sourced from a collaboration of experts.

sourced from a collaboration of experts.

Researchers

Scientists and researchers collaborate with us to formulate products that work better at a biochemical level in the body.

Health and Wellness Practitioners

We collaborate with a diverse group of practitioners to formulate products that are truly needed at each life stage, grounded in clinical practice and leading scientific research on nutrient forms and dosages. 

Real Families

Feedback from our customers is central to our product development and educational research process, ensuring that we consistently meet real family nutrition needs. 

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We seek and celebrate a diversity of perspectives. Together, we are a self-reinforcing ecosystem that supports, nourishes, and educates one another.

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Our community informs all aspects of our products, from ingredient selection, to formulation, to manufacturing and testing standards. Together, we learn what's proven to work in the lab and in real life, and where there are unmet needs that can be addressed through better nutrition products. 

We believe that the best information lies not in one paradigm, but at the intersection of many, from ancient traditions to modern medicine. Our community provides a diversity of expertise and perspectives to inform our educational content, ensuring that the fundamental nutrition information we share is relevant to you, wherever you are on your nutrition journey. 

Our community welcomes all perspectives, integrating the many ways in which nutrition touches our world--from nature, to science, to medicine, to history, family, and more. Together, we grow by sharing and learning from one another what it means to be truly nourished.

meet our advisors

Our advisors are comprised of scientists, health practitioners, and industry experts. Together, we develop nutrition products and education to address what's truly needed.

Dr. John Baldeschwieler

professor emeritus, caltech

Dr. John Baldeschwieler

professor emeritus, caltech

Professor Baldeschwieler is a J. S. Johnson Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at California Institute of Technology beginning his tenure there in 1973. He is a National Medal of Science recipient for his public service and scientific contributions, and worked as Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology in The White House from 1970-1972.  Professor Baldeschwieler has dedicated his career to the study and applicability of natural delivery systems, namely liposomal technology. While at Caltech, he was responsible for commercializing some of the first and most successful pharmaceutical liposomal applications. He founded Vestar, Inc. and served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors before it merged into NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Gilead, Inc.). He founded other companies, such as Combion, and served as Director of the Huntington Medical Research Institutes.  He taught at Harvard and Stanford before joining the faculty at Caltech. Professor Baldeschwieler completed his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Cornell University and earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley.

Jill Castle, M.S. R.D.N

pediatric nutritionist

Jill Castle, M.S. R.D.N

pediatric nutritionist

First and foremost, Jill Castle is a pediatric nutritionist and childhood nutrition expert. She works with parents to help them best nourish their children with nutritious foods and recipes and effective feeding strategies, establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime. To Needed, Jill is a vital advisor to Needed, helping to inform our educational content for practitioners and consumers, alike.

Dr. Crispin Eley

liposomal expert

Dr. Crispin Eley

liposomal expert

Crispin is a research scientist and entrepreneur, focusing his efforts on product development for commercially viable liposomal formulations. Alongside Needed, Crispin is realizing his dream of harnessing the power of liposomes to deliver natural ingredients to improve your health and that of your community. Crispin holds both a B.A. (honors) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oxford University.

Dr. Leah Gordon

naturopathic doctor

Dr. Leah Gordon

naturopathic doctor

Dr. Leah Gordon is near and dear to the Needed community. From identifying common consumer needs to informing product development to helping with ingredient selection, Dr. Leah plays an active role on Needed’s Advisory Board, informing the product pipeline. As a specialist in women’s health and an expert in integrative and functional medicine, she is able to cast a wide net across her patients’ overall health and go deeper into the root causes of their unique health issues. She is most passionate about natural hormone balancing, digestive health, pregnancy preparation, fertility, and the root causes of low sexual desire. Her warmth and genuine care for her patients and community come through the instant you meet her and see her smile.

Dr. Sarabenet Sequeira

medical doctor

Dr. Sarabenet Sequeira

medical doctor

Dr. Sequeira is a Board Certified pediatrician who builds on her broad base of medical knowledge with an integrated approach to medicine. Influenced by a homeopathic approach to health, she appreciates the healing powers of many alternative systems of medicine. Dr. Sequiera has been an invaluable advisor, as we determined dosage for our first Omega-3 Liposomal Powder product. 

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