Radicle Perspectives:

Elevating the supplement industry through a series of virtual fireside chats with leaders, academics, and other influential catalysts.

Episode: Beyond the Bottle: Maximizing the healing power of plants in your formulations

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Ingredients are often thought of as mere commodities with little to no value being placed on them, and not much consideration given to how they’re grown, harvested, processed, or handled. But what if the key to unleashing the healing power of plants lives in these overlooked details? Within your current sourcing and supply chain program, would you know the difference? What benefits, even profits, are you missing? 

Learn how the literal and proverbial ‘proper care and feeding’ of your botanical ingredients can be the difference between just another dietary supplement and a blockbuster brand. What you learn in this session just might affect your product efficacy, safety,  and make or break your clinical trial. 


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Learn how and why degradation occurs
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Explore ways to maintain and optimize botanical efficacy in the manufacturing process

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Gain tips for how to transition your ingredient sourcing and supplier assurance systems with botanical ingredient efficacy in mind

Meet the Guest: Ann Armbrecht

Ann Armbrecht is an anthropologist (PhD, Harvard 1995) whose work explores the relationships between humans and the earth, most recently through her work with plants, herbal medicine, and the botanical industry. She is the director of the Sustainable Herbs Program, a program of the American Botanical Council, which she established in 2016 to help bridge the gaps between the values of herbal medicine and the reality of sourcing and producing herbs on a global scale. 

She is the author of The Business of Botanicals: Exploring the Healing Promise of Plant Medicines in a Global Industry, that documents her journey following herbs from seed to shelf. She is also the author of the award winning ethnographic memoir, Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home, and the co-producer of the documentary on traditional western herbalism, Numen: The Healing Power of Plants. Ann was a 2017 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar documenting the supply chain of medicinal plants in India and she lives with her family in central Vermont.

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Meet the Host: Jaclyn Bowen

Jaclyn Bowen is a food safety and quality systems engineer, and executive director of Clean Label Project, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization with the mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling. Previously, she held numerous technical, standards development, food safety, quality and executive roles within the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre, NSF International. Bowen holds masters’ degrees in quality engineering and public health management & policy.

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Beyond the Bottle: Maximizing the healing power of plants in your formulations

March, Friday 29 | 9:00 AM PT