1) HCF – How it was Discovered
It all began in September of 1997 when our Chairman, Justin Peta, became the victim of a tragic pedestrian ‘hit-and-run’. The accident left him with eight fractures, an exploded pancreas, and a severely injured stomach and intestines. The source of his recovery is the foundation behind HCF AminoScience and its use of amino-acid supplementation today. It’s been life-changing.
But it goes further, as most families can empathize just based on what they are facing right now: “Our health challenges really aren’t that unique anymore, are they?”
2) Frustrated Youth – Attention Challenges
In fact, Justin grew up similar to many young ones today: having too much energy, not being able to focus, and what started out as frustration as a toddler quickly bacame rages of temper-tantrums and physical destruction as a young boy. These behavioral anomalies escalated to getting into fights everyday at school and continually receiving report cards which complained of his lack of attention in the classroom. Couple this with a constant, embarrassing stuttering problem and so much energy that his teachers would literally have him running laps around the school during class each day to just try to settle him down. It was painfully embarrassing, and the tragedy continued through his teens and into adulthood to not only affect his career, but later his family also. No doubt, many parents today can empathize with their own children.
3) Turning Point – Pedestrian Hit & Run
This all led up to the fateful day of Sept 20th 1997, where a drunk driver in a red BMW going 55 MPH slammed into Justin while walking across a street in San Diego, CA. The police report detailed that when the car first hit Justin, he pushed in the front bumper about three inches, scratched up the hood while he slid up and caved in the front windshield, finally sliding up and caving in the roof of the car. At that point, the drunk driver slammed on his brakes, making a 20-foot skid mark, while Justin flew 25 feet in front of the car, hitting the pavement and doing a body skid which the police noted was flesh and blood for 70 ft.
The result: eight open and closed fractures, an exploded pancreas, and a severely injured stomach and intestines. From that moment forward, Justin constantly fought for his life, going from one surgery to the next. Two months after his accident, Justin still could not sip water for fear of activating his injured pancreas (while being fed intravenously).
(We apologize; the point is not to be graphic here, but to show the severity of the impact. As it was this awakening moment, and the challenges that came with it for both Justin and his family, which forever changed their lives and began the passionate search for the answer to feeling happy, calm, and focused again. Justin knew there had to be a “missing link” of “why we feel the way we do.”)
4) Extensive Research – HCF Happy, Calm & Focused
Thankfully and appreciatively, Justin survived and healed over the next two years. But Justin’s own search had only began, as he spent countless investments of time and money interviewing, investigating and listening to many of the most well-respected researchers whose work was focused on the power of amino acids and associated neuro-nutrients.
As Justin often states: “Through our neurotransmitters, our brain speaks, telling us what it wants, what it likes and what it dislikes… Trust It.” He has always maintained that our brains truly are the “last frontier of nutrition.”
So what began in 1997, researching amino-acid supplementation, finally led Justin Peta and a team of well-respected researchers to one of the most exciting discoveries in amino-acid brain supplementation: HCF Happy, Calm & Focused. The results were life-changing for Justin and his family, and now, it could do the same for your loved ones.†