Mind Lab Pro Review – Is This The Best Nootropic Ever? (Updated 2018) 4.21/5 (33)

Mind Lab Pro was one of the first nootropic stacks I have ever tried. It is one of the most advanced and complex nootropic stacks that was designed to improve your overall cognitive performance. Why is Mind Lab Pro my favorite nootropic stack?

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It’s one of the most advanced stacks on the market

The supplements are well-known and supported by a lot of research

It works. Yes, it really does! 

Well, it’s not the cheapest supplement on the market

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Mind Lab Pro is a dietary supplement that consists of several nootropics. It is one of the most complex formulas out there and it is caffeine free, Non-GMO, soy-free, allergen free, gluten free and vegan-friendly.

This nootropic stack positively influences 4 main areas of cognitive performance: Memory (recall, learning), Overall Performance (speed, focus), Mindset (creativity, motivation) and has a structural impact (anti-aging, injury repairs).

But does it really work? What’s the science behind it? Is it safe? Oh, and where can you buy it?

1. Mind Lab Pro Review: I’ve been testing Mind Lab Pro for several months. Does it really work?

A simple question often needs a complex answer, but there is no doubt Mind Lab Pro is fantastic nootropic stack.

Let me explain why.

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Mind Lab Pro consist of several well-known nootropics including Citicoline (improves our memory and mood balance), L-Theanine (makes us feel awake), Vitamin B6 (improves our mental performance) and Vitamin B12 (improves our cognitive functions).

If you look at the home page of Mind Lab Pro, you can find all ingredients, explanations, and research on which their claims are made.

I’ve been testing Mind Lab Pro for several months to understand how it really works and what happens after you take it for a longer period. Here is what happened during the first couple of weeks:

Week 1: I expected a LOT from this nootropic. Why? Well, I had done my research before. I found several positive reviews, I was aware of most nootropics in the stack, I also talked to a friend who was taking Mind Lab Pro for a long time. So yes, I expected a lot!

Even though I was very excited when my package arrived and I took first 2 capsules, nothing happened. Zero. Nada. It’s like I was taking candies. Or probably even worse – candies are at least sweet. The next day was the same. And the day after that. You know, I expected a strong energy kick – similar to what happens if you drink the Bulletproof Coffee or Yerba Mate TeaBut Mind Lab Pro contains no caffeine or other supplements that could provide the kick. It works differently – it has an almost invisible effect on your body – at least until one day when you just wake up and say: Wou, this thing works!

So, during the first week, I thought Mind Lab Pro doesn’t work. It’s just not strong enough. But then….

Week 2: During the second week something happened. It’s hard to explain what exactly, but I could easily see the difference in my focus and productivity. I’ve been doing a lot of writing at that time and I still remember that writing became easier and easier. I often talk about how being objective is the key to providing real and useful information. So, at the beginning, I more or less hoped Mind Lab Pro is my key to success – my limitless pill. After I started doubting it, Mind Lab Pro delivered some magic! 

Week 3 & 4: I’ve got used to taking 3-4 capsules of Mind Lab Pro in the morning. I usually combined it with Omega-3 supplements. If I needed a strong rush of energy, I drank Bulletproof Coffee or Yerba Mate immediately after. I didn’t have much time (or will) during this period to train a lot, but I can tell you my body worked on my maximum. I was focused for hours and hours, I felt like nothing can stop me. My productivity increased to a level I didn’t know before and while playing the dual-n-back game (which is my master tool for testing supplements and nootropics), I could notice two things: How my focus improved and how I got better and better in the game. If this happened because my memory improved or because my focus improved it’s hard to judge. Some might even say that I simply got better because I played the game more often. Sure, this could be true, but you cannot simply improve for a couple of levels in such a short period. Try it out and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Based on my personal research and experimentation, I believe that taking Mind Lab Pro has positive effects on our cognitive performance and memory. My focus dramatically improved during the test period, my productivity was at the peak, I became very efficient and consequently, I felt fantastic with a lot of energy.

I didn’t notice a direct major change in my mood while I was taking Mind Lab Pro for several weeks. This nootropic does not contain caffeine (or an alternative). Therefore, you don’t really get an energy kick after you take it. But my overall mood was much better than before because I was simply better at things. And that’s what matters more.

My personal regular tests have proved that taking Mind Lab Pro does improve my performance, and that’s why I’ll continue taking it.

After years of experimenting with nootropics and testing several stacks, I can easily say that Mind Lab Pro is a game changer and still my favorite nootropic stack!


Mind Lab Pro is still one of my top 3 favorite nootropic stacks on the market. Since 2016, I have tried over 35 nootropic stacks and while there are some awesome products available on the market, I am still a big fan of Mind Lab Pro.

2. Is it safe taking Mind Lab Pro? 

Is it safe taking additional vitamins and minerals? What about drinking coffee? Well, it depends. There already exist recommended daily intakes for several nootropics (as well as they do for vitamins and minerals).

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Mind Lab Pro Review: Is it safe?

current research shows that natural nootropics positively influence our performance and if taken in small dosages, leave no negative side effects (as it is true for several vitamins).

Mind Lab Pro is using high-quality and only well-researched ingredients, that’s why I believe it is definitely of one safest dietary supplements on the market.

Here is the list of all ingredients in Mind Lab Pro:

  • 250 mg Citicoline as Cognizin®
  • 100 mg Phosphatidylserine (PS) as Sharp PS® Green
  • 150 mg Bacopa Monnieri (Standardized to 45% bacosides)
  • 500 mg Lion’s Mane Mushroom
  • 175 mg N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
  • 100 mg L-Theanine as Suntheanine®
  • 50 mg Rhodiola Rosea (3% rosavins and 1% salidroside)
  • 2.5 mg Vitamin B6
  • 100 mcg Vitamin B9
  • 7.5 mcg Vitamin B12
  • 75 mg Maritime Pine Bark Extract

To get a more detailed explanation of those ingredients, please check it out below.
The list is based on taking 2 capsules of Mind Lab Pro.

Citicoline as Cognizin® 250 mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: 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. Citicoline has also been suggested to assist with recovery after brain injury.

Phosphatidylserine (PS) as Sharp PS® Green 100 mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: PS may sharpen memory, slow cognitive decline, and promote a positive-minded outlook. It has shown promise for helping elderly with brain degeneration, apparently slowing the progression of memory loss while helping with mood, anxiety, socialization and mental clarity. As a result, PS is the only nootropic with an FDA-qualified claim for reducing cognitive decline risk.

Bacopa monnieri, 150 mg, Standardized to 45% active bacosides

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: Bacopa 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 Mushroom – 500mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial linked Lion’s Mane 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 mood balance.

Tyrosine as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT) 175 mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: Human clinical research has suggested Tyrosine may help to promote working memory under multitasking conditions and optimize mental performance under high stress, fatigue, and sleep deprivation. In addition to its reputation as a nootropic for maintaining mental performance under stress, Tyrosine has recently drawn interest as an attention &focus-oriented nootropic.

L-Theanine as Suntheanine®, 100mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: L-Theanine may instill a state of calm, relaxed tranquility while simultaneously sharpening attention, alertness, and focus. It is used for studying, new learning, creative problem solving, art, or other tasks that require quiet contemplation. L-Theanine also helps to reduce the harsh jittery side effects of caffeine.

Rhodiola Rosea Standardized to active nootropics: 3% rosavin’s, 1% salidroside 50 mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: As an ”adaptogen” herb, it helps strengthen mental + physical stress resistance while supporting brain energy, promoting clear, calm thinking under taxing conditions. Rhodiola is used to enhance mental processing, memory, learning, attention span, mood and work capacity. It also gained fame as a mind-body performance-enhancer among Eastern Bloc era Olympic biathletes and powerlifters.

Vitamin B6, B9 & B12

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: Mind Lab Pro®’s B6+B9+B12 targets homocysteine as a synergistic trio, helping with mental performance concerns related to cognitive decline, brain aging, and poor blood flow to the brain. Vitamins B6+B9+B12 have also been shown to promote mood balance, mental energy, information storage and long-range brain health.

Maritime Pine Bark Extract 75 mg

  • Potential Nootropic Benefits: Pine bark extract’s proanthocyanidin compounds are suggested to enhance mental energy, attention, learning and focus in the short term; and maintain memory, mental clarity and brain health in later years.

Taking Mind Lab Pro in a combination with a healthy diet is probably one of the safest natural ways to boost your performance.

If you are in doubt, then talk to your doctor before you take it.

Honestly, there aren’t many products I’d tried that had such a positive influence on my performance.

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3. How & when to take Mind Lab Pro?

I usually take Mind Lab Pro in the morning with my breakfast. Normally, I would take 2 capsules in the morning after my breakfast as it is recommended. The company suggests taking 4 capsules in case of an increased performance needed. I’d suggest that you discuss your daily intake with your doctor.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-3 weeks to notice the effects of taking Mind Lab Pro. Therefore I’d suggest sticking to the recommended dose until your body gets used to it. Then you can start experimenting a bit if you want.

I rarely take more than 2 capsules per day. To push myself even further, I’d combine Mind Lab Pro with drinking Bulletproof Coffee. 

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When should you take Mind Lab Pro?

4. Can your body build up a tolerance to Mind Lab Pro?

There is no evidence proving this could happen. A common belief among experts is that you cannot really build up a tolerance to most nootropics.

But, to be on the safe side, I’d follow the 4 weeks on, 1 week off cycle as it is instructed on the home page of Mind Lab Pro.

If you prefer, you can also follow 5 days on, 2 days off cycle.

That’s what I recommend to everyone.

5. Mind Lab Pro vs Optimind

Several people asked what I think of Optimind, the well-known nootropic stack. Based on several reviews you can find on Google, some people prefer Mind Lab Pro and other Optimind.

The main difference is that Optimind contains caffeine. Therefore, you can expect a mild-to-medium energy kick which doesn’t happen with Mind Lab Pro.

On the other side, when I first tried Optimind, the formula was a bit underdosed and it was challenging to find out the exact formula of the product. So, both nootropic stacks have its advantages and disadvantages.

Since I don’t need additional caffeine in the nootropic stack, I’m a bigger fan of Mind Lab Pro (which is also better stacked).

6. Mind Lab Pro vs Qualia

Comparing Mind Lab Pro vs Qualia is like comparing Mercedes vs BMW. Both are amazing, it’s just a question of what you want and what your body needs.

Qualia is a very advanced nootropic stack that consists of over 40+ nootropics. Compared to Mind Lab Pro, Qualia stands out with a 2-step process which contains nootropics, neuro-vitamins, antioxidants, adaptogen extracts, amino acids, choline donors and neuro-minerals. 

The biggest advantage of Qualia is the number of ingredients in the stack. At the same time, this is also the biggest disadvantage. 

Let me explain: If you have been taking nootropics for a longer period, you probably know how your body reacts to certain nootropics. If not, you still have to figure out how different ingredients influence your body. So with Mind Lab Pro, which offers a straight-forward and very “clean” formula, you are pretty much on the safe side.

With Qualia, however, it will be much more challenging to identify the ingredients that could cause some unwanted side-effects.

So, here is my suggestion –

  1. If this is the first time ordering nootropics, go with Mind Lab Pro 
  2. If you already used nootropics in the past, but you don’t need all those additional ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, stay with Mind Lab Pro
  3. If you used nootropics in the past and you prefer to have all additional ingredients in the stack, go with Qualia

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied after 1-2 months, try the other option and you’ll see how it works on your body.

At the end you’ll be satisfied, I’m sure about it!

7. Mind Lab Pro Reviews: What do others say about Mind Lab Pro?

Besides reading tons of positive reviews, I always try to find some feedbacks of experts, doctors, psychologists, and others with the know-how on a particular topic.

And Mind Lab Pro has several of them confirming that Mind Lab Pro is the brain supplement of the future. We always have to be quite careful about the “expert opinion” of others (when people are paid well, they are willing to say anything), but when it comes to Mind Lab Pro, all the expert opinion just adds up.

You can read more about it here: https://www.mindlabpro.com/eu/stories/

I also had several talks with doctors about nootropics in general and about Mind Lab Pro. The majority confirmed that Mind Lab Pro consist of reliable nootropics. But we all have to follow future studies on individual nootropics and analyze our performance and health after taking Mind Lab Pro capsules.

Even if everyone says you should eat this or that because it’s super healthy and good for your body, but you are allergic to this particular food, it’s unhealthy for you, so you shouldn’t eat it. Don’t forget to listen to your body!

8. Where can you buy Mind Lab Pro?

To make a short summary:
a) Mind Lab Pro definitely improves our cognitive performance
b) Mind Lab Pro is believed to be safe and 100% natural
c) Mind Lab Pro had no negative short-term side effects when I was taking it

So, you feel like trying Mind Lab Pro?

You can order it here >> 

They ship it to the USA, EU, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Go to their website, try it out for yourself and I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback.

I’m sure you will love it!

9. FAQ

1. Is it safe taking Mind Lab Pro?

According to Mind Lab Pro, all 11 ingredients in Mind Lab Pro® are safe and well tolerated.

2. Can you get a free sample?

No, Mind Lab Pro does not ship free samples. But there is a money-back guarantee in case you don’t like it.

3. Can you buy Mind Lab Pro somewhere else besides on their homepage?

Due to the high focus on the correct explanation of the products with all information listed, that’s currently not possible.

4. Will Mind Lab Pro interact with your medications?

That’s impossible to say. Please consult with your doctor if you take any medications.

5. Should you cycle Mind Lab Pro?

Yes, Mind Lab Pro recommends cycling MLP following 4 weeks on, 1 week off / or 5 days on, 2 days off. I prefer the first option.

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  1. Jeff May 21, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I was delighted when I heard there are those magical pills available that improve your cognitive performance, but you know, I honestly had a hard time believing they really work. My gf convinced me to orded Mindlabpro and well yeah, thanks buddy but this changed the game for me. Not sure if my memory is better or not, but I can focus on stuff for longer and I feel so strong and good…. well, I just wanted to let you know my feedback, hope it helps others to make their decision! Cheers, Jeff

  2. Catalonia September 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I have Asperger syndrome and suffer from fatigue. I would in most cases fall asleep by 11:00 a.m. and feel brain dead by 3.p.m. Socialising is extremely exhausting. MLP turned me into the energetic 7 year old I once was(I’m 21 now). Makes my mind spin in a good way, always hungry to do something challenging.

    • Your Inception September 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      This is great to hear! I’m happy Mind Lab Pro helped you achieve that! 🙂

  3. Oscar October 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I see that Mind Lab Pro has removed Vinpocetine and Pterostilbene from its ingredients. From what I’ve read, these are effective and important supplements, so it seems like a strange decision. Any idea why they might have done this? Is it worth stacking these with Mind Lab Pro..?

    • Your Inception October 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Oscar, it’s true yes, that Mind Lab Pro changed some ingredients. When it comes to Pterostilbene, you can see here there is a lack of research on that effects of it https://examine.com/supplements/pterostilbene/
      On the other hand, there is some research proving Vinpocetine is a great nootropic for memory improvement https://examine.com/supplements/vinpocetine/
      Now I’m not a doctor, but I’d suggest just taking Mind Lab Pro as it is and then maybe stack it up with Vinpocetine. However, there are some other ingredients in Mind Lab Pro like Cognizin and Bacoppa monieri that already have a strong effect on memory 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂

      • Oscar October 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

        That’s great, thanks for your reply. I’m going to give it a whirl ‘as is’ and see how I get on.

        • Your Inception October 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

          Great, let me know how it worked for you 🙂

  4. FocusImpaired October 28, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Hi there

    Are you aware of any ‘expert opinions’ on MLP other than what they have published on their website?
    It’s quite expensive ($75) for one bottle and I’m not inclined to believe much of what companies promote about themselves.

    I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews, with most of the information being referenced from MLP, and hardly ever any objective opinions.


    • Your Inception October 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Hi there, thanks for your message. To be honest – not really. I was also very skeptical myself, that’s why I started writing reviews in the first place. What is important for me is testing nootropics by myself for at least several weeks and trying to analyze the effects. Sure, this is very subjective (despite some of my methods that are more objective), I’m aware of that. Anyhow, after years of testing I’ve found several nootropics that do the job for me. MLP is one of those.

      I cannot tell you it’ll work for you, but if you look into the ingredients they use (they just changed the formula), you’ll soon figure it out it’s a very well developed formula. While it cannot do miracles, it can definitely push you further. At least that’s my opinion. Hope it helps 🙂

  5. Carol November 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Make sure you do not need to return the product though. They charge you back for their INITIAL shipping fees if you purchased two bottles and got free shipping. They say it is in their guarantee – “100% guarantee minus shipping charges”. Most merchants put this clause in so you know you need to pay for the shipping charges to return the product which is a no brainer. No this company takes it a step further – charging you $9.95 for what it would have cost them to ship you the initial product. Really?

    • Your Inception November 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Carol, I wasn’t aware of that, thanks for pointing it out. I do understand your point of view and I think such a thing could be handled better. I’ll definitely talk to them and see why is so. I can imagine that all competitors are doing pretty much the same, so it’s part of the business. Anyhow, I definitely believe MLB is one of the best nootropics on the market. Take care, Carol!

  6. Lam Duong December 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I there any supplement better than it please let us know,thank you! Now I using MLP but still looking for which one like real “NZT 48”!

    • Your Inception December 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Lam, thanks for your email. If you are searching for a nootropic (more or less healthy mix of natural supplements), than I’d recommend Mind Lab Pro or Qualia (Qualia is even more advanced and contains over 42 nootropics). You can use discount code YOURINCEPTION and get 10% discount. Just check it out here: https://www.yourinception.com/qualia-review/

      However, if you are searching for something stronger, but not a nootropic, then check out Modafinil or Adderal. 🙂 Hope this helps!

  7. César Marchan January 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’ve been researching this year because I want to dedicate it to the re-establishment and enhancement of my brain performance, for the different post and comments, I decided to start with a pack of Mind Lab bottles, which I’m sure will last a period of a few months, then I would like to go with Qualia, what do you think about this; Is it okay to take a treatment like this or recommended after another Lab Lab and then go with Qualia?

    • Your Inception January 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Cesar, thanks for your question. Well, I’m not a doctor, but if I were you, I’d do the following – if you are satisfied with Mind Lab Pro, I’d stick with it. It has several ingredients that show positive long-term brain effects. If you are not satisfied with Mind Lab Pro after 2-3 months, then switch to Qualia (which has more nootropics combined) and see how it works.

      In general, I’d stick with one nootropic stack (aka Mind Lab Pro) for at least 2-3 months 🙂 At least that’s my opinion.
      Hope it helps!
      Take care,

  8. Kieran February 8, 2018 at 2:06 am - Reply


    I am looking for a first time Nootropic pill to take and have been researching both Qualia and MLP. I have only ever in the past used Huperzine-A.

    Would you recommend Qualia for a first time user or just start on MLP?

    • Grega Gostincar, Founder of Your Inception February 8, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

      Hi Kieran, thanks for your question. What is that you want to achieve or improve with nootropics? If you search for a great all-rounder (focus, memory, overall cognitive performance, long-term brain support), I’d definitely take MLP. If you want a more advanced stack that also contains several vitamins, minerals and tons of other ingredients, you should take Qualia. Since it’s your first time, try MLP for 2-3 months and you’ll see how your body reacts. Let me know your feedback! 🙂 Thanks, Greg

  9. Chris July 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Hi there,

    I take Modafinil a few times a month, generally when I have very long days at work and I was wondering whether you’ve ever taken Modafinil while on MLP?



    • Grega Gostincar July 14, 2018 at 6:30 am - Reply

      Hi Chris, actually I did – my ultimate combo was a great sleep (8-9 hours), then I took Modafinil + Mind Lab Pro, and an hour later, I drank the Bulletproof Coffee. I do not recommend doing that often, but I felt like an Einstein for the whole day. No side effects either 🙂

  10. Gos October 31, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure if you can get addicted to nootropics? I’m back at uni and started taking those months back, just one bottle first, didn’t think they worked magic but they definitely worked ! I could focus easier, find words in academic and everyday tasks easier, felt like I could function better and that’s on one or two a day with breaks every 5 days.
    I’ve ordered next lot, but they were out of stock and there was considerable delay with delivery. First week off nootropics was ok, after I felt like my brain has crumpled, it was almost scary, it felt like much much worst me, no focus etc, I felt way worse than before I ever started taking them. Is this normal? It gave me bit of a scare. So what if I can hardly function without them now? As soon as I got my shipment, couple of weeks and I was back on track. The question still stands, how is the brain coping or not when you stop taking nootropics?

    • Greg, Founder November 1, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Hi there, this is a great question! I’ve just recently returned from the Biohacker Summit in Toronto where we had this discussion. The truth is we don’t know exactly what happens with our brains when using nootropics in a long term. Sure, there are exceptions, but if we take a mix of 10 specific ingredients (like MLP), there are no long-term studies done on healthy individuals for these specific ingredients combined. Now, most nootropic compounds are considered healthy and non-addictive, but since there is a lack of data, I definitely recommend cycling (in your case 5 days on, 2 days off). This is my best tip. Personally, I wouldn’t be worried about addiction (I’ve read tons of papers and yeah, I am not worried at all), but you never really know. That’s why I recommend cycling. Hope this answers your question and makes you stop worrying. Btw, is your general lifestyle healthy? What about the food you eat? Cheers, G

  11. Amani January 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply


    I am the mother of two autistic boys they go to school is mind lab pro suitable for them in school.

    • Greg, Founder January 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Hi there, in this particular case I’d recommend talking to a doctor first! Keep me posted please 🙂

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