EAGAN, MN – January 24, 2013 – Biothera, the immune health company, today announced that sports nutrition consultant Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, has joined the Biothera Healthcare Scientific Advisory Board. In this role, Ellis will advise Biothera on its educational outreach to coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and sports dietitians. He will also provide insight to Biothera customers on product development.
A 30-year veteran and thought leader in the sports nutrition arena, Ellis has worked with a prestigious roster of athletes and championship teams from Olympic gold medalists and Cy Young Award winners to NCAA football champions and Super Bowl winners. He is president of Sports Alliance, a consulting firm he founded after 20 years with the University of Nebraska and the University of Wisconsin. He served as the first President of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitian Association and is currently Past President/Ambassador.
“From the training table and performance lab to the product development bench, Dave Ellis has the pulse on what it takes to fuel athletic performance,” said Richard Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “We are thrilled to have him on our team as we build visibility for Wellmune WGP® in the sports performance field.”
Wellmune is a natural ingredient that primes key immune cells that help keep the body healthy. Peer-reviewed clinical research demonstrates that Wellmune improved immune function in athletes before, during and after intense exercise, which often temporarily weakens the immune system. In addition, Wellmune reduced the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms.
“If you don’t feel well you can’t train well or attain performance goals,” Dave Ellis said. “The clinical research on Wellmune demonstrates that immune support can matter to sports performance. I’m excited to take the immune health message to the sports community.”
In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, Ellis is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Nebraska.
About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven to prime key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient has regulatory approval around the world, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel foods approval in Europe and China. Wellmune is available in more than 100 products in more than 50 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. In addition to receiving an IFT Innovation Award, Wellmune has received a SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award and a Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune health.