Our Story

Give it your best shot

This is the story of how three health-conscious friends quit their day jobs and co-founded Vive Organic to deliver the strongest wellness from earth.

Wyatt Taubman

Wyatt Taubman

CEO & Co-Founder

The idea for Vive started with co-founder Wyatt’s search for answers to his own health issues. He was sick for a few years and when western medicine wasn’t helping, he turned to integrative solutions. Wyatt ultimately discovered his illness was caused by black mold exposure in his San Francisco apartment. A team of holistic doctors used the earth’s most potent natural remedies to get to the root of Wyatt’s health problems. Born and raised in Hawaii, Wyatt rediscovered the same plant-based treatments that had been part of his island childhood. Ingredients like turmeric and ginger became daily wellness habits. Wyatt felt enlightened with a new sense of purpose. He believes in the power of Mother Nature and wants everyone to have access to it.

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Kyle Withycombe

Kyle Withycombe

COO & Co-Founder

Kyle’s story started when he was just a kid growing up around produce manufacturing. His dad worked at Del Monte Foods, and Kyle spent his high school and college summers working at the fruit and vegetable processing facility in Modesto. Kyle became college friends with Wyatt and JR at the University of San Diego, where he graduated with a degree in business and supply chain management. At the age of 22, he joined a young startup called Plum Organic. Kyle loved working at Plum and embraced every opportunity for responsibility at such an early stage in his career. He learned about being a leader in the organic food revolution. He developed a strong belief system around making sustainable choices over profit-driven ones. And he understood the importance of supporting healthy communities.

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JR Simich

JR Simich

VP Natural & Co-Founder

JR’s story is one of optimism, creativity and commitment. In the early days, JR sold Vive out of the back of his truck in Venice Beach. Sales were steady, but days were long, and he knew they needed to get into local markets. He could have pitched to natural grocery buyers like every other food entrepreneur, but he had something more unconventional in mind. Before dawn each day, JR started showing up at the nearby Whole Foods in El Segundo to work for free. He stocked shelves, befriended the employees and learned the retail business from the ground up. A few months later, JR’s new friends introduced him to the store buyer, and pretty soon Vive Organic was being stocked on shelves at Whole Foods Market.

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Wyatt, Kyle and JR give it their best shot every day to harness the power of nature and deliver wellness for all.

A Shot A Day is What our Doctors Say

 

To make our shots functional, we work with a team of holistic specialists to create the strongest, most effective combinations of organic leaves, roots, flowers, grasses, fruits and veggies.

Our precise blends of plants, herbs and natural nutrients can optimize strength, agility, balance, energy and even mood. Vive doctors understand the value of providing people with the freshest raw ingredients possible, and they’re passionate about the innovative methods we use.

Erica Elliot
Erica Elliott, M.D.

Dr. Elliott has been referred to as the "Health Detective," drawing from a wide range of disciplines, both mainstream and alternative, in order to diagnose and treat chronic illness. She has successfully treated problems that do not respond to pharmaceutical drugs and other conventional treatments.

Suhas Kshirsagar, M.D.
Suhas Kshirsagar, M.D.

Dr. Suhas is one of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic Physicians in the US. He has treated more than 15,000 clients successfully, and works as a lead faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions worldwide.

David Allen, M.D.
David Allen, M.D.

Dr. Allen offers an “integrative” approach to health and wellness. A graduate of UCLA Medical School and board-certified in emergency medicine, he has been in practice as a holistic physician for over thirty-five years and is a pioneering figure in alternative and anti-aging medicine.

Heart Vive
When it’s function first,you feel it

There’s only one goal with every shot formulation: high function. That’s a fancy way to say it actually works. Every formula starts with an in-depth review by our team of doctors. They carefully consider each ingredient for optimal health benefits and functional effect. When the recipe is finalized, then we put the fun in function.

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The formulation for one functional shot can take months. Once our functional formula is selected, we pair specific fruits and veggies to compliment the bold taste of each shot. We don’t sugarcoat it. In the end, each shot goes down with a bite so you can feel it working. Nobody ever said functional was easy.

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