To pop or not to pop a pill? As the debate rages on whether taking nutritional supplements regularly can be beneficial or harmful to health, here comes an eye-opener.

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There is actually an industry organization consisting of committed businesses working hard to make sure that consumers have access to the best nutritional products and benefit from the science that lead to those products.

Representing the only trade association for natural products in the USA as CEO, Dr. Daniel Fabricant is set to deliver a talk dubbed “Why Supplement? Myths and Facts on Nutritional Supplementation.” It is slated this February 24, 6PM, at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The two-day health forum will also be held the next day February 25 at the Cebu Marriott Hotel.

Spearheaded by Healthy Options, the Philippines’ leading one-stop shop for all-natural products, the forum will banish misconceptions and bust the myths surrounding nutritional supplements.

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Dr. Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. is the executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association in the USA, the largest trade group in North America for natural nutritional-supplement companies, which handles advocacy, education, and communication. It touches base with industry practitioners, suppliers, retailers and consumers. He also served as Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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With his vast expertise and experience in the industry, Dr. Daniel Fabricant can further explain the manufacturing process and best practices in the natural products industry. Ultimately, this valuable seminar will teach participants what supplements they should be taking, how to choose supplements properly, and so on.

Dr. Daniel Fabricant obtained a doctorate degree in pharmacognosy — the study of drugs derived from plants and animals — from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has been an adjunct professor since 2009. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles for scientific journals. He served as senior vice president in the Natural Products Association (NPA), then left to work for the federal government as a director in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Division of Dietary Supplements program. He was recently installed as CEO of the Natural Products Association.

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Dr. Daniel Fabricant has insider information on the nutritional supplements trade, including the controversial challenges and issues, having spent several years as FDA’s chief supplements enforcer.

Well aware of the changing mainstream consumer mindset toward healthier lifestyles, Dr. Daniel Fabricant, with Healthy Options, hope to empower consumers by discerning facts from myths and find the path to wellness.

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Healthy Options branches can be found nationwide at: Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City; Rustan’s Supermarket, Makati City; Festival Supermall, Filinvest, Alabang; Ayala Center, Cebu City; SM City, North EDSA; SM City Manila; SM Megamall B, EDSA, Mandaluyong City; SM Pampanga; SM Mall of Asia; SM Clark; Bonifacio High Street at the Fort; Trinoma in North EDSA, Quezon City; SM City Davao; Rockwell-Makati; “The North” at SM City Cebu; Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City; Commerce Mall in Alabang Town Center; Abreeza Mall, Davao City; Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City; Excelsior, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City; at the lower ground floor of SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; Century City, Makati; and at the new Glorietta 2, Makati City. For product and health tips, visit