CRN Welcomes Twelve New Companies

Washington, D.C., July 21, 2020—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced twelve new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Ancient Nutrition; Charlotte’s Web; Epion Brands; Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc.; McCormick & Company, Incorporated; Plexus Worldwide, LLC; Remedi Therapeutic Foods, Inc.; Therabotanics; and Associate Members—The Emerson Group; Haynes and Boone, LLP; MilliporeSigma; and TraceGains.

The new member companies are:

Voting members

Ancient Nutrition

Ancient Nutrition's mission is to restore health, strength and vitality by providing some of history's healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Ancient Nutrition has created its products by leveraging the wisdom and principles from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Herbalism -- paired with current scientific research -- to provide supplements that are both rooted in tradition and supported by science.  Ancient Nutrition creates products including bone broth, collagen protein, ketogenic meals, organic CBD hemp and a wide range of other complementary supplements. Ancient Nutrition was founded by industry leaders Jordan Rubin and Dr. Josh Axe.

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web, founded by the Stanley Brothers, is an industry-leading pioneer creating whole-plant hemp health supplements. A vertically integrated company, every step of the process is overseen to ensure the highest quality, from seed to self. At Charlotte’s Web, their mission is to improve life, naturally. They do this by responsibly growing their proprietary non-GMO hemp genetics on family farms that are made into premium, full-spectrum phytocannabinoid health and wellness products. Charlotte’s Web is manufactured in a FDA-registered facility and third party-verified for Good Manufacturing Practices.

Epion Brands

Epion Brands is a finished product marketer of Kori Krill Oil, a pure Antarctic omega-3 source that supports heart, brain, joint, eye and skin health. Kori Krill Oil contains omega-3 EPA & DHA, the essential nutrient choline, and the antioxidant astaxanthin. The company launched its product at major food, drug, mass retailers in the spring of 2020.

Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. 

The Health business of Lubrizol Life Science (LLS Health) partners with customers to speed innovative medical devices and differentiated pharmaceutical products to market. Its dedicated team provides one of the best-in-class polymers and excipients, state-of-the-art product design, development, and manufacturing services. LLS Health also offers high-quality development and production of added value nutraceutical ingredients, providing nutritional and technical solutions for clients’ final products brands in the functional foods & dietary supplements industries. LLS Health is committed to the ultimate goal of creating solutions that improve patient outcomes.

 McCormick & Company, Incorporated

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With $5.3 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.

Plexus Worldwide, LLC

Plexus Worldwide, LLC provides dietary supplements and beauty products focused on the human microbiome, weight loss and overall wellness. With hundreds of thousands of independent business owners (“Ambassadors”) worldwide, Plexus is among the 15 largest direct sales companies in the United States, and the top 30 global companies, according to Direct Selling News. The combination of Plexus products and opportunities can help individuals meet their health-wellness and financial goals.

Remedi Therapeutic Foods, Inc. 

Remedi Therapeutic Foods, Inc. is a finished product marketer of fortified foods. The company’s products are currently in test phase. Remedi Therapeutic Foods will launch direct-to-consumer in 2021.


Therabotanics is a direct-to-consumer, natural supplement company that develops and markets condition specific nutritional supplements backed by gold standard placebo controlled studies. The company’s omni-channel approach reaches consumers where and how they discover new products and shop, including television, influencers, partnerships, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Amazon and other online marketplaces. Therabotanics’ direct-to-consumer business model informs, educates, inspires and motivates individuals and communities to live healthier and happier lives.  The company’s family of health and wellness supplements are therapeutic remedies made from some of nature’s finest botanicals, curated from across the world, and expertly formulated by leading scientists, healthcare providers and experts in natural integrative medicine. 

Associate members:

The Emerson Group

The Emerson Group is a consumer products equity company with long-standing connections to major and regional retailers and wholesalers that ensure manufacturers of OTC, Nutrition and Beauty brands receive necessary attention and representation. The company is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania with three regional sales & marketing offices in Illinois, Rhode Island, and Arkansas and a 900K square foot Distribution Center in Indiana, providing an efficient logistics infrastructure necessary to build brands through improved retailer report cards, increased corporate efficiency, optimized freight, warehouse and storage costs, and complete order to cash management.

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai. The firm provides a full spectrum of legal solutions to food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and others involved in the industry. Haynes and Boone’s FDA Practice delivers timely, accurate and innovative counsel to FDA- and USDA-regulated companies on a variety of matters. Partner Suzie Trigg guides companies through FDA regulatory matters, high-stakes supply chain transactions, and strategic growth. She leverages her unique experience to help companies negotiate and document transactions and make well-informed decisions to address their complex FDA regulatory requirements.


MilliporeSigma is the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the U.S. and Canada. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading global science and technology company with more than 50,000 employees across 66 countries. MilliporeSigma’s purpose is to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues facing the life science space by collaborating with the global scientific community to support better health outcomes across the world.


TraceGains is a supplier compliance, quality management, and new product development platform that helps food, supplement, and CPG companies deliver on brand promise. TraceGains Network is where R&D, procurement, quality, and regulatory departments collaborate with suppliers globally to bring safe products to market faster. Thousands of supplier locations and data sources are combined to identify and qualify suppliers, precisely source items and ingredients, build recipes, negotiate specifications, and automatically collect supporting documentation. 

A complete list of CRN member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, contact Carl Hyland, vice president, membership development, at or 202-204-7674.