Education Programme 2019 Summits

Mental Wellness: Ingredients and Opportunities

Wednesday 8th May, 10:00 - 12:00

The market for natural products targeting sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, stress and brain health is growing rapidly. Consumers are looking for holistic, sustainable non-drug therapies with fewer side effects. This summit will look at different strategies to expand into the growing market of mental wellness and evaluate the best ingredients for formulating cutting-edge products to address anxiety and stress release – helping millions take back control of their health.


10:00 - 10:30

Strategies for expanding into new markets for mental wellness alternatives 

  • Using non-traditional strategies to market mental wellness alternatives, even on tight budgets
  • Keeping competitors and Amazon’s subscription program from weakening your success
  • Differentiating your mental wellness products and benefits

Speaker: Volker Gallichio, President, Volkpharma Consulting, (United States)

10:30 - 11:00

Functional foods and beverages for mental wellness

  • Consumer looking for alternatives to tablets and capsules for taking their food supplements
  • Functional foods and beverages are sought after as a replacement
  • Importance of using clinically proven benefit ingredients for brain health and mentalwellness

Speaker: Dr. Itay Shafat, Product Manager, Cognitive Line of Products, Frutarom Health (France)


11:00 - 11:30

Plant based nutrition and depression…. a livable tale

  • Understanding how a plant-based diet affects the brain and mood
  • What type of foods best suit overall mental health?
  • Outlining scientific evidence that plant-based diets alleviate depression and anxiety

Speaker: Julie Ward, Plant-based Nutritionist, Fresh Food Alchemy, LLC (United States)


11:30 - 12:00

Formulating cutting-edge products to address anxiety and stress release to help millions get their health back

  • Outlining which clinically researched ingredients work best to addressthe many underlying areas that are impacted during prolonged periods of stress
  • What foods and ingredients to avoid when formulating a stress-friendly product      
  • Highlighting key food ingredients that will not only provide stress benefits, but add flavour, colour and texture to foods and beverages

Speaker: David Foreman, President, Herbal Pharmacist Media (United States)