The evolution of our iconic brands and global imprint.
Iovate initally began as MuscleTech Research and Development and is launched as a direct-to-consumer mail order business with just three products: Creatine 6000-ES, Acetabolan, and the original Hydroxycut formula. MuscleTech quickly rises to the top of the sports nutrition industry formulating scienced-backed “Supplements that Work” that deliver on their claims.
We launched our Wholesale Retail Division. The MuscleTech brand is soon found at popular retail chains across North America and shortly after over 100 countries worldwide.
Rapid growth in product line and employees, our head office relocates to Mississauga, ON. This move won’t be the last.
In August 1998 we apply for our first patent: 6,136,339 – for MuscleTech’s Cell-Tech formula. The patent is issued October 24, 2000, paving the way for over 100 patents, with more pending.
The MuscleTech Research Institute is founded at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada – cementing our lifetime commitment to research and development. Over the next 25 years, Iovate will work with over 20 universities and research facilities around the world to study the various key ingredients found in our powerful formulas.
MuscleTech launches the novel protein formula Nitro-Tech. This first-of-it’s-kind whey protein and creatine combination was subsequently studied at St. Francis Xavier University in a gold standard clinical study, where Nitro-Tech subjects gained 70% more lean muscle than subjects using regular whey protein. This level of research sets the standard for the industry to follow and modernizes the approach to supplement formulation.
To reflect our continually evolving family of sports nutrition and wellness brands, MuscleTech Research and Development, Inc. becomes Iovate Health Sciences, Inc.
Iovate releases Six Star Pro Nutrition. From the makers of MuscleTech it’s a line of high-quality, premium supplements featuring protein, pre-workout, amino acids, creatine, and more.
The head office opens in beautiful Oakville, Ontario. The custom building does not go unnoticed, especially when the blue Christmas lights go on to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
Iovate makes a splash in the well being market with Purely Inspired, a family of supplements and food products designed to meet the needs of active consumers, seeking world-class affordable formulas that are accessible to all. In 2020 Purely Inspired gets a rebranding makeover with new formulas and better tastes than ever.
Our social presence is undeniable as MuscleTech becomes the first sports nutrition brand to reach 1 million followers on Facebook. Today, MuscleTech remains one of the fastest growing brands on social media.
We enter into a long-term, multi-million-dollar partnership with the prestigious University of Toronto, to create the all-new MuscleTech Metabolism & Sport Science Lab.
Our reach expands internationally as we are available to consumers in over 130 countries across the world.
Iovate announces strategic investment by Xiwang Foodstuffs to accelerate growth in China. This deal significantly expands supplement marketers presence and distribution globally.