Scientific & Regulatory Consulting Services

At Tap~Root we understand the requirements and tensions involved in launching natural products. Our consulting services assist ingredient suppliers, manufacturers, start-ups, and bio-techs to turn scientific evidence into successful functional foods, dietary supplements and cosmeceuticals. We can also help create structure/function claim regulations and substantiation. And we assist in communicating the science and opportunities of your products to peers, non-scientists and consumers.

When investors and lawyers require scientific and regulatory assistance, we have the experience necessary to perform due diligence, to validate the science, and to make recommendations to adhere to regulatory requirements.  This work also makes us proficient in helping small companies investor- or partner-ready.  We have also assisted on transition teams once acquisitions are made.

Another area of partnership is with marketing firms, design firms, and public relations firms looking for assistance with communicating the science of functional foods and dietary supplements for their clients.

Consulting Services:

Advisory Panels, Expertise and Guidance

Audit Support for Functional Foods

Claims Research and Support

Development and Launch of Functional Foods, Dietary Supplements and Cosmeceuticals

Investment/Acquisition Support

Marketing Scientific Content

Public Speaking

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Tap~Root science consultants work with clients around the world. We currently have clients in the Continental USA, Europe, Israel, and Australia. You can see some of the natural products clients we’ve worked with on our Clients page. We welcome you to view our case studies and some of our client’s testimonials below.


“Serving with Risa Schulman on a Scientific Advisory Board, I was impressed with her professionalism and skills in planning, communication, and implementation. She is a genuine scientist with industry know-how.” – Gretchen Vannice, MS, RD

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