Essential Formulas Inc. (Dallas, TX, EFI), distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics and the CHIA OMEGA product line, has hired nationally known wellness expert and pharmacist Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD., CCN, as scientific director.
With years of experience in natural medicine, Dr. Pelton is trusted for his integrative approach to health and is an expert in complementary and alternative therapies, reported EFI, adding he is the author of 10 highly-regarded books on health and nutrition, including The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, a gold-standard reference book for healthcare practitioners. He is also an educator and speaker on a variety of integrative health-related topics.
“Ross Pelton has been on our science advisory board for several years and has contributed greatly to EFI’s educational initiatives,” said Michael Schoor, CEO and president, EFI. “We feel confident that his highly respected expertise in the evolving field of nutritional supplements makes him invaluable in customer education and the continued growth of our company.”
As scientific director, Dr. Pelton will guide the company’s scientific strategy and direction, emphasizing research, innovation, evidenced-based practice, quality improvement and education, and will provide advanced scientific advice and expertise to EFI’s leadership team and the company’s Science Advisory Board.
“Research on probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids and other evidence-based supplement categories continues to grow at an exponential rate,” said Dr. Pelton, adding he looks forward to staying abreast of global research and informing health professionals, retail entities and the general public about health-changing breakthroughs. “This is an incredible opportunity to further professional and public knowledge about the importance of these supplement categories as well as the unique health benefits of EFI’s products.”
For more information, visit www.essentialforumlas.com.