Our Story

    I am a personal trainer and avid gym enthusiast who found myself consuming a seemingly endless amount of supplemental pills, powders, and capsules.

    Even though I had mostly developed a routine, there were countless mornings and nights I ended up leaving out some of the herbs I really wanted to take, just because I cringed at the thought of taking one more pill… and that’s when it hit me.

    If all the herbs and supplements I wanted to take could be combined into one easy-to-drink shake, my routine would become less of a hassle, I wouldn't miss out on taking the supplements I wanted to take, and I would look forward to this part of my day instead of dreading it.

    I surveyed my amassed collection of bottles and containers and decided to see if I could make this work. It was a painstaking effort, measuring out the grams and micrograms of each herb and separating them into small plastic containers. Needless to say, doing this daily became old very fast and my methods resulted in an earthy-tasting drink.

    I was about to give up on the whole thing when a client of mine asked me to bring him a protein shake before a workout session. I thought it might be a good idea to see what he thought of my concoction. He thought it was great and asked if I had any plans to mass produce it.

    I wasn't sure if other people would like my shake and launching not just a new product, but a new concept that could revolutionize the way we take supplements, would be a huge undertaking!

    I decided to take the risk. You only live once, right? I said farewell to some of my belongings including my beloved car, to raise the funds needed to bring my creation to life and embarked on a two year journey.

    There were so many obstacles I faced and at times I wanted to quit, but thanks to my amazing wife and the support of some wonderful family and friends, was I able to push forward and see it through.

    So today, I am proud and excited to introduce the first protein shake of it’s kind. Pro+Organ is the first of it’s kind—a clean, non-GMO whey protein with natural herbs that provide everyday support to vital organs.†  

    This product is the exact protein shake I wanted on my own counter at home. One that is healthy and also tastes unbelievable. A daily health supplement I feel safe giving to my family.

    At Vanguard, your well-being is our highest priority. Not only do we design our products with ease in mind, we also strive to improve your quality of life. We hope you find we've been able to do this for you. Thank you for taking the time to be part of our story. It is with your support that we can continue to make quality products.


    Jesse Rapkin, CEO      Andrea Rapkin, COO