Nutritional Outlook Webcast: Adaptogen Trends in 2023
Date(s): May 24, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM PST - 11:00 AM PST
Adaptogens are trending as more consumers turn to natural products for stress, sleep, and mood support, plus other benefits. What does the latest science say about the efficacy of today’s most popular adaptogens? And how is the use of adaptogens evolving in food, drinks, and supplements? Finally, learn about formulating challenges, if any, when working with adaptogens.
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Chief Science Officer
American Herbal Products Association
Holly E. Johnson, PhD, is the Chief Science Officer at the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) where she is the primary scientific resource for the organization, providing individualized technical guidance to member organizations and helping the herbal industry use the latest science, technology, and research to ensure consumers continue to have informed access to innovative, safe, and effective herbal products. Before joining AHPA, Holly served as the Laboratory Director for Alkemist Labs, an ISO 17025–accredited natural products testing lab specializing in botanicals. Holly earned her PhD in pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), under renowned pharmacognosist and researcher Dr. Norman Farnsworth. Holly was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) pre-doctoral fellowship and trained at the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research.
She was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Institute for EthnoMedicine, studying the etiology of neurodegenerative disease, and worked for Waters Corporation conducting technical training and regulatory consulting for pharmaceutical and supplements companies. She is currently a research associate with the National Tropical Botanical Garden and serves on AOAC Stakeholders Panels and Expert Review Panels for foods and dietary supplements. She is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Expert Panel on Medical Cannabis, the Editorial Board of the Journal of AOAC International, and also serves on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Holly has over 20 years of experience in natural products chemistry with botanicals and spent many happy years conducting research on medicinal plants and teaching courses at the University of Hawaii.
As a senior scientist at Imbibe, John Higgs formulates beverages across multiple categories, including energy drinks, coffee, tea, and more, and has a prominent role in formulating with functional ingredients. Since joining Imbibe in 2007, he has helped support the development of hundreds of beverages, from concept to production. Designing products has been a part of his career since graduating from Ohio University with a focus on microbiology. Over the course of his 15 years at the Chicago-based food and beverage development company, John has been able to take novel ideas and unique visions and make them a reality for entrepreneurs and market leaders.
Marketing and PR Director
Matevž Ambrožic has an academic background in biochemistry, with a specialty in protein biochemistry. Following his research position at Stockholm University and development position at Novartis, Matevž applied his knowledge in the food supplement industry, leading marketing at PharmaLinea.