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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 metabolise 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 fibre.

Antioxidants SOD (superoxide dismutase) and glutathione).

Because they are grown – not synthesised 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 utilised by the body – making BioGenesis™ nutrients more potent, biologically active and effective than the synthetic and isolated nutrients found in many standard multivitamin products.

Why BioGenesis™?

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





Vitamin C


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







Aubergine: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999





Vitamin C


Spinach: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999





Vitamin C


Beetroot: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999





Vitamin C


Green Peppers: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999



Vitamin C




Tomatoes: Decline in Nutrients Percent Change, 1950 vs 1999

Vitamin C






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:

1. Planting

Seed nutrient (as mineral salt) is embedded into a glycoprotein matrix. Glycoprotein is a protein+sugar molecule needed for cellular growth and development.

2. Germination

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.

3. Growth

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 utilised efficiently to promote peak metabolic performance in nearly every cell in your body.

4. Harvest

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 culture
probiotic) – 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.

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