Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., is the CEO and executive director for the Natural Products Association (NPA), a trade organization dedicated to natural products with over 1,900 members. Fabricant said there are many benefits to joining a trade organization, such as access to political advocacy to ensure no unfair laws or regulations are created to govern the supplement industry. He noted trade organizations offer connections to others in the industry. Additionally, it allows companies to get involved with the future of the industry because trade organizations have a volunteer leadership structure.
In this INSIDER interview, Fabricant discusses the benefits for companies in the supplement industry to join a trade organization and how to get the most out of the experience.