Shaklee has pioneered many advances in nutritional health, including developing the first plant-based protein supplement. Its founder, Forrest C. Shaklee, created "Shaklee's Vitalized Minerals" in 1915. The company has a patented portfolio of clinically proven products in nutrition, beauty and weight management and produces a line of nontoxic, green cleaning products that includes the first official Earth Day product.
The network marketing company sells its products through more than two million members and distributors in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia.
“We are honored to welcome Shaklee as our newest Executive member,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “Shaklee is one of the great legacy companies in the natural products industry and has been an innovator throughout its 61-year history. It has a sterling reputation for quality and global supply-chain management, along with the regulatory vigilance that its leadership position implies. We welcome all of the Shaklee team members to the UNPA family as well as the strength and integrity the company brings to our organization.”
James Brooks, PhD, executive vice president, R&D, for Shaklee, said: “I have found the UNPA staff to be very knowledgeable and passionate about all subjects important to the dietary supplement industry. UNPA is proactive in addressing key issues and seeking workable solutions to them. UNPA cares about its members and is highly responsive to their needs.”