Dr. Darren Burke
grew up in a middle class family in a small Canadian community.
Like most boys in his
played hockey, but he
also was involved in a number of other sports.
played hockey at an elite level for many years but excelled in flatwater canoe competing nationally and internationally, winning several championship events.
AS A RESEARCHER
Dr. Burke received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from a prestigious Canadian university then accepted an academic appointment at the number 1 ranked school in Canada.
is an authority in the science of exercise and nutrition and has been involved in over 100 published and presented manuscripts in prestigious peer reviewed scientific journals on topics such as creatine, glutamine, alpha lipoic acid, protein supplements, muscle mass, weight loss, anaerobic exercise testing, and resistance training.
He has conducted ground-breaking research focusing on the effects of dietary supplements and exercise interventions in human subject clinical trials.
has organized numerous symposia and presented his
scholarly work at many national and international scientific conferences.
AS A CEO
was surrounded by discerning athletes, some of them Olympic and Professional caliber.
They were students in his
classes and subjects in his
For years, they all told him that there was no dietary supplement either athletes or their coaches could feel comfortable using; no company whose products had been adequately tested on athletes and proven to be safe and effective.
The solution was obvious: With his
well-equipped laboratory and team of leading experts, Dr. Burke
had everything he
needed to research, develop and test the type of dietary supplements that these truly discerning athletes and their coaches demanded, but had been unable to find.
was created and with it a new code of industry standards and ethics was born.
Our first priority is to ensure that each RIVALUS brand product meets the needs of our professional athletes; each step in the production of a finished product must meet the specifications of Quality as established by Dr. Burke
& the RIVALUS Scientific Advisory
Team created an original formula based on scientific & clinical evidence, which is compliant with all ingredients banned by every major sport governing body.
SAFE is also known as Certified SAFE or Safe & Effective First . The team of scientist who started this program was lead by RIVALUS CEO Dr. Darren Burke.
The credentials of these individuals as well as Dr. Burke
are unmatched academically and professionally, each scientist is an innovation leader in their given discipline.
About Dr. Burke