Founded in 2012, UB Real, LLC is the brainchild of Scott Kanyok, a self-described “regular guy” turned avid outdoorsman and entrepreneur.
With his 40th birthday on the horizon, our founder was determined to get into the best shape of his life. This former financial advisor was working to restore his health after being sidelined with a chronic upper thoracic injury for the better part of six years. Through countless hours of physical therapy and rehabilitation, Scott worked himself into good enough shape to participate in long-distance bike rides. Little did he know that this activity that he loved so much would change his life forever.
On January 29, 2008, while partaking in a 40-mile bike ride, Scott was struck by a box truck. Thrown violently from his bike, Scott suffered a fractured skull with a subdural hematoma and multiple other compound fractures. While Scott was in the intensive care unit, his family was told that he might not make it. Several surgeries later, with his body held together with titanium plates and screws, Scott was in for the fight of his life.
With a severely compromised body and immune system, Scott knew he had to make serious changes on his road to recovery. He applied a relentless work ethic in all that he did, including extensive physical therapy, developing proper diet, supplementation and hygiene practices. Still, no matter how hard he tried, his weakened immune system caused him to develop constant upper respiratory infections for up to one month at a time.
Scott took an out-of-the-box approach to cleaning up his diet. He started experimenting with antioxidant-rich superfoods such as organic freeze dried acai, then maqui berry, camu camu and acerola cherry. Despite the improved diet, he still couldn’t shake his constant sickness – but he would not be deterred.
Needing to find a permanent solution to his ailments, Scott sought the help of a formulation expert and now friend, Jason Mitchell. Then the head of Research & Development at Country Life Vitamins, Jason was able to help connect several missing links in the formulation. After four years of exhaustive research, trial and error, Scott and Jason developed a synergistic nutritional formula that combines superfoods, protein, organic vitamins, fulvic minerals, prebiotics and probiotics. Incorporating this meal replacement shake into his daily routine, Scott finally emerged from sickness – and he hasn’t looked back since.
That formula became the idea behind UB Super – a protein superfood nutritional shake made from the highest quality real ingredients found in nature. Scott is living proof that superior nutrition can have a profound effect on your health, and he is the embodiment of the old adage “you are what you eat”. Today, Scott’s focus is creating superior nutrition and hygiene solutions for real life.