UNPA signs MOUs with CoQ10 Association and naturopathic college

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The United Natural Products Alliance has increased its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) partnership roster to 14 with new agreements with two new agreements.

The organization has announced new MOUs with the CoQ10 Association and the (SCNM).

Scott Steinford, founder and executive director of the association, said: “The dietary supplement industry is rapidly evolving with new information and challenges almost daily. CoQ10 is a recognized, important ingredient in the dietary supplement industry, and as such, the value of shared information, both to and from UNPA, serves to improve the knowledge base of both associations and the members they serve.

“The MOU between UNPA and the CoQ10 Association will also serve to support education initiatives on behalf of the ingredient and the industry as served by UNPA.”

“CoQ10 has one of the strongest stories providing documented benefits for heart health patients, endurance athletes and aging populations,” ​said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “But there is still much work to build awareness and trust about CoQ10 among consumers and health professionals. We look forward to working with the association on this mission that will enhance perception of the industry as a whole.”


The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences was founded in 1993, and is based in Tempe, AZ.

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“The relationship between SCNM and UNPA will foster new opportunities for research to evaluate existing and explore new approaches to improving the public’s health and wellbeing,”​ said Paul Mittman, ND, EdD, president and CEO of SCNM.

“Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine is working on a number of initiatives that could have a direct and positive impact on our understanding and use of dietary supplements,” ​added Israelsen. “With its growing influence and reach within the integrative—and increasingly, the mainstream—medical community, SCNM is a natural ally and partner. We are pleased and honored to create a more formal relationship to carry out our mutual objectives.”

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