Research & Development

Our micronutrient formulations are the culmination of many years of research and product development.  

Product Research

At Hardy Nutritionals®, we are very passionate about ensuring that all our formulations are research-backed. For example, our founder David L. Hardy, spent nearly 15 years co-developing a specialized micronutrient formulation which is widely researched, before founding Hardy Nutritionals®.

David’s products have been studied extensively by independent researchers at a many universities, including Harvard, Ohio State, Calgary (Canada), and Canterbury (New Zealand), for various aspects of health—particularly mood and anxiety-related disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and OCD. This research has resulted in over 40 publications in medical journals. A recent article in BMC Psychiatry noted that there is “more published and ongoing research on this formula† [the micronutrient formula David co-developed] for mental health than on any other complex formula anywhere in the world.”

Exciting double-blind research at multiple centers around the world is currently underway or in the planning stages with David’s newest micronutrient formulations, Daily Essential Nutrients and Optimal Balance. We are committed to continual product development as new research is published and as we receive valuable feedback from health professionals and their patients.

NutraTek™ Mineral Delivery Technology

Hardy Nutritionals® micronutrient formulas are powered by our proprietary NutraTek mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. This proprietary technology is unmatched in the nutraceutical industry.

Our Hardy Nutritionals® team of scientists is excited to remain at the forefront of nutritional health research and product development.


Refers to pre-2013 versions of Truehope EMPowerplus, which were co-formulated by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan. Truehope EMPowerplus is a registered trademark of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc., which was co-founded by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan in 1999. David Hardy officially resigned as a shareholder of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. and director of Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. in 2013 to focus his efforts exclusively on Hardy Nutritionals®.