Mission and History

Our Credos

We enrich the world through the best of nutrition
We are dedicated to a world-class standard of excellence
We are committed to building solid and enduring partnerships
We are driven to exceed our customers’ expectations

Our Mission

NAI’s core mission is to support our clients and advance responsible nutrition on a global scale. We achieve this through a dedication to excellence in everything we do – extending beyond our walls to ensure lasting partnerships with clients, employees, vendors, shareholders and the environment.

Company History


"Mark LeDoux, CEO & Chairman, founded Natural Alternatives International in 1980, operating originally from his San Marcos, California home."

Mark A. Ledoux


NAI opened its first official office and manufacturing facility in San Marcos, California. In addition to private label manufacturing for clients, NAI produced its own product lines.

manufacturing facility in CA


NAI was incorporated.


NAI began trading publicly, on NASDAQ.


On September 9th, 1999 NAI had simultaneous Grand Opening celebrations of new manufacturing facilities in Vista, California and Lugano, Switzerland. The California production facilities were increased to accommodate new growth and provide our clients with expanding capabilities. NAI opened the Switzerland facility, Natural Alternatives International Europe, to accommodate our client’s global needs and growth.

new manufacturing facilities


In October of 1999, NAI issues the first Patent for the CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine instant release powder.

CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine


NAI commemorates its 25th year anniversary and celebrates an expansion of the Vista manufacturing facility to 100,000 square feet.

NAI 25th year anniversary


NAI produces the first batch of SR CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine Tablets for public sale.


NAI Patents SR CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine

SR CarnoSyn® Beta Alanine Tablet


NAI celebrated 35 years in business and completed the expansion of the Vista, California location to 160,000 sf, as well as expanding the Switzerland facility to 100,000 sf.


NAI relocates its corporate headquarters to its new home in Carlsbad Research Center, Carlsbad, California

NAI headquarters
Natural Alternatives International

Natural Alternatives International