WHO IS Shawn Wells?


Shawn Wells is a scientist with a unique and rare blend of knowledge in the field of performance nutrition and supplementation. Shawn attended UNC-Chapel Hill, earning a Master's Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and minor in Exercise Science. His education along with credentials of Registered Dietitian and Certified Sport Nutritionist (CISSN), distinguished him as an expert in performance nutrition. Shawn has held the role of Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade in acute and skilled nursing care, grounding his ethics and practice of patient focused care. Fulfilling the position of CEO of Zone Halo Research.

in 2011, Shawn took his experience and passion to become Director of R&D at Dymatize Nutrition. Dymatize Nutrition, now owned by Post Holdings, has cemented its role the global leader in finished product research and innovation with over 200 products in more than 50 countries. Shawn currently works for top non-GMO & natural dietary supplement company in the industry, BioTRUST Nutrition, as their Chief Science Officer (CSO) over R&D, Quality Control, and Regulatory departments. Shawn travels the globe looking for the next great ingredient, doing research, delivering education and assembling innovative formulations with experience in every channel of distribution/sales. Shawn has coined and practices the movement of biohacktivism.

What is Zone Halo?
Zone Halo is a consulting group for supplement formulations and regulatory/compliance work. Zone Halo strives to push the field forward by providing the most trusted information regarding nutrition, exercise, and supplementation.

What is Biohacktivism?

Biohacktivism aims to take power back. Take power back from big pharma, away from the government, away from authority, and away from organized religion. Give health, education and knowledge about ones own body. Biohacktivism strives to give the power back to the one who should own it....You!


Masters in Nutritional Biochemistry from UNC Chapel Hill
Licensed Registered Dietitian (RD)
Chief Clinical Dietitian working with MDs, PharmDs, RNs, etc.
Over a Decade in Acute and Long Term Care experience
Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
Fellowship in the ISSN Organization (FISSN)
Director of R&D for Dymatize/Post
Chief Science Officer for BioTrust Nutrition
Chief Executive Officer for Zone Halo Research
Guest Expert One Life Radio (National Radio Broadcast)
Frequent podcast Expert on shows like Ben Greenfield
Acclaimed author of articles, textbook chapters, and books
Featured on sites like Bodybuilding.com, Examine.com, and more
Subject Matter Expert for numerous legal cases
Focused on Intellectual Property (IP) solutions sourcing, patenting, licensing for novel ingredients
Editorial Board for the Journal of the ISSN (JISSN)
Designed research studies for countless ingredient & productsFrequent guest, with his own segment on Super Human Radio (video and podcast)
Featured guest on Fitfluential, Lucid, Ben Greenfield, FitCon, Ben Pakulski's, One Life Radio, Super Human Radio podcasts with many more to come.
On 6 patents for novel ingredients with 10 more underway
Principal in the founding of the market's hottest ingredient, TeaCrine




what is zone halo?

Zone Halo is a research platform that discovers and studies new and novel ingredients. Zone Halo is dedicated to bringing you cutting edge research and education to keep you optimizing Human Performance.


current and former zone halo clients

"Real Clinicians. Real Research. Real Results."

Our motto is "Real Clinicians. Real Research. Real Results." This is a statement of fact and not a matter of crafty marketing. Zone Halo Research is comprised of real clinicians including a medical doctor, a registered dietitian and registered nurses. This brings an ethical and knowledgeable staff to your disposal as a client. We do not compromise our beliefs and always put the patient's and customer's health first. Our credentials, education and knowledge are unmatched and set a new standard in this industry. Our supplement designs are creative endeavors that exploit a distinct biochemical pathway, then delve into research using full studies, do the research, design, and testing - including in-house studies and blood work - to elicit incomparable results and transcendent sales. We are uncompromising in sourcing, purity of ingredients, exact doses in the forms and extractions. We are a name that both the client and the customer can trust for results, research and safety.

  • Putting patients and clients first

  • Unmatched credentials

  • Passion to help others

  • Transparency

  • Authenticity

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