Our story

I am Alex and I am the founder of Proper Health Supplements and the Dr. Maxwell brand. 

In 2003 I graduated from college and started working for the Procter and Gamble company. My lifestyle became very sedentary and stress increased dramatically. I was constantly feeling tired, got sick more often, didn’t sleep well and started gaining weight. 

It didn’t take long before my health and wellbeing made a strong case for a lifestyle intervention. After talking to a couple of healthcare professionals I made changes to my diet and started running. 

For a couple of years, the lifestyle changes I made helped my overall health, mood and energy improve satisfactorily. The long working hours, frequent international travel and time zone changes, however, continued to take a toll on me. 

I responded with further adjustments to my diet and increased my running. It was during a half marathon in Europe that I met John – a 76 years old man who finished the 13.1 miles in less than 2 hours, a fantastic achievement, especially for his age.  

I was so impressed with John that I talked to him at length about how he maintained such a vibrant health. In addition to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, John took dietary supplements. This was the first time I heard about dietary supplements.    

The case for dietary supplements I found online was compelling. It seems that we may not get all the nutrients we need entirely from our diet and there are ones that can enhance our health if supplemented. I became a believer in dietary supplements. 

To choose from the overwhelming number of supplements and brands I started researching the ingredients, clinical evidence of their effectiveness and effective dosages. 

I was shocked by what I found: multi-ingredient products offering lower than clinically proven ingredient quantities, ingredients with anecdotal fame that failed in clinical studies, claims backed only by studies with rats, etc. 

To truly benefit from supplements, I started making my own stacks, purchasing single ingredient products with adequate research backing. This was quite expensive, though. 

My obsession with maximum wellness has earned me the nickname Dr. MaxWell, which I chose as a brand name when I decided to start my own company, Proper Health Supplements, to provide people with dietary supplements that contain MULTIPLE, PROVEN INGREDIENTS, with EFFECTIVE DOSAGES at SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER PRICES compared to purchasing them as single ingredient supplements. As a consumer I need such and I believe there are others like me. 

Dr. Maxwell's products are made in the USA by a best-in-class, FDA-registered manufacturer, following the current best manufacturing practices (cGMP).