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A female scientist stands among the plants in the Amway Botanical Research Center greenhouse. There are said to be thousands of plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ABRC has established a library of plant resources to catalog each plant species by its benefit and edible value. As useful plants are discovered, they will be grown in larger fields for more in-depth study.

Amway researchers study plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to evaluate for future products

ADA, Mich., Dec. 27, 2016 – For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, has used plants and herbs to support various aspects of human health – everything from ginkgo to chrysanthemum to goji berries.

While many of the plants already used in Nutrilite™ products are the same ones used in TCM, the new Amway Botanical Research Center (ABRC) in Wuxi, China, is expanding that research, evaluating plants used in TCM for their potential benefits in future Nutrilite™ health and Artistry™ beauty products.

“The tangible part of TCM, and the treasure, is in the plants,” ABRC Vice President Jia Chen said. “History shows how these plants are used to support optimal health. Many of the plants we use in Nutrilite™ products are the same ones used in TCM.”

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About Nutrilite
Nutrilite™, exclusively from Amway, is the world’s #1 selling vitamin and dietary supplement brand*. Nutrilite™ is the only global vitamin and dietary supplement brand to grow, harvest and process plants on their own certified organic farms*, located in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. The Nutrilite™ Global Phytonutrient Report, commissioned by the Nutrilite™ Health Institute, provides an examination of global fruit and vegetable intake, availability and potential impacts on health. More information at:
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Amway is a $9.5 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics and eSpring™ water treatment systems – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2015 made Amway the No. 1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2016 Global 100. The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings.