My Review: Mind Lab Pro (Ingredients, Side Effects & Price) – Scam Or Does It Work?

My Review: Mind Lab Pro (2020) - Scam Or Legit?

It's time to review Mind Lab Pro – which is one of the best cognitive supplements out there:

  • based on some excellent ingredients
  • potent ingredients with studies behind
  • many satisfied users

However, it all comes with a price.

And Mind Lab Pro is far from a cheap supplement.

So does it really work in reality? Are there any major side effects it causes?

Well, at this point – it's probably the very best nootropic supplement I know.

But let me give you all the reasons why in the following lines.

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Mind Lab Pro.

Review Summary

Full Name: Mind Lab Pro from Opti-Nutra

Product Type: Cognitive Supplement & Nootropics

Best Actual Price: $65/bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

Designed For: Boosting cognition and improving mental performance.

It helps the nervous system in several ways: 

  • increases mental performance
  • promotes brain health
  • adds cognitive support

But compared to other nootropics, it actually follows these promises in real life.

My Rating: 9.50 out of 10 – My top rated nootropic

Recommended?: Definitely, it's probably the best product for cognition:

  • works much better than most nootropic supplements
  • effective for several issues
  • really well-tolerated

It may be a bit pricey, at first sight.

But most cognitive products cost about the same (and do nothing) – so Mind Lab Pro is a lot more worth it.


What I Liked About It

  • Excellent formula based on 11 different ingredients
  • Some of its compounds are trademark versions
  • Great results for cognition, memory and focus
  • Effective for several issues
  • One of the most professional products
  • Many authentic reviews
  • Lots of satisfied users behind
  • Made by a very reputable producer
  • Affordable for its quality (compared to other products)


What I Didn't Like About It

  • You need about 4 pills/day (for best results)
  • A few complaints about its side effects


Why I recommend Mind Lab Pro

Shortly – this supplement is one of the best nootropic combinations available.

That's mostly because of its very professional formula and mechanism.

According to its claims – it's a 100% Brainpower:

Other than that – Mind Lab Pro is probably the highest-quality brain product I know:

  • based on some potent nootropics
  • really improves cognition and memory
  • follows all of its promises in reality
  • has many users that swear by it

So Mind Lab Pro is surely a product I would recommend anytime.

Its high price is indeed a downside.

But most nootropics cost about the same. And guess what?

Many of them have a very basic formula, which is the opposite of Mind Lab Pro.

So compared to most products out there, this supplement makes an excellent choice.

If you want to spend your money wisely, it's surely my top pick.

You won't be sorry for buying it once you see the effect it has on your memory!




#1 – How It Works & Producer

First of all – I want to give you some general info on this supplement:

  • what it's meant for
  • how it works
  • who is the producer behind it
1. Claims

Mind Lab Pro's official website claims it's a “universal nootropic”:

  1. Functions as a whole-brain optimizer.
  2. Helps everyone perform better mentally.
  3. Improves cognition in all aspects.

Basically – its claims are very sophisticated.

But judging from its evidence and studies, they are completely true.

It's also one of the most complex supplements for general cognitive performance.

2. Producer

This supplement is made by a brand called Opti-Nutra.

According to this brand's description:

  • it's focused on supplements with superior performance
  • its products are generally expensive
  • all are made under strict procedures

In other words – this brand's products are very high-quality.

This may be the reason why they are so expensive. 

But other than that, this company is really trustworthy from this point of view.



#2 – Formula (10 out of 10)

Mind Lab Pro's composition is probably the very best one I came across:

  • contains 11 different ingredients
  • its compounds have many studies behind
  • has a unique combination

Also – this product looks great in terms of doses.

Now, let's take a closer look at its main ingredients.

1. Citicoline (Cognizin®) (250 mg)

Citicoline is one of the best substances when it comes to cognitive performance:

  • boosts memory and decreases stress
  • supports cognitive function
  • maintains healthy brain function

Also – Mind Lab Pro contains a trademark version of Citicoline. [1]

That's what makes it effect even more potent and powerful.

2. Bacopa Monnieri (150 mg)

This herb is an essential ingredient in a brain supplement:

  • reduces stress and depression
  • boosts cognitive power [2]
  • fights depression

Also – this herb is formulated as an extract in this supplement (meaning it's more concentrated).

3. Lion's Mane Mushroom (500 mg)

That's mostly an ingredient meant for the long-term (in terms of effect):

  • prevents cognitive dysfunction [3]
  • increases nerve growth factor 
4. Phosphatidylserine (100 mg)

This is actually a cell protein that is very common in cognitive supplements:

  • decreases stress
  • boosts working memory and attention

Normally – this substance's level decreases with age.

So its dose from Mind Lab Pro is high enough.

5. N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (175 mg)

Tyrosine is mostly effective against stress – so it's not a cognitive booster.

However, it can help on the long term.

6. L-Theanine (Suntheanine®) (100 mg)

This substance is best for sharpening focus and attention.

It also helps when it comes to stress and anxiety. [4]

7. Rhodiola Rosea (50 mg)

That's a very common herb in cognitive supplements:

  • strengthens mental performance
  • improves clear thinking

The dose isn't the best, but it's enough for the beginning.

8. Maritime Pine Bark Extract (75 mg)

This herb has some great antioxidant proprieties.

But other than that – it also boosts cerebral circulation and improves memory.

9. Vitamin B6, B9 and B12

These vitamins add more of an extra effect:

  • promote brain blood flow
  • reduce cognitive and brain decline


As I said – Mind Lab Pro's formula is excellent.

In fact, it's probably the best one I know at this point (in terms of brain supplements).

So it's a product I would totally recommend.




#3 – Pills & Dosage (9 out of 10)

Here's what you should know on this product.

1. The Pills

Mind Lab Pro's pills are designed as “plantcaps”.

These are some original capsules with a transparent gelatin cover and brownish powder inside.

In terms of swallowing them – things look pretty good with this kind of capsules.

Since they have a gelatin cover, they're quite easy to swallow.

2. The Dosage

This supplement looks pretty good at this chapter:

  • standard serving size is 2 pills/day
  • maximum serving size is 4 pills/day

Basically – it's recommended to take between 2 and 4 pills every day.

I personally advise you to start with 2 and increase the dose if necessary.

Just keep in mind that one bottle is meant to last for 30 days if you take 2 pills/day.

If you increase this dose – it's only going to last for 15 days.

So in this case, you will have to buy 2 bottles monthly (which is less convenient).



#4 – Results (8 out of 10)

In order to give you an unbiased view on this product, I tried to analyze its customer reviews.

In this way – you could see whether it works for real or not.

Note: I only considered authentic reviews, not promotional ones.

1. Positive Opinions

Basically – I analyzed Mind Lab Pro's reviews from Amazon (since they are 100% legit).

This supplement has an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 there.

Now – on the positive side, here's what most praises are about:

  1. Some says it helps with memory pretty well.
  2. Others claim their energy increased after 10 days.
  3. A few others say it's great for focus and concentration.

Also, there are lots of mixed reviews – but many users are satisfied in terms of effect.

Honestly, I cannot guarantee the opinions from Amazon are legit.

That's simply because I don't know if the product is in its original version.

But chances are it is, if you ask me.

So you can see its high quality from its users' experiences with it.

2. Negative Opinions

As I said – there are some users that complain about this product.

And most of its negative reviews are related to:

  1. High price
  2. Potential side effects
  3. Not the best results

In other words – Mind Lab Pro has some unsatisfied users as well.

And judging after its complaints, they are pretty normal.

The price is indeed high – but most nootropics cost about the same.

As for its results, memory supplements are a category of products with a very subjective effect.

They're not like nerve pain or hair loss supplements, for instance.

That's why nootropics have a much higher rate of mixed reviews than other classes of supplements.


Mind Lab Pro has a mixed feedback overall.

It mostly has satisfied users, but its negative reviews are present as well.

So is it the kind of supplement I would recommend, in terms of results.

I personally haven't found anything better at this point.




#5 – Side Effects (7 out of 10)

Cognitive supplements tend to cause side effects mostly when overdosed.

But since there's a difference between the standard and maximum recommended dose – side effects can be common.

And that's also the case of Mind Lab Pro:

  • some people complain about extra stimulation
  • others say it made them very sick
  • a few others claim it caused them insomnia

As I said – side effects shouldn't appear if you take the minimum dosage.

That's why I recommend starting with 2 pills of this product and see how things go.

Normally, you shouldn't experience any side reaction.

If you do increase the dose, your chances of adverse effects also increase.

But normally, this product is very safe and well-tolerated at regular doses.



#6 – Price (7 out of 10)

Mind Lab Pro's price is one of its biggest downsides.

That's because this supplement is quite expensive overall.

1. The Exact Price

Basically – Mind Lab Pro has several options:

  1. Standard price is $65/bottle.
  2. Shipping costs around $2.
  3. As in most supplements, price gets better with higher quantities.
  4. In the best case, it costs around $49/bottle.
  5. Shipping is free in this case.

Now – there's no price/bottle difference between the one and 2 months supply.

So you can only get the best price if you go for the 3 months supply directly.

That's completely up to you.

However, this supplement is indeed on the pricier side – so make sure you can afford it in the long term.

It's true that many nootropics tend to cost about the same.

And unfortunately, most of them contain some basic ingredients.

Luckily, that's not the case of Mind Lab Pro at all.

2. Worth Or Not?

In my opinion, it's completely worth it.

As I said – it's indeed on the pricier side, but so are many other brain supplements.

And how many of them are actually effective? 

I would say less than 5% – but Mind Lab Pro is the top one from those 5%.

That's why I consider it a much better option than most nootropics out there.

It's probably one of the few brain supplements that is actually worth it.


Mind Lab Pro is a bit expensive overall.

That's why makes it quite hard to afford in the long run.

But most alternatives cost about the same (despite being much weaker).

So Mind Lab Pro makes a much better option overall.




#7 – FAQs

Let's address the common queries about Mind Lab Pro.

Note: I might repeat something I already mentioned, but it's easier to spot here.

1. What does this supplement target?

Mind Lab Pro aims to optimize the entire brain.

It's designed to enhance mental performance and improve cognition across various aspects.

Just so you know, these claims are backed with evidence and studies.

So this supplement is really made for overall cognitive performance.

2. How should this product be used correctly?

The recommended serving size for Mind Lab Pro is 2 pills per day.

Additionally – the maximum dosage is 4 capsules daily.

You can start with two and then gradually increase the dosage if necessary.

So it's up to your body's needs or adjustment to the supplement.

3. Is one bottle designed for a month's use?

Yes, one bottle of Mind Lab Pro is intended to last for 30 days.

Well – that is if you follow the standard serving size of 2 pills per day.

But if you choose to take the maximum recommended dosage (4 capsules daily), the bottle will last for 15 days.

In this case, purchasing 2 bottles monthly would be necessary to meet the recommended usage.

4. Can it potentially cause adverse reactions?

Mind Lab Pro is generally considered safe but potential side effects may still occur.

Most especially when the dosage exceeds the standard recommendation.

If that happens, these are the common adverse reactions:

  • increased stimulation
  • feelings of sickness
  • insomnia

Overall, Mind Lab Pro is known to be well-tolerated when taken at regular doses.

5. What is the pricing information for this product?

The supplement offers multiple purchasing options.

But the standard price is $65 for one bottle with a shipping cost of approximately $2.

In addition, the price per bottle can go as low as $49 for larger quantities.



#8 – Availability (8 out of 10)

This supplement is quite easy to find online, but you have to be careful about this.

First of all – its main seller is its official website.

However, it's also available on Amazon:

  • the seller isn't its actual producer
  • it might not be the original product

Basically – Opti-Nutra (the official producer) claims it doesn't sell the product outside its official website.

So the product from Amazon may not be the original version.

Still, I strongly recommend going for the official website:

  1. Price is around $80/bottle.
  2. There are no discounts.
  3. It's mostly available in the US.
  4. There's no money back guarantee.

So keep this in mind before buying this supplement.



#9 – Final Conclusions

Here's how I would sum up my opinion on Mind Lab Pro in 3 ideas.

1. One Of The Best Formulas

If you ask me – this supplement might have the best ingredients from the market:

  • contains 11 different substances
  • has clinical evidence behind
  • some of its compounds come in their strongest version

So in terms of composition, it looks amazing.

2. Plantcaps Pills

Its pills are also original in terms of formulation:

  • they're designed as “plantcaps”
  • they look like classic gelatin pills
  • but their cover is completely transparent
  • you can see a brown powder inside

The daily dosage isn't the lowest, that's true.

But this shouldn't be a major issue at first.

3. Hard To Afford

On the long term, Mind Lab Pro isn't very cheap.

Its price is actually quite high overall (despite being totally worth it).

So make sure you afford buying this product for at least 2-3 months from now.

Otherwise, start with a cheaper alternative and see how that goes.



My Verdict – Worth Or Not?

Short answer: Definitely.

It's probably the best cognitive supplement I know:

  1. One of the best formulas and ingredients.
  2. Really high doses in most compounds.
  3. Enough satisfied users behind.
  4. Very professional composition and ingredients.

So from my point of view, it's totally worth buying.

The only problem is that it's obviously not a cheap product at all.

Still, other weaker supplements aren't any cheaper either.

Just make sure that you afford it on the long term.

If that's your case, it's surely among my top picks.

You will definitely not regret buying it – your memory and cognition will thank you eventually!




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Oltea Roman is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in the health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology and several others. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

Last updated: May 15, 2024

10 thoughts on “My Review: Mind Lab Pro (Ingredients, Side Effects & Price) – Scam Or Does It Work?

  1. Hey Ollie. I just wanted to share my two cents on this product. I have been a long time user now, almost a year now to be exact. Well anyway, I really love this product. It works well and helped me a lot. Before, I was really struggling with my memory. As a middle aged man turning late adult in the workforce, I am forced to deal with a lot of information and demands to be able to do my work the best that I can. But because of my age I guess, I have been having a hard time performing my best. Everything was in a jumble and I keep losing my focus which affected my performance. Thankfully, someone recommended me this product. It did help and I couldn’t be more happier. On the other hand, IT IS expensive but hey, at least I can say that it is a good investment.

    1. Hello Leonardo, Angelica here! We appreciate your sharing and thoughts on this product. I do agree that it is expensive but also a good investment–after all, health is wealth.

  2. I’ve long since watched the ads for this product. Each time I search for a good cognitive supplement, this product appears. If I’m also being honest, the product reviews for Mind Lab Pro makes it highly inviting. As a graduate student, I am really looking for a supplement that can help me in my studies. I think that this is just what I need. However, there is one problem. This product is way out of my budget. I’ve still yet to pay my loans but I really need this to boost my memory. Do you think that it’s still worth a try?

    1. Hi Linda, Angelica here. I do know of a product that can be considered as one of the best cognitive supplements. Although Mind Lab Pro is a good product, its price is really one of its major down sides–even I would think twice about it. As such, I really recommend that you checkout Brain C-13 from Zenith Labs. Out of all the cognitive supplement product that we found and used, Brain C-13 is the best we found. It offers a high quality product with good result at an affordable price. So, your current worries would be solved. With that, I recommend that you check it out and see for yourself. Thank you and I wish you best of luck.

  3. Hi Olly! Another spectacular review, dear. Anyway, I am a grandmother and lately I notice that my memory is failing me. Some days I feel absentminded and listless. Even my grand kids are telling me about it. We tried going to the doctor but everything came out normal. Do you think it can help me refocus and improve my memory/recall? Certainly it’s pricey… I would be glad if you can recommend me another that works just the same. If not, please answer my 1st question. Thanks, dear.

    1. Hey Annie, Angelica here! Thank you for your kind words. Sadly, ageing really has a bad side. Given that this product targets your problems, it may be what you need. On the other hand, since it can get expensive in the long run, I certainly would recommend a cheaper but with good quality at a reasonable price. You can checkout Brain C-13, which is at the top of our recommendation list for cognitive supplements. Or, you can look into this list of best memory supplements that we found. Trying out the content of this help guide may also help you.

      All the best!

  4. This product works, yes but sometimes it makes me feel woozy. I don’t know if it’s just me. True enough, this solved some of my problems in terms of focusing and recalling. However, it really affected my sleeping pattern. I’m a graduating college student and this hits me hard at night. I’m having a hard time sleeping. My body is tired but my mind can’t rest. I don’t know if it’s just the nerves since I’ve been preparing for the exams or not. Anyway, I recently stopped taking this just to be sure.

    1. Hello Candice, Angelica here. Thank you for sharing your experience. Some other users truly say that it can cause insomnia which I think is the case here. If you want, trying out vitamins to help improve your memory may be the best option for you. But we also know of a cognitive supplement that may work for you better as it is safer with little to no side effects at a lower price–Zenith Labs’s Brain C-13. Good luck with your exams.

  5. Hello Olly! I’ve been wondering, is there any other treatment for boosting cognition? I don’t really have the money for this product but badly needs a cognitive boost. I’ll be having my college entrance exam next year and would like to prepare early. Ever since, I am not the best student but I really want to improve. Hopefully, I hear from you soon. Anything is okay because I’m willing to give it my all!

    1. Hi Ursula. I’m Angelica, here to help you! I can really relate with your situation. Nothing more sucks than having no money and needing something badly; but worry no more because we found the perfect solution for your problem. As an incoming college student, passing the entrance exam is really important. You can try these easy steps to improve your memory. Aside from that, I think trying vitamins can also help you. With regards to taking supplements, not all are costly but that does not mean that all that’s cheap works. Personally, I vouch for Zenith Brain C-13 because of its quality and price but you can also take a look at these options that you might want to try. Trying any of these recommendations or all can surely produce result.

      I hope I was of help and hoping to hear from you soon. All the best!

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