We had the good fortune of connecting with Brianda Carrasco and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brianda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Having competed in pageantry and fitness competitions, I often had people ask me if I had my own supplement brand. It was something that was planted in the back of my head but at that time I had a full-time job, was the reigning Miss Houston Latina, and I was also competing in bikini competitions so I didn’t have the time to research what I needed to start a business. After being in the fitness industry for a few years I realized a lot of unhealthy supplements were being pushed on athletes by their trainers or even by social media influencers, so I wanted to come out with a line that not only helps you reach your goals, but is also good for your health. Many people don’t realize that being fit and being healthy is not always the same thing and I wanted to bring awareness to that.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets BCN Supplements apart from the others is that we want to focus on health more than fitness. It’s not just the physical health that we focus on because we understand health comes in many forms: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. This is why our motto is “Built from the Inside Out” and we also started a podcast under this name. We have professionals talk about different topics, relationships, physical health, mental health, even social media marketing. Basically all self-development things. We are a company that strongly believes in our vision/mission and like everything in life, there are obstacles that need to be overcome. The most important thing we have learned is to pivot. Sometimes we plan for something and for x reason it doesn’t go as planned and that’s when it’s important to know how to take in a deep breath and move forward taking a different path but always with the same goal in mind.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend was in town I would probably take her to get a workout in at Be Fit Gym, would go out to eat at Steak 48, and end the night at Lumen if it’s a Friday, or Gavanna if it’s a Saturday. I honestly don’t go out much so I would probably have to ask a few friends for recommendations.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe a lot of credit to my boyfriend who connected me with the lab and has been very supportive throughout this journey. I also owe credit to my family members who believed in me and encouraged me to start this venture and have continued to believe in me as the brand grows. I am also thankful to the people who helped me get started and mentored me or offered me their services either at no cost or at a discounted price since they knew I was just getting started. I’m thankful for the friends and followers who have become customers and continue to share with others my products. I consider myself to be very blessed to have such a huge support system.

Website: www.bcnsupps.com

Instagram: @brianda.carrasco, @bcnsupplements, @builtfromtheinsideout

Linkedin: Brianda Carrasco

Twitter: briandacarrasc0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcnsupplements/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BriandaCarrasco

Other: Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/built-from-the-inside-out/id1546459717

Image Credits
Ilse Gonzalez Juan Camilo Gonzalez

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