We all know that supplements are absolutely integral to our work as nutrition professionals and we also know that this $36 billion industry can feel like the wild west. In this RWS Clinician’s Corner, we spoke with the world-renowned supplement formulator, Shawn Wells, who pulled back the curtain on the supplement industry to help us understand the product and ingredient development process from idea to the product in your kitchen.
In this episode of the RWS Clinician’s Corner, Shawn explained:
→ How he thinks about developing novel ingredients
→ The key things to look at when researching a new product or line – what to watch out for and how to do your due diligence when recommending products to clients
→ Some incredible and powerful ingredients that we can bring into our clinical practice, including an alternative to caffeine that has all the benefits with none of the downsides or toxicity, a blood sugar handling support as effective as clinical drugs without the side effects, and an exercise mimetic that can wildly enhance your active clients’ workouts or stimulate important biological properties in clients who aren’t able to exercise… and that’s only a sampling!
There’s no better person to take us on this deep dive than Shawn. He has formulated over 700 supplements, foods, and beverages and has patented 20 novel ingredients including some discussed in this interview. And, just as important, he’s not affiliated with any one supplement brand, which allows him to offer a unique and objective perspective on this topic that you can’t find anywhere else.
This episode is gold and jam-packed with clinical pearls. Enjoy it here.
To stay connected to Shawn, you can find him on:
His website: https://shawnwells.com
His book, The Energy Formula, here: https://www.energyformula.com
Interested in working with supplements in your own practice?
We’ve got you covered! Our comprehensive program teaches you how to use a range of supplements in your personalized client protocols – safely and more effectively. To learn more about our foundational course, Mastering the Art & Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, click here. To view our full curriculum, click here.