Dylan Menter was building rockets at SpaceX by day and training as a bodybuilder by night. Now, with Bear Balanced, he’s engineering the World's First Creatine Gummy® to help everyone reach new heights.
Bear Balanced is made with high-quality creatine monohydrate and functional ingredients that can boost mental and physical health. Full of amino acids, natural nootropics, and antioxidants, every gummy is designed to help fuel your fitness, health, and wellness routines.
Recently, we caught up with Dylan to learn more about his journey and hear his advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
1. Why did you start Bear Balanced?
I come from a United States Marine Corps, aerospace (SpaceX), and bodybuilding background. I've always been keen on the physical and mental elements of a performance. They have a major impact on our ability to make progress in our career, personal life, and extracurricular goals. I see creatine monohydrate as the “easy button” for making leaps in all of those areas.
I have built a simple form-factor all-natural product around creatine monohydrate, designed to increase your baseline capacity in exercise performance, improve your physical health, and boost your cognition as a nootropic.
2. What obstacles did you face along the way?
I had to lead our R&D and do all of the product development myself. That meant teaching myself chemistry in order to develop the World's First Creatine Gummy®.
I have personally built every part of Bear Balanced, so I had to learn how to do everything from scratch.
3. What lessons do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Seek the help of experts early on in your journey. And make sure you’re passionate about your first business idea before you invest your time and money into it. The fire inside you must be inextinguishable!
4. What’s on the horizon for Bear Balanced?
In order to one-up our World’s First Creatine Gummy®, we have to do something even more incredible for those who love vitamins, minerals, and supplements. We’re working on some exciting, new concepts for the category and we can’t wait to share them with you!
5. How do you keep work/life balance? What drives/inspires you?
I spend a lot of time with a select few, special people in my life. The best business decision I’ve made since forming our LLC was deciding to make the best use of my time in order to accomplish my goals. The 70-hour work weeks have grown on me.
I am inspired by all of the wonderful feedback we hear from our customers. I’m driven to help even more people experience the benefits of our Creatine Gummies so they can be at their best as they pursue their goals.