Why We Started Levelle
In all honesty, we didn't plan it. Our journey started after a handful of conversations with endurance athletes, both men and women. But we quickly saw a common thread emerge: while men mentioned nutrition almost as an afterthought, nearly every single woman said she had a hard time digesting the fuel available and couldn't find one she liked. Additionally, women thought their bodies were the problem. To understand the issue, we dug in. Here’s what we learned:
- Almost half of U.S. marathoners are women
- But only 30% of sports science & sports medicine study participants are women
- And less than 2.5% of all sports nutrition is made for women
Turns out, sports nutrition isn't actually one-size-fits-all, and there are sex-specific considerations to take into account.
Levelle was founded with the belief that women's bodies perform better with food formulated with their physiology in mind from the start. It's time for a sex-specific approach.
We fuel women to run the world.
Dr. Linda & Stephanie
Want to know more? Read the full origin story.
Nutrition that Flexes with You
Women’s physiology is dynamic and continually changing. What you need today might not be what you need in a week, a month, or a year. So we’re developing a simple system of on-the-go nutrition that can adjust with what you need today AND tomorrow.
We are commited to giving you the nutrients your body needs today.
Research that Reflects the Athletes
Women were excluded from medical trials for decades, and often still are. To date, only 3% of sports performance study participants and 33% of sports medicine study participants are female. Many of the women we talk with struggle to find sports nutrition that works for them, and research is at the heart of the problem.
We are actively seeking to bring research conducted on women into sports nutrition.
Real Food, Every Time
The vitamins and minerals in plants are undeniable. We care about the food we put into our bodies and sports nutrition should be no different. We’re harnessing the goodness of plants and packaging it up so that you can put it in your pocket. Or hydro-pack. Or bra. Or wherever you like to stash things.
We are bringing the ancient wisdom of plants to the food we use to go the distance.