Since 2004, LifeWave has helped people all over the world realize their greatest potential. Our patented, proprietary wellness products help to deliver more energy and stamina, mental acuity, better sleep, reduced stress, improved skin appearance, faster wound healing and an overall feeling of youthful vitality. Our products also help people reduce body fat and decrease pain.
We believe our transformative products and flexible business opportunities can help you approach each day with more drive, focus, enthusiasm and passion. Because when you’re at your best, you experience the world differently and new possibilities open up all around you.
We’re here to help people feel better, look younger and lead more joyful lives. We do this through wellness products that tap into the body’s natural energy and resiliency, and through business opportunities that inspire personal and professional fulfillment.
An Interview With LifeWave Founder David Schmidt
David Schmidt is the Founder and CEO of LifeWave, a wellness company focused on non-pharmaceutical approaches to helping customers improve their quality of life. The company was created in 2002 and began distribution in 2004. Since that point, operations have expanded across the globe, with products now available in over 100 countries. Due to this expansion, the company has been recognized multiple times by Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies.
The CEO’s background encompasses more than 30 years of experience in business and product development. During this time he has been involved with the development of numerous innovative technological achievements, including a bladeless turbine generator, rocket engine prototypes, and new methods for creating hydrogen and oxygen. As a result of these innovations and other work in his field, Schmidt was inducted into the International Hall of Fame.
The technology used by LifeWave stems from years of research by Schmidt and centers around his work into exploring natural methods of increasing energy and stamina in the body. This technology is based on the use of topically applied phototherapy patches to stimulate cellular processes that can achieve a wide range of outcomes. Due to this work, and other technological explorations, the CEO now holds over 100 patents, 70 of which are in the field of regenerative science and technology.
What’s the process behind creating a product at LifeWave?
Well, there’s a lot that goes into it, and there are many phases to product creation. But generally speaking, each product is the result of years of research conducted in our labs in San Diego. We also make sure to undergo rigorous independent clinical studies with contracted scientists and doctors. This ensures we’re getting accurate results about the real effects these technologies can have.
Has your work with LifeWave changed over time?
As we’ve gotten bigger we’ve definitely had to rely on more and more people to make our success a reality. Since LifeWave’s been growing so fast, and we’ve been expanding worldwide, we’ve learned that communication has been a key part of what makes us work. The better that communication gets, the better our growing team can operate.
Which LifeWave products have made the biggest change with you or the company?
To me, LifeWave developed in stages and at each stage we were kind of a different company.
The first stage was when we launched in 2004. At that time, we started with Energy Enhancer and that was a major success. Our first year earned us about $17 million in sales. We saw that as a great sign that there were plenty of people out there looking for alternatives to drugs to improve their quality of life.
Stage two was in 2011 when we released Aeon. We had this huge product launch in Dana Point, California and I was on stage with Suzanne Somers. We were broadcasting the launch to members around the globe and a photo of Suzanne and I was posted in Times Square. Personally, as someone who grew up near there, that moment meant a lot about how far I and the company had come. Aeon itself was also such a new way to work against aging that it made a huge impact of its own. It ended up being a big success.
The company’s third stage is more recent, as we’ve launched X39, our new product designed to stimulate stem cell production. We spent a lot of money and time developing this technology and when we were announcing it to distributors, you could just feel the excitement. Early results from that product were actually even more pronounced than we had anticipated. When we finally released at the beginning of 2019, sales took off. We’re seeing 3x increases in sales when compared to the previous year and we’re really changing lives as well.
How do you use your products in your day to day life?
I tailor my usage to what I’m doing. I’ll use certain combinations of patches for working out for instance. Then I’ll use a different combination for if I’m feeling sick. I’ll use others for focus. Basically whichever situation I’m in, I look to the products we’ve created that are useful for that context.
Can you give us some of the benefits of using one of your products?
Sure, I’ll go with X39 since there are so many benefits, many of which people start experiencing right away. The product is designed to influence stem cells, so it works to support wound healing, since that process naturally requires stem cells. As we get older, those stem cells become less effective, but X39 helps combat that aging process.
People see pain relief and energy improvement with the product as well. It reduces inflammation, which is often a cause of pain, and also improves energy levels compared to baseline in clinical studies. This seems to be a cumulative effect, so the longer you use X39, the more pronounced the benefits.
There’s also a marked improvement in physical appearance with the product. Activating stem cells helps to increase collagen production, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Users have also reported a decrease in the visibility of scars with the use of X39.
We’ve also seen improved quality of sleep, which of course helps to contribute to overall wellbeing. Users also see a faster recovery time from exercise, which is again tied to the manner in which stem cells can repair damage in the body.
Did you have any particular reaction when you first held the X39 package?
Well, I think the packaging is beautiful. To me, it’s the best we’ve created to date.
How do you use X39?
It’s really simple, it’s a topically applied patch. There are instructions on placement, so you just stick it to the appropriate location. You put it on in the morning and remove it before you go to sleep at night.
What benefits have you been able to achieve since you released X39?
Overall, X39 has improved quality of life for people more so than any other technology we’ve created. It’s allowed everyone to have access to the power of stem cell science. It’s also been a boon to our distributors and allowed them even more opportunities for financial success.
Does X39 do things that products from competitors cannot?
Nobody else has a product on the market at present that can activate stem cells like this. Without that, nobody can achieve these kinds of improvements to healing, energy production, pain relief, or any of the other myriad of things that X39 can assist with.
Is there a person that X39 is well-suited for?
It’s a good choice for everyone. We all experience declining levels of copper peptide as we age. X39 increases those levels, which does a lot to return us to a more youthful state. Basically, anyone who’s interested in that would be interested in X39.
Have you had any recognition for X39 yet?
We just released, so we haven’t had anything formal yet. But the rapid growth of sales is certainly a testament to how the product is being received. Our clinical studies have also provided us all the recognition we need in terms of how effective the product is.
Where is X39 available currently?
We distribute through a network marketing model. We’ve found that it’s incredibly effective to engage people in one on one conversations about our products and the benefits they can provide. That’s why we don’t use a typical retail model, the patches just don’t lend themselves to sitting in a storefront. You don’t get to see their full potential that way. So we use distributors and they’re based all over the world — 100 countries and counting.
What are some of the opportunities LifeWave offers to product users?
Beyond the wellness benefits of the products themselves, we present people with a great opportunity to work with the company via distribution. The work’s tailored to suit people’s schedules and is independent of background. We get people from all experience levels who build businesses of sizes that are right for them.
Any stories to share about distributors?
We’ve had a ton of success stories and those stories come in all shapes and sizes. For one person it might be a modest business operation, for another, it might be more “the sky’s the limit.”
We get bus drivers, doctors, teachers, you name it. And everyone creates different goals for themselves. Some keep the goals small, others have hundreds or even thousands of people under them. It’s really inspiring how each person can take LifeWave and make it their own.
Any thoughts for someone considering working with your company?
I would just say that the opportunities available with LifeWave are entirely up to them. You can work part-time, full-time, somewhere in between. It’s a great chance to take something as far as you want it to go.