ABOUT COMPLEMENT


Whether you’re vegan for the animals, plant-based for your health, or somewhere in between for the environment, you are one of us. You're making the world a brighter place, ensuring a better tomorrow for our next generation. So we're dedicated to providing you with the knowledge about, and access to, the essential nutrients required to thrive and make sure that you are the best possible version of you.

ABOUT COMPLEMENT


Whether you’re vegan for the animals, plant-based for your health, or somewhere in between for the environment, you are one of us. You're making the world a brighter place, ensuring a better tomorrow for our next generation. So we're dedicated to providing you with the knowledge about, and access to, the essential nutrients required to thrive and make sure that you are the best possible version of you.

OUR STORY

 

By consuming plants in whole form, you maximize the intake of almost every critical nutrient — but to optimize your diet for performance and long-term health, there are a few pieces of the puzzle missing. A few critical nutrients that are harder to get from whole plants. A few that, while not so hard, can be inconvenient to source sometimes.

 

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OUR STORY

By consuming plants in whole form, you maximize the intake of almost every critical nutrient — but to optimize your diet for performance and long-term health, there are a few pieces of the puzzle missing. A few critical nutrients that are harder to get from whole plants. A few that, while not so hard, can be inconvenient to source sometimes.

 

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THE PROCESS

 

We started out with the simple idea of creating a blend of the 3 essential nutrients that vegans need: B12, Vitamin D3, and DHA/EPA Omega-3s (long chain, poly-unsaturated fatty acids, if you want to get scientific about it). And we wanted it in the purest form possible, where we knew exactly what went into the product and where it came from.

The algae we use in our Complement spray, for example, come from indoor vertical farms - biophotoreactors - which look like something you'd find on a spaceship...

 

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THE PROCESS

We started out with the simple idea of creating a blend of the 3 essential nutrients that vegans need: B12, Vitamin D3, and DHA/EPA Omega-3s (long chain, poly-unsaturated fatty acids, if you want to get scientific about it). And we wanted it in the purest form possible, where we knew exactly what went into the product and where it came from.

The algae we use in our Complement spray, for example, come from indoor vertical farms - biophotoreactors - which look like something you'd find on a spaceship...

 

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OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

DR JOEL KAHN

MEDICAL ADVISOR

MATT FRAZIER

CHIEF OUTREACH OFFICER, FOUNDER

JERRY SEVER

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

ESTHER JAFFA

CUSTOMER HAPPINESS EXPERT

DR JOEL KAHN

MEDICAL ADVISOR

MATT FRAZIER

CHIEF OUTREACH OFFICER, FOUNDER

JERRY SEVER

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

ESTHER JAFFA

CUSTOMER HAPPINESS EXPERT

MATT TULLMAN

CEO, FOUNDER

MOTHER NATURE

CO-FOUNDER

MATT TULLMAN

CEO, FOUNDER

MOTHER NATURE

CO-FOUNDER

WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS PLANT-BASED

The evidence is all there: plant-based nutrition can prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic diseases — illnesses that cost trillions of dollars and destroy far too many lives. It is the only sustainable way to feed a growing global population, and the way for humanity to leave behind the atrocities of industrial-scale animal agriculture.

We believe the tipping point is fast approaching where more and more of us will run on (or mostly on) plants. And we intend to be there to support this growing community, every step of the way.

WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS PLANT-BASED

The evidence is all there: plant-based nutrition can prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic diseases — illnesses that cost trillions of dollars and destroy far too many lives. It is the only sustainable way to feed a growing global population, and the way for humanity to leave behind the atrocities of industrial-scale animal agriculture.

We believe the tipping point is fast approaching where more and more of us will run on (or mostly on) plants. And we intend to be there to support this growing community, every step of the way.

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OUR STORY


By consuming plants in whole form, you maximize the intake of almost every critical nutrient — but to optimize your diet for performance and long-term health, there are a few pieces of the puzzle missing. A few critical nutrients that are harder to get from whole plants. A few that, while not so hard, can be inconvenient to source sometimes.

Like many health-conscious vegans, we used to rely on supplements to fill these gaps. But buying multiple bottles of isolated supplements is expensive and inconvenient. And multivitamins often contain too much of everything you don’t really need, and too little of the nutrients you do. We weren’t content with that for ourselves, and it was absolutely not something we wanted to give to our families.

We think our kids - and you! - deserve the purest, safest, and best-designed vegan nutrients in the world. What we wanted for them wasn’t a supplement, but rather, a complement: a simple way of getting the exact nutrients missing from a reasonably diverse plant-based diet … and absolutely nothing more.

Unfortunately, that didn’t exist. So we got to work.

3 years of research and nearly 40,000 bottles of Complement later, we’re now able to do so much more! Like innovating a biodegradeable pouch for our Complement Protein to help reduce the number of half-empty plastic tubs that end up polluting our oceans. Or using a percentage of our profits to feed all of the rescue animals at the Living with Harmony shelter. (That’s not just a donation... your purchase actually helps us cover ALL of the food-related costs for their animal residents.)

So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Our children and families were the real motivation behind starting on this journey - and it’s your support that makes it possible to continue on our path!

Matt & Matt, Founders of Complement

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THE PROCESS


We started out with the simple idea of creating a blend of the 3 essential nutrients that vegans need: B12, Vitamin D3, and DHA/EPA Omega-3s (long chain, poly-unsaturated fatty acids, if you want to get scientific about it). And we wanted it in the purest form possible, where we knew exactly what went into the product and where it came from.

The algae we use in our Complement spray, for example, come from indoor vertical farms - biophotoreactors - which look like something you'd find on a spaceship. The algae used for Complement Plus are grown farms in Texas and New Mexico utilizing wind and solar energy. Both allow us to get the DHA and EPA Omegas right from the source, without any exposure to environmental pollutants, like the heavy metals and micro-plastics (sadly) in our oceans.

And of course, we make sure everything is cruelty-free. The Vitamin D3, by way of example, comes from lichen, which is sort of like a mushroom. Lichen is hard to find, but it’s the only vegan source of D3, which is usually harvested from sheep’s wool.

All of our products are made in the USA (California, to be specific), and every single batch of our products undergoes a rigorous set of tests to ensure it contains all that it should - and nothing that it shouldn’t. We’re not happy with anything but the highest standards possible, because we wouldn’t give anything less to our kids, or to you!

When it comes to food or supplements, feeling confident that it’s pure and safe is critically important, which is why we don’t withhold any details from you. Learn more about our sourcing and testing procedures on the Transparency page.

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JOEL KAHN, MD

Medical Advisor


At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.

One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting edge science to their lifestyle.

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MATT FRAZIER

Chief Outreach Officer, Founder


In 2009, Matt founded the “No Meat Athlete” movement, and continues to oversee the media company and serve as the brand’s public face. No Meat Athlete has nearly 300,000 email subscribers and even more followers on various social media platforms.

Matt is the author of No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest, Self and The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, which was named one of “The Top 7 Health & Wellness Books of 2017” by Sports Illustrated and People.

In 2014, Greatist named Matt one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness. He and No Meat Athlete have been featured in several books, including Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier; Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, and Seth Godin’s What to Do When It’s Your Turn.

Matt enjoys competing in ultra-endurance events, having completed a number of marathons, several 50-mile ultramarathons, and one 100-mile race. When he’s not running, cooking, or blogging, Matt enjoys martial arts, reading, gambling, music, and brewing beer. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, two children, and two rescued dogs.

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MATT TULLMAN

CEO, Founder


Matt has started, invested in, and advised companies in the education, personal tech, and health industries. He is now focused on ending preventable diseases through plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Matt has a “30x30” goal — for 30% of the population to be plant-based by 2030.

Before joining the plant-based movement, Matt founded The Digital Education Company, also known as “digedu,” which provided proprietary technologies to K-12 schools. Serving as the Company’s President, Mr. Tullman oversaw the growth from the first classroom deployment to serving hundreds of thousands of students in school districts nationwide. More than simply replacing textbooks with etextbooks, digedu served as a trusted partner for teachers and districts navigating the challenges of meaningfully incorporating technology into the classroom. The Company continues to catalyze the transition to impactful technology adoption, now under the banner Modern Teacher, after a successful merger in 2015.

Before starting digedu, Matt served as founding Managing Director of 7wire Ventures, a Chicago-based firm that starts, incubates, and invests growth-capital in businesses addressing the critical issue-areas of health, education, and energy. During his tenure at 7wire, Matt had the privilege of contributing to the development of a variety of businesses, including SoCore Energy, which was sold to Edison International (NYSE: EIX), and more unique ventures, like Ignite Glass Studios.

Matt is passionate about bringing ideas to life—from creating new businesses to building furniture and digital artifacts. He loves learning, designing, prototyping, and challenging himself physically. He’s also a big fan of hugs, positivity, meditation, and giving back.

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JERRY SEVER

Chief Operations Officer


Jerry led the team behind Plant-Based Business Week - the first summit dedicated to the rapidly expanding vegan industry, and the new generation of vegan entrepreneurs who are building it.

At various points in the past, Jerry has worked as a writer for a men’s magazine, a bodyguard in one of South America’s most dangerous capitals, a web designer (having built his first website in the late 90s), and accumulated over 7,000 jumps as a skydiving instructor and photographer. Since discovering how much better he felt after eliminating all animal products from his diet, Jerry co-authored two cook-books, built an online program for people transitioning to a vegan diet, and hosted a podcast on plant-based business.

As he doesn’t particularly enjoy winter unless there’s skiing involved, Jerry currently lives in the south of Mexico, with his wife Maya Novak, an injury recovery mentor. He’s a fan of sci-fi, still loves flying (in all forms), and is fascinated by the potential plant-based products have for our health and wellbeing, for our planet and for all those we share it with, and he's particularly interested in ways that vegan business can be leveraged to maximize that impact.

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ESTHER JAFFA

Customer Happiness Expert


Esther was born in Memphis, Tennessee but now calls sunny South Florida home. After 10+ years in corporate America, Esther left her job to focus her energies on supporting online plant-based businesses. She has been the customer service guru at No Meat Athlete for over 3 years and is now assisting Alpine Organics.

She is an avid runner and has completed numerous half and full marathons. Esther loves the warm weather and spends as much time as possible enjoying the sunshine. You will find her at the dog park with her rescue dog, Macy, kayaking around the many waterways of Fort Lauderdale, or working out on the beach. And of course - you'll also find Esther helping you out with anything related to your order or other questions when you reach out to us!