The ProHealth Story

About ProHealth

ProHealth Founder
Rich Carson

Since our company's founding in 1988, ProHealth has been driven by a crucial core mission: to support sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease by offering world-class nutritional supplements, other products that make life easier for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients, and targeted news, information and community access.

This commitment springs from our founder and CEO, Rich Carson, who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1981. A national leader in the fight against ME/CFS, Rich has been one of the top fundraisers in the United States for research against the disease since 1986, and was chosen to represent the Center for Disease Control in their $4 million Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness campaign. In 1997, Rich conceived and launched the Campaign for a Fair Name, which succeeded in changing the common name of the disease from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to the name that patients prefer, ME/CFS.

Rich says, "My personal philosophy about healthcare is that our illness doesn't define us, we define it. Lifestyle, diet, physical movement, and supplements give us strength to endure, and I don't think of it as treating my disease, I think of it as treating my body so that it can treat the disease itself. And staying informed about the latest news and research is empowering for patients and gives them hope and a sense of mastery over their disease."

Rich's quest for effective treatments for his own illness led him to start ProHealth as a way to give other patients access to the supplements that proved most beneficial to him and others with ME/CFS, and in the 25 years since then, our company has grown to feature more than 1,000 highly effective products in our online Healing Store - supplements that support ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and related health issues including:

  • Immune support
  • Pain management
  • Energy optimization
  • Digestive support
  • Sleep enhancement
  • Detoxification
  • Adrenal and Thyroid regulation
We also offer specialty products for healthier and more comfortable living like videos, books, and products for a healthy home.

How We Support Patients

Our commitment to health causes doesn't stop there, however. Our website is the biggest resource center online for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, featuring a wealth of information for patients and their families:

  • The latest research and treatment news from around the world
  • Exclusive interviews and live chats with leading physicians
  • Patient forums with over 1 million posts
  • A library of over 30,000 articles

We publish ME/CFS HealthWatch and Fibromyalgia HealthWatch, the leading newsletters in the field. And we give unwavering financial support to the fight against these diseases: We're proud to say that we have donated over $4 million since our company began! Rich Carson's tireless advocacy for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia research and patient care also extends into social media.

"I'm the most-followed patient with ME/CFS on Twitter," he says.


ProHealth's Fibromyalgia Facebook page has more than 437,000 "likes" and keeps its followers informed with frequent posts about the latest research, symptom management tips, and patient concerns.

At ProHealth, we truly believe in our company's motto: COMMERCE WITH COMPASSION - and we live out that motto every day! We invite you to explore the wealth of information, resources and products we provide to help you achieve your best possible health.