The majority of members of the Natural Health Science Foundation (NHSF) are specialists in research or the practice of natural health. These members come from dozens of countries.

The NHSF is also proud to have practitioner associations and other stakeholders as members. This includes the American Botanical Council (ABC), the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australasia (NHAA), the Canadian based Journal of Natural Health Product Research (JNHPR), the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) as well as prominent people in leading universities and other institutions.

NHSF also has eight leading natural health companies based in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia as members. Our newest member is Shandong Hongjitang Pharmaceuticals, one of the oldest and highest standard TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) companies in China.

Each of these member companies has a strong interest in promoting best practices and supporting patients and consumers. In addition each of these companies is investing in scientific and clinical research. These companies commit to observing the best practices for natural health products outlined in this website.

The NHSF does not currently charge fees for membership, and is 100% funded by educational services and philanthropic donations to serve the delivery of its Vision. Our governance does not allow for any funding to be tied to commercial interests beyond our Mission to enable informed choice of natural health products based on specific scientific evidence. It is recognised that transparency on the names and sources of specific products is a necessary part of supporting informed choice.

Shandong Hongjitang Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1907, Shandong Hongjitang Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (Hongjitang) is a time-honored Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) manufacturer in China. It is also a core member of the Linuo Group which, based in Jinan, operates internationally in several sectors such as borosilicate glass, pharmaceuticals, solar cells/modules & applications, fine chemicals and industrial coatings.

Guided by its mission of spreading medical benevolence and promote health and well-being for all, Hongjitang focuses on the R&D, production and sales of premium pharmaceutical and health-care products. Its TCM Research Institute collaborates with renowned labs and universities nationwide to promote global acceptance of evidence-based TCM products. From its modern, cGMP standards oriented workshops, its products are distributed through its long-established sales network across the country as well as in Southeast Asia.

Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., is a Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturing company, headquartered in Toyama, specialising in unique high performance raw materials for the global pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

Fuji’s main areas of business are contract manufacturing by spray-drying and chemical synthesis, manufacturing, marketing and sales of own branded pharmaceutical excipients and the manufacturing, marketing and sales of AstaREAL and Astaxanthin.


Founded in 2004, Pharmatoka designs and researches nutritional supplements with a proven physiological effect that help to improve health and well-being.

Pharmatoka products are manufactured in France and use natural ingredients that are evidence based and tested in scientific studies. Pharmatoka products are present in numerous markets in Europe, Asia and the United States through healthcare partnerships with selected agents and distributors.


ILHWA was established in 1971 and has 40+ years’ experience in ginseng manufacturing. ILHWA is proud to be one of the top Korean ginseng manufacturers in Korea exporting to over 40 countries around the world. ILHWA has been on the cutting edge of research and has conducted many published studies, changing the understanding of how ginseng works. The company’s proprietary GINST extract was also the first and only ginseng ingredient in Korea to be certified as a functional ingredient by the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA).

Eu Yan Sang

Listed on the Singapore Exchange, Eu Yan Sang International Limited has a unique heritage and strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With the mission of “Caring for Mankind” and dedication to quality, safety and innovation, Eu Yan Sang is at the forefront of modernising TCM, making it relevant to today’s consumers. During its 134 years of operation, it has continuously invested in research and development.

EYSI has established its own Scientific Advisory Board, which collaborates with research institutions to provide scientific and technical guidance. There is an emphasis on the need for evidence-based advancement of TCM in integrative health care and to this end they have also founded a Medical Board, comprising both Western-trained medical specialists and TCM physicians to provide a balanced view and to oversee standards of care.

Manufacturing is carried out in two GMP-certified factories in Hong Kong and Malaysia and Eu Yan Sang has an extensive distribution network comprising more than 200 company-operated retail outlets and 30 franchises in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. The Group also operates a chain of 34 TCM Clinics in Singapore and Malaysia, and two Integrative Medical Centres in Hong Kong.

Soho Flordis International Group

SFI has a long, rich history dating back 200 years, starting with the healthcare brand Potter’s. Today their products align under the three premium brands of Flordis, Klaire Labs and Potter’s.

The SFI family of brands represent an unwavering commitment to quality, driven by their passion for applying science to nature.

Through extensive research, a commitment to sourcing quality ingredients and rigorous processes, they deliver premium natural solutions that are renowned for their quality, credibility and reliability by healthcare professionals and consumers around the world.

SOHO Global Health

Founded in 1946, SOHO Global Health is one of the leading pharmaceutical corporations in Indonesia, providing products and services, manufacturing, and distribution focused on improving the lives of people through improved health and well-being.

Located in Indonesia, SOHO Global Health has a wide range of pharmaceutical (including naturals) and healthcare products that are registered in many countries outside Indonesia, including Mongolia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.

Zeller Medical

Founded in 1864, Zeller Medical provides Swiss doctors with clinically tested herbal medicines that are high quality, clinically documented and safe in order to improve people’s quality of life, with focus products across central nervous system, women’s health, allergy & skin. Zeller is one of the leading Swiss companies in the development and production of herbal medicines with specialist skills in product research & development, production, registration and commercialization from their bases in Romanshorn and Uttwil, Thurgau, Switzerland.