To help expand what was rapidly becoming a successful supplement company, Dr. Lemkin invited clinical nutritionist Terri Kerr, RD, MA, to join him as co-owner and co-formulator in 1989. In December 1996, Lemkin and Kerr purchased Pioneer's current location, a sun-filled former greenhouse in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Pioneer® relies on reputable scientific research and clinical experience to select well-absorbed forms of ingredients in meaningful potencies. The focus at Pioneer® is on comprehensive formulas that can be used together to provide total body health. Also as the leading gluten-free supplement brand, all Pioneer products are lab verified gluten free. Pioneer sources gluten-free raw materials and tests every finished batch of product to ensure that there is less than 10 ppm gluten and 3 ppm gliadin-well below the strictest worldwide gluten-free standards. This is particularly important for individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. In addition, most Pioneer formulas are 100% vegetarian.
As a practitioner brand, Pioneer offers a free Health Education Library that includes a number of informative brochures and fact sheets. These materials are not linked to products and provide natural, holistic suggestions to help optimize health and well-being.
Pioneer joined the Nutraceutical Family of Brands in 2005. To this day, Pioneer continues to be the market leader in gluten-free nutritional supplements, and all Pioneer formulas are formulated by licensed and certified holistic healthcare practitioners who specialize in clinical nutrition and preventative medicine.
As our slogan states, Pioneer is "Proven by Professionals."