In professional relationships as in life it is quite important to know how to choose the companies and the people you want to be around, prioritizing those who bring us added value and will make us grow up till levels difficult to reach surrounded by flat people.
A group of over 30 scientists met in Oslo on January 17th to try to solve an upcoming problem: how are we going to feed 10 billion people without using up all our natural resources?
Este 2019, vamos a empezar a tratar temas a nivel nacional, para así dar mayor visibilidad a las particularidades de cada mercado y de cada país en el cual estamos presentes.
Como primera publicación, quiero hacer eco de la creación de esta fundación cuyo objetivo es salvaguardar nuestros productos frente a unas autoridades que van en contra de nuestros intereses.
En respuesta a los continuos ataques, por parte de las autoridades, a la utilización de plantas y otras terapias naturales, el pasado 22 de noviembre se creó la Fundación de Terapias Naturales (http://www.fundaciontn.es) para dar respaldo a los numerosos pacientes que prefieren los remedios naturales a los compuestos químicos.
En España, más del 25% de la población reconoce la eficacia de dichas terapias naturales, según la web medicosnaturistas.es. Este valor representa a más de 11 millones de personas.
Uno de los aspectos más criticados por las autoridades es la falta de soporte científico. Por información, solo una simple búsqueda en PubMed bajo el criterio de extracto de planta, da por un resultado de más de 180’000 publicaciones.
Como último dato, un mercado que genera más de 200 billones de dólares al año a nivel mundial, no puede estar equivocado del todo.
European Sales Director
Natural Therapies Foundation
With this 2019, we will begin to address issues at the national level, in order to give greater visibility to the particularities of each market and each country in which we are present.
As a first publication, I want to echo the creation of this Spanish foundation whose objective is to safeguard our products against authorities that go against our interests.
In response to the continuous attacks, on the part of the authorities, to the use of plants and other natural therapies, on November 22nd, the Natural Therapies Foundation was created (http://www.fundaciontn.es) to give support to the numerous patients who prefer natural remedies to chemical compounds.
In Spain, more than 25% of the population recognizes the effectiveness of such natural therapies, according to the website medicosnaturistas.es. This value represents more than 11 million people, taking in account an overall population of a little bit more than 45 million people.
One of the aspects most criticized by the authorities is the lack of scientific support. For information, only a simple search in PubMed under the criterion of plant extract, results in more than 180,000 publications.
As the latest data, a market that generates more than 200 billion dollars a year worldwide, cannot be wrong at all.
To be continued…
During 2018, but especially since the middle of the year, we have witnessed a commercial war between the USA and China. It all started with accusations by the US that China did not respect the intellectual property of American companies, was restricting American investment in China and was also giving aid to large local companies causing American companies to compete at a disadvantage.
After a process of identification of suppliers, an exhaustive selection of those that best adapt to the technical requirements demanded by the company, followed by a good price negotiation and the pleasure to believe to have discovered the suppliers certainly more adapted to the size of our company, it comes the moment of truth.
Melatonin, in addition to its presence in vertebrates, has also been found in bacteria, unicellular organisms, fungi and plants. According to the antioxidant properties described, it is considered that the consumption of plants rich in melatonin can help prevent oxidative stress.
The knowledge of its biology can contribute to propose pharmacological measures to stimulate its endogenous secretion through nutritional habits and aspects of lifestyle.
Sometimes during meeting negotiations with suppliers we sadly realize that one or several colleagues from our team look much closer to the position offered by the other side of the table… when that moment arrives you feel to be alone and somehow struggling against all the elements.
The Nutraceutical sector is increasingly mature and the Quality Control of the ingredients is more demanding. For this reason, the sector should think about the use of the Primary Reference Standards for the quantification of actives in botanical extracts.
All professionals of sourcing had once the feeling to sign a very advantageous agreement for their companies but at the same time somewhat abusive for their suppliers. In those cases, the emotion and a certain feeling of powership can seize them during a few days after signature.
Every day in our business we are facing health indications in social networks, which are not controlled by EFSA or any other authorities.