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The INFINIT Team
Michael Folan, President and CEO
Michael, 52 is an avid runner, ten-time Ironman finisher and a Cancer Survivor. His unique vision of creating a nutritional system where any person, young or old, with no nutritional background, can create their own personalized isotonic blend of calories, protein and nutrients has changed the world of nutrition.
INFINIT was started in 2006 as a powerful, customizable isotonic all-in-one nutrition solution that naturally maximized the performance for serious endurance athletes all over the world. INFINIT fuels many the worlds’ best athletes in events like the Olympics, Tour de France and Indy 500.
“We created the INFINIT Osmo-fit™ system initially so athletes can fuel all day long and not need to take any food, extra salt or supplements for up to 24 hour racing. INFINIT has grown into the Gold Standard in endurance nutrition. We have always known that our concept of personalized custom-blended nutrition solutions has important applications with the Cancer community along with IBS and other nutritional related diseases. Both Patients and Medical Professionals are constantly searching for a solution that is made just for them and their unique needs.
INFINIT is the only company that provides custom hydration and nutrition supplementation. People are tired of guessing what works with a variety of off the shelf products. The idea that one powder works for everyone is just plain silly. Nutrition should be as unique and the person, we are all different.”
- Graduate of The Ohio State University School of Business
- Finisher 1997 and 2004 Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii
- 2002-2006 Member of the Flying Pig Marathon Board of Directors
- Cancer Survivor 2009
Kim Mueller MS, RD
INFINIT Nutrition Staff Head Nutritionist
Kimberly Mueller, MS, RD, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Kim enjoys using her own practical day-to-day experiences and knowledge of nutritional science to help others achieve optimal health and peak fitness performance. Kim has collaborated to help spearhead the concept of custom nutrition into a revolutionary system that assists endurance athletes compete, and patients address the symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions and in turn, help patients improve their overall quality of life. Kim is well known for her work with such groups as Leukemia Team in Training, Team Challenge Crohn’s and Colitis, Tri Club of San Diego, and San Diego Track Club as well as her contributions to such books as The Performance Zone, The Woman Triathlete, Triathlon Revolution, Racing Weight, and The New Rules of Marathon and Half Marathon Nutrition. Her first book, The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements, just hit shelves in 2013. Kim lives in San Diego.
“The idea of custom nutrition is something I have been adamant about since launching my own nutrition coaching company. I am excited to provide input and join the INFINIT Team. INFINIT gives both athletes, the medical community the Osmo-fit™ system a customized all-natural blend of functional ingredients designed to address their unique health needs. It truly is a nutritional breakthrough.”
- University: Illinois State University, Florida State University
- Clinical Training: VA Hospital, La Jolla (California
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American College of Sports Medicine
- 3x All American Triathlete having competed at ITU, 70.3, and Ironman World Championships
Ashley Meuser MS, LD, RD
INFINIT Nutrition Staff Nutritionist
A registered and Licensed Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science. Ashley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed a Dietetic Internship at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis. She has practiced medical nutrition therapy with oncology, diabetic, renal, bariatric, and cardiovascular patients; and sports nutrition with high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes.
Ashley enjoys helping patients meet personal goals and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Ashley lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and is training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training and is on the Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association Board of Directors.
“When it comes to nutrition, there shouldn’t be a “one-fits-all” approach. Each individual is different, therefore every athlete and every patient’s nutrition should be individualized. Proper nutrition affects mood, feelings, performance, and energy, among many others. Without proper nutrition, our bodies can’t function properly. Whole food isn’t always the best option during performance, or isn’t possible due to lack of appetite or other reasons. With Infinit Nutrition, athletes and patients can customize a nutrition supplement to optimize health and performance, supplement their diet, recover faster, gain or lose weight, etc., all while fitting their exact needs and taste exactly how they want!”
- College: The Ohio State University
- Graduate School: University of Cincinnati Health and Sciences
- Dietetic Internship at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis
Dr. Harish Kakarala, MD
INFINIT Nutrition Medical Consultant
Harish Kakarala is a Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep physician in Ohio who works in three of the largest health systems in Northeast Ohio. Having worked with a large variety of patients over the past dozen years ranging from young asthmatics trying to stay healthy ill to severely ill patients in the ICU (intensive care unit) battling for their lives to the chronically ill (whether it be people with severe emphysema or cancer patients) struggling to maintain their health, nutrition, and, at times, even just their weight, he has gained a deep understanding for the importance of nutrition.
“INFINIT provides customized solution for chronically ill patients who are having difficulty maintaining their health, weight, or who are getting dehydrated. Think of it as the ultimate vitamin supplement that also keeps you hydrated. My hope is that it will help keep people who already spend far too much time in doctors’ offices and hospitals at home where they belong. This isn’t a miracle cure and shouldn’t be thought of as one, but it may be an important supplement in the never ending battle between health and disease. We need a weapon against the side effects of chronic disease. Now, we may have finally found it.
Nutrition is still often under emphasized or even ignored by physicians today. Nutrition is the foundation for any body. It provides all the building blocks for proper organ function which is the start of being healthy. Without proper nutrition for long enough time, nothing, absolutely nothing—even a patient’s immune system—will not work. Malnutrition not only complicates recovery from any kind of illness and impairs wound healing after surgery, but it actually makes one more likely to become infected.”
- College: University of Akron
- Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
- Internal Medicine Residency: Summa Health System
- Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Kar-Ming Lo, MD
INFINIT Nutrition Medical Consultant
Kar-Ming Lo, MD, FCCP is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep physician practicing in one of the largest health systems in Ohio who, in his daily work, encounters patients that run the entire gamut of health. From those who are well nourished to those too ill to even heal their wounds. Unfortunately, Dr. Lo has had personal experience when his father was diagnosed with a terminal hepatoma, or liver cancer.
“I saw the difficulty that my father had in consuming enough calories. Our family struggled daily with him to find something, anything that might taste okay enough to consume. We did not have an option that would enable him to maintain adequate caloric and fluid intake while preserving taste. If it wasn’t one thing it was another…too sweet, too acidic, too sour. As such he would not eat. Eventually he lost weight and was consumed by his disease. I wish that there were a product such as INFINIT available back then. Although his cancer was terminal, perhaps he would have been more comfortable, or able to deal with his cancer, if he was not struggling so hard to find a solution that was created for his unique tastes and needs.”
- College: University of Akron
- Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
- Residency: Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
- Fellowship: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Ryan Prudoff, DO, MS, FACEP
INFINIT Nutrition Medical Consultant
Dr. Prudoff is an Emergency Physician currently practicing in one of the largest healthcare systems in Ohio. The Emergency Department is a unique environment with exposure to the full spectrum of patients from infancy to the very elderly as well as everyone in between. Using his personal experience as a medical professional combined with an active athlete he has gained a solid background and appreciation for the importance of nutrition in both patient populations and athletic preparation.
“While we commonly think of appropriate nutrition/ hydration in sporting events, it is actually very rare that athletes require emergency attention because appropriate nutrition is emphasized in these populations. In acute medical conditions (i.e. cancer, asthma, pneumonia, urinary tract infection), the body is stressed and responds by increasing the metabolic process to help fight off the disease. The increase in metabolic process results in a person expending more energy and causing a similar body response as when exercising (increases in breathing, heart rate, temperature, sweating and fatigue).”
“I regularly care for very ill pediatric and elderly patients who can have a compounding issue with nutrition or hydration which makes recovery even more difficult. Having a product like INFINIT, that can be customized for age as well as disease to help supplement a person’s nutrition hydration is an important tool for me to help patients maintain health and improve the healing process.”
- College: University Toledo
- Master’s Degree: University of Toledo; Emphasis in Cell/ Molecular Biology
- Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Residency: Emergency Medicine at SUMMA Health System
A 30-year medical sales veteran, Mike is the past president of two companies and the former director of physician education/training at U. S. Medical. He’s a three-time, top 10 finisher at the Ironman World Championships, the U.S. National Ironman Champion, and a two-time Triathlon All-American.
“We’ve all suffered the consequences of mistakes in race day nutrition. It can derail the best-trained athletes – even the pros make mistakes. Getting it right isn’t always easy. At INFINIT Nutrition, we’re dedicated to helping you get it right.”