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About NaturPro Scientific | Consultants for Supplements & Foods

Natural Product Supplement Innovation

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.

Blake’s C.V.

Let's Work Together on Something Cool

Why 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, and we don’t take more time than necessary to deliver value.
  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 SOP Procedures

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
Scientific Natural Products

Trade Publications:

  1. quoted in “Toxins Land Baby Food In Hot Water“, Food and Beverage Insider, February 2021
  2. quoted in “Amazon GMP Policies Not Perfect, But Praised By Industry Stakeholders“, Natural Products Insider, January 2021
  3. Finding Success in the RTD Beverage Aisle,” Natural Products Insider, September 2020
  4. Sustainable Sourcing Isn’t ‘Selfies With Farmers’”, Natural Products Insider, August 2020
  5. Where CBD Products Are Going,” Natural Products Insider, July 2020
  6. Fermentable Divas and Better-For-You Drinks,” Natural Products Insider, June 2020
  7. CBD Testing: Being Certain With Uncertainty,” Natural Products Insider, February 2020
  8. quoted in “Helping End Users Understand Delivery Systems,” NutraIngredients USA, February 2020 
  9. Are Your GMP’s Excellent?” Natural Products Insider, November 2019
  10. Clearing the Haze of Healthy Oils,” Natural Products Insider, April 2019
  11. Adaptogens Adapt to Current Substantiation Needs,” Natural Products Insider, March 2019
  12. On CBD, Parachutes and Evidence,” Natural Products Insider Digital Magazine, January 2019
  13. Selecting a contract lab to ensure valid lab results,” Natural Products Insider, October 2018
  14.  “Selecting the Right Contract Lab”, Natural Products Insider, October 2018 (Podcast)
  15. Historical Food and Supplement Adulterant List, Ebersole B. 2017, Self-published. 
  16. Botanical Liaisons and NaturPro Scientific Complete Independent Authentication of Rhodiolife® Rhodiola rosea L. Ingredient”, October 2017 (Press Release)
  17. Emerging Heart Health Ingredients”, Natural Products Insider, August 2017
  18. Making a Quilt from the Regulatory Patchwork,” Natural Products Insider, July 2017
  19. Create Claims with Confidence”, Natural Products Insider, June 2017
  20. New Research on Ingredients for Joint Pain”, Natural Products Insider, March 2017
  21. Beyond Non-GMO for Supplements”, Natural Products Insider, November 2016
  22. Two Identity Testing Requirements: References and Rigor”, Natural Products Insider, October 2016
  23. New Omega-3 Technologies Emerging”, Natural Products Insider, October 2016
  24. Probiotic Questions from the Gut,” Natural Products Insider, May/June 2016
  25. “Modernization of the Supplement Industry”, Natural Products Insider, January 2016
  26. “Eight Steps to Developing Research Relationships”,  Natural Products Insider, December 2015
  27. “Supplier Verification Key to New Rules,”  Natural Products Insider, December 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. Why Spices are So Special“, 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. Brain Health: Today is Almost Tomorrow“, 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. Sci-Fi, QC and Botanicals”, Natural Products Insider, March 2014
  46. Dose Delivery, Old & New”, Natural Products Insider, March 2014
  47. Beyond the Test Tube: Superfruit Science”, Natural Products Insider, Feb 2014
  48. Joint Health: Alternative Now Mainstream”, Natural Products Insider, Feb 2014
  49. The Eyes Are the Window to Our Health”, Natural Products Insider, October 2013
  50. Weighting to Lose”, SupplySide Community, October 2012
  51. Eyes Wide Open: Eye Health Supplements”, Natural Products Insider, August 2013
  52. The Gut-Brain Axis”, Natural Products Insider, August 2013
  53. Scientific Validity Keys for Supplement GMPs”, Natural Products Insider, June 2013
  54. Sports Supplements: OK for Kids?”, Natural Products Insider, May 2013
  55. Tips for Hiring the Right Contract Ingredient Manufacturer”, Natural Products Insider, March 2013
  56. Politics, Religion and Organic Farming”, Natural Products Insider, February 2013
  57. The Eyes Are the Window to.. Our Health”, Natural Products Insider, January 2013
  58. Silver Linings in Omega-3 Research”, Natural Products Insider, December 2012
  59. Why Antioxidants Are Useful”, Natural Products Insider, November 2012
  60. Weighting to Lose”, Natural Products Insider, October 2012
  61. The Bugs Are Taking Over”, SupplySide Community, September 2012
Natural Product Publications

Scientific Publications:

  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