Executive Members


David and Bianca Lisonbee launched 4Life Research LLC in 1998. The company is a world leader in the direct selling and natural products industries with offices in twenty-two countries. Since 2011, the Direct Selling News has recognized 4Life among the 50 largest direct selling companies in the world. In addition to being a good-standing member of the United Natural Products Association (UNPA), 4Life is active as a Direct Selling Association (DSA) member in Washington DC and more than one dozen International Direct Selling Associations (iDSA) around the world. 4Life is committed to the scientific integrity of its products, the success of its independent entrepreneurs, and philanthropic service wherever the company conducts business. 


Applied Food Sciences Inc. (AFS) specializes in the research and development of functional botanical ingredients for use in food, beverages and nutritional supplements. Within its newly opened innovation center at the University of Iowa Bioventures Center, AFS seeks to develop novel natural and organic ingredients that are highly scientifically qualified, water soluble, sustainably and ethically sourced, Non-GMO and GRAS. All AFS ingredients are standardized for their potentcy and novel functional quality. AFS provides solutions to some of the largest beverage and supplement companies in the world, supporting the formulation of products in the fields of energy, sports nutrition and health & wellness. AFS prides itself on being more than just an ingredient selling company, taking the extra effort to support sustainable and ethical farming around the world. 


Arizona Nutritional Supplements is a leading GMP certified contract manufacturer of custom nutritional and dietary supplements.  ANS offers its clients the experience, facilities, equipment, testing capabilities and staff to provide the quality and value they are looking for.  With our dedication to serving the customer, ANS is truly a different kind of contract manufacturer.  We provide more than Supplements, we provide Solutions.


BDS Natural Products, offering unparalleled product knowledge of botanicals and spices, specializes in importing and manufacturing botanical powders, herbal teas, spices, and seasoning blends for the nutraceutical, food, and beverage industries.


Bifodan is an innovative and reliable supplier of finished probiotic solutions of high quality and documented stability. Bifodan products are classified and documented as dietary food supplements and its customers are B2B nutritional/dietary supplement distributors, pharmacy chains and drugstores worldwide.


  BioResponse LLC is at the forefront of health promotion, leading with its innovative nutrient-delivery technology for the dietary indole Diindolylmethane (DIM). Backed by extensive research, full-range safety studies, and multiple clinical trials, BioResponse sells this key phytonutrient and dietary ingredient to select companies worldwide under supply and license agreements. Michael A. Zeligs, M.D., founded BioResponse with the mission to drive groundbreaking research and to educate and empower healthcare practitioners regarding the far-reaching uses of microencapsulated DIM. With more than 30 issued U.S. and international patents, BioResponse is committed to move DIM to center stage as recognition grows regarding the importance of phytonutrition and metabolomics for human health.

Capstone Nutrition is a developer and manufacturer of high-quality nutrition and OTC products. It is a one-stop-shop for innovators in nutrition, bringing to bear the consolidated resources of Integrity Nutraceuticals and Cornerstone Research and Development. Since 1992, Capstone companies have been conceiving, developing, producing, and packaging a wide range of capsule, tablet, powder and OTC products for a variety of customers in the United States and internationally.

Capstone is well known for its exceptional quality, and maintains several industry certifications recognizing its high manufacturing standards, including NSF GMP, NSF for Sport, and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) certification. 


Capsugel, the world's leading capsule manufacturer with locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, offers a full range of products and services for fast-to-market delivery of innovative, quality dosage forms including the Vcaps© vegetarian capsule line and the Licaps© liquid delivery system. With unsurpassed global experience, service and industry support, Capsugel is a trusted partner in the dietary supplement industry.  Visit our website to learn more ways we can help you grow. 


Founded in 2000 and based in Quzhou, China, Chenguang Biotech Group Co. Ltd. (CCGB) is a leading, international, export-oriented manufacturer of plant extracts, with more than 20 subsidiary companies. “Together with the development of people and enterprises" is the core cultural concept of CCGB. Our main products include lutein, lycopene, curcumin , grape seed extract, green coffee bean extract, ginkgo biloba extract, inulin, paprika oleoresin, capsicum oleoresin and many more. Chenguang holds 80 national patents for technology and the following certifications: China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment, BRC Global Standards, ISO, kosher and halal.


Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, was founded in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 1983 to provide functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, and building nutritional brands. Located on the pristine Kona coast, Cyanotech is a producer of premium quality microalgae for the dietary supplement products Spirulina Pacifica(R) and BioAstin(R) Natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin. Our farm draws on the natural resources that surround us; abundant warm sunlight, pure deep ocean water and 100% fresh water drawn from Hawaiian aquifers to cultivate a superior strain of Spirulina and pure natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin(TM). We are dedicated to providing safe, high quality dietary supplement microalgae based products, and to supporting our industry as a whole to ensure that consumers have access to the benefits of natural products.



dōTERRA International produces and distributes the highest quality, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®(CPTG) essential oils through more than a million independent distributors, also known as Wellness Advocates, around the world. Many have experienced the life­enhancing benefits of using dōTERRAproducts. In addition to a premium line of essential oils used by individuals and healthcare professionals alike, the company also offers products that are naturally safe, purely effective, and infused with CPTG essential oils, including personal care and spa products, nutritional supplements, and healthy living products.



Elite One Source is a premium quality contract manufacturing and laboratory services supplier of custom health and wellness products.  Our promise to our customers is that before we deliver anything, we provide the certainty and confidence that your premium products will go to market accurately, efficiently, and with the highest possible quality based on applicable regulatory requirements.

  Forever Living Products is a multi-level marketing company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, which manufactures and sells aloe vera-based drinks and bee-derived cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and personal care products.

Genysis Brand Solutions is a customer-centric, turnkey powder and capsule manufacturer based in Salt Lake City. Our teams specialize in delivering best-in-class powdered nutritional supplements and capsules from new product formulation and flavoring, all the way through sourcing, cGMP testing, blending, packaging and logistics services. Through our recent Lean Transformation, we’ve been able to greatly reduce our product-fulfillment lead times and can now deliver high-quality finished goods (from PO to fulfillment) in as little as four weeks. Our company can also take your brand through new product launches. Our skilled team of research & development specialists is here to assist in every step of the process, from concept to development to finished good shipment, in just eight weeks.              


Global Health Industries (GHI) manufactures high quality dietary supplements, custom homeopathic products. In the past 15 years, GHI has developed and refined a number of "best practices" for manufacturing probiotic products, and specialize in taking products from concept to reality with attention to detail and quality every step of the way. GHI is known as one of the longest lasting single owner contract manufacturers in the country (35 years), maintaining strict compliance with FDA cGMP standards and, for the past 13 years, compliance to the standards of Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and the cGMP standards of many other countries. At GHI “quality of life” and the “quality of our products” matter a lot.


Hyatt Life Sciences, headquartered in America’s heartland, Sterling, Kansas, continually searches for unique botanical entities and combinations that have been used traditionally in their countries of origin for hundreds of years. Rather than depending only on tradition and legend as many nutraceutical companies do, scientists at Hyatt Life Sciences research, test, and evaluate each herb, root, and component to discover the scientific reason for the ingredient’s benefit. We offer products only after each ingredient has been thoroughly researched for benefit, safety, and purity. At Hyatt, we are committed to Putting Science Behind the Tradition.


Indena USA Inc. is one of the world's leading ingredient suppliers of plant-derived active principals including standardized herbal extracts and isolated pure compounds. Indena serves the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and cosmetic industries.  A privately owned Italian company, Indena manages cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution operations in over 40 countries.  Indena has around 700 employees, including 10% dedicated to full-time research.


Informa Global Exhibitions, part of London-based Informa, organizes transaction-oriented events that enable buyers and sellers in specialist communities to meet face to face and conduct business. Our Health & Nutrition business encompasses leading events including Natural Products Expo West and Expo East; SupplySide West, SupplySide East and SupplySide China; Vitafoods Europe and Vitafoods Asia; conferences such as Esca Bona and the NBJ Summit; market data from the NEXT and Nutrition Business Journal brands; and media via New Hope, Natural Products INSIDER and Vitafoods Insights.


ingredientsonline.com, a global sourcing center, is an innovative online e-commerce platform providing nutritional raw materials for the dietary supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetic and food & beverage industries. By offering a “Transparency Program” on factory-direct ingredient pricing, QA/QC documentation, factory of origin with consistent supply and real-time inventory levels, buyers can have peace of mind. With cutting-edge technology, manufacturers can save time and money by placing online orders quickly and easily and receiving U.S. inventory with same-day shipping.

InQPharm, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was founded in 2004 with U.S. headquarters in Salt Lake City, and works in synergy with its global network of technology and commercialization partners to develop and market unique, safe, therapeutic compounds and products using ingredients from natural sources.

As a result of its extensive research and development program, InQpharm has a growing portfolio of patented and patent-pending platform technologies. These cutting-edge technologies offer opportunities for the development and commercialization of innovative "best-in-class" products in areas of high unmet need. A global company with offices in Europe, Asia and North America, InQpharm is a dynamic company, passionate about delivering its vision to create a healthy life for all.


We believe laughter is the best medicine; magnesium is a close second. Since 2005, Jigsaw Health—“The Magnesium People"—has been developing science-based dietary supplements with a focus on magnesium, featuring “Sustained Release Technology.” In 2018, MagSRT® was evaluated in the Scottsdale Magnesium Study, a placebo-controlled, human clinical trial of 91 participants, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition. We believe in air, water … and magnesium.


LifeVantage Corporation is a science-based nutraceutical company dedicated to providing extraordinary health products to people of the world who care deeply about healthy living; and for the entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunity to build a sustainable business in a community of like-minded people. LifeVantage is a leader in Nrf2 science and is the maker of Protandim©, the Nrf2 Synergizer© patented dietary supplement, TrueScience© Anti-Aging Cream and LifeVantage© Canine Health. LifeVantage is dedicated to visionary science that looks to transform wellness and anti-aging internally and externally with products that dramatically reduce oxidative stress at the cellular level. LifeVantage was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (NASDAQ: LFVN). 


Metagenics was founded in 1983 with the mission of helping patients achieve their genetic potential through targeted nutrition. A leading developer and manufacturer of natural, science-based nutraceuticals, Metagenics sells its products to healthcare practitioners worldwide.

  Morinda Inc. (formerly Tahitian Noni International) is a global, research-driven bioactive products company that was the first to introduce the health benefits of the noni plant--a bioactive-rich, adaptogenic plant, containing iridoid compounds--to the world outside of Tahiti. Morinda Bioactives is the leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of noni-based bioactive products including nutritional supplements, beauty, and weight loss lines. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Morinda Bioactives is the world-wide leader in bioactive supplements.


Natural Factors is a family-owned business with manufacturing facilities in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a new U.S. headquarters in beautiful Monroe, Wash. As one of North America’s leading manufacturers of dietary supplements, Natural Factors invests in people, science and technology to deliver the highest quality products to enhance the health of people around the world. The company has spent the past half century dedicated to this endeavor in a way that also protects the planet. With a strong commitment to the environment, Natural Factors owns and operates “Factors Farms” — more than 500 acres of organic farmland in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, where organically farmed plants, vegetables and herbs are grown and then processed at the manufacturing facility. This includes the clinically researched Echinamide® Echinacea extract that is cultivated using a patented fresh-from-the-fields processing method. Natural Factors also recently acquired an additional 60 acres of organic farmland adjacent to its new Monroe facility, creating a U.S. extension of the existing Factors Farms. With the largest and most sophisticated laboratories in the natural products industry, Natural Factors is also an industry leader in quality assurance. By developing new standards, procedures and testing methodologies, each product is guaranteed to meet the most rigorous standards, with extensive quality control testing in the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Natural Factors’ facilities conform to all requirements of the good manufacturing practices (GMPs) set out by the Canadian government’s Natural Health Products Directorate as well as FDA's GMP for dietary supplements. In addition, the facilities have been certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), considered one of the most stringent guidelines for manufacturing dietary supplements in the world. 


Since 1995, Natural Partners has been a convenient and trusted distribution resource to help medical practitioners take better care of their patients. Proudly distributing more than 14,000 premium products from over 130 manufacturers, we're a one-stop shop, supplying the complementary healthcare community with safe, proven and effective professional-grade nutritional supplements. Natural Partners does more than sell nutritional products, we're a dedicated team who live and breathe our core values. Our entire team rallied together and wrote our core values that guide us every day. Natural Partners proudly supports numerous physician and naturopathic organizations. We salute the tireless efforts of those who serve patients, educate communities, and promote greater health and wellness to people around the world. 


Nature's Sunshine Products, a direct-selling company, manufactures and markets tablets and encapsulated herbal products, high-quality natural vitamins, food supplements, skin care and other complementary products.  Nature's Sunshine Products  markets its products in Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and Vietnam. The Company also exports its products to several other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, Israel, New Zealand and Norway. 


Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW has grown from a small, family operation to a highly respected, global manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW manufactures and distributes over 1,500 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has been GMP certified since 2000, and its quality testing labs are among the most advanced in the industry. The company has over 600 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. For over 40 years, the company has remained family owned and operated, and committed to its original mission of providing value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. 


Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Pharmanex, the science-based nutritional supplement brand of Nu Skin Enterprises, helps people build healthier, more productive lives by providing safe and effective supplements. With more than 100 full-time scientists employing the 6S Quality Process at three international research centers, Pharmanex has grown to be a global leader in the nutritional supplement industry. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 48 markets throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe and has more than 750,000 independent sales representatives. Nu Skin Enterprises is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NUS." 


   Morristown, N.J.-based OmniActive Health Technologies provides a range of innovative ingredients, which are scientifically validated for dietary supplementation, nutritional fortification, functional food/beverage, coloring, flavor enhancement and personal care applications. The company addresses complex challenges for customers in the dietary supplement, food and beverage space using technology-driven, sustainable solutions with application support within a global regulatory framework. Core products include carotenoids, plant extracts and specialty functional ingredients. OmniActive leverages international R&D strengths to deploy an array of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies in extraction, purification, isolation and delivery of nutritional actives.


Ortho Molecular Products Inc. has been manufacturing dietary supplements with unsurpassed efficacy for 25 years. An indispensable partner to healthcare professionals,  Ortho Molecular Products is an innovation leader, having developed products such as Natural D-Hist, Ortho Biotic and Orthomega. Deeply committed to its long-standing pledge to honor the doctor-patient relationship, Ortho Molecular Products believes evidence-based, lifestyle and nutritional therapies will transform the practice of medicine. To that end, Ortho Molecular Products is dedicated to creating innovative clinical models to help healthcare professionals implement lifestyle medicine into their clinical practice.


Pharmavite makers of Nature Made®, a leading national brand of Vitamins and Supplements in food, drug, mass and club retail outlets, and a top 10 brand in the Health and Beauty category. USP Verified. Nature Made was the first national supplement brand to have a product verified by United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Today, Nature Made is the national vitamin brand with the most products carrying the USP Verified Mark—verification that the products meet stringent quality criteria set forth by USP.


Pharmore Ingredients is an industry leader in supplying high-quality dietary supplement and food ingredients to the human and animal nutrition industries. The company is staffed by a team of industry experts with more than 100 years of combined experience. Pharmore Ingredients focuses on providing joint-care products such as chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM and HA, along with botanicals and B vitamins. 

In business since 2001, Pharmore Ingredients stands apart from other ingredient suppliers because of our commitment to quality. This is demonstrated by our repeated, onsite GMP audits of manufacturing facilities and conducting third-party verification testing, with emphasis on sourcing from independently certified manufacturers. Pharmore Ingredients is in compliance with the new FSVP regulations regarding the safety of the ingredients we import for you. We continue to build our reputation of excellence with award-winning quality and customer service.


Phoenix Formulations, located in Tempe, Ariz., is a full-service, custom contract manufacturer of dietary and nutritional supplements. Its state-of-the-art facility, coupled with its seasoned executive team, experienced R&D staff and dedicated workforce apply best practices, the latest technology and innovative techniques to ensure superior products for its clients. Phoenix Formulations’ capabilities include production of capsule, tablet and powder formulations. The company specializes in protein powders, pre- and post-workout mixes, energy-drink mixes, sports nutrition and meal replacements, and functional formulas delivered as coated and uncoated tablets, chewable and sustained-release tablets, and gelatin, vegetarian and delayed-release capsules. It also offers flexible, turn-key packaging options, including canisters, gusseted bags, composite cans, single serve pouches, stick packs, bulk powders, round and square bottles, sachets/pouches and blisters.


PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT Health Solutions is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow. 


Headquartered in Blauvelt, N.Y., with North American facilities in Loveland and Broomfield, Colo.; Modesto, Calif.; and Ontario, Canada; RFI is a leading supply partner to the nutraceuticals and functional foods industries. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, RFI has its roots in the food industry and deep experience with dietary supplements. Its accumulated experience in both the food and supplement industries has allowed RFI to bring its clients the best of both worlds, with product development applications that taste great and are functional, under the branded applications line Blueprints for Health. With a global network of vertical supply chains, RFI brings it customers a complete list of products and services that integrate product development, sourcing from the ground through all stages of processing, finished product packaging, regulatory—with current good manufacturing practice, organic, kosher and fair trade certifications—and marketing support. Its vast number of ingredients, formulas and expertise makes RFI a perfect development and supply partner for branded stakeholders.


Sabinsa Corp, founded in 1988 by Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., has pioneered numerous herbal ingredients that are among the industry’s most successful products.  Having brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products, Sabinsa to date holds 95 patents across the globe. With more than 120 full time scientists conducting ongoing research in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market.  Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher and Halal.


Shaklee is one of the leading natural nutrition and green products companies in the United States. It has pioneered many advances in nutritional health, including developing the first plant based protein supplement. Shaklee products are backed by more than 100 patents and over 100 published clinical studies proving the safety and efficacy of its products. Founded on the philosophy of living in harmony with nature, Shaklee’s mission is to provide a healthier and better life for everyone. The company has a deep commitment to the environment and became the first company in the world to fully offset its carbon emissions footprint. Shaklee markets its products through over 2 million members and distributors, in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia.


Founded in 1993, Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd is one of the main dietary supplement CDMOs, located in China, specialized in developing and manufacturing quality products including softgel, capsule, tablet, powder, gummy, oral liquid, probiotics and other dosage forms. Sirio has been devoted to offer one-stop solutions including product developing, manufacturing, packaging and logistics to its customers.


Soho Flordis International (SFI) is an international provider of natural health solutions. An Australian registered company, SFI is building an international community of leading companies, herbal and medical experts, scientists and researchers to collaborate in the development of natural medicines with high specific evidence. SFI advocates the concepts of 'specifically clinically proven natural medicines' meaning that the clinical evidence is specific to the finished product. SFI has developed partnerships with renowned research centres, universities and governments.

SFI is actively looking for partners to rapidly build a global presence together.

SFI's Mission is to become internationally known as the leading provider of patient solutions in clinically proven natural medicines, promoted through healthcare professionals, supported by leading edge research and innovation, and endorsed by world class opinion leaders. SFI will provide a wide range of natural medicines which are specifically clinically proven. Specifically clinically proven means that the EXACT product has been proven safe and effective in clinical studies.


Since 1929, Standard Process Inc. has been a leader in the field of nutritional whole food supplements, manufactured from seed to supplement at its Wisconsin facility.  Standard Process grows crops on company-owned, certified organic farmland, utilizes a state-of-the-art manufacturing process, and employs the highest quality control standards to ensure its products are of the utmost quality and potency. We continuously research and develop new whole food nutritional products to address patient needs. Standard Process offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process whole food supplements, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas(TM), and MediHerb© herbal supplements.  The products are available only through health care professionals. 


The Vitamin Shoppe®. has over 700 stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. They are a reliable resource for natural products and also a place where highly trained health enthusiasts are available to advise, explain, and share healthy inspiration. The stores carry a wide range of top-quality supplements (26,000), offer a free Healthy Awards® club and affordable prices.


Since 1984, Thorne Research Inc., has manufactured the highest quality, hypoallergenic dietary supplements available. At the forefront of product quality and manufacture, Thorne has, for many years, operated under comprehensive Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines (GMPs) developed by utilizing pharmaceutical industry models and the exceedingly stringent GMP model developed by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Practitioners have reinforced the conclusion that they achieve superior results with Thorne products, and that sensitive patients tolerate Thorne products when other companies' products are not tolerated.


TSI Health Sciences was founded in 1996 as an ingredient sourcing and testing company, but throughout the last decade it has evolved to focus primarily on in-house, high-end ingredient production and has become a leading developer, producer, and marketer of nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries. With U.S. operations based in Missoula, MT, TSI has offices worldwide including a 60-acre, fully integrated manufacturing,  research, quality assurance, and quality control campus in Jiangyin, China. TSI guarantees full-service cGMP manufacturing through TSI Manufacturing Systems, with divisions specializing in small-and-large scale botanical and natural product extraction, large scale chemical synthesis production and secondary processing capabilities. 


Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance health and wellness products. In addition to the extensive line of vitamins, minerals and sports nutrition formulas of its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other category leaders, including the Metabolife line of diet and energy products, and Alvita teas, one of the country's first herbal tea lines. 


USANA Health Sciences Inc. develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional, personal care, and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. 


Verdure Sciences is a Noblesville, Ind.-based supplier of plant-based botanical ingredients, with an emphasis on intrinsic synergies and clinically backed, tangible health applications. Our emphasis is on developing ingredient solutions founded in rigorous scientific validation and traceable initiatives through collaborative efforts and an extensive research network. Our commitment to quality control and our global procurement network allow us to offer these new and traditional ingredients with traceability and scientific validation. As globalization, agricultural practices and environmental factors continue to change, consumers prefer to buy products that have proven safety and clinical data. Verdure was founded to answer these needs by investing in the research of various botanicals and maintaining rigorous quality control expectations for every stage of growing, harvesting and manufacturing. This market need has translated into Verdure’s strength and differentiation.


Weil Lifestyle LLC, an organization founded by Andrew Weil, M.D., is the leading resource for education, information, products, services, and philanthropic contributions based on the principles of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural health and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil provides an innovative approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit.


Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company's more than 65,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has 317 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. 


As a 50-year-old company, NOW recognizes the value of the UNPA team’s historical perspectives in evaluating industry issues and determining how to proceed. The information we receive, opportunities to weigh in on policies and pertinent educational events make NOW’s UNPA membership indispensable.

Jim Emme, CEO, NOW