Nature-Identical Vitamins and Minerals
Available exclusively in Performance Lab® formulas, BioGenesis™ vitamins and minerals are innovative, enhanced-potency nutrients that are lab-grown using a patented process that replicates nutrient genesis in nature.
In BioGenesis™, single-cell organisms (Lactobacillus probiotics and brewer’s yeast) are seeded with micronutrients in a hydroponic growth medium.
As the live cells take up and metabolize micronutrients, they divide and thrive – organically growing new vitamins and minerals within a matrix of natural cofactors including:
High quality proteins (essential and non-essential amino acids).
Complex carbohydrates (beta-1,3-glucans and mannan).
Digestion-supportive probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes and dietary fiber.
Antioxidants SOD (superoxide dismutase) and glutathione).
Because they are grown – not synthesized or isolated – BioGenesis™ vitamins and minerals are nature-identical: Mirroring the exact nutrient-with-cofactors structure found in whole foods.
This familiar structure is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body – making BioGenesis™ nutrients more potent, biologically active and effective than the synthetic and isolated nutrients found in many standard multivitamin products.
Peak biological performance depends on adequate intake of essential vitamins and minerals.
The concern: Many aren’t getting the optimal nutrition they need for their bodies and minds to excel.
Part of the issue may be that some foods are less nutrient-dense than they used to be. Recent analyses of 50 years’ worth of agricultural nutrition data reveal a significant decline in some fruit and vegetable vitamins and minerals including protein, calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iron and vitamin C:
Asparagus: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Broccoli: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Cauliflower: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Honeydew Melon: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Eggplant: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Spinach: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Beets: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Green Peppers: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Tomatoes: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999
Suggested contributing factors to nutritional decline in fruits and vegetables include:
- Soil depletion. Over generations, farming may strip essential nutrients from soil.
- Cultivar selection. Fruit and vegetable varieties may be chosen for their visual appeal and size rather than their nutritional content.
- Hybrid varieties. Fruits and vegetables designed for accelerated growth rate may grow to maturity faster than their ability to absorb nutrients from soil.
- High yield practices. Known as the Dilution Effect: As more vegetables and fruits are grown in a given area, their nutrition levels decline.
- Pesticides and herbicides may both negatively affect fruit and vegetables’ nutritional value, as well as potentially harming the environment.
Even after harvest, some food processing methods and cooking techniques may further diminish nutritional value of fruits and vegetables.
As foods become less nutrient-dense, suboptimal nutritional intake becomes more of a concern.
One large survey that tracked the nutrient intake of over 16,000 adults for three years suggests that our diets may not be as nutritionally effective as we would hope, showing that:
- 34% of adults fail to get enough Vitamin A
- 25% fail to get enough Vitamin C
- 70% fail to get enough Vitamin D
- 60% fail to get enough Vitamin E
- 38% fail to get enough Calcium
- 45% fail to get enough Magnesium
This survey’s findings reflect suboptimal nutrient intake that may diminish daily biological performance and set the stage for long-range health concerns.
Why BioGenesis™ was Developed
Performance Lab®'s parent company Opti–Nutra™ created BioGenesis™ as a direct, efficient method of producing superior-quality vitamins and minerals that more effectively address today’s nutritional shortfalls – and in doing so, restore the healthy biological function that underlies peak human performance.
Additional BioGenesis™ advantages:
Cleaner and Safer
BioGenesis™ vitamins and minerals require no pesticides or herbicides to produce, and are grown in a sterile laboratory setting that is free of toxins, microbes and contaminants.
Better for the Planet
BioGenesis™ nutrients have a negligible carbon footprint and environmental impact, especially when compared to factory farming for phytonutrients and strip mining for minerals.
No existing vitamin and mineral sources met Performance Lab®'s quality standards.
That’s why we developed and patented our own innovative method for growing essential vitamins and minerals – a process that is now redefining nutritional efficacy, safety, efficiency and eco-friendliness.
How BioGenesis™ is Made
Performance Lab®'s patented BioGenesis™ process is akin to a cleaner, more efficient microcosm of farming – all performed in a tightly-controlled, state-of-the-art laboratory setting:
Seed nutrient (as mineral salt) is embedded into a glycoprotein matrix. Glycoprotein is a protein+sugar molecule needed for cellular growth and development.
A growth culture that naturally supplies the seed nutrient is incorporated into the matrix, substituting for plant tissue. BioGenesis™ growth cultures include:
- Vitamins that grow naturally in probiotics, including Lactobacillus bulgaricus (yogurt culture).
- Vitamins that grow naturally in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Brewer’s Yeast), Saccharomyces cerevisiae (carrot) and Medicago sativa (alfalfa).
- Minerals that grow naturally in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Like plants, the nutrient cultures absorb mineral salts, nutrients and water, which are fed into the system in precise amounts at regular intervals. With these building blocks, the nutrient culture grows – dividing from one cell into two, two into four, and so on.
Because they are grown with natural cofactors, the body can’t tell the difference from BioGenesis™ nutrients and the purest organics growing in pristine nature.
As a result, BioGenesis™ nutrients are highly bioavailable – absorbed rapidly and utilized efficiently to promote peak metabolic performance in nearly every cell in your body.
When cultures reach maturity, at a specific designated concentration for each vitamin and mineral, the nutrients are collected, washed with purified fresh water, and spray-dried.
Performance Lab® BioGenesis™
Vitamins and Minerals List
|BioGenesis™ Nutrients by Growth Culture||Benefits and General Areas of Support||Performance Lab® Products|
|Lactobacillus bulgaricus (yogurt cultureprobiotic) – Vitamins and Minerals|
|Vitamin C||Immune, cardiovascular, skin, joints, antioxidant, gums, bones, muscle||Whole–Food Multi|
|Vitamin D3||Immunity, bones, testosterone, cell function||Whole–Food Multi|
|Vitamin E||Antioxidant, cardiovascular, hair, skin, nails, tissue repair||Whole–Food Multi|
|Calcium||Bones, joints, cardiovascular, muscles, nervous system, hormones||Whole–Food Multi|
|Iron||Blood cell formation, oxygen transport, brain chemical synthesis||Whole–Food Multi (Women’s Formula Only)|
|Iodine||Metabolism, thyroid function||Whole–Food Multi|
|Magnesium||Energy, cardiovascular, bones, testosterone, muscle relaxation, nervous system, blood sugar||Whole–Food Multi, Sleep|
|Zinc||Immune, vision, testosterone, nerves, cell growth||Whole–Food Multi|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer’s yeast)– Vitamins|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||Nervous system function, energy metabolism||Whole–Food Multi|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||Red blood cell formation, cell growth, energy, antioxidant||Whole–Food Multi|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||Circulation, protein and fat metabolism, nervous system, skin||Whole–Food Multi|
|Vitamin B6||Brain chemical synthesis and conversion, immune, blood cell formation, oxygen transport, nervous system, blood sugar, cognitive function||Whole–Food Multi|
|Folate B9||New cell formation, DNA synthesis||Whole–Food Multi|
|Vitamin B12||Energy metabolism, heart health, nervous system, cognitive function||Whole–Food Multi|
|Biotin B7||Hair, skin and nails; energy; blood sugar; cell growth, nervous system||Whole–Food Multi|
|Pantothenic Acid B5||Immune, vision, testosterone, nerves, cell growth||Whole–Food Multi|
|Medicago sativa (alfalfa plant)|
|Vitamin K1 + K2||Bones, cardiovascular, connective tissue||Whole–Food Multi|
|Daucus sativus (carrot)|
|Vitamin A (Retinol)||Vision, skin, immune, tissue repair, bones, antioxidant||Whole–Food Multi|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer’s yeast)– Minerals|
|Selenium||Immune, antioxidant, thyroid||Whole–Food Multi|
|Strontium||Bones, joints||Whole–Food Multi|
|Copper||Energy, nerves, connective tissue, cardiovascular, antioxidant, red blood cell formation, vision, immune||Whole–Food Multi|
|Manganese||Enzyme cofactor, metabolism, blood sugar, antioxidant, bones||Whole–Food Multi|
|GTF Chromium||Metabolism, energy, weight management, blood sugar||Whole–Food Multi|
|Inositol||Nervous system, skin, cognition, mood||Whole–Food Multi|
|Molybdenum||Enzyme function, metabolism||Whole–Food Multi|
|Vanadium||Blood sugar, cardiovascular, bones, muscles||Whole–Food Multi|
BioGenesis™ vitamins and minerals build the nutritional foundation that enables all Performance Lab® supplements to reach their full potential.