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R & D Team

Mark Olson (CEO/Founder of MRM – Metabolic Response Modifiers)

Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Cal State University Long Beach.  During his graduate school thesis in Clinical Nutrition, Mark worked as a Research Nutritionist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (5E-CSC), which exposed him to a wide array of medical disciplines.  Integration of nutritional protocols in both wellness and diseased states eventually led his need to understand the world’s of Alternative and Eastern Medical practices.

After several years of consulting within the branded supplement and natural ingredient industries, and frustrated with company goals and dedication to research, he founded Chemi-Source, a novel natural ingredient development company.  Later that year, Metabolic Response Modifiers (MRM) was introduced as a “Doctors only” line but popular demand soon brought it to retail shelves in 1996. Since then, MRM has funded several Human Clinical trials at major Universities across the USA.  As sales continue to grow, Mark remains committed to the investment in clinical validation and ingredient IP development.  Although research offers exciting new insights into “nutritional well-being”, Mark’s passion continues to be the QOL (quality of life) for both MRM employee’s and associates. Mark takes pride in the letters and emails he receives from satisfied patrons and hearing the benefit MRM products have brought to their lives.

Published Works:

  • Hoffman, J.R., R. Jager, M. Olson, et al. “The effects of acute and prolonged CRAM supplementation on reaction time and subjective measures of focus and alertness in healthy college students.Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 7.39 (2010): 83-89. Print

 



Dr. Jaroslav Boublik (AACNEM, MRACI, C.Chem.)

Dr. Boublik was educated in Melbourne, Australia, and received his B.S. (Hons) from the Department of Chemistry, Monash University, and later his Ph.D. (Med) from the Department of Medicine, Monash University. He is an Associate Member of the Australian College for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, a Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and a Chartered Chemist.

Dr. Boublik has conducted research at Prince Henry’s Hospital Medical Research Centre, The Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry in China, The Salk Institute in La Jolla, and the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He has been an honorary lecturer at Monash University’s Department of Chemistry, published over 30 peer reviewed and invited articles in scientific journals, presented almost 40 scientific papers at research symposia, and is an inventor on four patents. He has also been a nutritional adviser to several elite athletes, including Olympic medalists. Dr. Boublik is a consultant to the nutrition R&D sector and a board member of several companies in nutritional medicine, complementary medical research and development and water-related technologies. Dr. Boublik has been active in product research and development and has created successful products in the nutritional supplement, beverage, functional food and skincare and transdermal categories.

Published Works:

  • Boublik, J.H., M.J. Quinn, J.A. Clements, et al.  “Coffee contains potent opiate receptor binding activity.”  Nature 301.5897 (1983): 246-248
  • Boublik, J.H., N.A. Scott, M.R. Brown, et al.  “Synthesis and hypertensive activity of Neuropeptide Y fragments and analogs with modified N- or C-termini or D-substitutions.”  Journal of Medicinal Chemistry32.2 (1989): 597-601.
  • Boublik, J.H., M.A. Spicer, N.A Scott, et al.  “Biologically Active Neuropeptide Y Analogs.”  Annals of the New York Academy of Science 611.1 (1990): 27-34.
  • Boublik, J.H.  “Water Quality and its Importance to Optimal Wellness.” Proceedings of The Fisher Institute for Medical Research 4.2 (2006): 9-11. 

 



Chuck Rudolph
(MEd, RD)

Chuck is a Registered Dietitian (graduate of California State University Long Beach) and holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education with concentration in Biochemistry (graduate of University of Cincinnati as well as Bachelor’s degree of Science from Xavier University).

Chuck is currently involved with the research and the development of innovative nutritional supplements directed at utilizing cutting edge nutrients for enhanced wellness, weight loss and performance. Chuck has authored and co-authored various published scientific articles that are written for health care practitioners and consumers. His years of practical and clinical experience have given him a unique ability in connecting together the disparity between nutrition science and its application for optimal physical wellness and performance.

Published Works:

  • Stoppani, J., T. Scheett, C. Rudolph, et al. Consuming a supplement containing branched-chain amino acids during a resistance-training program increases lean mass, muscle strength and fat loss.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 6.1 (2009): 1.

 



Dr. Martin Purpura

Dr. Purpura is a product development expert for new health products, from concept to scale-up to commercialization. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Dr. Purpura spent many years in the nutrition industry working for a leading global ingredient supplier in various functions in Research & Development and Operations.

He utilizes cutting edge technologies combined with his education and experience in nutrition, bioactives, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property management. Dr. Purpura is on the forefront of developing safe, clinically proven new dietary ingredients and consumer products with an additional benefit, such as improved shelf-life and bioavailability.

Published Works:

  • Jäger, R., R.C. Harris, M. Purpura, et al. “Comparison of new forms of creatine in raising plasma creatine levels.”  Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 4:17 (2007)
  • Jäger, R., M. Purpura, M. Bird, et al. “The effects of phosphatidylserine supplementation on cognitive functioning prior and following an acute bout of resistance training in young male.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 7.1 (2010): 2
  • Jäger, R., M. Purpura, A. Shao, et al. “Analysis of the efficacy, safety, and regulatory status of novel forms of creatine.”  Amino Acids 40.5 (2011): 1369-1383.
  • Hoffman, J.R., R. Jager, M. Olson, et al. “The effects of acute and prolonged CRAM supplementation on reaction time and subjective measures of focus and alertness in healthy college students.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 7.39 (2010): 83-89.

 



Dr. Ralf Jäger (FISSN, CISSN, MBA)

Dr. Jäger is an inventor and award winning speaker on functional foods and dietary supplements. He developed some of the leading, cutting edge, new products in the supplement industry, designed and conducted studies, and has authored numerous scientific papers on sports nutrition concerning brain, joint, heart, and gut health and product safety.

Dr. Jäger has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and was a postdoctoral scholar in bioorganic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He is a certified sport nutritionist (CISSN), a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN), a member of the editorial board of the leading peer-reviewed journal JISSN, and has consulted with professional teams, elite athletes and Olympians in different sports.

Published Works:

  • Jäger, R., M. Purpura, A. Shao, et al. “Analysis of the efficacy, safety, and regulatory status of novel forms of creatine.”  Amino Acids 40.5 (2011): 1369-1383.
  • Hoffman, J.R., R. Jager, M. Olson, et al. “The effects of acute and prolonged CRAM supplementation on reaction time and subjective measures of focus and alertness in healthy college students.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 7.39 (2010): 83-89.
  • Jäger, R., M. Purpura, K.R. Geiss, et al.  “The effect of phosphatidylserine on golf performance.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 4:23 (2007)
  • Jäger, R., M. Purpura, M. Bird, et al. “The effects of phosphatidylserine supplementation on cognitive functioning prior and following an acute bout of resistance training in young male.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 7.1 (2010): 2 

 



Joseph Mannion

Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from California State University San Marcos. He helps bring nutritional products backed by science from the formulation stage to shelf.

He has worked on the manufacturing side of the nutritional industry for functions that include product development, analytic testing and manufacturing procedures all in efforts to produce products of the highest quality. Helping to develop natural products with health benefits that meet or exceed quality and function is his number one goal.