VitaSource – the Real Story
Greg Geremesz, the founder of VitaSource, started promoting health supplements in 2002 motivated by his own experience in his late twenties when he suddenly started suffering from excessively low energy levels.
Despite this fact he was exhausted after work and wanted to sleep as soon as he got home, his doctor told him he had a ‘clear bill of health.’
Not willing to accept this, he took things into his own hands…
• He drank a lot of caffeinated drinks
• He started taking diet pills that were ephedra based
• He went to a chiropractor
• He tried eating lots of sugar because people talked about “the sugar high”
But all of this actually had the opposite effect on him. He would drink a can of soda, only to want to take a nap 15 minutes later.
His life was a mess. He tried everything and nothing seemed to work. And the more things he tried, the more depressed he became, making him absolutely miserable.
Then he reflected on his parents who passed away at early ages, his mother when she was 40 and his father when he was just 46 to different health ailments.
He said to himself “Face the facts, Geremesz – it’s in your genes. You’re destined for poor health.
At the same time, he wanted nothing more than to experience a greater level of energy.
Then one day, he sat down in his bed and prayed. “Help me get more energy and be able to live a normal life again. Help me to experience more passion, more joy and a deeper level of peace in my life.”
As grace would have it, a few days after that a friend handed him a book about fasting. And despite Greg’s skeptical nature, he quickly became fascinated in it and decided to put it to the test. After two days without eating any food…
He Thought His Head Was Going to Explode and He Was Suffering From a Headache Due to Caffeine Withdrawals
But over the next week, this all changed and by the time he had completed the fast, he had more energy than he knew what to do with. He was bouncing off the walls and was actually afraid to begin eating again because he was feeling so good.
And that was just the beginning.
Since then he has invested hundreds of hours studying the best of the best in the science of nutrition and supplementation, using himself as a guinea pig in his own virtual testing laboratory.
And he found the key to greater health and more energy levels all boiled down to getting back to the basics of what his Grandma had always told him: you are what you eat.
But when he delved further, Greg also discovered while Mother Nature’s food is best, unfortunately due to environmental issues, poor soil quality and poor eating habits…
We are Unable to Live at our Optimal Health and Have that Sustained Energy Every Day by Relying Purely on Food
It was this 1948 study by a Rutgers University Professor which turned him from die-hard skeptic to a true believer when it comes to supplements…
Can you imagine what those levels are at today?
The reality is the nutrition in our fruit and vegetables has declined to such a level that…
It Now Takes 60 Servings of Spinach to Get the Same Amount of Iron as Just One Serving in 1948
So Greg started taking a greens supplement and found it not only gave him more energy, but also helped him feel more focused and at peace with himself.
But when he took other supplements, he didn’t notice any difference at all bringing him to the conclusion not all supplements are created equal - particularly the cheap, high volume supplements found in some grocery stores.
“What most people don’t realise is some companies store the ingredients they put into their supplements for a couple of years” says Geremesz. “And others supply their clients with multivitamins made in a lab from synthetic materials rather than whole food.”
Greg believes God has given us everything we need to sustain ourselves and synthetic materials will never be able to replace mother nature. So as you might imagine, he was not impressed.
This led him to study how our food is grown, what combinations deliver the nutrition our body needs, what nutrients people are lacking and what we need most in order to live healthy lives.
Greg went out in search of the perfect supplement. But he quickly found that unless you take part of the manufacturing process, it’s almost impossible to know what quality supplements you are really getting.
According to Greg: You might think to yourself “I need something which has a thousand milligrams of Vitamin C. But…
Here’s The 5 Questions Most People Fail to Ask About Their Supplements
1. Where does that Vitamin C come from?
2. Is it coming from nature? ?
3. Does it come from a laboratory where it’s put together as a chemical? ?
4. How bio-available is it? (will your body absorb it) ?
5. How much of that Vitamin C is your body going to absorb because it’s in the right molecular
This really annoyed and confused Greg because while the books he read and courses he took would tell him he needed a thousand milligrams of Vitamin C for example, the reality is his body could absorb far less Vitamin C from some of these supplements, because of the way it was produced. And in some cases the supplements had no enzyme activity left in them at all.
He could never work out what was in a bottle of supplements. So he decided the best way to be sure of what was in every supplement he and his family consumed was to make it himself and turn it into a little side business.
It started out small with a product called Supreme Greens. But before long he was receiving letters, emails and phone calls from people saying how their energy levels had increased, ailments which they had been experiencing for years had literally disappeared.
Greg says “It wasn’t so much that the supplement had cured them. It simply confirms the wisdom of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, dating back as far as 460 B.C.”
Hippocrates is quoted as saying…
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food”
He also said “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
This is what gives Greg the energy and the drive to get up every morning… to listen to his customers concerns… to expand his product range… and to research and study in order to find the latest ingredients to keep his products at the cutting edge.
Greg says his mission is to lift the vision of what people consider to be healthy:
“There is a huge difference between being free of disease and being healthy. Some people consider themselves healthy even though they get the flu every winter and have a difficult time getting out of bed every day after hitting the snooze button five or six times” he says.
“But true health is much more than that. It’s waking up full of energy, raring to go on a daily basis. It’s being able to do a 100 yard sprint at the age of 50. It’s being able to get down with your kids and crawl around with them without throwing your back out.”
Greg believes everyone can learn to be their own doctor which is why he does everything in his power to educate his customers to achieve better health. He says “Nobody knows your body better than you do, and while doctors play a critical role in our society, the unfortunate truth is they have not studied nutrition in great depth.”
“That’s why we have a number of experts on our team including a nutritionist, a sports exercise nutritionist, a psychologist and a Doctor with a PhD. We work together to develop the products and supply a wealth of information on our web site to ensure this information about nutrition accessible to everyone.”
Through its strong brand, team-focused approach and unparalleled commitment to quality and education, VitaSource is achieving the mission of its founder to inspire and enable people to experience better health, more energy and passion, and a deeper level of peace in their lives.