Turning Discoveries Into Products.

Far too often quality research does not get the opportunity to be developed into something tangible that can improve lives. We intend to change that.

Who We Are

Dr. Paul Spagnuolo is a renowned expert in nutraceuticals. Working at the Food Science Department at the University of Guelph, Dr. Spagnuolo has discovered a number of novel nutraceuticals and has done extensive research into their active compounds and effect on various diseases.  Dr. Spagnuolo was published in Cancer Research for his discovery of a lipid derived from an avocado which targets and kills leukemia stem cells.

Dr. Spagnuolo continues to use the same methods of screening and validation and has discovered other active compounds which treat diseases many people currently suffer from.

After years of researching different food and plant molecules, understanding active compounds and how various diseases were targeted, Dr. Spagnuolo felt that there was a need in the natural health product market for scientifically proven molecules and set out to create a company that would commercialize these discoveries into viable products that could improve the lives and health of people struggling with disease.

What are Nutraceuticals?

A product isolated or purified from food or plants that is generally sold in medicinal forms and is demonstrated to have physiological benefit or provide protection against disease.

About Nutraceuticals

Dr. Paul Spagnuolo

Dr. Paul Spagnuolo is a renowned expert in nutraceuticals. Working at the Food Science Department at the University of Guelph, Dr. Spagnuolo has discovered a number of novel nutraceuticals and has done extensive research into their active compounds and effect on various diseases.  Dr. Spagnuolo was published in Cancer Research for his discovery of a lipid derived from an avocado which targets and kills leukemia stem cells.

Dr. Spagnuolo continues to use the same methods of screening and validation and has discovered other active compounds which treat diseases many people currently suffer from.

After years of researching different food and plant molecules, understanding active compounds and how various diseases were targeted, Dr. Spagnuolo felt that there was a need in the natural health product market for scientifically proven molecules and set out to create a company that would commercialize these discoveries into viable products that could improve the lives and health of people struggling with disease.

Christina Barbato

Christina Barbato co-founded SP Nutra by leaving her job as a lawyer downtown Toronto to work full-time developing these products and finding the best way to make them available to as many people as possible. Christina takes discoveries through patent and trademark protection, hires consultants to work through formulations, regulatory approvals and clinical trials and finds well-suited partners who believe in our mission to deliver scientifically proven, novel natural health products to the world.