Washington, D.C., February 21, 2020—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced ten new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Bettera Wellness; ChildLife Essentials; Compound Solutions; FoodScience® Corporation; and hundred; and Associate Members—Avant Nutrition LLC; CCIC Chicago; ESHA Research; Greenspoon Marder LLP; and WDSrx.
The new member companies are:
Bettera Wellness is an innovative contract manufacturer of gummy vitamins, and a market leader in producing confections as a carrier for various nutraceutical, functional, and botanical ingredients. Bettera Wellness is also a leading contract manufacturer of nutritional lozenges. With three state-of-the-art facilities located across the U.S., they produce for some of the largest and most innovative U.S. consumer brands. Through robust investments in R&D, quality control, and scientific technical innovations, their products consistently meet and exceed the highest quality standards.
ChildLife Essentials is a developer and marketer of liquid nutritional supplements for infants and children. The company was founded in 2002 by Dr. Murray Clarke with the mission “to improve, enhance and support your child’s health for life.” ChildLife Essentials has a commitment to create premium natural supplements; use top-quality, pure ingredients; make allergy-free, gluten-free and GMO-free supplements; and never use artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or fillers. The company’s products have a particularly strong presence in natural retail channels including Whole Foods Markets and Sprouts.
Compound Solutions is the go-to company representing and distributing unique, patented nutraceutical ingredients that improve the health and performance of individuals. CSI supplies effective, science-based, ingredients to sports nutrition, functional food and nutraceutical manufacturers. The company is committed to building and maintaining long-term relationships with their global customers and suppliers.
FoodScience® Corporation has been a leader in the human and animal health supplement industry since 1972. Located in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont, FoodScience® Corporation offers a full suite of services, including tolling, contract manufacturing, private labeling and custom formulation. In addition to these services, DaVinci® Laboratories is FoodScience® Corporation’s branded line of human supplements. DaVinci® started as a line exclusively for healthcare practitioners and has since expanded to the e-commerce and direct to consumer markets. The latest extended offerings from DaVinci® Laboratories include Little DaVinci, created by doctors especially for children, and the Benefits Line™, designed by clinicians using innovative, evidence-based ingredients. For nearly 50 years, FoodScience® Corporation has been trusted to help people and their pets live healthier lives every day.
hundred is a direct-to-consumer digital health service providing high-quality personalized vitamins paired with ongoing support from a Nutrition Expert. The company takes a holistic approach whereby customers complete an online consultation based on the four pillars of wellness: nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress balance. hundred’s proprietary algorithm takes into consideration interactions with medications, and makes a targeted vitamin recommendation based on the user's health goals. The personalized mix of vitamins is then shipped monthly, in pre-packaged daily sachets.
Avant Nutrition LLC
Avant Nutrition is a strategic innovation, marketing and business development consultancy focused on the health and nutrition industry. The company, founded by 30+-year industry veteran Lynda Doyle, helps to drive corporate brand creation and revenue growth with long-term business solutions. Avant Nutrition utilizes expertise in innovation, strategy, marketing, insights, product development, leadership, commercial, science and regulatory to provide a comprehensive approach for nutraceutical ingredient, dietary supplement, functional food and beverage companies.
CCIC Chicago, one of the overseas branch offices of China Certification and Inspection Group, facilitates business with China: export and import. The company provides a high level of experience and expertise in inspection, testing, certification, and Chinese market access consulting services for clients in consumer goods, ingredients and other categories. CCIC Chicago is committed to becoming a bridge and bond serving the US-China trade.
Since 1981, ESHA Research has delivered nutritional software products and database solutions the industry has come to rely on for accuracy and compliance. ESHA’s Genesis R&D® Supplements software offers supplement manufacturers an all-inclusive solution for product formulation, ingredient management, supplement facts labeling, and regulatory compliance. In addition, ESHA Research offers software and regulatory compliance consulting and label-generation services.
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Greenspoon Marder LLP is a national full-service business law firm with over 240 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. The Greenspoon Marder FDA practice, led by Jessica Wasserman, provides comprehensive legal services to companies subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Public Health Service Act, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and related federal and state laws. Jessica Wasserman also is a partner in the Cannabis Law practice group at the firm.
Woodfield Distribution, LLC, known as WDSrx, is a leading Logistics Services Provider specializing in prescription and over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, nutritional foods, medical devices, personal care products, animal health and wellness companies. The company’s supply chain solutions include warehousing, fulfillment, full cold-chain logistics, e-commerce programs, packaging and labeling, call center campaigns, kitting, financial services management and reverse logistics. WDSrx increasingly provides logistics services for storing and shipping temperature-sensitive probiotics, gummies and for all dietary supplements and functional food where the highest standards of quality control are required.
A complete list of CRN member companies is available here. For more information about becoming a CRN member, contact Carl Hyland, vice president, membership development at firstname.lastname@example.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, Facebook, and LinkedIn.