4 Annoying Side Effects of Mind Lab Pro (And How To Fix Them)

Updated May 3, 2024 by | Reviewed by William Gallagher, MNeuroSci
(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes)

In this article I'll be discussing the 4 side effects of Mind Lab Pro that I've experienced. I'll also recommend quick fixes for these if you're experiencing any of them yourself.

Before we dive into the nitty gritty, it's worth noting that this is only my personal experience, some of you may experience all, some, or none of these side effects.

So without further ado, let's just get straight into it, shall we?

Mind Lab Pro Side Effects

1) Headaches

The first thing I noticed when taking Mind Lab Pro is that I was constantly having headaches.

I don't know why this is since Mind Lab Pro contains choline (choline usually prevents people from getting headaches).

The only way I've found to get rid of headaches completely is to take a choline supplement in high doses (Alpha-GPC).

Now, it's worth pointing out that it might be a genetic thing. I usually always experience some sort of headache when I take Nootropics.

If you experience headaches like me just take a high-quality choline source. Eating a high-fat diet (keto) also helps.

2) Muscle Aches and Cramps

Secondly, I started experiencing muscle aches and cramps whenever I do high-intensity workouts.

This used to happen when taking nootropics in the past, too.

Apparently, it's because of the increase of dopamine levels (dopamine is a neurotransmitter which plays a role in the control of muscle movement).

I fixed it by consuming saltwater (Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium). Any Electrolyte Powder will fix this problem.

3) Diarrhea

Thirdly, I also experienced diarrhea whenever I took Mind Lab Pro.

This has happened to me before with other nootropics. However, it got especially bad with Mind Lab Pro. I usually get diarrhea whenever I take a high dose of L-theanine, so that might explain it.

If you experience diarrhea while taking this supplement, then just reduce the dosage. A lower dosage usually fixes this problem.

4) Nervousness

Lastly, I experienced nervousness whenever I took Mind Lab Pro. I believe that Mind Lab Pro is dosed so high in comparison to most other nootropics because of how potent it is.

If you experience nervousness just reduce the dosage or take a choline source (that's what I do).

How To Avoid Mind Lab Pro Side Effects

I take Mind Lab Pro for about 4 weeks at a time and then take a break (usually 10 days).

If you want to take Mind Lab Pro on a daily basis then my advice is to cycle it for the best effects. Just make sure you always take it with breakfast or at least an hour after waking up.

As mentioned above, you can take Mind Lab Pro in the morning with breakfast or an empty stomach.

Make sure to always take 1 capsule/day in the beginning. Alternatively, you can also split up your dosage into 2 capsules - taking one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

It's important to start out low and then slowly increase the dosage as you get used to it. The same goes for how frequently you take it (daily vs weekly).

It's also recommended that you cycle your Mind Lab Pro usage so the positives of taking it outweigh the negatives.

I recommend taking 1 capsule every morning for 4 weeks then taking a break. Then, cycle for 3-4 cycles and take Mind Lab Pro again.

This will allow you to experience all of its benefits without experiencing any side effects.