Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., a leading natural health and wellness company engaged in the manufacture and direct sale of premium-quality nutritional and personal care products, announced that Dr. Nigel Gericke of Cape Town, South Africa, has joined Nature’s Sunshine Products’ (“NSP”) Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Gericke is a medical doctor, ethnobotanist and ethnopharmacologist specializing in documentation, discovery, innovation and unique product development from medicinal and food plants. He has a particular interest in phytochemicals that impact the central nervous system and in finding solutions for tropical diseases including malaria. As part of serving on this board, Dr. Gericke will assist with research activities, educate and train NSP and Synergy distributors, and speak at various company events.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Gericke and leveraging his expertise in developing emotional and physical well-being products from medicinal and food plants,” said Gregory L. Probert, Nature’s Sunshine Products’ Chairman and CEO.
Dr. Matt Tripp, NSP’s Chief Scientific Officer, added, “Dr. Gericke has conducted extensive research on indigenous African plants for over two decades and is an expert on everything from their use as botanical foods and medicine to development and commercialization, isolating active compounds, examining molecular biology and directing clinical studies