In tribute to our former chairman

O.B.E., B.Sc, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRPharm.S., Hon DSc.’s (Heriot Watt, Leuven, Uppsala),
Professor Emeritus, University of London


Vitabiotics is proud to have had world renowned scientist, Professor Arnold Beckett at its head for 18 years. Prof. Beckett pioneered Vitabiotics’ innovation of formulas for specific needs and life stages, As well as our philosophy of balanced, moderate levels of nutrients in synergistic formulations.

Professor Beckett was Head of the School of Pharmacy at Kings College, London for 25 years. He published 465 research papers, and was founding editor of the distinguished international journal of Medicinal Chemistry. His professional posts included President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and the Medicinal Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

As part of the lasting Vitabiotics philosophy, which was strongly instilled by our Professor Beckett, Vitabiotics not only relies on published, peer reviewed data on its nutrient ingredients but also conducts trials on the product formulations themselves. We currently have a number of clinical trials already published, in progress, or awaiting publication, and were one of Britain’s first nutraceutical company to have engaged in such high quality clinical trials in this way.

THE TIMES Feb 10th 2010

“….A pioneer of drug testing in sport… it was Beckett’s work in doping that brought him a 25-year-long membership of the medical commission of the International Olympic Committee… Beckett was… with its founder and president, Dr Kartar Lalvani (his former student) during which time they worked on many ground breaking innovations, including the development of many of the UK’s most widely used nutraceuticals….”