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

Hi Damion, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

As human beings, we have the ability to live healthier lifestyles by eating healthy, well-balanced meals, regularly exercising, frequently detoxing, and boosting our immune systems with daily recommended vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutrients.

Many people I know have declining health, are battling some sort of sickness or illness, or have passed away due to health-related issues. Unhappy about these common issues, I declared to change that narrative. After changing my own diet and lifestyle, I naturally lost 30-40 pounds of weight in 4-5 months. Which leads me to believe that we can all make healthy changes, based on my own personal experiences.

For the past 4-5 years, my lifestyle has been all about health & wellness. And, I eventually knew that I would start a business centered around this newfound lifestyle. Because, it had become very difficult locating “nutritious and delicious” foods, without the unhealthy additives and filler ingredients. And, the same goes for the health, beauty and household products that I use on a daily basis. So I figured, the only way to control what I consume and use, is to create a new line of health products.

I already had a catchy name for my brand in my head. Being proactive, I secured my social media platforms and domain name, well before starting the business.

I saved a lot of money by not going out to nightclubs, not eating out at restaurants and not traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. I also saved my money from the 1st stimulus check distributed to us in 2020. As a result, I used my small accumulated wealth to invest in stocks and the Nutri Savvee brand.

From previous experience, I already knew how to file the necessary paperwork to form an LLC for the brand. So, in 2020, I started Nutri Savvee… Without even having a chemistry degree or an extensive background in health & wellness. I was extremely motivated to start the business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because, my desire was to help individuals stay healthy and to help them reduce the risk of being negatively affected by COVID-19.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

Nutri Savvee is an online health, wellness and beauty brand, based in Houston, TX. Our online “health convenience store” makes it very convenient for our customers to purchase their favorite health products, without worrying about traffic or having to distance themselves from other individuals.

Nutri Savvee first started with us just making herbal tea concoctions for family and friends that were feeling “under the weather.” Not only did our concoctions help to relieve their sickness and pain, but they also tasted great. We also started making fresh veggie smoothies for ourselves. Our family members became more interested as they watched the preparation of our smoothies. They eventually became our product testers… And, then our customers.

Around March 2020, we started Nutri Savvee as a business. The name Nutri Savvee actually comes from being smart about the food and beverages you consume, and the other products you use. Hence, the birth of our slogan, “Be Savvee About Your Health.” And our objective was to help people stay healthy, stay focused and motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As I began my own personal health journey, I struggled to find health, wellness and beauty products that were healthy and good for myself. So, we focused on creating health products that are organic, nutritious and delicious. And, that’s why we carefully research each and every ingredient used in our health products to make sure they are safe and a good fit. We utilize some of the most premium ingredients, and steer away from fillers, artificial preservatives and additives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many new entrepreneurs to create businesses that sell the most popular health and beauty products. So, we focused on creating health, wellness & beauty products that weren’t carbon copies of everything else being sold around the world.

Many of our products are created from scratch, and contain our own specialized formulas and ingredients. They are immune boosters, energy boosters, aids in digestion and weight loss management, helps remove harmful toxins from your body and provides you with the daily recommended vitamins and minerals. Therefore, we exist to provide individuals with a healthy outlook on life.

We created our own unique health products, based on our daily meal plans and healthy lifestyle. Some of those products are: “The Multivitamin Drink” dietary supplement powder, “Herbal Detox” supplements, and “Under Arm Savvee” deodorant, just to name a few. We had to learn more about digital marketing and branding to separate our brand from the others on social media.

Each health product boldly bears the brand name, Nutri Savvee. In which we also sell merchandise such as: t-shirts, fanny packs, tote bags and blender bottles with our unique brand name. And most importantly, Nutri Savvee isn’t just a brand… It’s a lifestyle.

Nutri Savvee is a community of like-minded individuals, at different stages of their health journey, who are all working towards achieving a common goal. Nutri Savvee’s goal is to help others lead healthier lifestyles by equipping them with the necessary knowledge about health & wellness, and by providing them with the essential health products needed for their bodies. Thus, you can always find us sharing health & wellness information with the Nutri Savvee community… For free!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of the first places I would take my best friend is to one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. If it’s breakfast or brunch time, then we would hit up Snooze or Green Seed Vegan. If it’s lunch time, then we would go to Sunshine’s Vegetarian Deli or Soul Food Vegan, then Crumbville in 3rd Ward for some vegan desserts. And, if it’s dinner time, we would go somewhere different like Lucy’s Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge or D’ Caribbean Curry Spot Cuisine in Pearland.

Some of our week long adventures would consist of: Galveston Beach, Buffalo Soldiers Museum and Emancipation Park for some black history, the Nasa Space Center, Rooftop Cinema Club, Galleria Shopping Mall, Slick Willies to shoot some pool, Lucky Strikes to bowl, House of Blues and 8th Wonder Brewery if time permits.

As far as the nightlife, we would hit up the Alley Kat for some good live music, Phil and Derek’s for a nice grown and sexy experience, and Prospect Park for a balanced Hip-Hop & RNB experience.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The first person I want to shoutout is no longer living. But, her spirit will always be with me. The woman I am referring to is my mother, Mardina Byers.

Sadly, my mother passed away in 2017 from colon cancer. But, before she passed away, she became a vegetarian. And, one of the most important things she told me before passing, was to “Stay Healthy.” These powerful words have permanently stuck with me, ever since she first uttered them to me. And, I have been relentlessly encouraging other family members, friends and strangers to do the same… “Stay Healthy.”

Also, I would like to give credit to my experience of living in Los Angeles, CA for almost 10 years. Being surrounded by healthy individuals and the vegan culture, helped change my overall mindset and lifestyle. Because, prior to living in Los Angeles, I had a very unhealthy diet. While living in Los Angeles, I was exposed to an abundance of farmers markets, organic grocery stores and organic restaurants. So, I definitely credit Los Angeles for catapulting a healthy change in my life.

Website: https://www.nutrisavvee.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nutrisavvee/

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

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