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Founders Mark Jarvis, Tracy Jarvis and Jay Shafer created Zurvita in 2008 to make a significant impact to people from all walks of life. Their mission was to empower people to believe in themselves and take control of their health and happiness.

They set out to create a company based on Three Founding Principles:

  • 1.Build a company that honors and glorifies God.
  • 2.Develop a company with humble leadership.
  • 3.Create an environment where people can win at every level.

Every decision, every product and every update are inspired by these three deeply-rooted principles.

As a global direct sales company centered in health and wellness, Zurvita's operations are driven by CEO Jay Shafer, who has been with the company since 2008. Alongside a leading and innovative executive team, Jay continues to help guide the future growth strategies of the company.

Our story is still being written and so is yours.

Change your life for the better today and contact us or the Independent Consultant that referred you to Zurvita.

The Founding Principles

Zurvita Leadership

Jay ShaferCEO and Founder

Jay Shafer is currently serving as CEO of Zurvita and manages the Company on a day-to-day basis. In that capacity, he shares his substantial business experience, and he directs the vision and plan for future growth. Jay also serves on Zurvita's Board of Directors.

Mark JarvisFounder

Mark Jarvis travels the nation, and abroad, sharing his extensive knowledge of the direct selling industry and teaching people about Zurvita. He talks about the growth of Zurvita from the ground up and the ideals that have been the core of the company from the beginning. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zurvita.

Tracy JarvisFounder

Tracy Jarvis shares her hands-on experience in the direct selling industry. She enjoys the opportunity to meet with the Consultants in the field, listen to them and share her valuable experiences learned while growing Zurvita from a start-up to a multimillion-dollar corporation. Tracy, too, serves on the Board of Directors of Zurvita.



The goal of Zurvita's Scientific Advisory Board is to provide expert and objective support, credibility and strategic thinking, as well as help ensure that our products continue to withstand the highest level of scrutiny by the scientific community, regulators and consumers. In order to maintain our unwavering commitment of trust and transparency, our Board of Directors and Board Members are in alignment with Zurvita's mission and bring great value to the company and its Consultants via expertise in the fields of nutrition, medicine and sports performance.

Dr. Scott VanLue
Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Judith Smith
Research Advisory Council

Rob Graf
Sports Nutrition Advisory Council

Dr. Jim Badman
Medical Advisory Council

Dr. Jerry L. Punch
Sports Nutrition Advisory Council

Erik Korem, PhD.
Sports Nutrition Advisory Council



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Following the Founding Principles, Zurvita Ministries was created to make a difference globally through giving and serving. Zurvita Ministries is a non-profit mission and outreach program. With the help of community and Independent Consultant volunteers, they've been able to set up a relief fund for nationwide natural disasters, build water wells in Nicaragua and feed thousands of hungry people through the Feed500 program. Click here to learn more or volunteer.



Zurvita Giving's purpose is to provide aid to people and families in need. We are dedicated to sharing our hearts to the different communities we are a part of. We give back what we have been blessed with.

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