We are Youngevity.
We’re different. And proud of it.
Established 20 years ago, Youngevity's core philosophies are based on the principles of co-founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, who has dedicated his 40-year career to answering one crucial question: How can we live younger, longer? Dr. Wallach’s pioneering work proves that nutrition and environmental changes have a profound effect on our overall well-being. He helped expand the definition of wellness, while launching a movement that puts people on a holistic path to better health.
Today, we continue to answer Dr. Wallach’s all-important question to achieve our mission. With a growing line of revolutionary products, a one-of-a-kind business opportunity and our Be the Change Foundation, we believe your health and life can always be better. But we don’t sit back and wait for things to change; we lock arms with our tight-knit community of inspiring friends and guide each other to fulfillment, in all areas of our lives. We hope you’ll join us.
We have one (wildly important) mission.
We're here to do everything we can to make peoples' lives—your life—fuller. We’ll do it by helping you wake up each day energized and brimming with purpose. Because when you feel better, you live better. And when you have a massive community to support and guide you, well, there’s nothing you can’t do.
How will we accomplish this tall order?
First, we will always provide you safe, innovative, high-quality products that re-energize you and keep you feeling great. We also do everything possible to provide you with the accurate and thorough information you need (and deserve) in order to make sound decisions regarding your health. For instance, we’re the only direct marketing company to, with the help of Dr. Wallach, successfully petition the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish Qualified Health Claims for selenium and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids.
One of the most important ways we carry out our mission of betterment is by offering a simple, proven business opportunity that allows others to promote vibrant health and introduce our life-changing products worldwide.Learn more
The amazing story of our founder, Dr. Joel Wallach
Dr. Joel D. Wallach is a bio-medical pioneer whose lifelong passion for wellness has defined his 50 plus year career. His groundbreaking medical and nutritional research on the health benefits of Selenium, and other minerals, led to his discovery that all humans require 90 essential nutrients to achieve and maintain optimal health. Known as the Mineral Doctor, Dr. Wallach was awarded the Prestigious Klaus Schwartz Award in 2011 for his ground breaking research of the trace mineral Selenium and its association to Cystic Fibrosis. The Klaus Schwartz Medal is awarded to Pioneers in the field of trace-element research. More importantly, his research inspired him to found Youngevity, in an effort to improve the health of as many people as possible.
In 1977, while working as a pathologist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Dr. Wallach made a groundbreaking discovery. One that polarized the scientific community. During this time, Dr. Wallach was investigating the death of a baby monkey. He determined that the monkey had suffered from Cystic Fibrosis, which was then believed to be a genetic disease only found in humans.
Dr. Wallach’s research showed that a nutrient-deficient diet, not just genetics, was to blame for the monkey’s disease and untimely death. This finding led to the belief that we could influence our health and longevity through nutrition and environmental changes. A hypothesis that was ahead of its time, but widely ignored and ridiculed by Dr. Wallach’s peers.
Nevertheless, Dr. Wallach persisted, earning yet another degree and becoming a Naturopathic Physician. He proceeded to open three clinics that treated patients using his theories. His life’s mission became clear: to spread the message that proper nutrition and healthy choices could help you live younger, longer.
He quickly realized that in order to spread his message worldwide, he had to do more. He needed to start a movement. He needed passionate, healthy-minded people to share his message, and a vehicle to carry it. In 1997, Youngevity was born, and Dr. Wallach formulated a group of products, 90 For Life, which includes the 90 nutrients he discovered were essential for survival. They remain at the center of Youngevity’s core product offering. Today, we continue to spread Dr. Wallach’s all-important message through a growing line of unique products and an expanding network of passionate supporters.
"Over the last 40 years, my father was one of a handful of people talking about how nutrition is the main factor in healthful longevity when it seemed like no one was listening. It’s not just about the length of life; we have to have a high quality of health—for longer. That’s been his passion and mission and drive all along."
–Steve Wallach, Youngevity CEO
Dr. Joel D. Wallach’s Incredible Career
"Give your body all of the 90 essential nutrients it needs as basic building blocks and you will be amazed at its ability to heal itself."
– Dr. Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND
Be The Change Foundation
Moving people forward requires always giving back. And so, in 2013, we created Be the Change Foundation, a non-profit organization that reflects the desire in our heart of hearts: to create positive change by giving back to communities around the world. As Gandhi famously said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." And so that’s what we’re doing.
The Be the Change Foundation unites everyone at Youngevity with customers and distributors—and empowers us all to lend time, money and support to numerous important causes, such as the American Red Cross and our Nicaragua plantation. In addition, we donate 100% of proceeds from Be the Change products to the foundation, and consequently, to the charities we support.
The foundation also designates the first of every month Random Act of Kindness Day (RAK). On this day, more than any other, we encourage Youngevity distributors, employees and customers to perform an unsolicited act of kindness.
Since it's inception, the Be the Change Foundation, and its many incredible supporters, have helped countless people gain hope and experience positive change.
Check out some of the individuals, or as we like to call them, Youngevity Heroes, who have made a profound difference. We’ve found that all this giving is pretty darn good for the mind, spirit, oh yeah, and communities everywhere. Win-win-win.Learn more