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W8 Biotic – A Stellar Performer!

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 4.17.46 PMMedlab have released an exciting product that, from initial practitioner feedback, appears to assist healthy weight loss.

W8 Biotic works by increasing satiety, improving carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, helps digestion and lean muscle mass resulting in more effective weight management!

Catching the educated eye of Dr Ross Walker recently on 2UE radio, is the new Medlab product W8 Biotic.

Reputed to be an important inclusion in the treatment protocol of a variety of conditions, W8 Biotic is an intriguing formula.


GastroIntestinal Tract (GIT) Microbiome

The Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) microbiota (organisms)  comprise one of the most metabolically and immunologically charged organs.

The GIT is the site where microbiota and environmental antigens (foreign substances) are most exposed to the immune system.

If the microbiome is reduced than both the gut and the immune system is compromised.

Microbiota communicate through complex signalling pathways with organs such as the gut, liver, muscle and brain.

New research indicates that the health of the GIT microbiome is essential in healthy weight loss and W8 Biotic helps promote the health of the gut.

W8 Biotic works by increasing satiety, improving carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, helps digestion and lean muscle mass resulting in more effective weight loss!


W8 Biotic Ingredients

  • Hi-Maize Resistant Starch 20 g
  • L-Leucine 2 g
  • Levocarnitine Tartrate 1.5 g
  • Equiv. Levocarnitine 1 g
  • Lactobacillus plantarum (Med 25) 10 billion
  • Lactobacillus paracasei (Med 24) 10 billion

Total 20 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units)


Serving Information

Add 25 grams of powder (1 scoop) to 250 mL of cold water and consume immediately, one (1) to two (2) times a day, before meals.

W8 Biotic is dairy and gluten free, is suitable for vegetarians and is comprised of evidence based ingredients.


W8 Biotic Ingredients 

Hi-Maize Resistant Starch

The primary ingredient in W8 Biotic is Hi-Maize Resistant Starch which is a Type 2 Resistant Starch (RS2).

The process of developing hi-maize resistant starch begins with high amylase corn hybrids produced through traditional plant breeding. A mild heat/ moisture technique aligns the amylose chains with a natural starch granule.

As this form of starch retains its natural granule structure it is known as a Type 2 Resistant Starch (RS2). Hi- Maize Resistant Starch contains 40% slowly digestible starch which is digested in the small intestine and slowly absorbed as glucose.

It also contains 60% resistant starch reaches the large intestine where it is fermented by beneficial bacteria and produces short chain fatty acids. These fatty acids trigger beneficial metabolic changes including the release of satiety hormones from the large intestine.

Due to above activity Hi-Maize Resistant Starch has the following therapeutic activity:

  • Increasing satiety and helping with weight control with a calorie controlled eating plan.
  • A modulation in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
  • Maintenance of  digestive health by promoting short-chain fatty acid synthesis.
  • Hi-Maize Resistant Starch is also a prebiotic and produces short-chain fatty acids that help to support healthy gastrointestinal function.


Leucine a branched chain amino acid. Leucine functions in metabolic and blood-glucose regulation and assists with skeletal muscle protein synthesis in healthy individuals.

Levocarnitine Tartrate

L-carnitine modulates energy expenditure in healthy individuals.

Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus paracasei

The two probiotics Lactobacillus plantarum (Med 25) and Lactobacillus paracasei (Med 24) naturally synthesise α-hydroxy isocaproic acid (HICA) from leucine which is indicated to increase lean muscle mass in healthy individuals.


hypothyroidism-weight-loss-722x406Insulin Resistance

Increased insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels leads to pre diabetes – a non disease state where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Dietary fibre and resistant starch are not digestible in the small intestine, do not break down into glucose and do not cause the production of insulin.

They pass through the small intestine undigested and reach the large intestine. This produces a lower glycaemic response with a lower rise in blood glucose and insulin levels.

Hi-Maize Resistant Starch helps support healthy blood glucose levels via three major mechanisms:

(1) Reduces the glycemic response to foods.

(2) Helps to improve insulin sensitivity (i.e. reduces insulin resistance).

(3) Helps to improve fat metabolism underlying glycemic health

You can read more about insulin resistance here.


The Gastrointestinal Microbiome and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Common pain relieving pharmaceuticals such as NSAIDs and high dose paracetamol (>2g/day) have been shown to disrupt GIT barrier integrity by inducing GIT inflammation and a state of hyper-permeability.

They are commonly prescribed to manage pain found in cases of OA and RA.

Probiotics and prebiotics are important therapeutic options that can restore GIT barrier functionality and down regulate pro-inflammatory mediators by modulating the activity of, for example, the bacteria Clostridia species, which is known to induce pro-inflammatory mediators.

RA and Gut Dysbiosis

It is a common presentation that people with RA also experience gut dysbiosis. Gut dysbiosis occurs when there is bacterial imbalances in the GIT increasing the risk of developing GIT barrier dysfunction via allowing bacterial endotoxins to enter the system due to leaky gut.

W8 Biotic can assist in reducing the impact of gut dysbiosis.


Final Word

Already W8 Biotic is gathering momentum in the mainstream media with the likes of Dr Ross Walker noting its therapeutic value.

Emed has established a positive relationship with Medlab and we are able to recommend this product where indicated.

Contact us to find out if W8 Biotic could be appropriate for your needs.


Further Reading


  • Heather Love says:

    Hi, I am a patient of Dr Mark Donohoe in Mosman, Sydney. I have an auto immune illness that causes my throat, mouth, tongue and any other part of my body to swell up whenever it feels like it. There seems to be no known cause and no real cure. I have had this for more than 4 years now, and, with Dr Donohoe’s help I have managed to get my body working the best it can so that my swelling episodes only seem to come about occasionally. Another downside of this illness is that the medications I need to take to maintain my health make me gain weight. I put on 25 kilos in 3.5 years before Dr Donohoe suggested I try W8 Biotic. That was at the end of May 2016 and I have lost 18kg so far. It’s not only the appetite suppressant of the powder that has worked, or the reduction of sugar cravings, but the fact that my muscles are not sore any more. I am enjoying going for long walks each day, and, as we live in Tasmania, there are plenty of beautiful places to go! I also bought a Fitbit at that same time and started out with a 5,000 step a day goal. It took me some time to get there, but my daily goal is now 7,000 steps and I regularly exceed this. I have averaged as much as 10,000 a day in recent weeks. My husband also started on W8 Biotic with me. He has lost about the same amount of weight as I have and is a Type 2 Diabetes. His HBA1C readings have gone from 7.3 down to 5.5 resulting in his doctor reducing his diabetic medication. We are both so happy to have found W8 Biotic and, although we are only about halfway through our weight loss project, we are confident W8 Biotic will continue to help us achieve our goal.


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