How It All Started
Like many young professionals, I couldn't afford to get sick as an investment banker. We had no “sick days” and instead loaded up on as many vitamins and health drinks we could, tried to hide our sniffles, and returned to our desk. As soon as any semblance of a cold surfaced, I ran to the pharmacy, the health foods store, and smoothie bar and filled up with vitamins, fruits, and pills. These were never cheap runs.
There had to be a better way to get back on my feet than a pharmacy cocktail of supplements. I started experimenting with ingredients that science has proven hastens recoveries, to create a single shot to fulfill all my vitamin and antioxidant requirements. With the help of a food scientist and nutritionist, we managed to bottle this elixir into a shelf-stable shot.
I grew up in Sunny San Diego, attended THE Arizona State University then moved to New York to work 100-hour weeks on Wall Street. Five years into finance, I "retired" and spent some time learning to “surf” in Costa Rica. I have been skinny dipping in Vietnam, kissed sting rays in the Cayman's, lived for a summer in a Buddhist temple in Japan, spent more of my life living out of hostels than I'd admit to my mother, and generally partied my way across 30+ countries. Throughout all these journeys, I refused to let a cold slow me down. Now I want to help do the same for you.
-- Ryan Pfeiffer (Founder, CEO & Chief Courier)