[Updated in 2018 to reflect the new formula!]
Mind Lab Pro is one of the newest nootropic supplements on the market.
It’s also one of the few that we can buy in Australia and New Zealand!
It’s made by Opti-Nutra, with a solid reputation for creating products based on sound research principles.
What is Mindlab Pro?
Mind Lab Pro is designed to boost cognitive brain performance for a real edge over your competition. But it’s also highly effective at preserving brain health at any age. It claims to achieve this by:
- Encouraging neurotransmitter activity
- Increasing blood flow to the brain
- Positively influencing alpha brain wave activity
- Boosting brain cell regeneration
There is a vast pool of peer-reviewed clinical research into brain health.
Mind Lab have conducted an extensive review of this data and identified the top eleven brain performance-boosting ingredients and combined them in one powerful capsule.
All the ingredients are also natural and sourced from herbs, plant, mushrooms and berries.
Here is a breakdown of the key ingredients:
Memory Boosting Ingredients
Derived from Aryuvedic medicine, Bacopa Monnieri has been used in India for centuries to relieve anxiety and stress levels.
Western science has identified that the compound is an adaptogen, reducing cognitive stress.
Bacopa also possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties which protect the brain from potentially harmful trace elements.
It’s been scientifically shown to reduce the functioning of certain plaques that develop in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, Bacopa has been shown to reboot memory formation (1).
Mind Lab Pro have just recently upgraded to Bacopa Monnieri (HPLC calibrated), which is even more powerful than previously used.
It now supplies exact levels of the herb’s nine nootropic compounds: Bacosine, Bacoside – A, Bacoside – I, Bacoside – II, Bacopasaponin C, Apigenin, Luteolin, Beta-sitosterol-D-glucoside, Jujubogenin isomer of Bacopasaponin C.
Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Maritime Pine Bark extract consists of 95% proanthocyanidins, a potent nootropic that supports brain circulation and brain antioxidant defenses.
It also adds brain regeneration support by promoting brain derived neutrophic factor (BDNF).
The Maritime Pine Bark extract used in Mind Lab Pro is the strongest potency on the market today.
Stress Reducing Ingredients
Tyrosine as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
Tyrosine has been shown to have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters, especially in situations where the individual is in a heightened state of anxiety.
Additional supplementation of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine has been seen to reduce stress levels and improve sleep (3).
Mind Lab Pro contains 175 mg of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine.
L-Theanine as Suntheanine
Theanine i one of the main bioactive ingredients in green tea, thought to be responsible for its relaxing and soothing effects.
Recent studies suggest L-Theanine helps to increase activity of alpha brainwaves, linked with a state of wakeful relaxation and enhanced creativity (4).
Mind Lab Pro contains 100 mg of L-Theanine.
Overall Brain Boosting Ingredients
This is a patented form of Citicoline.
Citicoline works by boosting the body’s levels of acetylcholine. This chemical is a key neurotransmitter, vital for the effective operation of memory and spatial awareness.
A recently identified benefit of citicoline is that it increases blood flow to the brain, which can further enhance cognitive function (5).
Mind Lab Pro contains 250 g of cognizin.
Mind Lab Pro have upgraded to include vitamin B6 + B9 + B12, which is a clinically-backed B-vitamin nootropic stack.
They use BioGenesis™ B-vitamins as they mirror nutritional genesis in nature, which enhances absorption and bioavailability of all three. This is critical because the B-vitamins become harder to absorb as we age.
Vitamin B6 is thought to protect neurons and maintain healthy brain tissue. This in turn helps to preserve cognitive functioning and memory (6).
Vitamin B9 and B12 are involved with regulation of energy release from cells, including those in the brain.
Like B6, they’re thought to help lower homocysteine levels, which may protect the blood vessels that nourish the brain.
Derived from soy free sunflower lecithin, this phospholipid helps support normal neurotransmitter function and healthy nerve cell membranes.
In fact, Phosphatidylserine makes up about 15% of the brain’s fats.
Mind Lab Pro contains a solid 100 mg of Phosphatidylserine.
Rhodiola Rosea (standardized to active nootropics)
This herb supports higher levels of serotonin and dopamine and a healthy endorphin response to produce optimal mental performance in the face of stress and lack of sleep.
Human clinical trials show that daily supplementation reduces perceived fatigue and the subsequent cognitive decline that results from fatigue (2).
Mind Lab Pro contains 50 mg of Rhodiola Rosea, standardized for active compounds.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus)
Recent studies have demonstrated the power of this amazing mushroom extract to stimulate nerve regeneration.
Mind Lab Pro contains 500 mg of Full Spectrum Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract, with active hericenones and erinacines.
Is It Effective?
The ingredients profile is very impressive.
The main ones are backed by substantial clinical evidence, and the dosages are in sufficient concentrations to be effective.
In fact, it’s refreshing to see a company so transparent with its ingredient list and quantities. Many manufacturers in the nootropics space hide behind a proprietary blend, which doesn’t provide the consumer with the concentration of ingredients (often less than required).
Another plus is that Mind Lab Pro doesn’t contain stimulants, such as caffeine. Almost all competitor brands use stimulants to give the user a quick energy buzz, which ultimately leads to a big crash.
The fact that MindLab Pro is free of stimulants – as well as any other fillers or questionable compounds – is a sign it’s the real deal.
There aren’t loads of user reviews at the moment because it is such a new product. However, current reviews are especially enthusiastic on the product’s ability to produce clarity and sharpness of thought.
In a market notorious for pushing useless products and labelling them as brain breakthroughs, Mind Lab Pro stands apart as a quality product that delivers what it promises – better brain functioning and sharper memory.
As with all effective nootropics, there is a loading period in the body before you really start to feel the effects of the product.
Taking the recommended two capsules per day, you should expect to see noticeable results between 2-4 weeks.
To date there have been no reported side effects associated with the use of this product.
None of the ingredients that make up MindLab Pro have any known side effects either. The herbs, vitamins and other nutrients are all natural.
Where Can Mind Lab Pro Be Purchased?
Mind Lab Pro is currently only available from the official Mind Lab Pro website.
The product comes with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee.
Mind Lab Pro is a high quality product for those who want to maximize their mental function. It will undoubtedly shake up the nootropics market.
Its full disclosure of ingredients is comprehensive, with many supported by clinical trials. Precise quantities are also listed, which is refreshing to see in a market that is typically not so transparent.
It uses all natural, non-GMO, and vegan friendly ingredients and it is allergen and caffeine free. There are also no filler products or questionable compounds thrown in, so what you see on the label is what you get.
Mind Lab Pro won’t give you an immediate, unnatural boost, but rather supply a progressive and longer lasting improvement to both memory and focus.
If you are looking for a competitive edge in the boardroom, on the sports field or against your chess opponent – or simply wanting the best for your health – you can’t go wrong with this universal nootropic.