Traveling so much for his job at Facebook left Ben Acott feeling less than his normally healthy self. Days on the road found Ben, a crossfit aficionado, out of an exercise routine, with little to no healthy food options available. But as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and hence, XOLOGY was born.
XOLOGY is a line of supplements and innovations designed to deliver high quality all-natural nutrition at home and on the go. Their non-gmo, paleo-friendly, gluten free products are designed with active lifestyles in mind, underscored by an unwavering commitment to quality ingredients and environmental sustainability.
With flavors like Smooth Vanilla, Organic Cacao, Coconut Lime, and Arabica Buzz — there’s something for everyone. Ben, owner and founder of XOLOGY, is particularly excited about their new Arabica Buzz powder. “Aside from the nutrition you get from the whey protein and monkfruit, it’s also the equivalent of two cups of coffee, which makes it great for early starts or early surfs.”
Beyond just a line of nutritionally complete powders, the team at XOLOGY has also designed a proprietary shaker that allows users to make protein shakes on the go, using individual powder pods. By using individual pods, which are pierced in the shaker, its contents immediately mixing with the liquid within the shaker, the vitamin efficacy and flavor remains intact.
Single use pods like those in Keurigs wreak havoc on the environment, but luckily,XOLOGY is committed to making their environmental impact as low as possible. That’s why they make their pods from an eco-compatible plastic alternative made from corn and hemp. Called Ingeo plastic, it’s even better than simply biodegradable material due to the fact that it leaches no chemicals into the earth as it degrades. They’ve also gone to great lengths to find a compostable foil lid that meets their stringent sustainability standards. Freshness, top tier nutrition, and vitamin efficacy on the go — without taxing the environment — yep, that’s what XOLOGY is all about.
Keeping it local has also played a big role at XOLOGY. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and their powders are created and packaged in Vista, California. So far, even their marketing efforts have focused solely on the San Diego area.
Ben and his wife and their three kids came to Leucadia by way of Melbourne, Australia. Driving down the I-5 last year, Encinitas came into view and Ben was immediately hit with the feeling of “home.” And as fate would have it, a week after moving to Leucadia, he realized office space was available right down the street (and next to a Crossfit gym, no less). He quickly turned the space into XOLOGY HQ.
His favorite part of the day is taking his daughter to school (they ride bikes there together) followed by a close second: eating Haggo’s every day for lunch. When he’s not surfing Grandview or Beacons, Ben can most likely be found at Physical Culture 101, Fish 101, or the Leucadia Farmer’s Market.
XOLOGY’s five person staff is hard at work on exciting new projects that we can’t wait to share with you! Until then, follow them on Instagram to stay up to date. You can shop their products at xology.co.