With a variety of businesses hitting the market each year, it is important to be aware of recent startups and the benefits they pose. The health sector—in particular—has seen some amazing new startups over the last several years. From nutrition to disease prevention, these companies are working to make a healthy lifestyle more achievable than ever. Here are three of some of the most promising startups in the health industry.
With a goal to provide healthier alternatives, Le-Vel Thrive offers premium lifestyle plans, focused on nutritional products that aid in weight loss, fitness, and overall health. Founded in 2012 by Jason Camper and Paul Gravette, the company’s vision is to offer a higher level of nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.
Each of Le-Vel’s products complements their core lifestyle plan, THRIVE Experience. A basic, 8-week program, THRIVE Experience targets weight loss through the consumption of formulas filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. For greater results, customers can add options from the THRIVE Plus Line to their current THRIVE Experience, including products like adhesive applications, activated beverages, and nutritional protein bars. For healthier snacking, the THRIVE BITES Line offers three flavors of premium grade dried beef bites, rich in protein and low in fat. Le-Vel also offers exercise supplements to strengthen the body, both while working out and while at rest. The THRIVEFIT Line includes three dietary supplements that rely on an amino acid formula to improve endurance, build proteins, and aid in recovery.
Le-Vel’s newest product, Thrive PURE, is a nutritional beverage, packed with vitamins and amino acids. Sold in 2-oz. bottles, Thrive PURE offers a boost of energy in two delicious flavors: blackberry watermelon and cherry limeade.
Also founded in 2012, Calm is the number one app for meditation and sleep. With a goal to make the world happier and healthier, Calm’s central focus is on the benefits of mindfulness and its ability to improve mental health.
The app offers over 100 guided meditations that center on mindfulness and stress reduction. “The Daily Calm” is a 10-minute meditation feature that discusses new concepts every day. Additionally, users can choose from a variety of sessions that target specific areas of health, such as self-esteem, relationships, and concentration. Calm also includes a variety of sleep stories that allow the mind to relax and shut down before entering a deep sleep.
Recently, Calm has added an additional, physical component to its mental relaxation methods: Calm Body. Consisting of mindful movement and targeted stretching, Calm Body provides further stress relief, releasing tension and prompting muscle relaxation.
Over 1 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer each year. To combat this statistic, Freenome is relying on diagnostic tests to change the way cancer is screened and detected. Founded in 2014, Freenome’s vision is to reinvent disease management through early cancer detection.
Freenome’s commitment is three-pronged. First, scientists work to improve the accuracy of cancer screening, making for earlier detection. Second, they study tumor patterns to optimize cancer treatments and therapies. Finally, Freenome seeks to offer clear data and results that provide actionable insights for patients.
Instead of a basic screening process, Freenome relies on a combination of genetics and artificial intelligence to improve cancer detection and treatment. This involves analyzing biomarker patterns through Freenome’s medical artificial intelligence, Al. By studying the patterns of growing tumors, Al can learn to detect these patterns earlier, leading to faster detection and improved accuracy. Freenome is currently hosting clinical studies to test the artificial intelligence readings.
In the few years since their inception, these three businesses are already revolutionizing the health industry by offering nutritional lifestyle changes, improved mental health, and early disease detection. It’s clear that the health industry is continuing to provide unique and relevant solutions to today’s health problems. We look forward to witnessing even more innovation and growth in the future.