Advanced mitochondrial support for cell energy and life vitality*
Designed for Performance
Stim-free energy booster promotes maximum ATP production in cells’ mitochondria*
Enhances whole-body vitality by helping multiply, protect and optimize mitochondria*
Helps training results by maintaining energy in muscle and metabolizing energy in fat*
Supports efficient metabolic performance in nearly every cell in the body*
Healthy for Daily Use
Safe, natural and legal way to revitalize mental and physical performance*
Stimulant-free energy for those who prefer to avoid or limit caffeine intake*
Advanced MicroActive® Q10, BioPerine®, BioPQQ® and Bio-Enhanced® Na-RALA
Plant-based, prebiotic-infused Plantcaps® from pullulan (fermented tapioca)
Why Performance Lab® Energy Targets Cells’ Mitochondria
Many so-called “energy pills” resort to stimulants that target the endocrine system, providing a short-term energy burst followed by a rapid crash and long-range adrenal exhaustion.
- Performance Lab® Energy instead targets the original source of natural energy for all body functions – the powerhouse of the cell known as the Mitochondria.
Mitochondria are organelles within cells that take in nutrients from foods, break them down, and produce charged-up ATP molecules that power all metabolic processes. Mitochondria are most highly concentrated in high-energy tissues and organs, such as the muscles, brain and heart.
The concern: Over time, mitochondria are damaged by free radicals – causing them to malfunction and decline in number. This mitochondrial decline has been linked to fatigue, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and other health issues.
Performance Lab® Energy’s innovative design helps to protect, restore, multiply and optimize mitochondria for efficient function – supporting peak energy production in nearly every cell in the body.
With this approach, Performance Lab® Energy promotes revitalising, crash-free energy in body and mind while also building long-range healthy vitality – making it a superior choice to the unhealthy spike-and-crash cycle of stimulant-based energy products.
Coenzyme Q10 (MicroActive® Q10), 100 mg
CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound required for bioenergetics: The flow and transformation of energy within all life forms. CoQ10 is present in all cells and all body tissues, but due to its energising properties, it is most concentrated in organs with high energy demands – especially the brain and heart.
Eighty percent of the body’s CoQ10 is found within the inner membrane of cells’ mitochondria. Here, CoQ10’s energy-promoting functions include:
- Sparking ATP energy within mitochondria. CoQ10 is a critical link in the mitochondria electron transport chain. As it shuttles electrons and ushers protons across mitochondrial membranes, CoQ10 helps convert energy in foods into the ATP energy that powers all biological life.
- Supplying mitochondria-targeted antioxidant activity. After sparking ATP energy, CoQ10 converts into its reduced form, ubiquinol: A potent fat-soluble antioxidant that protects mitochondria from damaging free radicals created during ATP energy generation.
- Stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis. CoQ10 has been shown to trigger the formation of fresh new mitochondria in response to oxidative stress.
Without the presence of CoQ10, ATP energy cannot be generated or sustained. The problem: CoQ10 levels are depleted by aging, exercise, environmental stressors and statin drugs.
Supplemental CoQ10 may help to restore optimal cell bioenergetics by improving mitochondrial membrane potential, reducing oxidative stress and increasing ATP synthesis.
Performance Lab® Energy’s MicroActive® Q10 is easier to absorb than standard CoQ10 forms
About MicroActive® Q10:
Plain CoQ10 is difficult to absorb. MicroActive® Q10 is a free-flowing powder form with enhanced bioavailability and a slow 24-hour release for consistent cell energy support. Research shows MicroActive® Q10 supplementation doubles CoQ10 blood levels in just 3 weeks.
Laboratory assays have shown increases in cell mitochondria activity after exposure to PQQ:
PQQ (BioPQQ®), 10 mg
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ) is a unique antioxidant biofactor related to B-vitamins that serves as a cofactor for enzymatic reactions that enable cell health and development.
PQQ is strongly associated with healthy mitochondrial function, complementing CoQ10’s dynamic mitochondrial support by:
- Stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis. PQQ works in concert with CoQ10, but via a unique mode of action, influencing genetic pathways involved in regulating mitochondria activity;
- Countering mitochondrial oxidative stress. PQQ is believed to have 5,000X the antioxidant redox capacity of vitamin C, providing robust protection of mitochondria against oxidative stress.
In addition to the above research suggesting PQQ may help multiply mitochondria, animal research has shown that PQQ-deficient mice appear to have a 30-40% reduction in the total number of mitochondria per cell when compared to mice with sufficient PQQ levels.
PQQ’s unique support appears to help stabilize mitochondrial membranes, stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis, and optimize mitochondria to perform more efficiently – bioactivities that may enhance cell energy production throughout the body.
BioPQQ® is a premium, water-soluble form of Pyrroloquinoline quinone. It is the most widely researched and evidence-backed PQQ form available on the market today.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR), 750 mg
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid that is a required cofactor for cell energy production, and is especially critical for muscle energy metabolism and function. Approximately 95% of the body’s carnitine stores are located within muscle; Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps regulate fuel metabolism within muscle tissues. Long-chain fatty acids cannot cross mitochondrial membranes without ALCAR.
Settling in the outer membrane of cells’ mitochondria powerhouses, ALCAR supports fatty acid metabolism by:
- Donating acetyl groups that are used to form Acetyl CoA: The long-chain fatty acids that serve as mitochondrial fuel;
- Transporting long-chain fatty acids across inner cell membranes into the powerhouse mitochondria, where they are oxidized to produce ATP energy;
- Returning to outer mitochondrial membranes to be “recycled” and transport fuel again.
In addition to its energy metabolism benefits, ALCAR promotes mitochondrial health by:
- Transporting excess waste materials and toxins out of the mitochondria, toxins have been shown to interfere with cell energy production and efficiency;
- Helping to strengthen and protect mitochondrial membranes, in part by reducing formation of cell-damaging free radicals.
ALCAR also has a glycogen-sparing effect:
During exercise, it helps preserve energy stored in muscle while encouraging the use of energy stored in fat. ALCAR’s energy utilisation support has been suggested to increase duration of physical performance during intense exercise:
ALCAR’s dual-powered support for energized training and fat metabolism combine to optimize body composition, including programs for both muscle definition and healthy weight management.
About Performance Lab® Energy Acetyl-L-Carnitine:
Standard L-Carnitine supplements are limited: They are only 14%-18% bioavailable, only cross into cells during insulin spikes, and are incapable of crossing the blood-brain barrier.
The enhanced-potency ALCAR found in Performance Lab® Energy has greater bioavailability, is absorbed into cells without glucose and can cross the blood-brain barrier – offering distinct advantages for weight control and mental energy applications.
R-Lipoic Acid (as microencapsulated Bio-Enhanced® stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate), 150 mg
R-Lipoic Acid is a cofactor that is naturally found in mitochondria, where it activates enzymes that are essential for bioenergetics processes and carbohydrate metabolism. Performance Lab® Energy’s R-Lipoic Acid helps with overall vitality by:
- Functioning as a precursor for the Acetyl CoA, supporting its formation in a separate pathway from ALCAR;
- Enhancing insulin-stimulated glucose transport and metabolism for efficient cell performance.
R-Lipoic Acid is also a Universal Antioxidant: Soluble in both water and fat, it can help counter oxidative stress in all parts of the body and all parts of our cells. R-Lipoic Acid’s extended mitochondria-oriented antioxidant activity includes:
- Enhancing mitochondrial expression of protective antioxidant enzymes, including glutathione, suggested to reverse age-related mitochondrial enzyme decline;
- Directly recycling and extending activity of mitochondria-protective antioxidants including CoQ10 and vitamin C
About Bio-Enhanced® Na-RALA:
Many supplements use unstabilized R-Lipoic acid, which may have poor bioavailability, indigestion side effects and residual solvents. Bio-Enhanced® Na-RALA is processed to remove impurities and stabilized into a salt form that matches the molecular structure of naturally synthesized Na-RALA – quality steps that help eliminate gastric side effects and improve bioavailability.
ALCAR + ALA Synergy:
When taken together, ALCAR and ALA provide more efficient support of mitochondria synthesis and energy metabolism than when taken alone. ALCAR+ALA have also been studied in combination for their ability to protect proteins and cell mitochondria from free radical damage.
Black Pepper Extract (BioPerine®, standardized for min. 95% piperine), 2.5 mg
Black pepper extract supplies an active compound called piperine boosts absorption of other nutrients, enhancing Energy’s overall potency. The BioPerine® form of black pepper extract has been shown to boost CoQ10 blood levels by 30% (when compared with CoQ10 taken with placebo).
Made with patented extraction and purification processes, BioPerine® is a clinically researched, highly purified form of black pepper extract standardized to supply 95% piperine.
Take Performance Lab® Energy to elevate daily vitality, power-up body and mind, and enhance overall life performance.
Stack Performance Lab®
Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi supplies BioGenesis™ nature-identical vitamin and mineral core essentials for whole-body cell energy production, including iron and the B-complex vitamins.
Whole-Food Multi also supplies copper, an essential mineral that supports healthy mitochondrial function, complementing Performance Lab® Energy’s mitochondrial focus.
Together, Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi and Performance Lab® Energy supply fundamental and advanced cell energy support that combine to unleash peak daily vitality for exceptional life performance.
The brain consumes 20% of the body’s total energy supply, and is highly concentrated with mitochondria. also generates high levels of free radicals that can lead to mitochondrial decline.
Performance Lab® Energy and Performance Lab® Mind form a potent stack for supporting a revitalised, active and alert mind-state that is natural and well-tolerated – avoiding the crashes, side-effects and other health concerns associated with daily stimulant use.
Performance Lab® Prebiotic nourishes the Bifidobacterium probiotics that play a critical role in breaking down foods into core constituents that are metabolised by mitochondria into usable energy.
Taking Performance Lab® Prebiotic and Performance Lab® Energy help to both enhance mitochondrial function and keep mitochondria fueled-up with energy from food digestion – unleashing more life-enhancing cell vitality together than when taken alone.
When taken together, Performance Lab® Energy and Performance Lab® Sport Pre promote energised gym training, vitalised muscle performance and peak energy expenditure to optimise results in lean muscle mass development and healthy body composition.