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About NaturPro Scientific | Consultants for Supplements & Foods

Supplement Formulation

Expert Consultants in Natural Products

We turn ideas into reality. 

Our team of scientists, formulators and subject matter experts offer more than 75 years combined experience, with expertise and resources around the globe.

Blake Ebersole

Our Founder

Blake Ebersole, B.S., M.B.A. is President and Founder of NaturPro Scientific LLC, a scientific and regulatory consulting firm offering decades of experience in the R&D, product development and quality assurance of natural products for the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and cannabis industries.  

Blake supports product development, regulatory compliance and quality assurance efforts for numerous firms subject to the most stringent global quality requirements. He participates on a number of active technical committees and expert panels, including the American Herbal Products Association, ASTM International, AOAC International and the U.S. Hemp Roundtable.

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We're a Little Different

We’re a little different than many consultants offering product development and regulatory compliance support for natural products.

NaturPro strives to meet these eight core principles that are a little different than many consultants:

  1. We work harder to address our clients’ needs. We typically bill based on the time required to do the job. 
  2. We come to every task prepared to bring an informed view, while we seek to dig deeper on the facts. That means double checking our sources and assumptions. 
  3. We look to identify issues and develop creative solutions early in the process. We don’t keep you waiting for the insights you need.
  4. We strive to be fully transparent and objective about our views. We call it as we see it.
  5. We are loyal to our clients, and always honor client-consultant confidentiality.
  6. We never “sell” specific products or ingredients, and we don’t financially benefit, or “double dip” on any ingredients, products or services that we recommend.
  7. We are quick to learn, adapt and integrate into projects and teams.
  8. We offer fast turnaround for urgent or time-sensitive projects.
Supplement Consultants

Professional Organizations and Committees: 

  • AOAC International, Professional Member, Expert Review Panel, Ethanol in Kombucha
  • Institute of Food Technologists, Member
  • International Society of Sports Nutrition, Member
  • U.S. Hemp Roundtable, Technical Committee
  • ASTM International, D37 Cannabis Committee Member
  • American Herbal Products Association, Associate Member and Committee Member: Labs, Analytical Methods and Standards Committee, Cannabis Committee
  • Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative, Founding Working Group Member
  • American Botanical Council, Professional Member
  • State of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, Pesticides Testing Working Group
Natural Product Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications (Selected):

  1. Determination of ethanol content in kombucha products by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection: a multilaboratory study, Liu Y, Chan M, Ebersole B, Sy H, Brown PN. Journal of AOAC 2018 Sep 18 doi:10.5740/jaoacint.18-0190
  2. Single laboratory validation of a GC-FID method for ethanol in kombucha, Ebersole B, Eckert M, Schmidt R, Chan M, Brown P.  2017 Journal of AOAC, doi: 10.5740/jaoacint.16-0404
  3. Analysis of Sugars in Kombucha Tea by High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Ebersole B. Technical Report, October 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24141.23522
  4. Ebersole B, Hingorani L. Stable solid lipid particle composition for improved bioavailability of lipophilic compounds for age-related diseases. PCT Application WO/2016/077454. Assigned.
  5. AOAC International First Action Official Method 2016.12, Determination of Ethanol in Kombucha. Ebersole B.
  6. AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements 2016.001. Journal of AOAC, (2016) 99(4), 1120-1121
  7. Bitter melon extract attenuating hepatic steatosis may be mediated by FGF21 and AMPK/Sirt1 signaling in mice. Yu Y, Zhang XH, Ebersole B, Ribnicky D, Wang ZQ. Scientific Reports (Nature). 2013 Nov 5;3:3142. doi: 10.1038/srep03142.
  8. Optimization and validation of ursolic acid by HPLC in Ocimum sanctum. Shah J, Patel S, Ebersole B, Hingorani L.  Planta Medica 2012 DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1321177
  9. Acute human pharmacokinetics of a lipid-dissolved turmeric extract, Shah J, Patel S, Ebersole B, Hingorani L. Planta Medica 2012 DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1320664
  10. Sustained cognitive effects and safety of HPLC-standardized Bacopa monnieri extract: A randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. Hingorani L, Patel S, Ebersole B. Planta Medica 2012; DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1320681


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Magazine Articles

  1. Finding Success in the RTD Beverage Aisle,” Natural Products Insider, September 2020
  2. Where CBD Products Are Going,” Natural Products Insider, July 2020
  3. Fermentable Divas and Better-For-You Drinks,” Natural Products Insider, June 2020
  4. Sustainable Sourcing: Not ‘Selfies With Farmers“, Natural Products Insider, August 2020
  5. CBD Testing: Being Certain With Uncertainty,” Natural Products Insider, February 2020
  6. Are Your GMP’s Excellent?” Natural Products Insider, November 2019
  7. Choosing the Best Independent Testing Labs,” Natural Products Insider, November 2019
  8. Does Your Contract Manufacturer Know Your Dosage Format?Natural Products Insider, September 2019
  9. Clearing the Haze of Healthy Oils,” Natural Products Insider, April 2019
  10. Adaptogens Adapt to Current Substantiation Needs,” Natural Products Insider, March 2019
  11. Selecting the Right Contract Lab”, Podcast, Natural Products Insider, October 2018
  12. Historical Food and Supplement Adulterant List, Ebersole B. 2017, Self-published.
  13. Botanical Liaisons and NaturPro Scientific Complete Independent Authentication of Rhodiolife® Rhodiola rosea L. Ingredient”, October 2017
  14. Emerging Heart Health Ingredients”, Natural Products Insider, August 2017
  15. Making a Quilt from the Regulatory Patchwork,” Natural Products Insider, July 2017
  16. Create Claims with Confidence”, Natural Products Insider, June 2017
  17. New Research on Ingredients for Joint Pain”, Natural Products Insider, March 2017
  18. Quoted in “Kombucha Study Raises Sugar Content Questions”, BevNET, November 2016
  19. Beyond Non-GMO for Supplements”, Natural Products Insider, November 2016
  20. Two Identity Testing Requirements: References and Rigor”, Natural Products Insider, October 2016
  21. New Omega-3 Technologies Emerging”, Natural Products Insider, October 2016
  22. Probiotic Questions from the Gut,” Natural Products Insider, May/June 2016
  23. “GNC, FDA Aim Alignment of U.S. with Global Standards”, Natural Products Insider, March 2016
  24. “Modernization of the Supplement Industry”, Natural Products Insider, January 2016
  25. “Eight Steps to Developing Research Relationships”,  Natural Products Insider, December 2015
  26. “Supplier Verification Key to New Rules,”  Natural Products Insider, December 2015
  27. “Where the Cannabis Market is Going”, Natural Products Insider, October 2015
  28. “Dosing and Quality Obstacles to Cannabis Adoption”, Supplement Perspectives, October 2015
  29. “Welcome to the Gut Jungle”, Natural Products Insider, August 2015
  30. “How to Design a Clinical Study”, Supplement Perspectives, June 2015
  31. “Best Way to My Heart? Through the Gut”, Natural Products Insider, June 2015
  32. “Immunity and Inflammation: Inseparable”, Supplement Perspectives, June 2015
  33. “Capsaicin and Cannabis: The Hot and Cool of Joint Care”, Supplement Perspectives, April 2015
  34. “How to Create Natural Product IP”, Supplement Perspectives, March 19, 2015
  35. “The Athlete’s Frenemy: Inflammation”, Supplement Perspectives, February 2015
  36. “Extracts: More than a Cup of Tea”, Natural Products Insider, February 2015
  37. Certifications are Fine, But…”, Natural Products Insider, January 2015
  38. Supplement Trends of 2014 and the Future”, Natural Products Insider, December 2014
  39. Traceability: What’s the Point?Natural Products Insider, November 2014
  40. R&D: The Key Disciplines”, Supplement Perspectives, November 2014
  41. Dose Delivery: Oil into Water”, Natural Products Insider, August 2014
  42. Advances in Brain Health Research”, Natural Products Insider, July 2014
  43. Next-Gen Blood Sugar Management”, Natural Products Insider, June 2014
  44. Emerging Carotenoid Research”, Natural Products Insider, April 2014
  45. Beyond Lutein”, Natural Products Insider, April 2014
  46. “Sci-Fi, QC and Botanicals”, Natural Products Insider, March 2014
  47. Dose Delivery, Old & New”, Natural Products Insider, March 2014
  48. Beyond the Test Tube: Superfruit Science”, Natural Products Insider, Feb 2014
  49. Joint Health: Alternative Now Mainstream”, Natural Products Insider, Feb 2014
  50. Advancement Depends on Going Back to Basics”, Natural Products Insider, Dec 2013
  51.  “Consume Your Political News Frequently–and Calmly”, Natural Products Insider, November 2013
  52. The Eyes Are the Window to Our Health”, Natural Products Insider, October 2013
  53. Weighting to Lose”, SupplySide Community, October 2012
  54. Eyes Wide Open: Eye Health Supplements”, Natural Products Insider, August 2013
  55. The Gut-Brain Axis”, Natural Products Insider, August 2013
  56. Five Great Apps for Supplement Science ”, Natural Products Insider, July 2013
  57. Scientific Validity Keys for Supplement GMPs”, Natural Products Insider, June 2013
  58. “Ingredient Spotlight: Pomegranate”, Nutritional Outlook, May 2013
  59. Sports Supplements: OK for Kids?”, Natural Products Insider, May 2013
  60. Your Trade Show Physical and Mental Health Checklist”, Natural Products Insider, April 2013
  61. Tips for Hiring the Right Contract Ingredient Manufacturer”, Natural Products Insider, March 2013
  62. Politics, Religion and Organic Farming”, Natural Products Insider, February 2013
  63. The Eyes Are the Window to.. Our Health”, Natural Products Insider, January 2013
  64. Silver Linings in Omega-3 Research”, Natural Products Insider, December 2012
  65. Why Antioxidants Are Useful”, Natural Products Insider, November 2012
  66. Weighting to Lose”, Natural Products Insider, October 2012
  67. “The Bugs Are Taking Over”, SupplySide Community, September 2012
  68. Quoted in “Encouraging Natural Bone Health”, Natural Practitioner, July/August 2012
  69. Quoted in “Boosting the Brain”, Nutrition Industry Executive, July/August 2012
  70. The Research Says It All: Omegas Do a Body Good”, SupplySide Community, August 2012
  71. Ensuring Purity for Prenatal Supplements,” SupplySide Community, July 2012
  72. Are You in the 59 Percent?”, SupplySide Community, May 2012
  73. The Omnivore’s Inflammatory Dilemma”, SupplySide Community, April 2012
  74. New Frontiers in Digestive Health”, SupplySide Community, March 2012
  75. Ch-ch changes in Senior Supplements”, SupplySide Community, February 2012

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