Botanical Adulteration Concerns
While the DNA testing issue out of New York put botanical adulteration concerns on the map, there have been issues throughout time of inadvertent cross contamination or deliberate economically motivated adulteration. Responsible industry continues to explore how to ensure that botanical ingredients are fully traceable and contain only what they purport to. Learn what is happening in terms of testing considerations, pharmacopoeial standards, and how you can get involved to boost the quality of the botanical supply chain.
Stefan Gafner, Chief Science Office, American Botanical Council
Josef A. Brinckmann, DHL, Research Fellow, Medicinal Plants & Botanical Supply Chain, Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
Technology & Botanical Authenticity
There is a need in the botanical supply chain to ensure authenticity and traceability—to both industry and consumers. DNA testing has become more routine as a complementary screening for biomass, as has the use of authentic, certified botanical standards. However, current practices take a great deal of time and don’t happen on the ground. Indena has taken on this challenge, developing an herbarium of standards as well as partnering with Hyris Ltd to develop a portable device that can be used in the field with minimal training. Join Indena to learn how this portable black box is actually working to increase transparency in the botanical supply chain.
Stefano LoPriore, Founder and CEO, Hyris Ltd
Roberto Pace, QC Corporate Director, Indena USA
Conscious Leadership: How Relationship Management Drives Growth
Over the past 18 months, TCC has strengthened its business through strong partnerships within our industry. We will ask these industry leaders to share what being a values-based leader means to them, and how connecting with the right partners can bring our values and impact to the forefront, really enacting change not only within our organizations, but our industry and the world around us.
Naomi Whittel, CEO, Twinlab Consolidation Corporation
Lynda M. Doyle, MS Human Nutrition, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing, Omniactive
Suneetha Gogineni, VP of Operations, Rasi Laboratories
Tom Szaky, CEO, Terracycle
Developing Joint Health Solutions for Multiple Markets
Joint health isn’t just a consideration for the aging population—although they’re certainly a target. It’s about weekend warriors, health-minded millennials and even the family pet. Get the latest market insights on the trends driving the joint health market, and dive into results of a 2017 clinical research study on UC-II, a nutritional ingredient that can meet the needs of multiple markets. Finally, learn how you can formulate innovative product applications that truly resonate with the right market.
Zain Saiyed, Ph.D., Sr. Scientific Manager, Lonza
Essential Amino Acids and their Effects on Muscle Protein Synthesis
Body composition changes with age. The extent to which muscle mass and function can be maintained determines to a large extent health outcomes as well as quality of life. There are three fundamental approaches to maintaining muscle mass: exercise, hormonal therapy and nutrition. This talk will focus on nutritional approaches, particularly involving the use of dietary essential amino acids.
There ae 9 dietary essential amino acids (EAAs). These are the only required macronutrients in our diet. EAAs are normally derived from the digestion of dietary protein. The EAAs are the active components of dietary protein, meaning that EAAs are entirely responsible for the stimulation of the synthesis of new protein in the body. Dietary supplements of EAAs have distinct advantages over dietary protein in several respects. EAA supplements concentrate the active component of dietary protein without dilution from other factors such as non-essential amino acids or non-protein components of protein food sources such as saturated fat and carbohydrates. Further, our research has shown that optimal formulations of EAAs targeting specific conditions can provide even greater benefits. Most importantly relative to currently popular amino acid supplements, all EAAs are needed to provide a sustained stimulation of protein synthesis.
Robert Wolfe, Ph.D. professor, Department of Geriatrics Director, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity
Innova Market Insights: Active Nutrition: Sports Meets Healthful Lifestyles
Boundaries are blurring as sports nutrition continues its move toward the mainstream, while active nutrition geared to a more everyday consumer gets a sporty makeover. Innova Market Insights outlines the spectrum of consumer need-states between professional and active, and the ingredients and products that focus on performance for every age, gender and lifestyle.
Kara Nielsen, Sales & Engagement Manager USA, Innova Market Insights