Eleven Companies Join CRN's Membership Roster

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the addition of eleven new companies to the association’s membership roster. These companies include: Voting Members— Before Brands, Inc.; Biova, LLC; Life Line Foods; Natrol, LLC; Nutrawise; Pharma Tech Industries; Shanghai Freemen; Trident Brands; and Associate Members— Michael Schaeffer, LLC; Natural Partners, Inc.; and SRQ-Bio, LLC.

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

Before Brands, Inc.

Before Brands is a consumer product company that will soon launch an innovative line of dietary supplements enabling young families to take a proactive approach with nutrition and food allergens before problems arise. Developed based on the inventions of a Stanford pediatrician, allergist, and mother of five, the company’s products reflect new findings from the medical and scientific community recommending that parents feed nuts, eggs, and other potential allergens to their children “early, carefully, and often,” until they are at least five years old, instead of avoiding these common foods.

Biova, LLC

Biova, privately held and globally distributed, markets water-soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredients offering proven health benefits: BiovaFlex for joint health; BiovaDerm & BiovaBIO for healthy skin, both topically and through nutritional support; and BiovaPlex for animal health. Biova's patented water soluble process creates expanded delivery options for consumer products, including functional foods, beverages, multiple cosmetics applications, and more. Years of dedicated investment, ongoing scientific research, and leading-edge technology are at the core of these all-natural, ultra-pure, nutrient-rich ingredients. A focus on sustainable production, anchored by vertical integration with one of the largest egg producing and processing partners, assures Biova’s uninterrupted raw material supply—the right combination of access and capability to drive opportunity and growth.

Life Line Foods

Life Line Foods specializes in the manufacturing of liquid minerals, liquid vitamins, and liquid specialty nutrient formulas through Buried Treasure, their nutraceutical division. The Buried Treasure brand is featured in major health food store chains and thousands of retail stores throughout the U.S. and around the world. The company is on the cutting edge of manufacturing high potency liquid complexes designed for efficient absorption and greater bioavailability.

Natrol, LLC

Natrol has been a leading manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, and supplements for over 35 years and is dedicated to empowering consumers to “Own Your Health” with the help of their top-selling products: melatonin, 5-HTP, and biotin. At the core of Natrol’s success is their focus on five strategic principles: quality, people, innovation, customer service, and cost effectiveness.


Nutrawise, located in Irvine, California, is a leading manufacturer of health and wellness supplements including the award winning line of youtheory® products which are sold in over 50,000 retailers worldwide. The youtheory® line of products include Collagen, Joint Collagen, Men's Collagen, Turmeric, Maca, Men’s Shilajit, Sleep, Revive and more. Nutrawise believes in putting its people first while providing the highest quality products, service and value to its customers. With over 200 years of combined service in the natural foods and supplement industry, Nutrawise executives are committed to its mission of being a purpose built company that continually supports a wide range of charitable organizations both locally and globally.

Pharma Tech Industries

Pharma Tech Industries is a family-owned and -operated pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization offering fully-integrated supply chain support and highly customized production services to trusted pharmaceutical and wellness companies. The company provides end-to-end supply chain fulfillment services and solutions across the wellness, OTC, Rx, and Class I Medical Device regulatory segments. Pharma Tech Industries’ production capabilities are rooted in powder based products including topical, oral ingestible, and inhaled, but the company has expanded into other complex dosage forms including effervescent products and drug device combinations including powders, liquids, and gases.

Shanghai Freemen

Shanghai Freemen offers ingredients and solutions to enhance the performance, taste, and nutritional benefits of some of the world's most celebrated brands. The company produces products they are experts in, and partners with leading ingredient manufacturers they know and trust, to provide a portfolio of high-quality ingredients to brands and companies across many industries; including food, beverage, dietary supplement, and sports nutrition. Shanghai Freemen’s focus is to support its customers to help them bring their ideas to life.

Trident Brands

Trident Brands is a U.S. public company specializing in the functional food, supplement, and active nutrition categories. Commercial operations are structured around three groups: Trident Sports Nutrition, Brain Armor, and Everlast Nutrition. Trident Sports Nutrition delivers turnkey contract manufacturing solutions for major retailers in the sports nutrition and VMS segment. Brain Armor boasts a range of supplements to improve cognitive health and performance. Trident also holds an exclusive license to manufacture Everlast branded active nutrition products and supplements in North America. 

Associate Members

Michael Schaeffer, LLC

Michael Schaeffer provides consultation, professional, and technical services for the natural products industry with an emphasis in dietary supplement label review, product formulation, international product registration, and overall support to companies which market or distribute dietary supplements.

Natural Partners, Inc.

Natural Partners is a resource for health care practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education and professional-grade products. Since 1995, the company has researched brands with trusted product lines to offer practitioners the quality products they need to help provide personalized care for their patients. Natural Partners currently provides over 14,000 premium products from over 200 trusted brands. The company works with hundreds of healthcare practitioners every day to help them set up and maintain an efficient ordering system that ensures their patients get the supplements they need when they need them.


SRQ-Bio is a Florida-based research organization equipped to support ingredient/product integrity and safety with qualitative and quantitative identity testing, and screening for GMO and pesticides. SRQ Bio can also support product development with laboratory research to support labeling claims. SRQ-Bio is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Roskamp Institute. The company’s executive leadership and lead scientists each have more than 20 years’ experience covering molecular neuroscience, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical, and dietary supplement development.

A complete list of CRN member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, please contact Carl Hyland, senior director, membership development, at chyland@crnusa.org or 202-204-7674.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.