Summary

Mindlab Pro is a good stack that works. It is more affordable compared to another popular stack Qualia, and this makes it more attractive. This supplement has decent ingredients that make sense and work well together. As a unique touch, it uses Maritime Pine Bark extract, which I have not encountered elsewhere. On the other hand, it does not contain Gingko Biloba quite surprisingly, as it is one the most widely used supplements that actually work. In my personal experience, it works as promised, and fills the mind with the feeling if buzz and action. Mindlab Pro actually improves the ability to focus and gives you the energy to get shit done. On the downside, one of the ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri is not my personal favorite, as it influences the digestion process and can have side effects. Overall, I am very positive about Mindlab Pro and its’ efficacy, and I can recommend it to anyone, who needs more mental energy and focus.

Introduction

I have been interested in nootropics for a long time, and while browsing online, I stumbled upon Mindlab Pro quite frequently, as it is one of the most well-promoted stacks worldwide. In this post, I will describe my personal experiences with Mindlab Pro and give it a thorough review.

Mindlab Pro container
Mindlab Pro container in 2019. Image by evolutionhacker.com

Shipping

Mindlab Pro guys promise to ship the product within 24 hours on the work days and that the product will arrive anywhere between 3-6 working days. In my case, the shipping address was in Denmark and all went smoothly.

In about 5 days I received an envelope directly in my mailbox with the product in it. So far so good.

Packaging

Source: mindlabpro.com

Typical Mindlab Pro package has 60 pills in it that correspond to a 30-day supply of the product. It looks quite good and has a minimalist style. It originally comes in a box, and the capsules themselves are in a bottle.

Ingredients

Mindlab Pro consists of simple, yet effective and healthy ingredients. It is almost perfect in my opinion.

NameEffect
CholineCiticoline energizes and enhances mental performance without the crash of stimulants. Cognizin® Citicoline has been shown in human research to promote mood balance, memory, attention, focus, and concentration. Long term, it may help maintain healthy brain function against age-related structural changes and mental decline.
Phosphatidylserine PSSunflower lecithin-sourced phosphatidylserine may sharpen memory, slow cognitive decline, and promote a positive-minded outlook. It has shown promise for helping the elderly with brain degeneration, apparently slowing the progression of memory loss while helping with mood, anxiety, socialization, and mental clarity.
Bacopa Monnieri powderBacopa has strong ties to memory performance and a long association with new learning and retention. Human research shows Bacopa may slow the rate of forgetting newly acquired knowledge. Researchers have also suggested it may accelerate mental processing, optimize cognition under stress, and promote relaxation.
Lion’s Mane MushroomDouble-blind trial linked Lion’s Mane Mushroom to significant cognitive improvements in adults aged 50-80 with mild cognitive impairment. Clinical trial researchers have also suggested that Lion’s Mane may help to maintain the mood balance.
Pine Bark ExtractIdeal pine species for nootropic use; its bark features a more diverse and powerful antioxidant complex. It is believed to enhance mental energy, attention, learning and focus in the short term; and maintain memory, mental clarity and brain health in later years.
TyrosineHuman clinical research has suggested L-Tyrosine may help to promote working memory under multitasking conditions and optimize mental performance under high stress, fatigue, and sleep deprivation. 
L-TheanineL-Theanine may instill a state of calm, relaxed tranquility while simultaneously sharpening attention, alertness, and focus.
Rhodiola Rosea powderAs a herbal Adaptogen, Rhodiola helps strengthen mental + physical stress resistance while supporting brain energy – promoting clear, calm thinking under taxing conditions. Rhodiola is traditionally used to enhance mental processing, memory, learning, attention span, mood, and work capacity.
Vitamin B6, B9, and B12 B-vitamins are crucial for brain health, but some – especially inferior B-vitamin forms – may become harder to absorb with age. B6+B9+B12 target homocysteine as a synergistic trio, helping with mental performance concerns related to cognitive decline, brain aging, and poor blood flow to the brain.

Out of all the ingredients, the pine bark extract is unique, as it is rarely seen in nootropic stacks. It is a little strange that it also contains vitamins, as this is by far not all the necessary stuff that you need (e.g. D-vitamin and Iodine are very often needed in our diet). If to add vitamins, then to replace the multivitamins. Other ingredients are quite mainstream.

I am a little surprised that Mindlab Pro does not have Gingko Biloba in it though.

Dosage

Daily recommended dosage is 2 capsules as a baseline, and 4 capsules maximum. It is important that this type of supplement should be cycled in a ratio of 5:2, meaning 5 days on, 2 days off. On my experience, having weekends as days off works well, and is easy to integrate into the daily routine.

Effects

I can definitely say that it works. As promised by the producer, two weeks or so, I started to feel some buzz in my mind, while being at work. This feeling can be described as a feeling of a fully working engine of a race car. It feels pretty good, and you also don’t get tired as quickly at work. A good effect is a synergy: while speeding up your mind, it also improves your focus, resulting in a state of flow. You want to do stuff, and you feel ready and “turned on” to do stuff.

Side effects

I experienced stomach upset after some time of using Mindlab Pro. I am confident that this is because of Bacopa Monnieri, which I personally would not like to take, as it has quite strange side effects that influence the digestion, and can potentially be dangerous. Another thing I could feel was a withdrawal effect: after stopping to take Mindlab Pro, for a few days I felt lack of focus and worse memory before it returned back to normal. This is likely because the brain adjusts to new chemistry and substances, as any nootropic compound will result in a similar effect.

Conclusion

Overall, Mindlab Pro is a great supplement that has most of what you need to give your mental performance a decent boost in your everyday life. It has some nice ingredients, and it definitely works. On the downside, Bacopa Monnieri is not my personal favorite, and I experienced that it influenced my digestion, and I had some withdrawal effects after stopping taking the supplement. I am positive about Mindlab Pro because it actually works and delivers on its’ promises.

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