A native of Jamaica, Dr. Kidd earned his B.Sc. with First Class Honors in Zoology from the University of
the West Indies, then his PhD in cellular and developmental biology from the University of California at
Berkeley. Subsequently he pursued an academic career that included teaching at Berkeley and conducting
NIH-sponsored research in cardiology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF).
In 1983, having developed a strong interest in “alternative medicine,” Dr. Kidd began a collaboration
with Dr. Stephen Levine (another Berkeley PhD) that resulted in the 500-page book Antioxidant
Adaptation—Its Role in Free Radical Pathology. This scientific reference text established Dr. Kidd as a
leading authority in nutritionally oriented medicine. He has since published extensively on nutritional
medicine in peer-reviewed journals.
While developing a thriving consulting practice, beginning in 1994 Dr. Kidd reoriented his focus to
specializing in brain nutrients. He was the scientist on the team that brought PS (PhosphatidylSerine)
into North America in 1994 and helped launch PS in Europe and Asia. His scientific support also helped
popularize GPC (Glycero-Phospho-Choline) beginning in 1997, and krill omega-3 phospholipids in 2003. His
dietary supplement formulas for the brain have earned him industry awards.
Dr. Kidd subsequently became Chief Science Officer and Director of Quality Control for Crayhon Research
of Reno, NV, from 2005 to 2007. From 2012 to 2014 he was Chief Science Officer for Doctor's Best, Inc.
of San Clemente, CA. He has developed numerous dietary supplement products, has published extensively on
the science behind supplements, and has done hundreds of radio and video features. Dr. Parris Kidd is
highly respected for his integrity and for his exemplary contributions to building the scientific
knowledge base of nutritional medicine.
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