OUR MISSION IS MOVEMENT
We help people reach the highest level of health and performance using plant-based solutions for nutrition and fuel. We support this mission with research, science-backed information and attention to the needs of our customers.
To be thought leaders and developers of highly effective, industry-changing products that stay true to our mission and core values for generations to come.
Integrity: As a family-owned business, our values begin at home with honesty and strong moral values. We carry that forward to our community and to the world.
Innovation: We do things differently by thinking creatively to solve problems and apply the latest science and production methods that turn our innovations into valued products.
Efficacy: We develop products that work. This promise we guarantee unconditionally.
Educate: Even our clean innovative products require education, which is why we offer “Ask The Expert” at the bottom of every page. Please ask us your questions!
We utilize a large network of scientists, physiologists, clinicians, and sports and health professionals to advise our team of the ongoing research and development of Nutrigardens products. Our Chief Science Advisor heads the Scientific Advisory Board, while our Founder keeps the company on task with its mission.
RICHARD PERRY Founder and CEO
Richard Perry is vegan chef, recipe developer and founder of NutriGardens. After a serious bicycling accident Richard began juicing certain fruits and vegetables that were…
generally known for their healing properties. In the process he learned about functional foods, especially beets, and their benefits beyond their basic known nutrition. Specific plants have natural chemicals that protect themselves from disease. Those chemicals can be isolated and concentrated into true superfoods that help the body function at its highest level. Professional and collegiate sports teams, Olympians and elite athletes use Nutrigardens’ functional food products worldwide, in addition to people looking for overall improved health.
NORMAN HORD, Ph.D. Chief Science Advisor
Norman Hord serves as a faculty member at Oregon State University. Dr. Hord is a Registered Dietitian and oversees a research program that focuses dietary nitrate and nitrite…
in the prevention and treatment of diet-related chronic diseases. Dietary nitrate and nitrite contributes to endogenous NO (nitric oxide) production from nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway, a newly identified pathway for endogenous bioactive NO production. In this context, plant foods rich in nitrate and nitrite may prove to be an effective strategy for cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Hord received the Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his doctoral degree in nutrition from Purdue University.
MEGAN REED, RN, MScN Nutrition Advisor
Megan Reed is a registered nurse and nutritionist with a passion for real food; something ingrained from her farming roots. Her desire to improve human health began at …
the American Cancer Society in community education and eventually led to a nursing degree. After nine years as a registered nurse in a hospital and having two children with food allergies, Megan went on to earn a Master of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine. As a lifelong participant in athletics, Megan understands the desire to achieve peak results and she uses her scientific understanding of both the human body and nutrition to enhance health and performance using “real food” solutions.
MICHAEL SCHAEFFER Veteran Industry Advisor
Michael Schaeffer is a well-recognized leader in the dietary supplement industry. He was President of Pacific Nutritional in Vancouver, Washington for 15 years where he guided …
strategic direction for the company, increasing sales from 3 million to 30 million during his tenure.
With a 30+ year proven track record in manufacturing and product formulations, Michael brings his senior-level executive experience to advise Nutrigardens on many aspects of the business including product development, manufacturing, and market positioning and long-term vision.
Michael positively impacts our organizational performance by influencing perspectives on our growth strategies. He is a high energy and dynamic advisor with excellent analytical skills.
ROSA KELLER Sports Performance Advisor
Rosa Keller is a retired gymnast, cycling and weightlifting instructor and a Ph.D. student in nutrition at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on the complex and …
advantageous relationship between phytochemicals and dietary nitrate, found primarily in vegetables, and the effects on exercise performance and energy metabolism.
Rosa’s passion for fitness, nutrition science, and health promoting-foods makes her an important advisor on sports performance and overall health. She is our voice to the next generation of athletes who believe natural, whole foods are the most valuable resource for optimizing both cognitive and physical performance.
JERRY CARLETON Growth Advisor
Jerry Carleton, founder, and principal of the Immix Law Group is a corporate and securities attorney who counsels private emerging and growth-stage companies on corporate …
finance, and securities issues. He focuses on pre-formation planning, entity formation, raising capital, securities compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and contractual issues, and general day-to-day business advice. Jerry also adds value as a strategic business partner to entrepreneurs and is able to provide clients not only counseling on legal issues but also advice from a business perspective, having founded or co-founded seven companies to date.
OUR RESEARCH PROCESS
Once we decide the most important problems worth solving, we conduct extensive research, obtain the highest quality ingredients, and test for microorganisms such as bacteria, pathogens, yeasts and molds.
After the chosen ingredients are blended to our specifications, a second test is conducted to meet FDA and other regulatory agency requirements before we test the product among real human subjects.
We collect user data, make adjustments if needed to our formula and retest as many times as necessary before moving ahead with production.
These processes ensure that our products are safe, clean labeled and proven effective. Nutrigardens has a deep sense of responsibility to do the right things.