The Great Supplement Hoax: Is There Anyone Left We Can Trust?
August 28, 2010
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) method was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and has recently gained leverage in the dietary supplement industry.
The increasing proliferation of ORAC values when discussing antioxidants has both positive and negative consequences. Unfortunately, although it can be quite helpful, it’s also causing some confusion, which antioxidant expert Ginny Bank dispels in this interview.
Ms. Bank began her career as a natural products chemist with Hauser Inc., a research and development company which focused on natural product extracts and purified plant compounds. She has researched and developed plant-based functional ingredients for nutritional supplement applications for over 15 years.
Ms. Bank is currently a Scientific Adviser for RFI LLC and President and Founder of Full Spectrum Consulting, a natural products consulting firm specializing in research, product development, quality management and technical marketing for the nutraceutical and food.