Nitrovit vs. Mind Lab Pro
Similar to supporting a sports team, in any discussion on premade nootropic stacks, you’ll find people passionately arguing in support of the particular product that they are using.
The quality of the product determines the quality of the discussion and vice versa. One of the best recent debates I have been part of is between Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro – two premade stacks that are currently dominating the brain supplement market.
Both supplements have scores of loyal customers and both are great in their own way, but which one really delivers if pushed to choose?
To help you make the right decision on which to purchase, we’re going to compare these two behemoth brain supplements – Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro.
Introducing Nitrovit: An Advanced Cognitive Nootropic
Nitrovit is a brain supplement born out of necessity, like every great invention in the world. Self-labeled as the Advanced Cognitive Nootropic, the meticulously designed formula promises to make you more productive by improving focus and memory.
The brain behind Nitrovit – Archie Marks – came with the original formula after years of experimentation.
He was battling poor memory and focus, and the solution to his cognitive troubles came in the form of a self-made brain enhancement formulation.
The nootropic formulation did wonders to his mental performance, after which, Archie Marks decided to launch it as a supplement so that it can benefit the millions suffering from similar cognitive and attention deficit problems.
While in its 5th year of production now, Nitrovit has undergone a couple of tweaks to its original formula as of Jan 2019 and the results are impressive to say the least – especially at the price point.
The experts at parent company Neuro Laboratories tweaked the formula to address the cognitive needs of a wider audience, with the focus on delivering smooth mental energy and alertness, support for memory formation and recall, and improved focus and concentration by using nootropics known to lower anxiety and subsequently calm a racing mind.
The latest Nitrovit formula fulfills both the short- and long-term needs of the users.
The effects of Nitrovit are noticeable within 15 minutes of consumption, and the Uridine and Noopept create a clean focus unattainable through use of stimulants such as caffeine.
Nitrovit is caffeine free and yet kicks hard when you stack your day up with chores, tasks you’ve been avoided or if facing a deadline.
It is also great for workouts and long study sessions where focus intensity can be the difference between success and failure.
Increases in mental and physical energy, intense focus, better mood, and improved motivation are some of the immediate results often noted when taking Nitrovit.
The regular use of the supplement helps the young and the old in equal measure. The ingredients in the supplement have been shown to improve memory (formation, retention, and recall), promote creative thinking, boost learning ability (via choline support), aid focus for those with attention issues, and support against cognitive decline.
(Amount per serving; Serving size: 3 capsules)
- Noopept 5mg
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 20mg
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 525mcg
- N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT) 150mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) 37.5mg
- Theobromine 450mg
- Phosphatidylserine (PS) 150mg
- Alpha-GPC (Choline) 300mg
- CDP (Choline) 150mg
- Bacopa Leaf Powder5mg
- Alpha Lipoic Acid 75mg
- Huperzine A 150mcg
- Uridine 5mg
Mind Lab Pro: The Universal Nootropic
Mind Lab Pro promises to be the only supplement that anyone would ever need. It calls itself the Universal Nootropic that targets the six bio-pathways to give a boost to several cognitive functions and improve overall mental performance.
Created by Opti-Nutra, the 11 ingredients in Mind Lab Pro are tasked with the functions of stimulating the production of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), boost energy, improve blood circulation (flow), ensure neuroprotection, promote neurogeneration, and generate alpha brain waves.
The nootropic ingredients in Mind Lab Pro such as Citicholine have been noted to help with memory retrieval, enhance verbal fluency, and improve mental performance under intense pressure. The supplement also claims to structurally change the brain to help maintain cognitive health and improve productivity.
Opti-Nutra says, with Mind Lab Pro in hand, you will never doubt whether you are using 100% of the brain. The supplement formulation is designed to unlock 100% of your brainpower. The makers claim to offer something to everyone – students, professionals, sportspersons, and elderly (above 55+). The Mind Lab Pro supplement is, soy-free, gluten-free, and allergen-free. Mind Lab Pro is manufactured in the United States, even though Opti-Nutra is a UK-based company.
Mind Lab Pro’s Ingredients
(Amount per serving; Serving size: 2 capsules)
- Vitamin B65mg
- Vitamin B9 100mcg
- Vitamin B125mcg
- Citicoline 250mg
- L-Theanine 100mg
- Phosphatidylserine (PS) 100mg
- Maritime Pine Bark Extract 75mg
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom 500mg
- N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 175mg
- Bacopa Monnieri 150mg
- Rhodiola Rosea 50mg
Nitrovit vs. Mind Lab Pro: Head To Head Comparison
The Nitrovit formula is made up of 13 powerful nootropic ingredients, while the Mind Lab Pro supplement contains 11.
There are five ingredients that are common to Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro: Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphatidylserine (PS), NALT, and Bacopa.
Now, how to determine who has a better formula? For a moment, setting aside the ingredients both supplement share we just have to examine some of their other ingredients.
Certainly, Noopept in Nitrovit stands out. Any nootropic expert would easily agree that all other ingredients in Mind Lab Pro pale in comparison to the potent nootropic Noopept. Noopept being Nitrovit’s ‘secret sauce’ in climbing the charts.
Claimed to be 1000 times more powerful than the most famous racetam (Piracetam), Noopept is known to improve memory, reduce anxiety, and prevent cognitive decline through providing support in the fight against free radicals and lipofuscin build-up.
Only a small amount of Noopept is required to improve cognition. In an animal study, just one dose of Noopept, administered to rats, showed significant improvement in BDNF mRNA and NGF. The increase in the levels of both these substance in the brain signals major improvement in memory and other cognitive abilities. Furthermore, the regular use of the nootropic did not lead to tolerance buildup (1).
In a similar study, the use of Noopept also increased the production of cycloprolylglycine, which led to the reduction of anxiety and improvement in memory (2).
Among Noopept’s very many noteworthy characteristics, the ability to deliver quick results is a major reason why the nootropic is added to Nitrovit.
In a clinical study, the nootropic not only performed better than piracetam it also triggered a positive change – improvement in mood and energy, and reduction in drowsiness, irritability, headache, and anxiety – within 7 days (3).
One of the major reasons for the onset of age-related cognitive decline disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s is the effect of amyloid toxicity. The ingredient Noopept protects the neurons by preventing amyloid toxicity, mitochondrial cell death, and oxidative stress (4) (5) (6).
Alpha-GPC vs. Citicoline: Another key comparison is the choice of choline (precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine).
The Nitrovit supplement uses a total of 450 mg combined of Alpha-GPC and CDP Choline, while Mind Lab Pro has decided to go with the cheaper Citicoline at just 250 mg.
The main function of Alpha-GPC and Citicoline is to increase the levels of acetylcholine, by supplying the much-needed precursor choline. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter related to memory, attention, and learning. Although these two ingredients work differently, the objective and outcome are the same – boosting acetylcholine levels.
Alpha-GPC is a compound that contains choline and glycerophosphate. Apart from increasing acetylcholine and dopamine, the compound also acts as a neuroprotective. These activities of the ingredient help prevent cognitive decline and improve memory, learning, focus, and concentration. Its synergistic effect makes Alpha-GPC a real asset to Nitrovit.
Citicoline, on the other hand, comprises of cytidine and choline. The choline in citicoline helps boost the amount of acetylcholine and dopamine in the brain. The other compound, cytidine, gets converted to uridine, which is known for its neuroprotective properties.
As you can see, there isn’t much to differentiate between Alpha-GPC (Nitrovit) and Citicoline (Mind Lab Pro). Both have neuroprotective properties and are responsible for increasing acetylcholine and dopamine. Both work extremely well, a good enough reason for the experts to recommend adding both the nootropic stack.
However, in this article, we’re comparing these choline precursors. Alpha-GPC seems to offer something more to its users. For one, most people should choose a supplement with Alpha-GPC because it’s highly bioavailable. Secondly, the compound comes with supplementary benefits.
Researchers have established that use of the compound Alpha-GPC can give a boost to vitality and aid bodybuilders and athletes. Users can definitely witness an improvement in muscle strength. The ingredient is also believed to speed up muscle recovery after workouts (7).
There is more. Alpha-GPC gives its users a mild stimulant effect, without the usual ill-effects. Furthermore, it increases the level of growth hormone in the body (8).
Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro Dosages
On the supplement facts sheet, the serving size of Nitrovit is listed as 3 capsules per day. Each bottle of the supplement comes with 60 capsules and the makers suggest 5:2 cycling to avoid tolerance buildup. So, one bottle of Nitrovit should last nearly a month.
The daily standard dosage of Mind Lab Pro is slightly different from that of Nitrovit. One bottle of the supplement contains 60 capsules and the recommended dose per day is 2 capsules. This means each bottle has a month’s worth of the supplement.
It’s rather bizarre that Mind Lab Pro is not suggesting cycling of its supplement. The fact is well known that users develop tolerance to certain substance over a period of time. After the initial boost, the effect of a supplement plateaus, as our body becomes used to the substance and does not react as expected.
In addition, there is nothing in Mind Lab Pro to suggest that the supplement would act immediately. Both the short- and long-term benefits of MLP (Mind Lab Pro) take time to manifest. You, the user, might have to wait days or even weeks to experience the initial signs of change.
In contrast, there are quite a few ingredients in Nitrovit that deliver instant results. Two substances – Uridine and Theobromine – spring to mind; Uridine is a stimulant free healthy alternative to caffeine which boosts energy, improves focus, and drives motivation; Theobromine takes care of supporting key cognitive functions and mood.
Quality of the Nootropics Chosen
And so it is here that Nitrovit pulls ahead.
Mind Lab Pro leans heavily on a plant based formula, the backbone being the Lion’s Mane or Yamabushitake Mushroom.
At 500 mg this fungi is taking up a lot of space in that capsule and has scientifically been shown to do little more than relieve anxiety – and that was with the participants of the trial consuming 2 grams a day – 4 times that found in Mind Lab Pro.
The Bacopa is found in both Mind Lab Pro and Nitrovit, though Nitrovit makers Neuro Laboratories don’t use L-Theanine as Mind Lab Pro does, the former preferring to sell it separately with their Guarana/L-Theanine ‘Smart stack’ Nitroamp.
The Rhodiola Rosea could have been key component in Mind Lab Pro’s formula with a total of 4 scientific studies concluding Rhodiola had a noticeable effect on cognition such as reducing fatigue by 20%.
Sadly at just 50 mg as in Mind Lab Pro, you’ll experience no real benefits as the dose is simply far too low.
All in all, Archie has gone all out here and put together some of the most cutting edge nootropics available.
Theobromine, Uridine, Noopept, CDP and Alpha GPC choline, and a healthy dose of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine lays foundation for optimized clarity of thought, enhanced acetylcholine production for solid memory formation, and a crisp alertness unlike most others.
Archie claims he built Nitrovit for himself, and I believe him. There are no corners cut and he’s done it at a price better than the many under-performing imitations.
Nitrovit Vs Mind Lab Pro – Price and Value
Both Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro are reasonably priced, though strangely Nitrovit is $5 better value.
Both supplements have an excellent starter pack for beginners and students. A month’s worth of Nitrovit costs $59.97 and that of Mind Lab Pro is $65.
The scenario changes for bulk purchases however. Customers are required to shell out $130 + shipping and handling charge for purchasing two-month’s worth of Mind Lab Pro. If Nitrovit works for you, then you can purchase three-month’s worth (3 bottles) of the supplement however for just $117.97.
In addition, for customers residing in the United States, Nitrovit offers free shipping on purchases over $99.00.
Potential Side Effects
Nitrovit offers a clean formula that’s safe and surprisingly devoid of the potential for any serious side effects. Experts recommend following the standard dosage and instructions given by the makers to avoid side effects.
The number of negative complaints and reports of side effects online appear to spell out that Nitrovit is the better supplement.
This may be because the makers of Nitrovit make available a ‘Supplement Guide’ that supplies the users with all the relevant information to ensure they get the best results.
It includes details on the optimal dosage and cycle options, the best time to take the supplement, ways to improve the effects, and more is discussed in the guide.
Nitrovit contains only ingredients approved by the FDA for use in dietary supplements and should be free from side effects.
Mind Lab Pro claims to have a clean and well-tolerated formula with no potential side effects. But, on their product website, they have a separate page on the subject of trouble shooting ‘Nootropics and side effects’, which suggests their claim is not entirely true.
Some potential side effects of taking nootropics can include insomnia, mild headaches, brain fog, lucid dreams, irritability, and dehydration (if caffeine heavy).
User Reviews and Testimonials
We love to read users comments.
After hours of pouring over online reviews and feedback, we are happy to report that both supplements have managed to create a loyal customer base that has many good things to say about the supplement they use.
We found some negative comments too, and it’s worth noting that the effect of the supplement or its ingredients will differ from person to person. Users who are not satisfied with their brain supplement can claim a refund. Both Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro offer money-back guarantees to their customers.
Nitrovit offers a 1-year money-back guarantee. In contrast, Mind Lab Pro offers its customers 60-day time to return the unused bottles and request a refund.
A look at Nitrovit’s website confronts you with lots and lots of reviews and testimonials. People think very highly of Nitrovit it seems – from students crediting their exam success to the brain supplement, to senior citizens raving about the clarity it provides. Take a look.
Nitrovit vs. Mind Lab Pro: Which is better?
Barring a few areas, the supplements seem to function in a similar manner. Both Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro claim to improve memory, focus, attention, and overall mental performance. They are transparent too – no proprietary blends in both supplements. Moreover, if we compare the ingredients list, you’ll notice that 40% of the ingredients are the same.
But it is the other 60% that wins this battle – Nitrovit’s choice of the latest, most effective – yet costliest nootropics has it not just outperforming Mind Lab Pro, but all the products in our top 5 to take Editor’s Choice Award for another year.
Mind Lab Pro slips in comparison to Nitrovit.
When it comes to accelerated learning and memory retention, the Choline source is one of the most important aspects of any memory/focus supplement.
Nitrovit has opted for the better choline in Alpha-GPC and CDP Choline.
What’s worse is that Mind Lab Pro has under-dosed their choline source Citicoline. This raises a question mark over its claims to influence Brain Chemicals (acetylcholine and dopamine) and offer Neuroprotection against cell damage and free radicals.
Nitrovit puts its money where its mouth is with a full 1 year money back guarantee. That speaks volumes and gives you plenty of time to try risk free.
The ingredients in Mind Lab Pro will certainly appeal to those fond of more ‘organic’ based supplements, but in a head to head it’s outpaced.
And that’s what makes Mind Lab Pro expensive. It keeps it out of reach of people who deserve the most – students, beginners, and young professionals. We are sorry to say, but it looks like Mind Lab Pro does not value loyalty – or don’t get too many reorders.
While Nitrovit offers 40% off on its Quarterly Pack with free US shipping, Mind Lab Pro has no such discount policy. Furthermore, Nitrovit is ready to offer a deal on bulk purchases. The user only has to mail them his/her requirement.
Nitrovit Vs. Mind Lab Pro – Final Thoughts
Upon closer inspection it’s a simple choice…
Nitrovit and Mind Lab Pro both push out similar messages, but Nitrovit seems to deliver above all others, and it’s easy to see why when you break down its formula.
When it comes to selecting a winner, our choice is Nitrovit for its overall (short- and long-term) performance, choice of ingredients, and value for money.