“There's no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It's beautiful, I call that beauty.”
- Celine Dion
Our aspiration to bring back "beauty" (as Celine Dion nicely defined) from nature to everyone in the world who wants to age gracefully and happily accompany their children's growth, is at the core of our commitment to meet and exceed our own rigorous product standards.
Our primary goal is to bridge the gap between the most current scientifically proved formulas and their application in everyday natural health practices through quality nutraceutical products.
Our priority is to use third-party-tests to test each raw material and finished product lot for purity, identity and potency, without exception.
BerryFirst is setting the bar for the highest standards in quality assurance and good manufacturing practices.
We're in business to to improve the quality of human life by empowering people to look and feel youthful and vibrant at any age.
Our co-founder, Dr. Jian Yang, a professor of pharmacy and nutrition and an expert of anti-cancer medicine, knew that taking certain good nutraceuticals was the key to maintaining a youthful and vibrant life he needed as a busy midlifer. Nutraceuticals not only supplement his diet but also assist in boosting his energy or preventing aging-associated diseases. Over more than a decade, after a number of trials, failures, and experimentation, Jian found that local subarctic berry and fruit-based formulas – like Saskatoon berry, highbush cranberry, low-bush blueberry, buffaloberry, chokecherry, and more – had unique medicinal value helping him come out feeling and looking much better than any natural products he’d tried. Yet, a person could never eat enough fresh berries as needed everyday. Although there were a number of berry-based vitamin products in the market, he couldn’t find a product that used subarctic berries that delivered the best nutraceutical ingredients he needed to maintain his vitality and avoid diseases. He knew the extremely high nutritional and anoxidant medicinal value in super cold-hardy plants is the key to his healthy life.That’s why Jian developed the first ever Saskatoon berry-based product for himself.
After benefiting himself, he formulated several subarctic berry-based functional products for his friends and their families and received very encouraging similar results. With the roots of wisdom Jian established, BerryFirst was launched in 2016 to research, formulate and manufacture specialized antioxidant and anti-aging products based on Saskatoon berry and other super cold-hardy fruits and plants.
How We Got Here
Now, several business leaders and natural health scientists have joined the BerryFirst board including Managing Director Irene Seiferling, a respected business entrepreneur and corporate governance expert. The former GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) Quality Assurance Specialist Ashwin Narotam is our current Head of Quality. We are steadily growing to provide our clients with high quality nutraceutical products in anti-aging and anti-disease areas.
We use most-advanced science and technology to utilize nature (subarctic plants) so we can live younger and healthier, and help people to strengthen their immune system and prevent several aging-related diseases. The effects of BerryFirst’s products have been proved by consistent lab results through the rigid scientific procedure, and highly recognized by our clients.
The products use local subarctic plants and are close to 100% organic. Our products meet and exceed Canadian Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines (GMP), Health Canada regulations, FDA regulations, and the highest nutraceutical quality standards anywhere. BerryFirst products particularly appeal to men and women at any age who need effective natural health products to enhance their health, maintain their youthful vibrancy, and prevent diseases.
Our human business model reflects our desire to contribute to the health and wellness of people and their families and the world. We have a strong presence in communities, and our employees have the unique expertise, knowledge and passion to address important community needs in health and wellness. We invest financial resources, dedicate the skills of our employees, and develop community partnerships to empower people to lead healthier and happier lives through our public health lecture series and community volunteer and philanthropic programs.
BerryFirst is conscious of the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. With respect to production, packaging, and distribution, we adhere to Health Canada's Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) and FDA regulations. All bottles and packing material used for BerryFirst products can be recycled.
Purity and potency of the products
BerryFirst adheres to the highest standards for product purity, potency and accurate label claims. We are proud of our products being Canadian sourced, Canadian researched, and Canadian manufactured. Our priority is to use third-party-tests to test each raw material and finished product lot for purity, identity and potency, without exception. All our products meet and exceed our own rigorous product standards and are approved by Health Canada.