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Prebiotic

Microflora support for digestive, immune and metabolic health*

$45.00

Designed for Performance

Nourishes existing gut microbiome rather than introducing multiple probiotic strains*

Supports digestive regularity, comfort and nutrient absorption*

Promotes healthy immune system performance in the GI tract*

Helps with weight by promoting satiety and reducing food caloric density

Healthy for Daily Use

Orafti® Synergy1: Oligofructose-enriched inulin (Inulin-FOS) from chicory root

Supports long-range heart health by regulating bad cholesterol absorption*

Supports long-range bone health by enhancing calcium absorption*

Plant-based, prebiotic-infused Plantcaps® from pullulan (fermented tapioca)

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100% Natural
Plantcaps®
Vegan
Friendly
Caffeine
Free
Non
GMO
GMP
Certified
Synthetic Additive
Free
Gluten
Free
Soy
Free
Allergen
Friendly

Ingredients

Inulin-FOS (FructoOligoSaccharides) as Orafti® Synergy1 (from Chicory Root), 2 g

Inulin and FOS are found in many foods, but are especially concentrated in chicory root, which is about 20% inulin and 10% FOS. Structurally, inulin is a long-chain molecule while FOS is a short-chain molecule. Both are soluble fibres with prebiotic properties that can enhance multiple measures of digestive health and overall well-being.

Inulin Diet Stimulates Bifidus Probiotic Proliferation in the Colon
In vivo study results:

Inulin Diet

Performance Lab® Prebiotic’s Inulin-FOS Microflora Support

Inulin-FOS is noted for its resilience: It passes undigested through the stomach and small intestine, arriving intact in the colon.

In the colon, Inulin-FOS selectively feeds Bifidobacterium probiotic strains, stimulating their growth and proliferation.

A robust intestinal microbiome of Bifidobacterium (and other strains) is important for digestive and metabolic health because probiotics supply enzymes that enable the efficient breakdown and utilisation of foods in the gut. This bioactivity accounts for probiotics’ most well-known benefits for digestive regularity, comfort and overall healthy function.

Why Performance Lab® Prebiotic Targets Bifidobacterium Probiotic Species:

  1. Bifidobacterium is suggested to more easily adhere to and reinforce the intestinal lining;
  2. Bifidobacterium are considered a highly competitive probiotic strain, possibly due to enhanced energy-scavenging capacity from a wider variety of nutrients;
  3. Bifidobacterium’s superior metabolic performance may outcompete bad bacteria in the gut more efficiently than other probiotic species

Beyond digestive health, Performance Lab® Prebiotic’s Bifidobacterium-promoting activity helps contribute to other beneficial activities associated with a healthy gut microbiome, including:

Pathogen resistance

Bifidobacterium fermentation of Inulin-FOS produces lactic acid that reduces gut pH, acidifying the colon to limit growth and activity of bad bacteria and pathogens, such as Candida albacans and E. coli. Bifidobacterium also adheres to the intestinal lining, helping to strengthen a critical barrier against pathogens and microbes.

Immune function

Probiotics’ anti-pathogen bioactivities contribute to their association with robust immune system health. Probiotics may also support healthy immune performance by enhancing the synthesis and proliferation of immune cells lymphocytes and macrophages, which play important roles in overall immune system function.

Nutritional status

In addition to creating an unfavourable environment for pathogens, Bifidobacterium and other lactic-acid producing flora promote a favorable acidic environment for absorption of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Bifidobacterium also synthesises B-vitamins and vitamin K in the gut.

Microbiome-gut-brain axis

Emerging research suggests probiotics may modulate stress, anxiety and mood by optimising the microbiome-gut-brain axis, also known as the gut-brain connection.

The Bifidobacterium strain of probiotics nourished by Performance Lab® Prebiotic has been shown in animal research to increase tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin: A brain chemical with calming, mood-enhancing activities.

Studies have suggested the Inulin-FOS may support weight control by reducing food intake, which researchers attributed to Inulin-FOS’s suppression of the hunger hormone ghrelin and promotion of the satisfaction hormone peptide YY:

Inulin-FOS Soluble Fibre Support

Performance Lab® Prebiotic’s Inulin-FOS Soluble Fibre Support

As a soluble fibre, Inulin-FOS cannot be digested in the small intestine. Instead, during digestion soluble fibre absorbs water, expanding and forming a gel as it passes through the GI tract. This biological activity accounts for many of soluble fibre’s benefits, including its support for:

Digestive health

  1. Inulin-FOS’s solubility adds bulk to stools while making them softer, helping to promote easier, more comfortable elimination;
  2. Soluble fibre can help ease issues with loose or watery stools, absorbing excess fluid to help form firmer stools and more regular elimination;
  3. Bulkier stools also help with constipation and related straining, which contribute to hemorrhoids and colon health concerns

Weight control

  1. Inulin-FOS’s ability to absorb water and swell in the stomach blocks the “hunger hormone” ghrelin and promotes feelings of satiety that help with appetite control;
  2. Influencing the caloric density of foods (when taken with food and water), functionally reducing the calorie content of any food item that is consumed;
  3. Balancing blood sugar: Inulin-FOS has no impact on blood sugar and slows food transit time in the gut, for a more gradual rise in post-meal blood sugar and a reduced glycaemic load;
  4. Countering triglycerides. Taking inulin lowers triglycerides, the building blocks of fatty tissues associated with weight gain.

Heart health

Soluble fibre from foods such as Inulin-FOS promote heart health by helping to maintain cholesterol levels that are already in normal range. In the gut, soluble fibre binds cholesterol from foods with bile, thereby limiting cholesterol absorption and encouraging cholesterol elimination. Strong evidence backing this bioactivity has earned soluble fibre a rare FDA qualified heart health claim:

“As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, soluble fibre may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Performance Lab® Prebiotic contributes 1.7 grams of soluble fibre to the 7 grams necessary per day to have this effect.”

About Orafti® Synergy1

A unique form of Oligofructose Enriched Inulin reerived from chicory, Orafti® Synergy1 combines the best benefits of two health-promoting fibre forms, including selective support for Bifidobacterium probiotics. Orafti® Synergy1 is 100% vegetable origin, meeting the highest quality requirements. It has also been clinically shown to safely reduce calorie intake and enhance calcium absorption.

 

Why Take Performance Lab® Prebiotic instead of a probiotic supplement?

Probiotic supplements may help to support healthy intestinal flora, but may also have limitations and side effects that influence their efficacy.

Performance Lab® Prebiotic takes a different approach to microflora health that may offer several advantages over standard probiotic supplements:

Probiotic Supplements

Deliver multiple new probiotic strains to the gut’s existing microflora colony. Some bombard the gut with 10+ probiotic strains in unnatural ratios that may yield unpredictable or uncomfortable results.

Must arrive alive in the colon to confer digestive benefits, but are easily destroyed by heat, cold, light and stomach acids.

Some products’ labels claim up to 2+billion “live” cultures, but are shown on analysis to have far fewer, with significant percentages as “dead on arrival”.

Performance Lab® Prebiotic Advantage

Designed to fertilize the gut’s unique existing microflora colony, helping to promote robust, organic probiotic growth in a gentle, harmonious manner for superior activity, tolerability and efficacy.

Resilient, Orafti® Synergy1 inulin-FOS fibre passes through the stomach acids unharmed and is fermented by Bifidobacterium in the colon.

Always 100% bioactive and supplying the exact nutrition that is listed on the label, Performance Lab® Prebiotic arrives ready to support digestive health.

Take Performance Lab® Prebiotic to nourish your gut’s microflora and unlock the digestive and whole-body health benefits associated with probiotic balance.

$45.00

Stack Performance Lab®
Prebiotic With:

Whole-Food Multi

Whole-Food Multi

Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi supplies NutriGenesis™ nature-identical vitamin and mineral core essentials for overall eye health, including A (as Retinol), C, E, and minerals Zinc and Copper.

Performance Lab® Whole-Food Multi’s antioxidant essentials combine with Performance Lab® Vision’s antioxidant botanicals to supply many of the nutrients shown to support long-range eye health in large-scale, government-funded human clinical trials.

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$50.00
Men's
Women's
$50.00
Women's
1 Box of Performance Lab® Mind (30 Capsules)

Mind

Performance Lab® Vision and Performance Lab® Mind form a strong stack for any type of competitive performance that relies on quick thinking, good reflexes and sharp vision.

Performance Lab® Vision supports this type of performance by activating and energising the eyes, enabling fine motion detection and promoting retina-to-brain signalling speed. Performance Lab® Mind augments these benefits with support for fast mental processing and clear cognition under pressure.

$60.00
1 Box of Performance Lab® Sport Pre-Workout (120 Capsules)

Pre

Performance Lab® Sport Pre primes the body for superior athletic performance. Performance Lab® Vision augments that performance by supplying a unique sensory competitive edge.

Together, Performance Lab® Vision and Performance Lab® Sport Pre help to enhance sports activities where hand-eye coordination, reflexes, sharp eyesight and muscle function provide a competitive advantage.

$40.00

FAQ

Who should take Performance Lab® Prebiotic

Performance Lab® Prebiotic can be taken by anyone seeking to nourish their microflora to achieve better digestive function and related benefits for weight management, heart health, immunity and more. Performance Lab® Prebiotic’s microflora support may be particularly well-suited to those who are dissatisfied with standard probiotic supplements and want to try a new strategy for promoting a robust, healthy and thriving gut microbiome.

How do I take Performance Lab® Prebiotic

For best results take 3 capsules with your first meal of the day, and 3 capsules with your second meal. Always take Performance Lab® Prebiotic with at least 8 oz. of water.

Is Performance Lab® Prebiotic safe?

Like all Performance Lab® supplements, Performance Lab® Prebiotic is designed to be safe for long-term daily use, without the need for cycling. Performance Lab® Prebiotic achieves this by using pure, potent ingredients that are dosed appropriately and in line with clinical research. Performance Lab® Prebiotic’s clean formula design – free of GMOs, gluten, soy, colourants, preservatives and other additives – is also well-tolerated by the body; safe and beneficial for long-term use.

How is Performance Lab Prebiotic better than a supplement that has 1+ Billion live cultures of 10+ probiotic strains?

Supplements that supply multiple strains of live active cultures in high numbers have many variables that make it hard to predict efficacy and outcomes. More probiotic strains are not necessarily better, and may be associated with undesirable side effects like wind and bloating. High numbers of live active cultures look appealing on a label, but due to the fragility of probiotics and less-than-optimal manufacturing practices of some brands, the actual number of live cultures that reach the colon may be far less.

Performance Lab® Prebiotic takes a different approach: instead of flooding the digestive system with as many different probiotic strains in the highest quantities possible, Performance Lab® Prebiotic selectively nourishes a single superior strain that already exists in the gut: Bifidobacterium.

Supplying the ideal nourishment for Bifidobacterium, Performance Lab® Prebiotic encourages robust probiotic growth that works in harmony with your unique gut environment – helping to support all the benefits of probiotics more comfortably, organically and reliably than some probiotic supplements.

Research

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