Lauren Jacobsen BSc. (Hons.)
Lauren is a biochemist, with Hons BSc in Biochemistry with a focus on Sports Nutrition and Supplements with over 20 years of experience in the nutrition and supplement industry. Lauren has been featured in many publications including – Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Ahlan!, BBC Good Food, Inside Fitness, Strong, Better Health, Fitness Rx for Women, South China Morning Post, and was also the co-host of the US syndicated TV show BodyFuel.
Don Gauvreau MSc., CSCS
Don Gauvreau is recognized as one of the best researchers and product formulators in the dietary supplement industry. He has earned the moniker, The Supplement Godfather because of his in-depth knowledge and ability to continually develop and discover new and exciting dietary ingredients. Over the past 20 years, Don has had a hand in formulating and marketing hundreds of different products found on store shelves around the world. In 2012, Don was honoured with the distinction of being one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Vancouver Business magazine. Don’s academic background includes a Master of Science degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and he also holds the designation of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Most recently, he earned the newly created distinction of CBD (Cannabidiol) Expert from the CBD Training Academy. Don is a published author and regular contributor to Inside Fitness and Muscle Insider magazines. In 2008, Don founded PharmaFreak Technologies Inc. with long-time friend and business partner Alex Savva. PharmaFreak has quickly grown into a market-leading brand in over 50 countries worldwide. In 2011, Don founded LBRX Sciences Inc. and developed a new brand called SD Pharmaceuticals in order to meet the demands of consumers looking for new, research-based ingredients. In 2014, SAGA Sciences was incorporated and it is now hold both the PharmaFreak and SD Pharmaceuticals brands. In addition to his interest in health and fitness, Don also has a keen interest in educating youth on the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. During his graduate studies, he researched the effects of nutrition on the cognitive function of school-aged children. Don is also a certified and good-standing member of the Ontario College of Teachers.