We couldn’t imagine having anyone other than Luke Bucci help us take another big leap forward.

Dr. Bucci is the industry leader in sports nutrition. He’s also an accomplished author and lecturer and holds multiple patents and patent applications on clinical laboratory testing methods and nutritional supplements.

In addition to leading new product development at First Endurance, Luke will help us design and publish new clinical trials on endurance athletes.

“I’m excited to jump into sports nutrition at the highest level.  My background is perfectly suited to First Endurance” notes Bucci.

He’s written four texts, contributed to eleven books, over 35 peer-reviewed research journal articles, 37 abstracts, more than 100 technical journal articles, and has presented hundreds of invited lectures and discussions on a variety of topics around the world.

Books include:

  • Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids in Sports and Exercise (CRC Press, 1993)
  • Nutrition Applied to Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (CRC Press, 1994)
  • Pain Free: The Definitive Guide to Healing Arthritis, Low-Back Pain, and Sports Injuries Through Nutrition and Supplements (The Summit Group, 1995)
  • Healing Arthritis the Natural Way (The Summit Group, 1997; Barnes & Noble, 2008).

“Keep your eye on us – there are so many ways to improve performance beyond carbs and caffeine that are not available on the market.

We’re going to change that.”

He also served on the United States Olympic Committee as an expert advisor on nutritional supplements.

Dr. Bucci graduated Magna Cum Laude with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry and Cell Biology), from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1983, followed by a double post-doctoral appointment at the world’s largest cancer research center.

“I’ve got a lot of fresh ideas to help athletes advance and improve,” says Dr. Bucci, who goes on to comment, “Keep your eye on us – there are so many ways to improve performance beyond carbs and caffeine that are not available on the market.  We’re going to change that.”

Dr. Bucci hasn’t wasted any time getting started.  We’ve already put some of his new formula prototypes in the hands of our sponsored athletes and preliminary feedback has been exceptional.

First Endurance is in a unique position right now. We’ve reorganized our business and we’ve got an amazing team assembled. We’re not interested in the status-quo or doing what everyone else is doing.  Our only goal is to create state of the art endurance nutrition that helps serious athletes take their training and racing to the next level, without compromise.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bucci to the First Endurance team.  He’s looking forward to helping you become better athletes.

April 13, 2020 — Michael Fogarty

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