CRN Welcomes Eleven New Companies

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2019—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced eleven new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Cypress Ingredients; Inventia HealthCare Ltd.; Kappa Bioscience; Kerry; Mito-Q; NuLiv Science USA Inc.; OMG! Nutrition; and Vanteres; and Associate Members—BakerHostetler, LLP; RLA Collective, A Ruder Finn Company; and Yuyama. 

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

Cypress Ingredients

Cypress Systems Inc. is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and markets a line of specialty fermentation products. The company’s flagship product is SelenoExcell High Selenium Yeast, which has been used as the sole intervention agent in a series of “Gold Standard” clinical trials. Cypress Systems also sells other natural food forms of organically bound minerals and nutritional yeast products. In addition to SelenoExcell, the company’s products include GTF Excell Chromium Yeast, Zinc Excell and the NutraFeast line of nutritional yeast products. Reflected in their newly launched BodyReady science platform, Cypress Systems maintains a strong commitment to Gold Standard clinical research, which is foundational to their core purpose. 

Inventia Healthcare Ltd.

Inventia is a 33-year-old organization and pioneer in the Novel Drug Delivery Solutions Space with a global presence across 28 countries. The company’s focus on innovation is reaffirmed by over 70 patent applications worldwide for their manufactured products and technology platforms. Inventia’s involvement in the nutraceutical space is supported by the need to create scientifically validated ingredients and products for the nutraceutical and dietary supplement industry. The company’s platforms, which have been validated over the years in the pharma space allow them to deliver specialized nutraceutical ingredients in enhanced formats.

Kappa Bioscience

Kappa Bioscience is a Norway-based company that produces vitamin K2 MK-7 ingredient under the brand name K2VITAL®. One of the company’s core assets is the patent covering the synthesis of pure vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7. Kappa provides global markets with a portfolio of all-trans K2 MK-7 ingredient solutions, including microencapsulated DELTA for stability in mineral formulations. The company invests heavily in R&D innovation, market education and commercial strategies for the rapid launch of consumer products.


Kerry is responding to consumer demand for real ingredients with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. With 40 years’ experience and 24,000 staff on six continents, Kerry has a renewed focus on Taste & Nutrition where the science of taste merges with the science of nutrition. Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio of research-backed ingredients includes GanedenBC30®, a highly-stable, spore-forming probiotic and Wellmune®, a baker’s yeast beta glucan.


Mito-Q is a finished branded product company that produces Co-Q 10 based dietary supplements and personal care products. Mito-Q is a mitochondria-targeted Co-Q10 that is absorbed through the mitochondrial membrane directly into the body of the mitochondria. More than 60 million dollars has been invested in the company’s research worldwide and has resulted in more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Mito-Q has been formulated into a range of supplements and skincare products, and there are currently 142 research laboratories evaluating Mito-Q’s activity in a range of health conditions. 

NuLiv Science USA Inc.

NuLiv Science is a full range ingredient supplier, early-stage developer of nutraceuticals and turnkey service provider to the dietary supplement and cosmeceutical industry. The company is a subsidiary of NuLiv Holding Inc., a multinational holding company with operations on three continents. NuLiv Science’s vision is to evolve traditional holistic medicine into effective evidence-based mind and body medicine and their mission is to service as a recognized leader in the development of evidence-based health therapy interventions and a commercial platform that facilitates nutraceutical business between the East and the West. 

OMG! Nutrition

OMG! Nutrition is a supplement start-up that believes in the power of magnesium and the pivotal role it plays in the proper functioning of our bodies. OMG! was built on the belief that magnesium has spent too long as an under-the-radar health hero. The company’s high-absorption, single-serve powder packets make it easy and convenient for people to get the magnesium they need. OMG! uses premium quality ingredients from trusted suppliers, including TRAACS®, a patented form of chelated bioavailable magnesium from Albion® Minerals, as well as natural flavors, colors, and sweeteners. All OMG! Nutrition products are non-GMO, gluten free, and vegan.


Vanteres is an innovative biotech company committed to the science-based development of lipid nutraceuticals for improving human health. Vanteres is leveraging its biomedical research expertise to develop actively transported lysophospholipids (ATLs) for a wide range of disease states. The company’s lead ATL is a lysophosphatidylcholine containing essential omega-3 fatty acids or “Active-DHA”. Active-DHA plays a critical role in the health and maintenance of multiple organs including brain, eye, and liver. Active-DHA is being developed for nutritional and clinical applications to improve human health. Vanteres, a portfolio company of SPRIM Ventures, was founded by experienced scientific leaders from Duke-NUS and backed by TKS1, a healthcare and life science focused venture capital fund formed by the partnership between SPRIM Ventures and Tikehau Capital (TKO.FP). Vanteres has offices in Philadelphia and Singapore.

Associate Members

BakerHostetler, LLP

BakerHostetler is one of the nation’s largest law firms and represents clients around the globe. The law firm has offices coast to coast with more than 940 lawyers who litigate cases and resolve disputes that can potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. BakerHostetler’s Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team represents clients before a variety of regulatory agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), National Advertising Division (NAD), and state attorneys general. 

RLA Collective, A Ruder Finn Company

RLA Collective is a sales-driven marketing services firm that combines over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness category expertise with passion, authenticity, commitment, and personal attention. The company’s clients include health, wellness, and personal care brands for humans and companion animals. RLA Collective’s integrated marketing offerings – from strategic plan development to execution of digital and traditional tactics – help find, connect and motivate the right consumers to generate brand awareness and conversion to sales, both in stores and online. The company has a deep understanding of FDA, DSHEA, HIPAA, FTC, and other regulatory oversight for the marketing of health and wellness brands. 


Yuyama is a manufacturer of robotics and automation that dispense and package oral solids for nutraceuticals as well as pharmaceuticals. Yuyama was founded in 1964 in Osaka, Japan, specializing in medical automation. Since its inception in 1964 Yuyama has expanded its product line from its initial product market of medical and pharmacy to now developing automation for all markets that dispense and package oral solids. In 1996, when Yuyama brought its products to the U.S. and established its headquarters in Illinois, they became a worldwide company with product sales and support all over the world.

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, vice president, membership development, at or 202-204-7674.


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_SupplementsFacebook, and LinkedIn.