What does a Nutraceutical Consultant do? The term “nutraceutical” is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods and nutritional supplements, include such everyday products as “bio” yoghurts and fortified breakfast cereals, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies and even genetically modified foods and supplements. Nutraceuticals is the counterparts to pharmaceuticals, which are human-made imitations of some natural substances that the body needs to maintain health, fight disease, or provide the body with some ingredients it needs.
A nutraceutical expert or nutraceutical consultant is normally someone who has an education in chemistry or biology, and a background and experience in the food or pharmaceutical industries. Nutraceutical experts do many different things. Often they are called upon by companies expanding into nutraceuticals, or by investors trying to conduct due diligence related project. In matters involving nutraceutical related litigation, the nutraceutical consultant may serve as an expert witness to and assist the attorneys with better understanding the exact issues involved, and may testify in court about the nutraceutical related matters.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in the more common areas like of bio and renewable fuels, biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, biomaterials, biochemicals and biotechnologies. But, they also have an expertise in a wide variety of specialty services like expert witness testimony, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, feasibility studies, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, insurance, due diligence, risk management, benchmarking, intellectual property, HAZOP, financial modeling, competitor analysis, and assistance with RIN and Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) matters. These firms should also be able to assist with other things like Aspen plus, logistics, bioreactor design, municipal solid waste remediation, syngas and bio-based product development, carbon credits, climate change analysis, environmental permitting, equipment sales, experimental validations, grant writing, IP strategy, life cycle analysis (LCA), plant operations, plant sales and auctions, and risk analysis (FMEA).
Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world’s premier bioeconomy consulting group, with over 100 highly qualified experts serving in all these areas. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide and you will see that we have just the right expert for any ethanol or clean energy project. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.