Video: Inside Botanical Adulteration

ABC’s Bluementhal discusses botanical adulteration problem and offers solutions.

July 23, 2014

One of the most troubling issues facing the supplement industry is adulteration, both unintentional and economically motivated. During the recent International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), hosted by the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, the topic of adulteration garnered one of the biggest spotlights.

INSIDER’s Steve Myers talked to Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), about the scope of the adulteration problem and potential solutions, including how companies can limit exposure to adulteration by qualifying suppliers and only doing business with those who pass tests, as well as collaborative efforts undertaken by ABC, NCNPR and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP), as part of the Botanical Adulterants Program.  

Learn more about the Oxford Botanical conference in INSIDER’s Report, “Together We Stand: Annual Botanical Science Conference Eyes DSHEA, Promotes Collaboration.”


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