I believe that high quality, whole food multi supplements can be one of the most important additions to help support your overall health.
Especially since I travel around Asia and don’t exactly keep a strict food journal of which nutrients I’m consuming on a daily basis…
I rely on whole food multivi’s to provide me with these main benefits:
- To provide “nutritional insurance” for when I inevitably don’t consume adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals per day.
- Support our immune systems so that we keep risk of illness as low as possible, so I can continue seeing sights and eating tasty foods!
But it’s not as easy as grabbing the first multivitamin you see in a store.
For example, there are big differences between natural vitamins and minerals, which your body can absorb and benefit from. As opposed to synthetic vitamins and minerals, which simply results in your urine turning yellow…yep, we’ve all been there.
Luckily, I was recommended Performance Lab supplements by a backpacker. And I haven’t thought about trying a different multivitamin since.
Let me tell you more about this supplement in my personal review. Read on to find out more about Performance Lab as a company, as well as what makes their NutriGenesis Multi my favorite to take on my travels.
Who are Performance Lab?
Performance Lab are a modern supplements company that have set out to produce the cleanest and highest quality products available. You’ll see this in how clean their products look; none of them would look out of place in a pharmacy.
What makes their supplements unique is that they’ve patented their own cutting-edge system of producing “nature-identical” vitamins and minerals; they call this “NutriGenesis”, which is why their multivitamin is called “NutriGenesis Multi” (previously known as ” Performance Lab Whole Food Multi”).
I was actually recommended Performance Lab supplements by a backpacker.
The backpacker (if you’re reading this review, cheers Edwin!) recommended their natural sleep aid to me (see my Performance Lab Sleep Review). And then I went on to discover that they produce a multivitamin.
So just a heads up that I have tried other supplements in their range, which I may review more of in future.
The bottom line is that I do genuinely take Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi on a daily basis and have done so over the past year non-stop. And I do believe that Performance Lab are a company that are trying to add some good to the world.
Performance Lab Multivitamin: What Is NutriGenesis?
I’ve already mentioned a little about this product in the section above.
The most important thing, in my honest opinion, is that Performance Lab have created a cutting edge (patented) system to produce “nature-identical” vitamins and minerals.
It seems to be this that has helped me feel great during my time taking it, even while enjoying street food, staying in hostels, and not exactly leading the healthiest of lifestyles.
NutriGenesis vitamins and minerals are more beneficial than synthetic nutrients found in cheaper multivitamins
In a nutshell, Performance Lab’s “NutriGenesis” system helps produce natural vitamins and minerals that your body recognizes as “whole food” and thus absorbs optimally. Resulting in much more benefits than synthetic nutrients in cheaper multi’s, which your body simply excretes and doesn’t make use of.
Anyway, there are gender-unique formulas of Performance Lab Whole Food Multi for Men and Women. I actually asked their customer service about this and I was told it was due to women requiring slightly different nutritional needs to men; this is the reason why the women’s formula has slightly more iron in it, for example.
Vegan Friendly Multi Supplement and free from any allergens
Another thing that we know many people will like about this product. It’s completely vegan-friendly (and actually is “vegan approved” by the vegetarian society).
This is also due to Performance Lab’s patented “NutiCaps” capsules, which are made from prebiotic fiber instead of the usual gelatin or cheaper HPMC/Cellulose alternatives used by all other multivitamin manufacturers.
This multi is also free from any allergens and nasty filler ingredients:
- Synthetic Additives Free
- Gluten Free
- Allergen Free
- Banned Substance Free
- Non Irradiated
As a result, regardless of your lifestyle choices, anyone should be able to take this whole food multi and benefit from it.
That pretty much covers the question of what Performance Lab Whole Food Multi is and what their NutriGenesis system is. Let’s move onto which ingredients (vitamins and minerals) are included in its formulas.
Performance Lab Multivitamin Ingredients
Usually, cheaper multi’s often include less vitamins and minerals in lower than adequate dosages. Not only that, I’ve already mentioned the issue with synthetic vitamins and minerals in the budget multivitamin supplements.
Well, another thing that sets Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi apart is that it contains at least 100% of the DV (daily value) of 17+ essential vitamins and minerals; these include all the vitamins you can think of (including B-complex), as well as all important minerals too.
As a result, by consuming 100% daily values of vitamins and minerals, you don’t have to worry so much about keeping strict records of your micro-nutrient intake while obtaining them. From simply popping a few multi pills.
Main Differences Between the Men’s and Women’s Formulas Explained
After looking at the ingredients (minerals and vitamins) that Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi contains, you’ll see that all the same nutrients have been added to both the men’s and women’s multivitamin. But there are small differences in dosages per serving with such nutrients as Iron.
In a nutshell, this is due to women requiring more iron than men on average due to losing iron through their menstrual period. In fact, this is one of the reasons why iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in women .
It’s these small things that we really like about Performance Lab Multivitamin. It’s clear that the R&D team at this company have done their research properly and made the right changes to the men’s and women’s formula (instead of simply repackaging the women’s in a pink bottle, which I see other supplement companies being guilty of).
Too many times have I seen companies genuinely just repackage supplements into pink boxes while keeping the ingredients lists the exact same…
How to Take This Multivitamin by Performance Lab
Both the men’s and women’s formula contains 120 capsules overall.
The standard serving size is 4 capsules per day, split into 2 different servings; to clarify, we take 2 capsules with our breakfast, along with 2 with our lunch or a snack mid-afternoon.
While the supplement facts label for Performance Lab Multivitamin states” take with or without food”, I believe that it contains fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D. So I always make sure to take it with food for optimal absorption of all its NutriGenesis vitamins and minerals.
I personally don’t take more than this recommended dosage and would recommend that you don’t either.
Is Performance Lab’s Multivitamin Really the Best Option Available for You?
Listen, there are probably thousands of different multivitamin supplements available out there. If you want to try them all, then please let me know what your favorite is – but it would be too costly and time consuming to keep trying out different products, in my opinion.
I have actually tried dozens of multivitamin products over the past 20 years or so. And usually, I was taking them to make myself mentally “feel better” about not keeping an eye on nutrient consumption.
However, I can honestly say that Performance Lab’s Multivitamin is the first that has genuinely helped me feel any sort of positive benefits; I feel more energetic, and I’ve not been ill over the past year which may have been due to my immune system being supported by the optimal intake of minerals and vitamins.
Where to Buy Performance Lab Multivitamin
I just mentioned that Performance Lab deliver to anywhere in the world.
But you are slightly restricted in terms of places to buy this multivitamin from.
This is because you can only buy Performance Lab supplements directly from their official website: www.performancelab.com
So forget about buying this from 3rd party retailers such as Amazon, GNC, Walmart or others. It’s not sold on those sites.
The good news is that you can pay using Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, PayPal and more on Performance Lab’s official website – I’ve never had a problem with an order over the past year.
The Best Deals for Performance Lab Multivitamin:
- 4 Months Supply (4 boxes) & Free Worldwide Shipping for $117 – this is my personal recommendation and bundle that I choose each time to stock up for 4 months.
- 2 Months Supply (2 boxes) for $78 – there isn’t any specific discount for choosing this option since 1 box is priced at $39.
- 1 Month Supply (1 box) for $39 – as mentioned, this is the price of a single box of NutriGenesis Multi.
Performance Lab Multivitamin Review Conclusion
If you’ve read this far, then thanks for reading my in-depth Performance Lab’s NutriGenesis Multi Review (previously known as Performance Lab Whole-Food Multi Review)!
I really feel that I’ve benefited from taking this multivitamin over the past year. So much so that I’ll continue taking it without trying other products out there.
The main thing I like about this product is that it includes Performance Lab’s patented “NutriGenesis” system, delivering “nature-identical” vitamins and minerals that your body absorbs optimally.
After originally finding this 1-2 years ago now, I believe the benefits are far from a placebo effect. I haven’t suffered from any illness during this time and have felt more energetic than before – what more could I want from a multivitamin?
It’s slightly more expensive than budget, cheaper alternatives you can buy from the supermarkets. But in all honestly, I tried cheaper alternatives and all they did was turn my urine yellow…
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