Six New Companies Join CRN

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced six new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.; NattoPharma; SolMic Research GmbH; and Swisse Wellness; and Associate Members—Carter Regulatory Group; and M. Vicinanzo Consulting, LLC.

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. 

Matrixx Initiatives manufactures and markets Zicam brand homeopathic and allopathic OTC products. The company’s products include clinically proven Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Spray and Swab, Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts, Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist and Zicam Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops. Matrixx products also include Zicam Cold Remedy Relief for Kids, Zicam Allergy Relief Spray and Swab, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, and Zicam Intense Sinus Relief. 


NattoPharma ASA, based in Norway, is one of the world’s leaders in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the only vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7) with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation, and international patents granted and pending; and now the new MenaQ7® Full Spectrum, which delivers menaquinones 6, 7, and 9. The company has a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of Vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements. With a global presence, the company established its North American subsidiary, NattoPharma USA, Inc., in Edison, NJ, and NattoPharma R&D Ltd. in Cyprus.

SolMic Research GmbH

SolMic Research Germany is a private company that focuses on the development of a broad range of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. The company combines the wealth of “mother nature” with modern technologies to achieve the highest efficacy of active ingredients. SolMic Research’s strong background in medicine, pharmaceutical science, and applied technologies supports the company’s efforts to improve the efficacy of dietary supplements through increased bioavailability. The company’s technology is actively enhancing the uptake of fat soluble ingredients by rendering them water-insoluble ingredients. SolMic Research currently sells in the EU and just started selling dietary supplements and technology for dietary supplements in the U.S. and Canada.

Swisse Wellness

Swisse Wellness is an Australian-based manufacturer of premium vitamin, herbal and mineral supplements, skincare and sports nutrition products. Part of the Hong Kong listed H&H Group, Swisse’s mission is to make people around the world happier and healthier, brought to life not only through its products, but also through a focus on advocating movement, nutrition and mindfulness.

Associate Members

Carter Regulatory Group

Carter Regulatory Group is an international regulatory consulting firm specializing in creative, practical, and comprehensive regulatory solutions for companies of all sizes. The company operates in over 40 countries with strategic partnerships to provide support in both the US and internationally. With decades of combined experience, the company’s expertise in food, beverage, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and OTC drug regulations ensures an effective risk-management approach to regulatory compliance. Whether reviewing labels, developing cGMP programs, conducting supplier audits, or negotiating with regulators, Carter Regulatory Group customizes their services to protect the brands and profits of their clients. 

M. Vicinanzo Consulting, LLC

M. Vicinanzo Consulting provides regulatory direction and strategic solutions to corporate clients on developing and promoting dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, and food products. The company ensures pre- and post-market compliance with the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, and federal, state, and global laws. M. Vicinanzo Consulting also researches and analyzes new legislation, trends in enforcement actions, and shifts in regulatory and legislative landscape and advises clients on implications for business. 

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, 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 LinkedIn.