My name is Caroline Legay and I have a Doctorate in Pharmacy and I am specialized in herbal medicine.
As part of the R&D Department of the LÉA NATURE Group, I am in charge of developing dietary supplements that are essentially plant-based.
I am in charge of a team that works in three different areas:
Thinking about product composition, that’s my calling. I love being part of the choice of plant in terms of the desired effect, and thinking about how active ingredients can be complementary so that our formulas can become more and more natural.
Verifying the supplier’s guarantee about the safety and efficacy of the active ingredients.
We evaluate the plants in order to ensure we choose vegetal matter that is fully compliant from a regulatory point of view, and recognized as to its efficacy.
From the moment we start sourcing, we privilege suppliers that are the closest to our production sites and we verify the plants when they are delivered. We compare samples regularly in terms of the levels of active ingredients contained in each batch, also detailed by producer.
Efficacy testing of the products on healthy subjects is carried out by independent laboratories. That serves to confirm our choice of plants, as well as our selection and combination of active ingredients.
After selecting what vegetal matter and extracted active ingredients will go into a product, the formulation and dosage must be determined in terms of packaging, and treatment duration for each dietary supplement.
The formula we come up with at the lab is then tested at the industrial level on a small scale, before launching production for resale. Since we exclusively work with natural materials that vary in terms of harvests, production areas, processing, and suppliers, we sometimes need to revise the formulation of some of our products.
We also maintain a bibliographical and regulatory watch on the subject of plants, which allows us to further our research and to identify new plants or uses.
At Léa Nature, we use all natural materials (starches, gums, vegetal extracts) instead of the usual additives used as preservatives, to add color or to facilitate mechanical processing. This is a strong point in differentiating our products on this dietary supplements market.