CRN Announces 2Q, 3Q Additions to Diverse Roster of Members in the Dietary Supplement and Functional Food Space 

NOVEMBER 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement and functional food industry, continues to grow with the addition of several new member companies to its ranks this year. Following its first-quarter growth, announcing 11 new members in May, the association welcomed an array of manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and service providers to its ranks during a particularly active summer working on key issues to protect and advance CRN member interests.  

“The CRN team is pleased that leading responsible companies in the dietary supplement space have taken note of the value and importance of membership in an association that is focused on this industry’s specific issues,” said CRN President and CEO Steve Mister. “As our industry faces changes across the regulatory and legislative landscapes and sees opportunities to provide even more people with innovative products to enhance their lives, these companies join other CRN members in having a seat at the table and a voice in how we shape our future.” 

Mister added, “These new members also represent a part of the legacy of our recently retired VP of Membership Development Carl Hyland, who worked tirelessly during his 12-year tenure to bring in new members, strengthening the dietary supplement and functional food industry by connecting more companies to CRN’s enduring values, best practices, and code of ethics.” 

New voting members include: Abode Biotech; Acutia, Inc.; Bonafide Health; iHerb; K. Patel Phyto Extractions Pvt. Ltd.; Microphyt; and Natural Factors. New associate members include: alliantgroup; Hogan Lovells US LLP; Imagine Health; Keller & Heckman LLP; Luminize; and Radicle Science. 

Learn more about these incoming organizations: 


  • Abode Biotech is an India-based technology company that has utilized fermentation to manufacture its probiotic products for the past 15 years. 

  • Acutia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alltech, applies more than 40 years of nutrition expertise to providing high-quality supplements that are safe and effective, combining science and sustainability to support the health of people and the planet we share. 

  • Bonafide Health is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing scientifically validated, naturally powerful treatments to support women’s health during menopause.   

  • iHerb is a leading e-commerce platform dedicated to offering a curated selection of health and wellness products directly to customers in more than 180 countries. 

  • K. Patel Phyto Extractions Pvt. Ltd. Is a botanical branded-ingredient supplier whose products are grown and cultivated in the company home country of India. 

  • Microphyt, based in Baillargues, France, is renowned for developing specialty ingredients derived from microalgae. 

  • Natural Factors is a family-owned business which, for the past 60 years, has been a leading manufacturer of pure and natural vitamins and supplements. 


  • alliantgroup, one of the nation’s premier consulting and management engineering firms based in Houston, Texas, helps businesses in our Industry take advantage of powerful government incentives that keep STEM jobs in the U.S. and combat offshoring.    

  • Hogan Lovells US LLP is a global law firm whose leading practice in food, supplement, drug, and cosmetic regulation and litigation helps businesses stay abreast of requirements, avoid enforcement actions and litigation, protect their interests with business partners, and manage risks in their supply and distribution chains. 

  • Imagine Health, founded by longtime industry expert Karin Hermoni, Ph.D., specializes in science commercialization: clinical and claims substantiation, science communication, storytelling, and go-to-market strategy. The consultancy is devoted to helping companies of all sizes create and deliver transformative solutions that promote the well-being of people and the planet. 

  • Keller & Heckman is an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation, with a significant focus on food and drug law. 

  • Luminize provides e-commerce support for companies interested in selling their products on Amazon and other online platforms and is headquartered in Spring Valley, Calif. 

  • Radicle Science is history's first Proof-as-a-Service company, making it easy for supplements to clinically prove their effects at unprecedented affordability and speed, so they can develop truly effective products, market strong claims, and increase customer loyalty.    

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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 200+ 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.  Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.