VitaRx seeks to help its customers improve their overall wellness on a daily basis. With the firm belief that most people want to live a healthy lifestyle but are looking for guidance on how to do so, VitaRx aims to grow its business by providing solutions that make it easy for anybody to add to their daily routine.
Founder Jesse Villanueva made the decision to start the company based on a personal experience with malnutrition. After working long hours for a tech startup company shortly after college, he felt exhausted in his daily life and began to realize that his health had become a secondary need in his life. After finally taking the time to meet with doctors and nutritionists, he took a blood panel test that indicated his diet was not providing him the essential nutrients his body needed.
Using supplements to fill in the holes of his diet he felt considerably better in his daily life. Realizing how long it took to seek out doctors and take the necessary tests to figure out what supplements he needed, his goal was to create a company that not only made it easy for people to find out what supplements they could take to achieve their health goals, but also provide the products to them in a way that was easy for them to incorporate into their daily life.
Why Puerto Rico
When choosing the headquarters for VitaRx Our founder, Jesse Villanueva, was very passionate about making it San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. The reason for this passion was that he wanted to give back to the island that he was born on.
In 2017, category 5 hurricane Maria directly hit Puerto Rico; leaving the majority of the island displaced for a very long period of time and thousands tragically passed away as a result of the hurricane. After seeing his friends, family and the entire island devastated from the hurricane. Jesse made a vow to help in whatever way he could.
By choosing Puerto Rico as its headquarters, VitaRx is able to help Puerto Rico through employment of local young talent but also through direct contributions to local charities. VitaRx partners with multiple charities both locally and worldwide; primarily focusing on those that provide essential nutrients to young mothers in need.
Meet the Team
For every sale we make we make a 1-1 nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels.
Charities we work with
For every VitaRx purchase, we make a 1-for-1 donation to Vitamin Angels to reach a pregnant woman or child with life-changing nutritional support!
Vitamin Angels helps populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five – gain access to lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals.
Nutrition has a decisive impact on the health, well-being, and future of a child. It enables them to thrive throughout each stage of their development as they grow and learn, leading to greater economic success. As families and communities thrive, the path toward equity opens up for all.
In 2020, Vitamin Angels reached 60 million women and children in more than 65 countries, including the U.S. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency. To learn more, visit www.vitaminangels.org
VitaRx has also chosen to make a direct donation / impact with a local charity here in Puerto Rico. The charity is Proyecto Nacer, whose goal is to help teenage mothers by providing them with basic necessities all mother’s and their children should have. We are also in process to assist Proyecto Nacer with their grant application to become a Program Partner in the Vitamin Angels network and distribute nutritional support in our local community!
Our Partnership In Action
Please take a minute to see the amazing work that Vitamin Angels is doing. We are so proud to be one of their partners!