About us

 

Candidlab creates evidence-based algorithms to rank supplements. The goal is to help consumers figure out which products are good and which are bad according to the latest science. Candidlab has been active in the food supplement industry since 2012 and has been an active part of the debate ever since. Especially due to their lab analysis of dietary food supplements.

Candidlab’s vision is quite simply to make it easy for consumers to navigate the food supplement market and help them find and choose the best products at the best price.

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The Candidlab crew

Candidlab is increasingly becoming an authority in the health and nutrition industry. More and more people are actively looking for Candidlab analyses, reports and recommendations to support their purchase decision, brand, diet- or workout plans. Candidlab has a strong team that includes a PhD, Human Biologist, Doctor of Medicine, Adjunct professor, Economist, gut microbiota specialist, Sociologists, and a couple of health and nutrition students. Read more about the Candidlab crew below.

Anders Nedergaard

Kaj Winther

Stig Günther

CSO, BSc Biochemistry, MSc in human biology, PhD in muscle biology, NSCA-CPT, CSCS MD, Dr Med, Adjunct professor Gut microbiota specialist specialist
Anders Nedergaard Kaj Winther Stig Günther

Anders is trained as a biochemist and human biologist and did his doctorate work at the Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen at Bispebjerg Hospital. After his PhD he worked as an industrial PostDoc at Nordic Bioscience.

Besides his work in academia, Anders has consulted for Antidoping Danmark and Team Danmark (the national agencies governing elite sports and antidoping work). He has also been editor at the journal Dansk Sportsmedicin and worked as a strength and conditioning coach and sports nutritionist for a range of elite athletes.

Anders is a co-founder of Candidlab and responsible for the evidence based approach. He ensures the scientific quality of the content published on the platform.

Mail: afn(at)candidlab.com

Kaj is a medical doctor by profession, specializing in clinical biochemistry. He is currently adjunct professor at the department of Nutrition, exercise and sports, University of Copenhagen.

Kaj is former Chief physician and the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis and later head physician at the department of Clinical Biochemistry at Frederiksberg Hospital.He has been working with clinical trials of dietary supplements and herbal remedies for the last 20 years of his career.

Kaj is part of the Candidlab advisory board, where he provides counseling on assessment and scoring of supplements.

Stig is a stuntman by profession, but was almost incapacitated by severe irritable bowel syndrome. This led him down a path of scientific discovery, eventually leading to him curing himself through fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) and becoming one of Denmark’s foremost experts in gut microbiota manipulation.

Stig consults in matters related to FMT and gut microbiota and is the lab chief at the Aleris-Hamlet hospital. Stig is also partner of the research team behind several ongoing clinical trials with FMT in collaboration with Danish universities.

Stig is part of the Candidlab advisory board, where he provides counsel on matters relating to gut microbiota and probiotic dietary supplements.

 

Mathias Hansen

Frederik Segato

Nikolaj Bach Nielsen

Research assistant, stud.prof.bach nutrition and health Research assistant, stud.prof.bach nutrition and health BSc. Scient. Med, personal trainer
Mathias Hansen Frederik Segato Nicolaj Bach Nielsen

Mathias studies nutrition and health at Metropol in Copenhagen. He will be finishing his undergraduate work in 2018, after which he will do his graduate work in Human Nutrition at University of Copenhagen.

Mathias interned at Candidlab in early 2018 is now employed as research assistant. He has helped compile supplement product data for the Candidlab database for use in our reports and on the web page. He is the manager of the taste review panel.

Mail: mh(at)candidlab.com

Frederik studies nutrition and health at Metropol in Copenhagen. Once he is done with his undergraduate in the summer of 2019, he will have to decide whether to go full time at Candidlab or do graduate work at University of Copenhagen.

Frederik interned at Candidlab in the beginning of 2018 and has since been the research assistant responsible for our social media accounts. While assisting with research tasks, he is the manager of Candidlabs Instagram and Facebook activity.

Mail: fs(at)candidlab.com

Nikolaj studies Medicine with Industrial specialization at Aalborg University.
He is well versed in sports and nutrition science and has written a large number of evidence-based articles on sports nutrition, fitness and bodybuilding for the biggest fitness site in Denmark, bodybuilding.dk. He is now working full time as a personal trainer and fitness expert.

 

HP Sandbech

Klaus Valbro

Jan Duckert

MSc sociology and communication, Project manager Chairman of the board Partner
hans peter sandbech Klaus Valbro Jan Duckert

Hans Peter holds a master degree in communication and sociology from Roskilde University. He has worked at GroupM as a digital specialist, but joined Candidlab in 2018 to help produce more high quality content.

HP is Candidlabs content manager. He is partly responsible for the content strategy as well as coordination of blogs posts, content production, digital optimization and so forth.

Mail: hp(at)candidlab.com

Klaus has previously run a successful golf portal and promoted elite players. He currently works with clients online marketing, primarily through social media like Facebook.

Klaus is the chairman of the board in Candidlab and thus help by providing his experience in strategic planning, marketing and management.

Jan is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur. He was CEO of the advertising agency Wibroe, Duckert & Partners and is now the CEO of People Group.

Jan became a partner in Candidlab in 2018. His extensive experience allows him to provide invaluable business- and branding advice.

 

Christian Højbo Møller

CEO and stud. HA
Christian Højbo Møller

Christian is a Founder and the CEO of Candidlab. He also studies Economics and Business Administration at the Copenhagen Business School. He is an entrepreneur by heart and a very talented digital marketer. He started a Candidlab (previously Fitnessbuddy) back in 2012 due to the lack of real and proper supplement reviews.

This landed him a job at GroupM, where he was promoted to the youngest ever Senior Consultant at the age of 21. He later left this position to help spread and magnify Candidlab vision full time.

Mail: chm(at)candidlab.com

 

The information provided on the site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information your doctor or another health professional.

Candidlab sometimes get a commision if you decide to buy one the products we have reviewed. This does, of course, not impact the rankings. You can check every single one of our scores by calculating the score yourself.

Contact us

If you wish to contact us you have several options. You can either 1) send us a message on Facebook or Instagram 2) send an email to one of us through the emails found above 3) send an email to our generic inbox at mail(at)candidlab.com 4) call us on +45 25 56 55 94 (our Danish number) or lastly 5) meet us at our offices on the address written below.

Headquarters

Candidlab IVS
VAT: DK-37224340
Store Kongensgade 21E
1264, København K
Denmark

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The review panel

We aspire to have a very diverse and multifaceted panel. It includes both men and women as well as people in both their twenties, thirties and forties. Furthermore, we have everythig from personal trainers to athletes and everyday fitness enthusiast to make sure everyone is represented in our panel.

The review panel

Louise Sand Thomsen

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Nanna Steentofte

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Kristian Bradsted

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Marianne Baunsgaard

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Marcus Moberg Havmøller

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Nicklas Jørgensen

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Last modified: 17. September 2018

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