Performance Lab claims to be “…the world’s most sophisticated nutritional supplement system for optimizing daily performance and long-range health,” and uses only industry-leading ingredients made with advanced nutritional technologies.
In other words, they know how to tell you that their standard multivitamin is somehow more special than the many others like it on the market.
So, the question is, how does Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi really stack up? We’ll take a closer look at this multivitamin’s ingredients, benefits, price, and more so you can decide if it’s worth the purchase. Without anything further, let’s dive into this review of Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi!
About NutriGenesis® Multi
NutriGensis Multi is created and produced by Performance Lab. They are a well-known company within the health industry and have produced a wide variety of popular supplements, including Performance Lab Energy, Performance Lab Stim, Performance Lab Omega-3, Performance Lab Burn, Performance Lab Prebiotic, and many more.
Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi is a multivitamin that comes in both a Men’s and Women’s formula, both of which have very subtle differences such as a bit more iron in the Women’s, which, quite frankly, is the only difference we could spot. It provides more than 17-essential vitamins and minerals with “whole food cofactors” to improve uptake, and is vegan, free of stimulants or synthetic additives, and even offers a capsule made using prebiotic fiber.
Performance Lab also claims to avoid “unnatural mega-doses of vitamins,” though we see up to 2083% of your daily needs in at least one vitamin listed (B12), which makes for some “expensive pee.” Still, we appreciate that at least some of the oil-soluble vitamins in their product—oil-soluble being vitamins that may accumulate in your tissues over time—at lower doses than what many other multis offer.
Other than that, they make lots of claims of superior absorbency and quality along with their gender-specific formulas, which they apparently achieve using a patented laboratory system that produces an “efficient microcosm of farming.”
Okay, so this means they “grow” vitamin C, etc., in a lab? Interesting…
Still, we appreciate them producing what appears to be a “clean” product, other than the fact that they also say it’s grown in a lab…is this what the old BALCO facilities became?
Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Benefits
Over 17-Essential Daily Vitamins and Minerals
What good is a multivitamin that skimps on what you buy a multivitamin for? NutriGenesis loads theirs up with what you—or rather, your body needs to stay healthy. This includes a full spectrum of water and oil-soluble vitamins and minerals along with trace minerals such as boron and vanadium.
This, along with your complete, whole food diet, helps ensure your daily needs are met with the ease and convenience of easy-to-swallow capsules.
Calibrated for the Specific Needs of Men and Women
Men and women have different nutritional needs, which means a “general” multivitamin isn’t optimum. For instance, men don’t need as much iron as women do (nor do post-menopausal women, for that matter), and too much in a men’s formula will cause tiredness and an increased risk of infection.
That said, most of what’s in the two formulas is identical, and with only about 6 mg’s difference in iron content, there isn’t an enormous concern for iron toxicity in men. Other than that, the women’s packaging is pink, and the men’s blue, which taps out all the differences between the formulas.
Contains Whole Foods Cofactors for Optimal Absorption
Performance Lab claims their multivitamins are bioengineered to be better. They are apparently cultured to mimic how vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are produced in nature.
This sounds very Frankenfoods to us, and despite all of Performance Lab’s claims of better absorbency from cleaner and safer ingredients, we still prefer food-based vitamins, minerals, and amino acids from nature, not a laboratory.
Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Ingredients
Okay, so rather than bore you with information on what each vitamin and mineral included in this formula does for you, let’s speak of what you need from a multivitamin.
For one, it should contain a full spectrum of B-complex vitamins as well as vitamin C to round out what you need in water-soluble vitamins. Though NutriGenesis includes “only” 60 mg (about 70% of your daily needs), it includes as much as between 125% – 2083% of B-complex vitamins. Our guess is that a good diet containing enough fruits and vegetables is a rich source of vitamin C so that a little is all you need, whereas B-complex vitamins aren’t as densely represented in foods, so you need more. That’s our guess anyway, though you still don’t need so much that taking a whiz is a neon-yellow, expensive experience.
On the other hand, oil-soluble vitamins such as A, E, D, and K are represented in reasonably small amounts in this formula (about 67% of your daily needs for vitamin A, 83% of vitamin K1/K2, 125% of vitamin D, and 134% of vitamin E), which is still a tad high for our needs. Remember that much like vitamin C, vitamins E & A are abundant in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meat, so that you really don’t need a huge amount. Add in that unlike water-soluble vitamins and minerals that “rinse” through you on a daily basis, oil-soluble vitamins move through you slowly, and can accumulate in tissues and organs—possibly to the point of toxicity.
Finally, there are minerals, which are also water-soluble and many of us are deficient in. Since minerals aren’t quite as abundant in all foods we eat, it’s important that there’s an adequate supply in a multi—though again, massive doses are merely money swirling down the drain or even on the gym floor.
With NutriGenesis Multi, you get a curious mix that essentially omits magnesium (a mere 21 mg or 5% of your daily needs is included), while loading up on others such as chromium—a common mineral that they include 120 mcg or 343% of your daily needs of.
Gosh, for a company that supposedly grows precisely what you need in a lab, we’re curious what their logic behind these amounts is—other than leaving it up to the marketing department to tell you what you want to hear so you’ll buy their product!
Does NutriGenesis Multi Work?
Ideally, we should all be able to get full nutrition from the foods we eat without having to resort to pills or formulas. The problem is that our modern food supply comes from depleted soils and plants that are often genetically altered to produce quickly rather than nutritiously. Conventionally grown animal products may have similar issues, which is why it’s a good idea to ensure your daily nutritional needs are met with a quality vitamin.
This is where Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi’s come in, which are meant to enhance your already-healthy diet and ensure you don’t miss anything. They mostly keep their doses low, especially where it counts with oil-soluble vitamins that are not only readily available in many fresh foods, but can accumulate to the point of toxicity in extreme cases.
Plus, their value ratings are based on 4-capsules per day, which you can easily cut in half for better value, less risk of accumulation, and less waste.
Who is Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Best For?
You don’t need to have a full-on deficiency to reap the benefits of a quality multivitamin, which is something we recommend along with a healthy whole foods diet. In fact, even if your food supply comes from something other than depleted soils through modern farming practices before further losing nutrients through shipping and time on the shelf, there’s nothing wrong with ensuring you didn’t miss anything through the use of a quality multi.
Remember too that we all need vitamins and minerals to exist, so there’s VERY little risk of allergies or sensitivities, making this a product for nearly everyone.
Still, if you’re pregnant, nursing, or on medications, it’s good to check with your doctor first before supplementing even with vitamins and minerals.
Claims vs. Reality
Though we can’t support their claims of this being any better than most other multivitamins, we can say that the claims of vitamins and minerals themselves are all true: they help you build tissue, connect your nerves, produce hormones, allow you to think, move, digest, see, hear….and the list goes on.
In other words, you can’t live without vitamins and minerals, so any claim of them helping you be healthier is, of course, true.
Other than that, our cynical side sees no difference in this vs. most other vitamins on the market, and to be honest; we’re big fans of MegaFood food-based multivitamins, which offer quality, a low-dose product with clear food sourcing—something which Performance Lab seems to want us to take their word for.
Is Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Safe?
With all their talk of propriety farmed-in-a-lab NutriGenesis® ingredients, we were half expecting side effects along the lines of mutations of the head, claws, warts, and perhaps children being born with three eyes, that’s not the case. Instead, these seem to perform just like any other decent vitamin, neon yellow pee and all.
No sudden superpowers, restoration of your youth, or sudden ability to run a sub-2-hour marathon—just good nutrition and the wellbeing it creates.
Of course, some rare individuals may be allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in this product, though they are essential vitamins and minerals, so let’s hope not. Even so, if you are allergic or sensitive, stop using it; and if you’re pregnant, nursing, or on medication, consult with your doctor first.
Where to Buy Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi
At $39 for about a month’s supply, NutriGenesis falls into the upper end of what we would want to pay for a good multi.
Of course, though decent, we find this product to be nothing special, which steepens the price point in our minds. Still, if you order 3-months’ worth, they’ll throw in a 4th box on them along with free shipping, which makes it a reasonable value.
The product is currently only available through Performance Lab’s site.
More reviews of Performance Lab products:
- Performance Lab Stim Review
- Performance Lab Energy Review
- Performance Lab Omega-3 Review
- Performance Lab T-Booster Review
- Performance Lab Burn Review
- Performance Lab Mind Review
- Performance Lab Prebiotic Review
- Performance Lab Sleep Review
- Performance Lab Flex Review
- About NutriGenesis® Multi
- Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Benefits
- Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Ingredients
- Does NutriGenesis Multi Work?
- Who is Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Best For?
- Claims vs. Reality
- Is Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi Safe?
- Where to Buy Performance Lab NutriGenesis Multi