Our Roots

It all started as a simple experiment in our founders' kitchen: a blender, 6 raw ingredients, and whole lot of trial and error.


The creation of SWORD® follows the classic example of teacher and student: Dr. Scott Black M.D. met medical school student, Dr. Shawn Stasko, Ph.D., on an unrelated research project at the University of Kentucky. Scott and Shawn found common ground surrounding the state of sports drinks and how hard work hydration could be improved.

Pouring 2 years of blood, sweat, and tears into R&D, our founders tested the original formula of SWORD® on themselves and other willing participants in the athletic community, from professional triathletes to firefighters.


Each ingredient's source, concentration, and performance contribution were carefully selected and tested.  Nothing extra - everything with purpose.

Their Story

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