Thinking about taking a nootropic for the first time but not sure what it is, or what to expect?
If you're not familiar with nootropics, it can be confusing.
Smart drugs, brain pills, cognitive enhancers - if you've seen the film "Limitless", it portrays a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of their brain's abilities. Turning the main guy from a struggling writer into a ruthless financial genius.
Ok so it's not quite that.
Nootropics may not deliver a four-digit IQ, but they do improve cognitive performance. And when you improve cognitive performance, you up your productivity levels. Which is why they're becoming increasingly popular with everyone. From college and university students, to those looking to protect their cognitive function long term. If you're interested in getting the most from your mind, adding a so called 'smart drug' to your routine makes a lot of sense.
Benefits of nootropics include sharper focus, improved memory, enhanced learning and many other pro-cognitive effects. The benefits of nootropics build up over time and can give you that extra 10% when you need it most.
YouTube creator, Keltie O'Connor, is known for putting wellness and workout trends to the test. She tried Mind Lab Pro® for 30 days. Here's what she had to say...
If you're considering adding a cognitive enhancer to your supplement routine, here's what you need to know.
First things first...
What is a nootropic?
Nootropic supplements are natural or synthetic substances that help to improve cognitive performance and brain wellness. Nootropics improve memory, focus, attention, motivation, relaxation, mood, alertness, stress resistance and more. The best nootropics have your long-term brain health at heart. Mind Lab Pro® is designed to optimize as many brain functions as possible and promote healthy brain function over time.
It's nutrition for your brain.
You can find nootropics as single-ingredient herbal supplements. But the best nootropics are stacks that combine two or more nootropics into one capsule.
Also called smart drugs (though they're technically not drugs - more on that later), nootropics work by enhancing various brain functions to produce results that you can feel.
Are nootropics stimulants?
For some people, the term 'smart drug' has connotations of synthetics or stimulants.
Mind Lab Pro® isn't that.
Prescription nootropics are specifically designed to treat certain medical conditions such as narcolepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dementia. These prescription drugs usually contain stimulants. Modafinil is the stimulant in Provigil. Methylphenidate found in Ritalin manages symptoms of narcolepsy and ADHD. Adderall® contains amphetamines. These are all synthetic prescription pills, prescribed by doctors to treat specific medical conditions.
Non-prescription substances such as caffeine and creatine are also considered nootropics, and are natural stims. But even the most accessible natural stimulants come with their own health risks.
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. But excessive use over long periods of time can be harmful. Caffeine addiction is real, and although you may feel that initial boost in productivity, the negatives can outweigh the positives leaving you sleep deprived, exhausted...and craving more caffeine.
For that reason, Mind Lab Pro® is 100% stim free.
Do nootropics actually work?
Mind Lab Pro® is the only brain supplement that's scientifically proven to work.
Our first study has been published in the Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. A peer reviewed publisher of ground-breaking innovation and research. This study looked at simple reaction time (SRT), choice reaction time (CRT) and anticipation accuracy in a group of healthy adults:
These 3 key indicators measure the ability to process information.
When comparing results between the group taking Mind Lab Pro® and the control group taking the placebo, the study indicated a 'significant improvement' for the Mind Lab Pro® group when performing all three tasks involved.
A second successful study has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. The second study looked at memory. It concluded that using Mind Lab Pro® for just 4 weeks showed 'significant improvement' in the auditory and visual working memory. Also improving immediate and delayed recall performance.
Immediate and delayed recall are viewed as important aspects of memory as they're associated with remembering names, places and where we left our car keys.
Mind Lab Pro® can help with that.
We're so confident of this that your first purchase is covered by a 30-day performance promise, which gives you a full month to put it to the test. If you don't notice the difference by then, we'll give you a full product refund. No questions asked.
What to expect on day 1
Mind Lab Pro® starts working in around 30 minutes. First you may notice increased alertness and sharper focus. It may feel similar to the perk you get from that first cup of coffee. But unlike other nootropic supplements, Mind Lab Pro® doesn't rely on caffeine to amplify the impact. It's 100% stim-free so you won't experience any crashes or cravings. It's smooth, sustained, jitter free brain power.
What to expect in 1 week
Everyone's different, but one of the most common benefits we hear about from our reviews is that people who take Mind Lab Pro® feel more focussed. In a dopamine optimized world, distractions are everywhere. It's something you may not notice as it's happening. But at some point, you'll realize you've just put in 2 hours of solid work without being distracted. Others report feeling calmer, more energized and feeling a greater sense of being 'in the zone'.
What you can expect in 30 days
The improvements you see from Mind Lab Pro® will steadily increase the longer you take it. Like nutrition for the body, nutrition for your brain increases over time - so if you bought some MLP on Monday, don't worry if you still can't recall the surnames of everyone in your 3rd grade class by Friday.
Many of the reviews from our long-term customers state benefits such as an improvement in mood, mental energy, mental health, a clearer head, a calmer approach, and a reduction in brain fog. Many say the effect is subtle but noticeable over time. Some people only recognize how effective MLP is when they stop. As a rule, we recommend 30 days of regular use to best judge the benefits.
What's in Mind Lab Pro®
With natural nootropics it's about getting the right stack, in the right dosage, in the purest form. Mind Lab Pro® stacks 11 premium grade, precisely dosed, ethically sourced nootropic ingredients.
To optimize as many brain functions as possible, our research team identified 11 evidence backed ingredients. Each ingredient supports multiple brain supportive bio activities.
Helps energize brain cells while optimizing the neural electrical impulses that power all thought. Citicoline also supports neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, while supplying brain-protective antioxidant activity. Energizes and enhances mental performance without the crash of stimulants. Citicoline has been shown in human research to promote mood balance, improve memory, attention, focus and concentration. Long-term, it may help maintain healthy brain function against age-related structural changes and mental decline.
Mind Lab Pro®'s Sharp Ps® Green is a soy-free, non-GMO, eco-friendly phosphatidylserine derived from sunflower lecithin. Phospholipids like PS decline in the brain with age, along with many measures of cognitive performance. PS supports brain cell energy production by enhancing glucose metabolism. PS may sharpen memory, slow cognitive decline and promote a positive-minded outlook.
Bacopa has strong antioxidant benefits to help protect brain cells from the age-accelerating effects of free radicals. 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.
Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom
A unique mushroom that supports brain health, Lion's Mane supplies active nootropics called hericenones and erinacines. Clinical research suggests Lion's Mane stimulates Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) production, which may help with neural regeneration and myelin nerve sheath synthesis. Optimized NGF may support brain plasticity for storage of new learning and memories, as well as promoting robust brain cell replication and healthy brain cell membrane function.
Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark extract's proanthocyanidin compounds are suggested to enhance mental energy, attention, learning and focus in the short-term; as well as maintain memory, mental clarity, and brain health in later years.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid compound used to synthesize catecholamine neurotransmitters involved in memory, mood and mental processing - including dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Clinical research suggests L-Tyrosine may counter the impact of brain stress; potentially helping to support synthesis of neurotransmitters that are depleted by high-pressure thinking.
Human 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. In addition to its reputation as a nootropic for maintaining mental performance under stress, L-Tyrosine has recently drawn academic interest for its nootropic ability to optimize attention and focus.
L-Theanine as Suntheanine®
L-Theanine helps to increase the activity of alpha brainwaves, which are associated with a state of wakeful relaxation and enhanced creativity. It seems to settle excitable neurotransmitters while promoting calming neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and GABA.
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 and other tasks that require quiet contemplation. L-Theanine also helps to reduce the harsh jittery side effects of caffeine.
Rhodiola rosea is believed to stimulate and sustain cognition-critical neurotransmitters — including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Rhodiola rosea has acetylcholine-protective and antioxidant properties that may help with age-related decline. Most notably, Rhodiola rosea strengthens mental resistance to stress by blunting the release of stress hormones including cortisol. Research suggests Rhodiola rosea's nootropic effects begin within 30 minutes and may last for up to six hours.
Vitamins B6, B9, B12
Vitamins such as B6, B9 and B12 support multiple functions within the central nervous system which may help to maintain brain health, intellectual performance and cognitive functioning. It has been shown that vitamin B6 supports many important brain functions such as biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, receptor binding, macronutrient metabolism and gene expression.
Lower vitamin B6, B9 and B12 levels have also been associated with increased rates of cognitive decline. The use of B vitamins is an important means of maintaining cognitive function and this is especially true for healthy individuals.
Mind Lab Pro®'s whole-brain-boosting design supplies the best nootropics in one safe, clean and convenient stack. All 11 nootropics in the Mind Lab Pro® formula are research backed for safety and effectiveness. With a completely clean formulation, no side effects and no synthetic fillers.
Both independent studies carried out conclude that Mind Lab Pro® offers significant improvements in memory, and the ability to process information. A third phase of testing is currently in the preparation stage. Our new study will utilize advanced EEG brain mapping technology.
And we're not stopping there.
We're constantly developing the technologies behind MLP. Researching, refining and testing the most effective ingredient combinations. To deliver the ultimate all-in-one natural nootropic formula.
Regardless of what stage you're at in life, studying, building your career or enjoying your retirement - nutrition for your brain is key. Healthy people have healthy routines. By incorporating Mind Lab Pro® into your day, you have the power to be you on a good day, every day.