From Italy to the West Coast
It all started about thirty years ago in the Italian Northeast.
Dr. Matteo Capodaglio, founder and director of performance, was born from a farmer and a pharmacist in a small city close to Venice. He developed a passion for sports at a very early age being a swimmer and a water polo player.
Aged nineteen, he relocated to Rome, earning a PharmD with a final dissertation on phase I metabolism of synthetic cannabinoids at the only WADA-accredited lab in Italy.
The move to Rome was an eye-opening experience, and after a brief phase of his life in the pharmaceutical world, Dr. Matteo Capodaglio quit his career in the family business to fully dedicate himself to nutrition studies, this time at the University of Milan, La Statale. He earned his MSc in Human Nutrition with a final dissertation on performance nutrition for American football athletes. During those years, he developed a passion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He currently holds a blue belt.
He traveled to the UK during that time, where world-renowned performance nutritionist Dr. Laurent Bannock was his mentor.
Starting from 2015, he visited Southern California and New York multiple times and fell in love with the United States.
In 2018, he founded CAPONUTRITION and relocated overseas to work with the most elite athletes in the world.
Besides medals and podiums, CAPONUTRITION's greatest purpose is to teach athletes - from recreational to professional - to peak performance and and improve body composition while eating a balanced diet full of delicious foods, as those we had on our tables growing up in Italy.
Performance nutrition is not just about counting carbohydrates and calories but building healthy and sustainable eating patterns that lead to high adherence to a food plan.
Performance nutrition is understanding that we can enjoy a pasta plate and still lose weight.
Performance nutrition acknowledges that psychology is as important as the physiology of eating.
At CAPONUTRITION, we adapt the cutting-edge protocols we utilize with our elite athletes to recreation athletes.
Dr. Capodaglio's resume
○ PharmD, University of Rome, La Sapienza with a final dissertation on phase I metabolism of synthetic cannabinoids
○MS in Human Nutrition, University of Milan with a final dissertation on the nutrition role on performance of amateur an professional athletes (with a focus on American football)
○ Precision nutrition, Level 1 coach
○ Certified Nutritionist, International Society of Sports Nutrition
○ Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for catering
○ International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Level 1