We founded Thrive Naturals on the basis that if we are not living life to its fullest – if we are not THRIVING – then we are just not living.
This is my true story and one that I have shared over the years with family, friends, colleagues and everyone who has noticed the changes in me.
One morning, several years ago, I woke up and got on the scale, and there it was, I had officially gained over 30 lbs! I turned to my wife in amazement and desperation – “How did I let this happen?”. Between the stress of work, three young daughters and life, it became too easy to fall into the trap of not exercising, not eating well and not taking supplements to nourish my body. I was sick and tired of being literally sick and tired all the time! My immune system was shot; I did not have the energy to play with my kids the way they wanted me to, and I just was not thriving. I knew I had to change… and change now.
The reality is that I knew better. Earlier in my life I had been a veteran Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with a lot of medical training and first-hand experience where I saw the the harmful results of my patients living an unhealthy life. I knew I had to get back to my roots and find a solution. I began to research and embrace a life filled with diet, proper nutrition and supplements. I am proud to say that the changes I made helped me lose the weight, regain my energy and thrive!
However, the path was not an easy one. The more research I did, the more books I read, the more doctors I interviewed – the more I realized that we live in a world that makes it hard to be healthy. With all the concerns of genetically modified, pesticide sprayed and hormone-injected food, we have to be extra vigilant about what goes into our bodies. I knew I was not getting the proper vitamins I needed from the food I was eating, and that getting the proper vitamins was crucial to my overall health. However, when faced with the endless aisles of supplements, it was simply overwhelming. There were just too many sub-standard vitamins in the market made with fillers and synthetic ingredients just so they could be advertised at a low price. I became frustrated. The more I would research a supplement, the more I would discover that they were often made in facilities overseas and did not follow strict quality guidelines. I knew that supplements were critical to my goal of regaining health, but it was too difficult to find a trustworthy brand that I knew I could count on to use pure, natural ingredients that were really what my body needed.
It was with this determination to find only the best supplements for my family and me – that I founded Thrive Naturals. Today, we operate with the focus of being able to share our knowledge and discoveries with our community. If we can create the change in others as we have created in ourselves, then, it is all worth it. It is with this notion of our customers being our extended family that we operate with the following core values:
We are excited and honored to have you join our community. We commend you on taking the action to create change in your life. May you live each day filled with vigor, passion and may you Thrive!