My Story

"I am strong because I've been weak. I am fearless because I've been afraid."

Meet Shawn Wells

Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is a product formulator and expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness and supplementation. He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes.

On the road to being dubbed “The World’s Greatest Formulator”, Biohacktivitst, and Keto Authority, Shawn faced and overcame significant obstacles with his own health—weight issues, depression, autoimmune conditions (Epstein-Barr, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), two cervical discs replacements, and a pituitary adenoma, which is a type of brain tumor. They say everything happens for a reason, and in Shawn’s case, his health problems led him down a winding path that required him to find science-based solutions, and they sparked his personal passion for biohacking.

Shawn Wells Ingredientologist

In the supplement industry, Shawn has held the titles of Director of Research and Development for Dymatize Nutrition® and Chief Scientific Officer for BioTrust Nutrition®. In addition to these appointments, Shawn is a co-founder of the popular patented ingredients TeaCrine® and Dynamine®, which are featured or used in over 300 products worldwide. He also has worked on patents on exogenous ketones, glucose tolerance agents, and more as the founding partner of the World’s Greatest Ingredients, LLC, alongside a team of PhDs and scientists.

Shawn also is the CEO of Zone Halo Research, a consulting group for supplement formulations, sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory/compliance work.

Shawn proudly serves on the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN) editorial board, and he has co-written a chapter on creatine in the most recent ISSN textbook Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancing Supplements. He was also named to the prestigious ISSN advisory board, as well as having received the honor of being named Fellow of the ISSN.


  • Fox News, Dallas
    "A leading voice in the world of nutrition and fitness"
    Fox News, Dallas
  • Shawn Tassone MD PhD
    “Shawn is probably one of the most genuine and honest men I have ever met and his brain on supplements and formulas is second to none. He is love embodied and also has grey hair which makes him pretty cool. Seriously the smartest man on the planet”
    Shawn Tassone MD PhD
  • Ben Greenfield

    “Shawn is a ‘rainmaker’ in supplements. When it comes to supplements, he’s known all over the world as the best of the best, but when it comes to never-seen-before novel ingredients, he’s truly groundbreaking.”
    Ben Greenfield
  • Dr. Felipe Donatto, PhD

    “I am the premier Brazilian Sport Nutritionist, and I can say that Shawn Wells is not only a great person, he’s also the best supplement formulator in the world. He can connect complex science with application, and he delivers the best products with the best ingredients.”
    Dr. Felipe Donatto, PhD
  • Josh Bezoni

    "Shawn Wells is the LeBron James of supplement formulating."

    Josh Bezoni
  • Dr. Jacob Wilson

    "Shawn Wells is quite simply the World's Greatest Formulator. Period. If you want the best... It starts and ends with him."

    Dr. Jacob Wilson
  • James Sol Radina, BioCBD+ Founder.

    "A wizard guide when it comes to IP protection and increasing the value of our company through patent knowledge and clinical trial expertise."

    James Sol Radina, BioCBD+ Founder.
  • Dr. Elena Gross

    "Shawn has an unquenchable thirst for research. He's a luminary that lights the way into a bright future of innovation and novel science in ingredients."

    Dr. Elena Gross
  • Ben Pakulski
    “Shawn is 100% a badass when it comes to supplements. When I want to learn the truth about performance supplements, nootropics, and cutting-edge ingredients, no one even comes close!”
    Ben Pakulski
  • Dr. Ashley E. Holly, Myogin, LLC.
    Remarkable Brilliance. Bio-innovator. Science Legend.
    Dr. Ashley E. Holly, Myogin, LLC.
  •  Dr. Michael DiMarco
    "Shawn is not only one of the smartest humans I have ever met, he is also one of the most thoughtful and caring.  Our body is our temple and when I want to know what I should be doing so it can perform it’s best, Shawn is the number one person I trust."
    Dr. Michael DiMarco


The Vitruvian Man demonstrates the blend of mathematics and art as well as Leonardo’s deep understanding of proportion. In addition, this picture represents a cornerstone of Leonardo’s attempts to relate man to nature. Further, he believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe.

I used this graphic to display the art and mathematics of being beautifully “broken” and trying to solve the entropy of putting the pieces back together with medicine, supplements, corrective exercise, self-care, biohacking, and everything at my disposal to make the best man I can possibly be. The solutions to my struggles are locked within my brain and laid out here on this site in videos and articles. Let me help you put your pieces back together.

Depression / Anxiety
When combined with all of my other health conditions, my tendency to overthink increased dark and anxious feelings.
Pituitary Adenoma
Finding out I had a brain tumor was my biggest health scare. Although it is non-cancerous, it caused chronic headaches and helped throw my neurotransmitters, hormones and brain out of alignment.
I’ve never been someone who slept well—my overactive mind and my poor pituitary function led to many restless nights.
Sleep Apnea
I was a sufferer of sleep apnea, which ties to snoring, poor oxygenation, fatigue, obesity, obesity hypertension, heart disease risk and even death.
Multiple Cervical Disc Replacement
I’ve had two titanium discs placed into my cervical spine (neck).
Adrenal Fatigue
To make up for my low energy, I abused caffeine and ephedrine, which gave me a temporary rush, but caused severe adrenal fatigue.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
My cellular energy remained very low, while my autoimmunity was off the charts. This led to a constant state of grogginess and exhaustion.
Bulging and Degenerative Discs
As an athlete, I played basketball, volleyball and lifted weights. Highly demanding physical activities (mixed with office and computer work) created serious problems in my spinal cord.
Hashimoto's Syndrome
I experienced chronic inflammation from this autoimmune thyroid condition.
Leaky Gut
Almost everything I ate gave me gas, bloating and fatigue.
Hormone Imbalance
My testosterone was in the double digits, my estrogen and prolactin were sky-high and my thyroid stimulating hormones were extremely low.
Epstein Barr Virus
Suffering from EBV led to many of the autoimmune disorders I developed over time. For years, this underdiagnosed condition cost me the quality of my life.
My chronic inflammation, hyperactive nerves and hypertonia (constantly flexed/tense muscles) made for a life of constant fatigue.
Bilateral Knee Surgeries
I had arthroscopic and cadaver cartilage added to both knees.
Much of my life, I’ve struggled with my weight—to cope with my fatigue, pain and depression, I often turned to sugar and junk food.
Hip Labrum Tear
An impingement of my femur (leg bone) in my acetabulum (hip socket) led to a tissue tear that required surgery to correct.

Featured Appearances:

Shawn has been featured on podcasts with Ben Pakulski, Ben Greenfield, Onnit Podcast with Kyle Kingsbury, Drew Manning (Fit2Fat2Fit), What the Fat? With Dr. Ryan Lowery, Keto Savage, Ketovangelist, Ketogenic Athlete, Super Human Radio, Examine.com and many more. Shawn is the co-host of his own show, the popular health and mindset podcast called BioTrust Radio. He can also be heard as a guest expert on the nationally-broadcasted One Life Radio Show (also frequented by ISSN co-founder, Dr. Jose Antonio).

Recently, Shawn was selected to be one of the internationally-recognized experts interviewed in the globally-recognized documentary series, The Real Skinny on Fat.

Shawn has also spoken on stages all around the world at conferences such as the International Society of Sports Nutrition, KetoCon, FitCon, National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Arnold Classic, the Europa and many more.

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