WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2012—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, has added six new companies to its membership roster: Voting Members—AdvoCare International, L.P., headquartered in Plano, Texas; AeroDesigns, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.; FoodState, headquartered in Derry, N.H.; Gencor Nutrients, Inc., headquartered in Anaheim, Calif.; and Associate Members—Alkemist Labs, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Ropes & Gray LLP, with offices around the U.S. and in Asia.
AdvoCare International is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition and sports performance products. The firm, which distributes products in the U.S. through independent distributors, has endorsements from athletes including its national spokesperson, New Orleans Saint’s quarterback Drew Brees, as well as Austin Dillon (NASCAR® Nationwide Series Driver No. 3).
Founded by Harvard professor David Edwards in 2010, AeroDesigns is pioneering the design of patented nutritional systems that deliver empowering sensations with the smallest possible quantities of nutrition via the air. Their combination of innovative technology and world-class design targets major global markets to reimagine the consumption of food, nutrients and medications and empower healthy lives.
FoodState is the maker of the premium whole food supplement, MegaFood, and the whole food, healthcare practitioner line, Innate Response. For 40 years, FoodState has been a leader in the nutrition industry, crafting whole food supplements with a unique Slo-Food process that delivers wholesome nourishment from farm-fresh, local foods, and not just vitamins alone.
Gencor Nutrients, Inc., is an ingredient supplier that specializes in science-driven herbal extracts. The firm, which is rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, is a research-oriented company that provides unique herbal solutions to consumers.
Alkemist Labs is a contract laboratory specializing in routine quality control testing, method development and validation services, and dedicated research services for companies throughout the food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets.
Ropes & Gray LLP is a leading global law firm that provides counsel, representation and strategic advice to firms subject to Food and Drug law. The firm has offices around the globe, including in Boston; Chicago; Hong Kong; London; New York; San Francisco; Seoul, Korea; Shanghai; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Tokyo and Washington, D.C.