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Performance Lab®
Performance Lab®
Cognitive enhancer with mental recovery and brain health support*
Performance Lab® Mind is an advanced brain supplement that upgrades performance-oriented cognitive functions including focus, processing speed and motivation.
Performance Lab® Mind also supports mental recovery, helping to reduce the mental burnout effects of stress, multitasking and overworking.
Beyond brainpower and recovery, Performance Lab® Mind supports healthy brain regeneration and plasticity – enhancing memory and learning while optimizing the brain’s structure for long-range health.
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Designed for Performance
Increases brain energy by sparking brain cells’ power-plant mitochondria, boosting blood flow to the brain and helping with delivery of brain fuel: Oxygen and glucose*
Helps form new brain cells and synapses, supporting the flexible structure associated with memory, learning and healthy overall brain function*
Enhances focus and processing speed in high-pressure environments by supporting brain energy and cognition-critical brain chemicals that are depleted by stress*
Healthy for Daily Use
Stimulant-free mental energy; a clean cognitive lift with no crash
Vegan, easy-to-absorb, 100% natural PlantCaps® capsules made from pullulan
Patented brain nutrients Cognizin® and Sharp PS® Green
Nourishes the brain for long-range health and lasting mental clarity
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100% Natural
Synthetic Additive
Citicoline (Cognizin®),
250 mg
Citicoline is an organic choline donor that is naturally produced in all living cells. In Performance Lab® Mind, Citicoline acts as a versatile enhancer of diverse brain functions, working by:
  1. Donating choline to phosphatidyl, forming phosphatidylcholine: A phospholipid that is used to build and optimize new brain cells, membranes and synapses;
  2. Increasing levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, promoting optimal brain chemistry for learning, attention and short-term memory;
  3. Optimizing function of the power-plant mitochondria that produce energy for all brain cells, as well as supporting blood flow delivery of oxygen for brain energy metabolism;
  4. Protecting and maintaining brain cells by stabilizing cell membranes against free radicals while enhancing neural repair activity
Citicoline as Brain Fuel
Citicoline as Brain Fuel: The brain consumes 20% of the body’s energy and requires constant renewal to function optimally. Citicoline helps meet these demands by supplying both the energizing compounds and nutritional building blocks that are used in brain regeneration.
The Cognizin® form of citicoline found in Performance Lab® Mind has been shown in research to boost brain cell membrane formation by 26% and brain energy by 13.6%.
About Cognizin®:
Citicoline’s brain-optimizing effects have shown to improve diverse performance-oriented aspects of cognition, making it an ideal core ingredient in Performance Lab® Mind.
A patented, vegetarian, allergen-free and water-soluble form of citicoline, Cognizin® has been shown to be safe and effective in several well-designed human clinical trials. Specifically, Cognizin® has been clinically shown to improve mental energy, focus, attention, memory, and more – supporting a healthy overall mind state for superior cognitive performance.
Motor Speed
Focus and Attention
Phosphatidylserine (from sunflower lecithin)(Sharp PS® Green), 100 mg
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid compound present in nearly all cells in the body. PS is most highly concentrated in the brain, comprising up to 15% of its total phospholipid pool.
In brain cells, PS is present in membranes’ lipid bilayer, where it supplies structural support and performs bioactivities related to brain regeneration and cell-to-cell communication:
Brain cell formation:
Phosphatidylserine promotes Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and serves as a phospholipid building block used in multiple phases of brain regeneration, including:
  1. Neurogenesis, the creation of fresh new brain cells;
  2. Plasticity, the formation of neural connections that underlies all new learning;
  3. Neural repair, ongoing maintenance and upkeep of brain cells
Brain cell communication:
PS’s support for supple, fluid brain cell membranes helps optimize membrane functions, including the orchestration of signaling molecules, receptors and enzymes involved in neurotransmission. PS has been shown to:
  1. Influence cognition-critical brain chemicals acetylcholine, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine;
  2. Detect damaged brain cells and signal the immune system to initiate their cleanup and disposal, helping to minimize collateral toxic damage to neighboring brain cells;
  3. Blunt stress-induced signaling for release of the stress hormone cortisol
Brain Cell Communication
Brain Energy
Brain energy:
PS supports brain energy levels by enhancing glucose metabolism. One human study linked PS supplementation to a significant increase of brain glucose metabolism, including a 20.3% increase in the basal ganglia/thalamus and a 19.3% increase in the visual cortex.
PS’s bioactivities combine to support overall brain health and cognition, especially memory: Studies suggest PS helps with several memory-related functions including storage, recall and learning. Researchers have also suggested PS may assist with performance-driven thinking, including problem-solving, focus, concentration and verbal ability.
About Sharp PS® Green
Sharp PS® Green is a premium, high-purity PS brand, developed and produced by Enzymotec under strict quality and safety standards. Many PS supplements are made from soy; Sharp PS® Green is instead made from sunflowers using a patented eco-friendly process.
Performance Lab® Mind’s Citicoline + PS: Phospholipid Support for Healthy Brain Structure
Phospholipids are fat-like substances that comprise two-thirds of the brain’s total structure, including the brain cell membranes that regulate cognitive function. Starting in our 30s, our brains’ total phospholipid pool starts to naturally decline, mirroring several aspects of age-related cognitive decline:
Phospholipid Decline
Cognitive Decline
Performance Lab® Mind’s Citicoline (via phosphatidylcholine) and phosphatidylserine supply two of the most important phospholipids for maintaining healthy brain structure, which contributes to their evidence-backed support for memory and mental clarity during the aging process.
L-Tyrosine is the master precursor needed to form all catecholamine brain chemicals.
L-Tyrosine Chemicals
About NALT:
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is a laboratory-enhanced form of L-Tyrosine that is highly bioavailable and well-tolerated. NALT is the preferred L-Tyrosine form for brain health benefits.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NALT), 300 mg
L-Tyrosine is a precursor used to synthesize mental performance brain chemicals known as catecholamines, including dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine.
During stress, intense thinking and multitasking, the brain burns through catecholamines more quickly. Subsequent depletion of brain chemicals and L-Tyrosine stores has been linked to stress-induced cognitive issues like brain fog, poor focus and short attention span.
Supplemental L-Tyrosine is suggested to help reverse the negative consequences of stress on cognition, instead promoting sharp mental function under pressure. L-Tyrosine may work by:
  1. Serving as a building-block precursor for formation of performance-oriented brain chemicals;
  2. Stimulating the synthesis and release of epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine;
  3. Maintaining norepinephrine levels that are typically depleted by stress
L-Tyrosine has been clinically shown to improve mental processing, memory, and overall cognitive performance under stressful conditions like sleep deprivation, cold exposure, noise exposure, multitasking and overworking.
Maritime Pine Bark Extract (standardized for min. 95% proanthocyanidins), 75 mg
Maritime Pine Bark Extract supplies a diverse complex of proanthocyanidin antioxidants that signal for the release of nitric oxide (NO), which relaxes blood vessels to boost blood flow to the brain. Healthy cerebral circulation efficiently delivers the micronutrients, glucose and oxygen that are needed for brain energy.
Maritime Pine Bark Extract’s circulation support also helps deliver its proanthocyanidin antioxidants across the blood-brain barrier and into the brain, where they help neutralize free radicals’ damaging, age-accelerating effects on brain cells.
Beyond their research-backed benefits for brain circulation and antioxidant status, antioxidant flavonoids like those found in Maritime Pine Bark Extract optimize brain plasticity and stimulate brain cell regeneration – further supporting long-range brain health.
Pine Bark
About Performance Lab® Mind Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Our Maritime Pine Bark Extract is standardized to supply 95% proanthocyanidin antioxidants, making it the most potent pine bark extract form on the market today.
Take Performance Lab® Mind to upgrade your
cognition, recover faster from mental stress
and exertion and support long-range brain
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1 Box of Performance Lab® Mind (30 Capsules)
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  1. Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi:
    Men’s and Women’s Formulas

    Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi supplies core essentials for overall brain health, including BioGenesis™ B-vitamins that are important for brain chemical and brain energy support.
    Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi’s essential brain nutrition complements Performance Lab® Mind’s more advanced, mental performance-oriented nutrients.
    Together, Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi and Performance Lab® Mind provide broad spectrum support for short-range cognition and long-range brain health.
    Whole-Food Multi: Men’s and Women’s Formulas
  2. Energy

    Performance Lab® Energy

    Performance Lab® Energy’s support for whole-body vitality complements Performance Lab® Mind’s targeted support for brain vitality. These two formulas combine to enhance mental energy and alertness without relying on caffeine or other stimulants.
    In addition, Performance Lab® Energy’s support for genesis and proliferation of mitochondria helps to advance Performance Lab® Mind’s support for the energy-intensive tasks of brain cells regeneration, repair and renewal.
  3. Performance Lab® Sleep

    Performance Lab® Sleep calms the nervous system and relaxes muscles to extend the deep sleep phases where brain regeneration occurs.
    Performance Lab® Mind then nourishes the brain with phospholipids and energy factors that are used in brain regeneration.
    Performance Lab® Sleep’s support for a bright, relaxed daytime mood also combines with Performance Lab® Mind’s anti-stress support to help break unhealthy stress-sleep cycles.
  4. Prebiotic

    Performance Lab® Prebiotic

    Beyond boosting brainpower, Performance Lab® Mind helps to promote the serotonin brain chemical, known for its calming, mood-balancing effects.
    Performance Lab® Prebiotic also supports serotonin, but via a separate, complementary pathway in the gut.
    In optimizing the microbiome-gut-brain axis, Performance Lab® Prebiotic works synergistically with Performance Lab® Mind to promote serotonin for a bright, relaxed mind-state.
  5. Performance Lab® Sport Pre-Workout

    Performance Lab® Sport Pre-Workout upgrades the physical elements of training: Strength, endurance and growth. Performance Lab® Mind upgrades the cognitive aspects of training: Mental energy, cognitive intensity and motivation.
    Together, Performance Lab® Mind and Performance Lab® Sport Pre-Workout prime both brain and body for peak athletic intensity and a competitive mental edge.
Who should take Performance Lab® Mind?
Performance Lab® Mind is designed to support peak mental performance, making it an ideal brain supplement for students, professionals, competitive individuals, and anyone seeking to gain a mental edge across performance-driven aspects of cognition like focus, attention, alertness, processing speed, memorization and new learning.
How do I take Performance Lab® Mind?
Take 1-2 capsules of Performance Lab® Mind with your first meal of the day, preferably with a source of dietary fat such as coconut oil to assist with absorption of Performance Lab® Mind’s phospholipid nutrients. For best results use daily and consistently.
Is Performance Lab® Mind safe?
Like all Performance Lab® supplements, Performance Lab® Mind is designed to be safe for long-term daily use, without the need for cycling. Performance Lab® Mind achieves this by using pure, potent ingredients that are dosed appropriately and in line with clinical research. Performance Lab® Mind’s clean formula design – free of GMOs, gluten, soy, colorants, preservatives and other additives – is also well-tolerated by the body, and safe for long-term use.
Why is there no caffeine in Performance Lab® Mind?
Performance Lab® Mind is stimulant-free by design. Instead of caffeine, Performance Lab® Mind supplies Cognizin® Citicoline, which promotes brain energy naturally; and Pine Bark Extract, which helps nourish the brain with oxygen and glucose that assists Cognizin® in promoting peak brain ATP energy. Performance Lab® Mind is formulated to promote alertness like stimulants do, but without jitters, crashing, and other side effects that may be associated with stimulant use.
Why are there no racetams in Performance Lab® Mind?
Racetams are popular for supporting brainpower, but do not yet have enough well-designed research studies to be included in Performance Lab® formulas.
Why does Performance Lab Mind not use Alpha-GPC or another form of choline?
Performance Lab® Mind features Cognizin® as our exclusive source of choline because it offers more versatility than other forms. Cognizin® works by raising levels of Phosphatidylcholine (PC), a phospholipid for healthy brain structure; and Uridine, a nootropic for learning, memory & mood – making it a “2-in-1” choline source that has inherent advantages over all other forms of choline.
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Maritime Pine Bark Extract
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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