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Sourced from and for the best.

What happens when LeBron James and his trainer, Mike Mancias, can’t find a supplement brand that delivers professional-caliber results? They make their own.

Our approach

Developed by the experts.

LeBron and Mike assembled a team of experts and partnered with friend Arnold Schwarzenegger to create the ultimate clean and effective supplements, raising the standards for quality and safety.

Ladder is the result of four years of relentless testing for taste, quality, and performance. Originally formulated for LeBron, now available to everyone.

Just the good stuff

Put better stuff in.

We worked with world-class scientists to find the best ingredients from natural sources to maximize quality and, most importantly, performance. Every single batch is tested and NSF Certified for Sport®, meaning what’s inside matches the label, there are no dangerous levels of heavy metals, and it contains no banned substances for professional athletes or Olympians.

Behind the scenes.

A team of fitness and health experts who helped develop smarter, more effective products.

Adam Bornstein

Adam Bornstein

Chief Nutrition Officer

Adam Bornstein is Chief Nutrition Officer and Head of Content at Ladder. He is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning health editor, a certified trainer and nutrition coach, and was named by The Huffington Post as one of the most influential people in health. Previously, Bornstein was Editorial Director of LIVESTRONG.COM and Fitness Editor of Men’s Health magazine.

Adam Bornstein

Chief Nutrition Officer

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Founder

Cindy Crawford is known as one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became stars in their own right. Crawford used her fame as a springboard to launch a career that has spanned over three decades and resulted in an exceedingly successful and trusted brand representing beauty, fashion, fitness, and home.

Cindy Crawford

Founder

LeBron James

LeBron James

Founder

LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of his generation and regarded by some as the best basketball player of all time. Revered by fans around the globe, James’ accomplishments on the court include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Championships and three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, and an NBA scoring title.

LeBron James

Founder

Mike Mancias

Mike Mancias

Professional Trainer

Mike Mancias is LeBron James’ Athletic Trainer and recovery specialist, a position he’s held for 14 years and counting. His work includes training with NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, and top NCAA athletes. Mike has developed a winning human-performance blueprint that encompasses everything from preventative medicine, strength training/rehab, nutrition, and the latest in recovery techniques. Mancias aided in developing the Ladder Brand and its products.

Mike Mancias

Professional Trainer

Angela Manuel-Davis

Angela Manuel-Davis

Health & Wellness Advisor

As a former USA Track and Field Team Member Angela was a five-time All-American who held World rankings in the 100 meters. Angela was an Olympic Trials semi-finalist and a member of the World Championship team. She has been part of several National tours such as Oprah's Live the Life You Want Tour and was named to Oprah’s SuperSOUL100. Angela can be found teaching her sold out classes at SoulCycle in West Hollywood.

Angela Manuel-Davis

Health & Wellness Advisor

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Founder

Arnold Schwarzenegger is known all over the globe for his many accomplishments: world champion bodybuilder, Hollywood action hero, successful businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, best-selling author, and California's 38th Governor. Arnold’s motto, “Stay Hungry,” is reflected in every aspect of his multifaceted life.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Founder

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan

Nutrition & Science Advisor

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan (PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, FISSN) is the nutrition and science advisor for Ladder and part of the team that developed the formulations. As an Associate Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Abbie is the Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory and the Co-Director of the Human Performance Center. She is considered one of the leaders in sports nutrition and performance.

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan

Nutrition & Science Advisor

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

Founder

Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold medal–winning alpine ski racer and a member of the U.S. Ski Team. The most successful female skier in history, she holds four overall World Cup titles and has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.

Lindsey Vonn

Founder