Our Story

At SP Nutraceuticals we believe we can help build healthier communities.

We’re a family-run business committed to helping others achieve their healthiest future. We’re also scientists who are always on the lookout for new ways to unleash the powerful, natural benefits of plants and nutrition.


Our story begins with the discovery of AvoB, the active ingredient in Metavo.

Dr. Paul SpagnuoloDr. Paul Spagnuolo is one of Canada's foremost experts in nutraceuticals. Working at the Food Science Department at the University of Guelph, Paul has discovered a number of novel nutraceuticals and has done extensive research into their active compounds and effect on various diseases. A number of years ago, a team of nutritional scientists led by Paul, and in partnership with the University of Guelph, conducted extensive research and identified and isolated a completely new bioactive ingredient naturally found in avocados – AvoB.

After much investigation and testing, the team confirmed that longterm consumption of AvoB has the ability to improve metabolism by rebalancing blood sugar levels naturally, effectively and safely.

SP Nutraceuticals has taken the discovery of AvoB and formulated the new product called Metavo. This product can be used to maintain a healthy metabolism in adults, particularly those who are overweight, pre-diabetic or looking to manage insulin levels.

But that’s just the beginning.

At SP Nutraceuticals, we continue to search for other novel molecules derived from plants that can help increase individual wellness. We want to develop products that help people feel better backed by the science that makes them feel confident.

Our goal is the healthiest future for everyone. And we’re just getting started.

Paul is an active member of the Advisory Board for the Avocado Nutrition Science Advisory (ANSA). This is a group comprised of world-recognized leading nutrition science experts providing expert insights and guidance to the Nutrition Research Program and Scientific Communication Program at the Hass Avocado Board.

Start your Metavo Journey today!