Shaheen Majeed has been promoted to President of Sabinsa Worldwide, with responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, strategies and other operational matters. He is actively involved in Sabinsa's extensive cultivation program, interacting with farmers to ensure sustainability of quality raw materials from which Sabinsa manufactures the company’s high quality, proprietary ingredients. Shaheen earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ and an MBA in Business Management from Keller Management School, CA. In 2009 Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine named him one of 40 under 40 notable members of the industry.

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The Sami-Sabinsa Group* has committed to fund a 10-year reforestation project that will oversee the planting of more than 166,600 Indian kino (Pterocarpus marsupium, Fabaceae) trees on 250 acres in the large central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.1 The group expects to spend about $500,000 on the project, which it claims is the first initiative to conserve this high-value, multipurpose, threatened species in India. The project earned the NutraIngredients-USA Editors Award for Industry Initiative of the Year for 2018.2 The Indian kino tree has been used in India’s traditional medicine system of Ayurveda, and extracts of the heartwood have demonstrated antidiabetic properties (see “About the Indian Kino Tree” sidebar)...

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NutraIngredients-USA, July 25, 2018

Ingredient manufacturer and supplier Sabinsa’s -year reforestation project for Indian Kino, or Pterocarpus marsupium, won the NutraIngredients-USA Editor’s Award for Industry Initiative of the Year.

The initiative, which was announced in May this year, will ensure that 250 acres in the Seoni and Balaghat regions in Madhya Pradesh state, India, will be planted with more than 166,600 Indian kino trees, which is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species...


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Cosmeceuticals, "performance cosmetics", "functional cosmetics", "dermoceuticals", "active cosmetics".... these are the buzz words in twenty first century personal care. The revolution they triggered is apparent from the fact that cosmetics are no longer visualized as products that cover up or camouflage imperfections in personal appearance. Today's healthful cosmetics offer protective, healing and rejuvenative attributes as well. .

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Aging is attributed to the effects of collective damage to connective tissues, that overpowers the body's natural ability to repair them. The perceptible signs of skin aging include discoloration, wrinkles, and texture loss. These effects result from structural and metabolic changes effected by biochemical reactions in the connective tissues, that are accelerated by free radicals.

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