All About Adaptogens



Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 2 pm EDT | 11 am PDT | 8 pm CET | 6 pm GMT


Event Overview:

Adaptogens have quickly become the darling of the stress-relief natural products marketplace. But how well do they really work? In this webcast, we focus on adaptogens. Which ingredients are most promising? We also hone in on two promising markets for adaptogens: beverages and beauty.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how adaptogens work and benefit the body
  • Which adaptogens have been clinically shown to be most effective?
  • What are the benefits of adaptogens for skin health and beauty?
  • What are challenges involved with formulating adaptogens into beverages?

Who Should Attend:

  • R&D
  • General Management
  • Product Development
  • Marketing / Creative


David Foreman, RPh
Founder and President
The Herbal Pharmacist®

David Foreman, RPh, is the founder and president of Herbal Pharmacist® Media and is known globally as “The Herbal Pharmacist®.” He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and he owned and operated a Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Virginia. Dave’s background in natural health and pharmacy led him to create his “4 Pillars of Health” program centered on diet, exercise, spirituality, and supplementation, and to publish his first book, titled Four Pillars of Health: Heart Disease. Dave travels the world teaching consumers, healthcare providers, and professionals about his philosophy on how to achieve and maintain good health. During the past 25 years, he hosted the popular “Herbal Pharmacist®” show both in syndication (15 years) and on Sirius/XM (2 years). Dave continues to share his knowledge about health with both B2B industry members and the end-consumer through multimedia platforms, serving as a guest speaker on television and radio programs, conferences, and international webcasts. In addition, he has authored dozens of books and articles. He is also a resource for continuing education and has been a guest speaker at universities and medical conferences on a wide range of health topics, including integrative medicine. Dave currently consults for many of the industry’s leading raw material suppliers, helping them break down their clinical research and make the information understandable to those at all levels of education. Lastly, he is now using his vast knowledge in biochemistry and physiology to help companies formulate new and cutting-edge finished products combining clinically substantiated ingredients with innovative delivery methods

Paula Simpson, BSc (Nutritional Sciences), RNCP, R. Herbalist

Paula Simpson is the founder of Nutribloom, an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in innovation, product development, and branding within the nutricosmetic, natural beauty, and healthy-aging markets. Merging her scientific, natural health background along with 20+ years’ experience in formulation, clinical research/design, marketing, and regulations, Paula has generated, from concept to shelf, some of the most successful wellness-focused beauty brands available in the market. Through this, she has solidified her reputation as a leading innovator and ambassador for the healthy aging and nutricosmetic sectors, being formally recognized as one of the most powerful women in the natural beauty industry today. She is a regularly sought-after industry expert, including previous engagements at the Vitafoods and SupplySide events as well as the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Paula is also a top-tier media personality, with past appearances on E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, MSNBC, ABC, and FOX News. She regularly contributes her expertise to leading health and beauty publications and has authored multiple top industry journal and consumer-focused articles. Paula is a microbiome expert and author of the highly rated book Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin: Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin (Ulysses Press).

John Higgs
Senior Scientist

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.


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