Executive Members

​Executive membership is open to companies, whose principal business is the manufacture, sale or marketing of natural and organic foods, dietary ingredients, dietary supplements (or equivalents), beverages, ingredients and natural and organic personal care products.

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advocare logoAdvoCare is a privately-owned, direct selling company founded in 1993. Backed by credible scientific research and internationally recognized Scientific and Medicl Advisory Board, AdvoCare offers premium energy, weight management, sports performance, and wellness products. At AdvoCare, We Build Champions. For more information about AdvoCare, visit advocare.com.
applied food sciences afs logoApplied 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.
Founded in 1996, Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) is a privately held company that was created to bring a higher level of quality and service to contract and private-label manufacturing. Today, ANS serves some of the industry’s largest and most-respected customers around the world.

Our state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities in Chandler, Arizona and Miami Lakes, Florida exceed cGMP standards and allow us to grow in anticipation of our customers’ needs. With over 250,000 square-feet of production and warehousing space, ANS is equipped to bring your product vision to market.
Ashland (NYSE: ASH) is a global, consumer market-focused additives and specialty ingredients company that is responsibly solving for a better world. Through science and a conscious and proactive mindset for sustainability, we serve customers in pharmaceutical, personal care, architectural coatings, construction, energy, food, beverage, and nutraceuticals.
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.
bionap bioactive natural products logoBIONAP (Bioactive Natural Products) is a dynamic company which produces standardized botanical extracts obtained from plants and fruits growing in the areas surrounding Mt Etna UNESCO World Heritage. Their mission is to discover innovative active substances with the aim of improving the health and well-being of people world wide.
BioResponse Nutrients is the market leader and originator of microencapsulated BioResponse Diindolylmethane (BioResponse DIM/BR-DIM). BioResponse is engaged in ongoing research into the anti-aging benefits of healthy estrogen metabolism. The company supports the research, development, manufacturing and distributing of its proprietary dietary ingredients to companies worldwide under signed licensing agreements and directly to health care providers and consumers.
Capstone Nutrition is one of the world’s largest B2B manufacturing partners of cGMP-certified nutraceutical products. Capstone is recognized as an industry leader in manufacturing excellence, innovation, quality and safety. We give our customers confidence as they grow their brands globally. Since 1992, Capstone has offered an unrivaled partnership in customer service, materials procurement, product formulation and development, laboratory testing, and supplement manufacturing and packaging.
For more than 20 years, Columbia Nutritional has been a trusted partner in dietary supplement contract manufacturing services. With a focus on quality, timeliness and satisfaction, we help develop and manufacture premium capsule, tablet and powder supplements for customers around the globe.
Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and three hemp-derived CBD brands, Lord Jones™, Happy Dance™ and PEACE+™.
doterra logo​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 life­ enhancing benefits of using dōTERRA products. 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 nutritional services logo​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.
Healthy Lifestyle Brands | Everyone needs it and the market is massive at $4.2 trillion and growing. The global wellness economy is being driven by the powerful movement towards healthy living. That’s why a partnership like ours is vital: We critically evaluate the opportunities and protect your brand while developing the highest quality health & wellness products.
health wright products logoFor more than 25 years, U.S.-based Health Wright Products (HWP) has been one of the most respected manufacturers of encapsulated dietary supplements and nutritional products. HWP infuses quality into every capsule, from sourcing and testing raw materials to final product inspection and storage, investing heavily in pharmaceutical-grade equipment and facilities. We produce thousands of unique and complex formulas for some of the industry’s most trusted, innovative and emerging brands.
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.
Island Abbey Foods (Honibe) | With a focus on quality and purity, we create convenient honey-centric solutions for our consumers to solve ailments and promote wellness. We believe in the power of honey as a healthy and great tasting natural vector for supplements that improve lives. We are moral corporate citizens that believe that social and environmental responsibility play a role in business.
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).
Lonza is a leading global provider of integrated healthcare solutions. We focus on enabling treatments that prevent illness, support healthier lifestyles and create a healthy environment. We optimize scientific innovation and manufacturing technology to enable our customers to serve their patients and consumers.
For more than 50 years, Mary Kay Inc. has empowered women while changing the world of business. Mary Kay is based in Addison, Texas. The company was founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963.
MegaFood | We are a vitamin and supplement company working toward a world where everyone is truly nourished. Together with our trusted farm partners, we are a force for good. From creating premium products with radical transparency, to committing to organic and regenerative agriculture, we are nourishing our world from the roots by filling nutritional gaps and revolutionizing a broken farming system.

We harness a unique process built from a strong history—crafting our supplements with real food plus added nutrients because we believe our bodies recognize real food. And as a B Corporation, we’re also cultivating a community of transparent suppliers, working to enable a thriving workforce, and supporting businesses, communities, and programs that share these same goals and values. All for a healthier, more sustainable and more resilient future.
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.
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.
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.
Nellson is the only full-service bar and powder nutrition provider, but we are also something more. We are committed to moving nutrition forward and making an impact within the nutrition industry. We consider it our privilege to make nutritious, safe products that enhance our customers’ business and their consumers’ lives.
NewAge | Making a positive difference starts with people helping people as global agents of change. We are a purpose-driven international community on a mission to create the world’s leading social selling and distribution company by empowering the journey to total health and well-being. Our global network of Brand Partners are passionate about bringing better-for-you health and life solutions to everyone, everywhere.

If you’re considering how you, too, can transform your life physically or fiscally, look no further. NewAge has the product portfolio, digital platform and monetization program that’s perfect for you to improve those areas and many others. Coupled with hard work, there’s virtually nothing you can’t achieve through NewAge when carving out your piece of the booming gig economy.

NewAge isn’t a time or place, but a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of giving, a new way of thriving, a new and better day — a new and better way. NewAge is more than just a company — it’s an experience, a feeling, a mission, an endless quest for excellence.
NOW Health Group | From day one, NOW was created to empower healthy living. We are a legacy, family-owned brand, a founding supporter of Vitamin Angels, and absolutely relentless about making the natural products and supplement industry better.

Our mission is to provide 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.”
Nutrabolt, established in 2002, is a fast-growing nutritional life science company. Nutrabolt makes products for pre-workout and intra/post-workout recovery supplementation. Their marquee brands, Cellucor® and XTEND®, include, C4® and XTEND® BCAAs. Their products are widely distributed in more than 100 countries through specialty, big box, and online retailers including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon.com, Bodybuilding.com, Walmart, Costco, and Target. Nutrabolt carbonated beverages are also stocked in a rapidly growing list of convenience stores.
Ocean Spray is a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1930 on the very principle that we are stronger when we are working together. Today, Ocean Spray consists of 700 small family farms, with an average size of 18 acres per farm, who have helped preserve the farmer family way of life for generations. Just as our farmers have been innovating for 90 years, so is Ocean Spray. Leading by purpose, Ocean Spray is committed to the power of good—creating good, nutritious food that has a direct and powerful impact for the health of people and planet.
Ortho Molecular Products was founded in 1989 with a vision to transform the practice of medicine. In the more than 30 years that followed, we have strived to fulfill that vision by partnering with health care practitioners and delivering evidence-based, high-quality nutritional solutions that consistently deliver results.

Throughout the functional medicine and nutraceutical industries, we are known for our commitment to quality and efficacy, and we don’t take that trust for granted. In everything we do, in every aspect of our business, excellence is our standard.
​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.
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.
At Standard Process, we go to great lengths to fulfill our mission of changing lives – from cultivating nutrient-dense soil on our certified organic farm to formulating new products at our Nutrition Innovation Center. Our unwavering focus on quality and testing allows us to manage the purity, safety, and consistency of our supplements. We stand by our quality by ensuring what goes into our products every step of the way with our vertically integrated processes. We then work in partnership with our practitioners to ensure the best outcomes for their patients.
Thorne | Our ambition is to empower our customers to improve and extend their health span through testing, teaching, and transforming health, so they can prevent adverse chronic health conditions before they begin.

As people seek new ways to optimize health and fuel their personal resiliency, Thorne is here to help them achieve their goals.

From health tests powered by the proprietary, multi-omic Onegvity Health Intelligence platform, to advanced nutritional formulas, Thorne can redefine what it means to live healthy.
Trace Minerals Research is America’s #1-selling trace mineral, #1-selling liquid magnesium and #1-selling Trace Mineral Performance Nutrition brand. For nearly 50 years in business, we have supplied consumers with products to live a healthier life. We celebrate the day when ionic trace minerals are a part of every consumer’s daily supplement intake. TMR-branded products have been recognized around the world as the pioneer of ionic trace mineral products. With more than 85 finished products and the ability to custom make any formula, we can supply all your needs.
TSI USA, LLC 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.
YOUR PARTNER IN PLANT-BASED INGREDIENTS – Verdure Sciences® supplies of plant-based ingredients backed by science with an emphasis on sustainability, traceability, clean labels, global conscience, and stewardship. From growing and harvesting to manufacturing, standardization, research, and everything in between, all phases of our ingredient pipeline hold quality, integrity, efficacy, safety, and traceability as primary concerns in offering sustainable solutions for the global market.

INGREDIENTS WITH INSIGHT: SOLUTIONS FOR A GLOBAL MARKET – We develop ingredient solutions founded in social responsibility, rigorous scientific validation, traceability, sustainability, and quality through collaborative efforts and an extensive research profile. Our commitment to quality control and our global procurement network allows us to offer new and traditional ingredients with traceability and scientific validity. Dedication to our customer needs is second to none. We proudly serve and supply customers all over the globe with our botanical ingredients, offering product support through marketing and educational efforts.
​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.
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