The NutraIngredients-USA Botanicals Online Conference

Botanicals: The risks and benefits, opportunities and challenges

Botanicals: The risks and benefits, opportunities and challenges

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Botanical experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the botanicals category in 2017 and beyond in a FREE online conference hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

The world of botanical extracts has grown out of centuries-old traditions in Asia, Latin America and Africa to spawn a multi-billion dollar global industry.

Botanicals from ginseng to sea buckthorn to St John’s wort have entered the mainstream with some national polls showing upwards of 75% of citizens buy botanicals at least once a year for an array of ailments or just to stay healthy and optimized.

No longer just the preserve of specialist health food stores, herbal supplements have entered the popular shelves – both in store and online.

But the sector is complex and their popularity has meant issues of authentication and adulteration have arisen priming the need for strict QC epitomized by the most serious firms and trade bodies.

The NutraIngredients-USA Botanicals Online Conference​ will be held on July 13, and brings together world-class experts for a fertile discussion about the sector’s challenges and opportunities.

Conference agenda

The event will open with a discussion between Dr Rick Kingston, President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, SafetyCall International and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, and Roy Upton, RH, DipAyu, President of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, on the risks and rewards of botanicals.

This will be followed by a panel discussion about current issues in the botanicals marketplace featuring: Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council; Mark Brush, Consultant and former editor of the Nutrition Business Journal; and Steven Dentali, PhD, Consultant at Dentali Botanical Sciences.

The event will be moderated by Hank Schultz, Senior Correspondent, NutraIngredients-USA. For more information and to register, please click HERE​.

The event is sponsored by:


Sabinsa: ​A manufacturer, supplier and marketer of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals, dietary supplements and specialty fine chemicals for the nutritional, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. For the past 25 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts, several with clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products.  


Valensa International​: A leading science- based developer and provider of high quality nature-sourced products for nutritional supplements and functional foods. Valensa International is the proud owner of more than 60 US and International Patents for Formulations and Manufacturing (Deep Extract Supercritical CO2 and O2B Peroxidation Blocker stabilization.)

The event is supported by: 


Bionap SRL​: An Italian company producing standardized extracts for nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals from Mediterranean foods and plants. The company, sensitive to current social and economic issues, does not avoid its responsibilities and ethical claims in its reality and related ones, supporting a policy on the respect of nature and people. Bionap ingredients are already present in final products marketed in areas such as the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and South East Pacific Areas.


U.S. Phamacopeial Convention​: USP is a scientific, independent organization that improves lives through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines, foods, and dietary supplements. USP has over 200 botanical dietary supplement reference standards which help manufacturers demonstrate and authenticate the quality of their dietary supplement ingredients and finished products. Furthermore, USP continuously develops and releases new botanical monographs and reference standards. 

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