Thirteen New Companies Join CRN

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced thirteen new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members— Brassica Protection Products LLC; Cadena Bio Inc; doTERRA International; Earthrise Nutritionals; Hermes Pharma; NeoCell; Physician’s Seal, LLC; Probi USA, Inc. dba Nutraceutix; Unique Encapsulation Technology LLC; and Associate Members—ACG North America; Gilbert LLP-Insurance Recovery Law; Lifesciencerisk; and Pure Branding Inc.

            The new member companies are:

Voting Members

  • Brassica Protection Products LLC

Founded in 1997, Brassica Protection Products is a leader in the research and development of nutritional ingredients derived from cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli. Brassica extracts glucoraphanin from its own broccoli seeds to produce truebroc® glucoraphanin, which is marketed for use in nutritional supplements, functional foods, and beverages. Brassica also sells Brassica® Tea and Coffee—gourmet tea and coffee containing truebroc® glucoraphanin. Since its founding, Brassica has been collaborating with researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to better define the many health benefits of glucoraphanin.

  • Cadena Bio Inc.

Cadena Bio is at the forefront of mastering the science behind nourishing the human microbiome. Over the last six years, Cadena has perfected a breakthrough technology that creates revolutionary ingredients to feed the microbiome to boost beneficial bacteria naturally. BiomEsentials selective glycans offer a portfolio of products with broad health benefits and functionality in an array of product formulations.

  • doTERRA International

doTERRA International is a leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing certified pure essential oils, including oil-infused dietary supplements, through a global network of more than three million independent direct-sale distributors. Founded in 2008 by a group of healthcare and business professionals, doTERRA International was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic essential oils with the world.

  • Earthrise Nutritionals

Since 1976, Earthrise Nutritionals has been a pioneer in spirulina production, with current distribution in over 20 countries. Their mission is to benefit the health of consumers by producing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing the highest quality spirulina and spirulina-based nutritional products in the world. Ecologically grown spirulina contains one of the highest densities of protein found in any food, offers more beta-carotene than carrots, more iron than raw spinach, and more calcium than milk on gram per gram basis. Earthrise’s advanced and ecologically sustainable farm in Southern California produces spirulina as a bulk ingredient, finished product, or as their natural blue color Linablue®. Earthrise Nutritionals is a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC Corporation.

  • Hermes Pharma

Hermes Pharma develops and manufactures user-friendly oral dosage forms—including effervescent and chewable tablets, lozenges, instant drinks and orally disintegrating granules— for healthcare companies around the globe. The company is based in Germany and offers customized solutions along the value chain, from the development of new product concepts and formulations to manufacturing and regulatory support.

  • NeoCell

NeoCell manufactures collagen supplement formulas for vibrant youth, glowing beauty, and vitality. For more than two decades, NeoCell has delivered the high-potency collagen support products combined with value based pricing to supply access to the molecule collagen. The company is known for award-winning innovation, sustainable packaging initiatives, charitable giving, and for driving the collagen category through education and marketing.

  • Physician’s Seal, LLC

Physicians Seal is a new company that will focus on the development and commercialization of novel and science-based dietary supplements and OTC drugs. The first product of Physician’s Seal will be launched in 2017.

  • Probi USA, Inc. dba Nutraceutix

Nutraceutix is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of probiotics in North America.Nutraceutix offers the proprietary delivery technology BIO-tract®, and provides a wide range of viable and effective probiotic products. Since October 2016, Nutraceutix is part of Probia world leader within probiotics. Probi offers dedicated probiotic expertise and partnership all the way from R&D to finished products for companies within the consumer healthcare and food industry.

  • Unique Encapsulation Technology, LLC

Unique Encapsulation Technology (UET) is a contract manufacturer specializing in unique and challenging formulations for encapsulation. The company specializes in vegetarian liquid and suspension fill, offering an exciting and consumer-friendly approach to capsule delivery. UET also provides powder fill encapsulation in both vegetarian and gelatin options as well as sachet filling services. UET provides expertise and guidance for their customers from formulation R&D and product development through to sourcing raw materials, encapsulations, bottling and labeling, and stability programs for finished products.

Associate Members

  • ACG North America

ACG North America is a part of ACG Worldwide and serves the needs of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. ACG offers the pharmaceutical and allied industries a wide range of hard capsules along with an array of manufacturing and packaging solutions that are compliant to global regulations. The team of technical experts, located in New Jersey, supports customers for machine installation, conducts comprehensive training programs for production teams and helps customers improve productivity and machine performance.

  • Gilbert LLP – Insurance Recovery Law

Gilbert LLP is a Washington, D.C. law firm that focuses its practice on insurance recovery for companies and other insureds, and liability strategy for defendants in tort and other matters. The firm maintains an active practice representing food and supplement companies in insurance and indemnification claims involving product contamination, product liability, consumer class actions, supply chain disruptions, first-party property damage, Proposition 65, intellectual property, and other losses. Gilbert LLP also assists food and supplement clients before problems arise to craft and execute risk management strategies.

  • Lifesciencerisk

Lifesciencerisk specializes in underwriting and providing product liability, error and omission liability, and general liability for life science companies engaged in discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion of products with specialization for the dietary supplement industry. Lifesciencerisk offers a comprehensive suite of coverages, inclusive of the development of Proposition 65 liability, which are distributed by specialist brokers to firms from innovative start-up ventures to large sophisticated companies with worldwide operations. Lifesciencerisk, a respected and consistent insurance market, is a managing general underwriter for syndicates at Lloyds.

  • Pure Branding, Inc.

Pure Branding is a brand development and marketing agency for leading dietary supplement and functional food companies. With expertise in both the consumer and practitioner channels, they help drive sales and create loyalty through actionable research, insights, and engagement. Their proprietary research practices and decades of industry experience make them a valued strategic partner for companies looking to grow their bottom line and transform lives.

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 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 Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.