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Donald Gauvreau, MSc.


Donald Gauvreau is recognized as one of the best researchers and product formulators in the dietary supplement and natural health product 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 and products. Over the past 20-plus years, Donald has formulated and marketed hundreds of different products found on store shelves around the world. In 2012, Donald was honoured with the distinction of Top 40 Under 40 by Vancouver Business magazine.

Donald’s academic background includes a Master of Science degree and 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) Professional from the CBD Training Academy. Donald has hundreds of articles published in various health and fitness publications and is a regular contributor to Inside Fitness and Muscle Insider magazines.

In 2008, Donald founded PharmaFreak Technologies Inc. with longtime friend and business partner Alex Savva. PharmaFreak quickly grew into a market-leading sports nutrition brand in more than 50 countries worldwide. In 2011, Donald founded LBRX Sciences Inc. and developed another sports brand, SD Pharmaceuticals, in order to meet the demands of consumers looking for new, cutting-edge ingredients. In 2014, SAGA Sciences was incorporated, and it holds ownership of both the PharmaFreak and SD Pharmaceuticals brands, reaching annual sales of up to $15M. In late 2019, Donald sold his 50 percent stake in SAGA Sciences in order to focus his time and energy on helping other entrepreneurs and businesses through his consulting firm, Kaleidoscope Health Inc.

Much of Donald’s time is now spent on his true passion project—studying, researching and developing various forms of alternative medicine derived from cannabis, fungi and other traditionally used plants. Donald’s mission is to educate people on the benefits of alternative medicine and how to properly use it, all while providing high-quality, consistent and affordable access to people in need.

In addition to his passion for health and fitness, Donald also volunteers much of his time coaching youth sports. He also has a keen interest in educating youth on the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. During his graduate studies, Donald studied the effects of nutrition on the cognitive function of school-aged children. Donald is also a certified teacher and member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

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