal for such a potent supplement. 

But 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


It supports every single aspect of cognitive function, including mood, memory, concentration, mental energy, and the ability to remain focused while under acute pressure. 

Most importantly for us, it is perfect for long-term, continual use. Unlike many stacks we review on this site, Mind Lab Pro can be taken every day for months without the effects tapering off. 

In fact, the way Mind Lab Pro is designed means that the effects start slowly and gradually increase over a number of weeks. MLP should produce peak effectiveness after around 6-8 weeks of use. These effects will typically either plateau at this higher level or continue to slowly improve. 

To our knowledge, there simply isn’t another supplement capable of delivering results like this. 

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 under $50 a bottle for bundle purchases, this stuff is excellent value.


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  • 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.

  • 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Does this work for sleep? I read your review of Kavinase Ultra PM and am looking for suggestions for sleep. I’m quite desperate.

    • 2017 at 4:06 am

      Hi Ivy.

      MLP is not specifically designed as a sleep aid. That said, it does help with relaxation and it should help you feel less anxious round-the-clock. This shoudl make it easier for you to go to sleep. I personally found that it helped me keep on top of everything which in turn meant I experienced less of a “to-do-list-assault” as I lay in bed. But that will not necessarily happen to everyone.

      All we can really say is, give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

  • 2017 at 5:39 am

    I’m currently taking NEUROINGNITE and I’m planning on switching to MINDLABPRO because of your review. Should I wait a couple days or weeks before transitioning between the two supplements? Also, is it safe to drink alcohol while on NEUROINGNITE? My friends are having a get together party in 4 days and I won’t be taking the NEUROIGNITE within those 4 days just in case there is an interaction with alcohol. Is that enough time to get the supplement out of my system? Your response is very much appreciated. Thanks! I love your site reviews by the way!

    • 2017 at 6:54 am

      Hey Conrado.

      Great to hear from you, and thanks for the kind words! As far as we know there is no reason why NeuroIgnite would interfere with alcohol. Having said that, everybody is different, and some people are more sensitive to certain ingredients than others. Our advice here is a very simple “don’t over-do it”; advice which should really apply whether you’re using nootropics or not!

      For everything to get out of your system you are probably looking at 7 days. If you’re using the new NeuroIgnite formulation that is; the old one from Organic Stride might leave the system quicker because it is so much weaker.

      Hope that helps!

  • 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hi, getting little off topic here, but as you mentioned you use algae oil , I have also used it for 2 months taking (900mg epa/dha 600mg dha) and after about 1 and half months I started having side effects like blurred vision and brain fog would you know why that would be? I bought it from foodspring.co.uk.

    • 2017 at 4:23 am

      Hi Shah,

      If you’re experiencing side effects then you should stop using any supplements immediately and talk to your doctor.

      If your problems started after 6 weeks then it might not be the DHA tablets; it might be something more serious! Talk to a GP as soon as possible.

  • 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I am really interested in trying your product. My son uses Neuro Recharge . After reading the comments and evaluations , I am not trying it!
    That said, I have only one question concerning my sleep aide.
    Will taking take 2- 100mg of Trazodone at night be affected or compromised? I will contact my doctor of course but first would appreciate your input.
    If you feel it might be an issue, do you have other suggestions?

    • 2017 at 12:09 am

      Hi Lyn,

      Thanks for commenting. We love getting to know our readers better!

      First all all, this isn’t our product. We don’t make MLP or any nootropics for that matter (although we are thinking about making one in the near future).

      We can’t really comment about the sleep aid because we have no knowledge of that particular drug, how it works, how strong it is, etc. You really need to talk to both the manufacturer and your doctor about that; they’ll know if it has any negatives interactions.

      We’ll be reviewing natural sleep supplements and mood boosters from January so you may find it worth checking back on us in a couple of months!

      Can you please let us know exactly what it is about Neuro Recharged that puts you off? How is your son finding it?

  • 2018 at 6:20 am

    Are there any studies of using this product on people with Dementia or Alzheimer disease? If so, what were the results?

    • 2018 at 8:51 am

      As far as we know, Mind Lab hasn’t been studied specifically on people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Natural nootropic supplements generally are not designed as cures or even treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Any that claim to do so are lying to you. Alzheimer’s disease is a serious illness, and the more we understand it the more it seems to have a range of very definite causes (arterial blockages, genetic predispositions, etc).

      If you think you might be developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you need a doctor, not supplements!

  • 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Hi, ive taking mind lab pro for two weeks now! i know that it takes time to reap the benefits but i haven’t even seen any improvements at all! is it normal? should i experience atleast something? Are the dosage for the two capsules maybe to little?
    Sincerely Mohinder

    • 2018 at 5:48 am

      Hey Mohinder. Thanks for commenting, and apologies for taking so long to get back to you.

      Everyone’s experience will be a little difference. How a nootropic stack works for you very much depends on what you’re hoping to achieve, what your diet is like, and all the other circumstances particular to you.

      However, with stacks like MLP (which contain ingredients like Bacopa and Lion’s Mane), results do generally take longer to materialize. In our experience, there will be some improvements early on, but they probably won’t be particularly pronounced – unless of course you are really in need of a lift! Most people seem to notice a significant difference after about 4 weeks, and optimal performance after about 6-8 weeks.

      As far as increasing the dose goes, please follow the use directions on the box closely. The box does say that you can go up to 4 capsules per day, but MLP is really a slow burner; it is powerful, but it takes a while to build up regardless of dose. Just shoveling lots of Bacopa monnieri down your throat wont be as effective as taking a smaller dose every day over a long period of time. Consistency is key here, not dose!

      Please keep us posted with your experiences. If you don’t get any benefit from Mind Lab at all after about 6 weeks, then maybe it isn’t for you!

  • 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Just received my order of two bottles and wish I found out about this product months ago. I am 46 and have a huge exam at work in two and a half weeks. Its an oral presentation from scenario based questions that will take about 2 hours to read and complete. I have been studying for nearly 5 months for this exam, and am jumping in with both feet and taking the 4 pills a day. I started today and do feel a little enlightenment. Will keep you posted-

  • 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Why did they quit using Vinpocetine.

    • 2018 at 7:16 am

      Hey Bonnie!

      We think they probably decided it was no longer needed. Manufacturers do this from time to time, be it to try out a new ingredient, or to respond to customer demands. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they get it wrong. This is the second time Mind Lab Pro has had a formula shakeup; hopefully there aren’t many more coming.

      The product is great as it is – it would be a shame if they made another change and ruined it somehow.

      Thanks for commenting, and apologies for the late reply.

  • 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Hi, my question is if I can take Mind Lab Pro regularly, but also take MOD gamer supplement 2-3 times week stacked with Mind Lab Pro safely? I understand that Mind lab pro is suppose to be taken long term and MOD is not, but will it have any adverse effects taken together a couple times a week?



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