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Carsten Smidt, Ph.D. is a well-known scientist in the dietary supplement industry with over 25 years of experience in research, product development and management at science-driven companies, such as Mead Johnson, Nu Skin Pharmanex, Shaklee Corporation, USANA Health Sciences and doTERRA International. Dr. Smidt holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from the University of California at Davis, is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and is the author of many research publications and patents.

Dr. Smidt is passionate about developing better multivitamins and other nutraceutical products as well as keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors.


Joe Ford is an experienced business professional with broad knowledge and extensive experience around the globe. Joe has spent his career designing software, processes, and building successful teams for industries from health and wellness, enterprise software, to defense and DoD applications. He is a proud US Army Veteran.

Joe has a passion for developing solutions that make a difference and add value. He loves spending time with his family and creating unique artwork from wood.

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Real Nutra, LLC creates professional-quality dietary supplements for people who care about their health and our planet.
Products that deliver based on real, substantiated science in harmony with nature.