Doctors Best appoints Parris M. Kidd as chief scientific officer

Doctors Best appoints Parris M. Kidd as chief scientific officer

The researcher, product developer and educator Parris M. Kidd, PhD, joins the supplements company.

Doctor’s Best, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically formulated dietary supplements, announced that dietary supplement industry researcher, product developer and educator Parris M. Kidd, PhD. has been appointed as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Kidd’s responsibilities will include product development and validation, product education, and overall responsibility for product science at Doctor’s Best.

Dr. Kidd earned his PhD in cell and developmental biology at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1983, after a career in academic teaching and research in the University of California system, he transitioned into integrative medicine. By 1985 he had completed the definitive textbook Antioxidant Adaptation—Its Role in Free Radical Pathology, co-authored with Dr. Stephen Levine. Since then Dr. Kidd has become a prominent scientist in the field of dietary supplement development.

In 1987 Dr. Kidd co-founded a consulting practice with antioxidant expert Dr. Wolfgang Huber. They co-authored Living with the AIDS Virus—A Strategy for Long-Term Survival, a pioneering book that Dr. Kidd used to educate about HIV/AIDS management in North America, Africa and Europe.

In 1994 Dr. Kidd helped introduce the brain nutrients PS (PhosphatidylSerine) and GPC (GlyceroPhosphoCholine), into North America. His books PS, Nature’s Brain Booster, A Vital Lipid Nutrient for Memory, Mood and Stress, and GPC, Mind-Body Power For Active Living and Healthy Aging, were very well received. Since 1996 he has been a Contributing Editor to the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review, and science advisor to Total Health magazine, now The Wellness Imperative online.

Dr. Kidd has developed numerous products for the brain, circulation, digestive system, immune system, liver, bone and joints, and is renowned for his emphasis on sound scientific validation. He began working with Doctor’s Best in late 2008, and recently stated, “I joined forces with Doctor’s Best because we share the goal of providing consumers with the highest quality, clinically proven dietary supplements at prices they can afford. I have found that they do not compromise on quality, are sincerely committed to the science of dietary supplement development, and are loyal to their suppliers and staff. As Chief Scientific Officer I pledge to deliver to customers the purest, safest and most effective dietary supplements available anywhere.”

“We are excited to have Dr. Kidd as a member of our team,” said Doctor’s Best President and CEO, Ken Halvorsrude. “Our philosophy of ‘Science Based Nutrition’ will further be strengthened by his oversight of product development and validation of clinical and other scientific data.”

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Founded in 1990 by supplement industry pioneer Ken Halvorsrude and a holistic physician, San Clemente-based Doctor's Best, Inc., manufactures and distributes dietary supplements throughout the U.S. and overseas. Doctor's Best is known for high-quality products that are based on sound research in the field of nutritional science. For more information, please contact Doctor's Best at 800-333-6977.

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