Founded in 1991 by A. Scott Connelly MD.
Dr. Connelly is devoted to the science of nutrition and fitness and is considered around the world as a leading expert in the field of human nutrition and metabolism. A summa cum laude graduate in neuro-physiology from Boston University, Dr. Connelly has distinguished his career in anesthesiology, internal medicine, intensive care and cardiovascular medicine.
During his internship and residency at Harvard Medical School's prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Connelly began working with critically ill intensive care patients. In order to help his patients maintain their health, he began researching and formulating products to help prevent the loss of muscle mass. What he learned about the effects of nutrients and exercise on human metabolism, body composition, disease prevention and immune system function, however, would soon have more far reaching impact. While continuing his research as a Senior Fellow in intensive care medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Connelly created a high quality protein formulation, which he trademarked Metamyosyn. This became the key ingredient in MET-Rx, the high protein
low-fat vitamin and mineral enriched drink mix he went on to invent.
The MET-Rx formulation took Dr. Connelly over twenty years to develop, and is currently being issued as standard nutritional protocol in Harvard Medical Schools Brigham and Women's Burn Care Trauma Unit and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. A study published in the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation revealed that MET-Rx doubled the weight gain of severe burn patients over Ensure and Sustacal protein supplements. In turn, increased strength, mobility, and wound healing reduced hospital stays by as much as 30%.
First and foremost, Dr. Connelly is a physician whose goal is to improve the quality of life through superior nutrition for both the healthiest and sickest people. MET-Rx and Dr. Connelly's work is respected by health care providers, top athletes, Hollywood celebrities, and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Expanding his involvement in public health, Dr. Connelly is the namesake of UCLA's Connelly Laboratory for Applied Nutritional Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Nutrition. He is also a visiting professor at UCLA's School of Medicine with teaching responsibilities in the area of the physiology of nutrition and muscle metabolism. It is Dr. Connelly's belief in MET-Rx products and their benefits to overall health that has opened the concept of "engineered foods": foods with a strong medical foundation that are capable of high nutrient delivery while satisfying the palate. Through his efforts to develop new products responsibly, Dr. Connelly has positioned MET-Rx as a leader in assisting Americans in harvesting the fruits of good health. Next Nutrition At Next Proteins International we specialize in protein. Which is why as extremely health conscious, competitive sports people, past and present, we've dedicated 300 days a year (we take a couple of holidays and weekends to refresh ourselves) to protein research. This dedication allows us to constantly push the boundaries of protein science and develop new and innovative products for health conscious Americans today. And that's what we've done right from the beginning. A short five years ago (as Next Nutrition) we developed what would become the #1 pure protein powder supplement ever created... Designer Protein. And today is no different. Which is why we changed our name. Next Proteins International better reflects our commitment: advancing the science of protein supplements.
Have you ever felt so strongly about something that it bordered on obsession? At Next Proteins International we have a crew of "techno" science nerds in white lab coats who research, test, debate, and think about protein every single day. Some might call this obsessive. We call it Continuous And Never-ending Improvement or CANI. (Similar to the Japanese approach of "Kaizen".)
Quality products - products protein enthusiasts really want - are not created in one day. Or even in a year. In fact, over 1500 days of research, technology, ingredients, and long science-busting nights went into creating our best-selling product, Designer Protein. Today we have put 4 solid years of research into that product to give health enthusiasts the best protein possible.
As we enter a new millennium, our philosophy remains the same. As leaders in the protein supplement industry, we have used our dedication, time and dollar power in research and development to create protein supplements for people from all walks of life.