Organic Products, Organic Mission
Committed to organic ingredients
Many of our vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements are certified organic and most New Chapter products are made with organic ingredients. From the fruits, vegetables, herbs and superfoods we source around the world to our very own biodynamic farm in Costa Rica, we are committed to organic ingredients.
We believe organic makes a difference
New Chapter was the first company in the world to produce a full line of whole food complexed vitamins and supplements certified to be made with organic ingredients. We believe the natural purity of organic ingredients is better for people and better for the environment.
Organic crops are, on average, more nutrient dense than conventionally grown crops -- sometimes more than 20 percent for certain minerals and, on average, about 30 percent for antioxidants.
We live the organic lifestyle
We’ve been living an organic lifestyle and working toward an organic, sustainable world since New Chapter began in 1982. It has long been the heart and soul of our people, especially Tom Newmark, the man who contributed so much to our organic mission.
Discover Luna Nueva – Our very own organic farm
We don’t just source organic ingredients. We also grow them, including organic turmeric and ginger at Luna Nueva, our own biodynamic farm nestled in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Luna Nueva is at the core of who we are. See for yourself -- check out our Luna Nueva video.
Click here to read Perezoso--the Gastronomic Journal of Finca Luna Nueva. A magazine published by New Chapter's very own Finca Luna Nueva! This edition explores a variety of fascinating topics such as slow food cooking in Costa Rica, the importance of bees, and the experiences of one of our interns at the farm.
Our Organic Ingredients
Our Organic Ingredients
Blueberry Ginger, Turmeric, Artichoke Leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Okra, Papaya, Pomegranate, Cranberry, Green Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Prunes, Blackberries, Kale, Milled Rice, Brown Rice, Fermented Rice, Milled Soy, Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Green Tea, Flame Raisins, Rose Hips (Fruit), Daikon Radish, Mustard, Concord Grapes, Chicory, Honey, Dandelion Leaf, Astragalus Root, Elderberry, Shitake Mushroom, Cordyceps Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Artists’ Conk Mushroom, Polypore Mushroom, Zhu Ling Mushroom, Enokitake Mushroom, Chaga Mushroom, Mesima Mushroom, Yun Zhi Mushroom, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Agarikon Mushroom, Ice Man Fungus, Birch Polypore Mushroom, Suehirotake Mushroom, Turkey Tail Mushroom, Pearl Oyster Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Oil, Fenugreek Seed, Oregano Leaf, Cumin Seed, Coriander Seed, Rosemary Leaf, Clove Bud, Allspice Berry, Peppermint Leaf, Peppermint Oil, Chamomile Flower, Lavender Flower, Eluthero Root, American Ginseng, Hawhtorn Berry & Leaf, Schizandra Berry, Maca Root, Chaste Tree Berry, Red Clover Flower, Nettle Leaf, Aloe Vera Leaf, Autolyzed Yeast, Lemon Balm Leaf, Gotu Kola Leaf, Jujube (Fruit), Korean Panax Root, Cardamom (Fruit), Cayenne (Fruit), Parsley, Lemon Oil
Dr. Robert Newman, Ph.D.
"I think that it is correct to say that New Chapter and I found each other. I was looking for a way to extract a potential plant based anticancer product and the company was interested in exploring novel ways of treating inflammation. I have always sought new therapeutic solutions to complex research problems that apply to prevention and control of disease; this goal fits well with the mission, vision and philosophy of New Chapter which is a company aimed at bringing novel and exciting healthcare products to the marketplace. Their genuine desire to explore and understand the science behind their products and its importance with respect to optimally developing products of value for mankind is both admirable and highly unusual in the greater nutraceutical world. I am extremely proud of my collaborative association with this fine company."
Dr. Robert A. Newman received his undergraduate training at the University of Rhode Island and graduate training at the University of Connecticut where he obtained MS and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacology and toxicology. Postgraduate work in molecular pharmacology and cell biology was done at the Medical School of Georgia and at the University of Vermont Medical School. After a sabbatical at Stanford University in 1983, Dr. Newman joined the faculty of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). His career at MDACC included development of a state of the art mass spectrometry analytical laboratory, creation of a clinical pharmacology service, a Phase 1 clinical center as well as a Pharmaceutical Development Center which had the capability of bringing drugs from the chemist's bench to the patient's bedside. While at MDACC, Dr. Newman held the position of Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and held the endowed chair D.B. Lane Professorship for Cancer Research. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals and several books. His personal research focus at the University of Texas involved investigation of the role of inflammation as an etiologic factor and driving force behind the development and progression of cancer.
Dr. Newman retired from academia in 2008 and now focuses his time and effort on studies of the efficacy of nutraceuticals for the prevention of disease and promotion of human health. He now serves as the Chief Science Officer for NewChapter, Inc. (Brattleboro, VT) and as a consultant for companies such as Salient Pharmaceuticals (College Station, TX), Coastside Bioscience (Stonington, ME) and Phoenix Biotechnology (San Antonio, TX). He continues to be involved in development of his own drug derived from Nerium oleander for the treatment of solid tumors and certain neurodegenerative diseases. He now resides on the coast of Maine, is involved with local environmental issues and looks for excuses to go sailing.
Dr. Taryn Forrelli
"It is an honor to work for a company that has so much respect for Nature. It is evidenced in everything New Chapter does...from using innovative manufacturing techniques that allow us to deliver vitamins and minerals in their whole food form, the way Mother Nature created them, to creating a refuge on our farm in Costa Rica for some of her most precious healing plants who are so sadly endangered. New Chapter’s commitment to researching our products at some of the most respected research institutions in the world is another example. After all, how better to get people to appreciate Nature than to scientifically prove that she, and not a drug company, may hold the key to solving so many of our health crises? The story of New Chapter is a beautiful one filled with inspiring stories of people whose lives have been touched by the wisdom of nature. Witnessing it and sharing it is one of my greatest privileges."
Dr. Taryn Forrelli is a naturopathic physician and the Director of Science & Innovation for New Chapter, Inc (Brattleboro, VT, USA). She has published numerous articles on holistic health and wellness and lectures frequently for both consumers and health care professionals alike. Dr. Forrelli received her doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Arizona, USA) and also holds a Biology degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is inspired by New Chapter’s mission to validate the clinical application of whole herb and whole food supplements, as it harmonizes with her personal philosophy of health and healing.
Richard Sarnat, M.D.
Richard L. Sarnat M.D. is a board certified physician, now specializing in Integrative medicine. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University who was also nominated for Rhodes and Oxford scholarships and a Graduate of Rush Medical College, completing his residency at Northwestern University. He is the co-founder, President and Executive Medical Director of Alternative Medicine Integration Group, L.L.P., an outcomes-based medical management company promoting the integration of CAM modalities along with conventional medicine in a managed care setting. He has authored numerous books, articles and chapters in medical textbooks on various aspects of Integrative Medicine. He is a board member for National University of Health Sciences, located in the Chicago area, as well as a board member of Noah's Ark Animal Foundation, Fairfield, Iowa specializing in animal rescue. He has been a board member for New Chapter, Inc. since 1988. In his spare time Richard enjoys the practice of meditation, Tai Chi, sailing, gardening, tennis, Frisbee golf and wallyball. He resides on a small farm with his wife Loree, his dog Jordy and a host of deer, pheasants and wild turkeys.