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Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Joao A Pegas Henriques, Ph.D.

Dr. Joao A Pegas Henriques, Ph.D.

Dr. Joao A Pegas Henriques brings an array of resarch, botechnology experience, and active academic life to NaturaNectar. He is currently a Full Professor with University of Caxias do Sul - UCS, Brazil - Biotechnology Institute and serves since 1989 as Head of the Molecular Radiobiology Laboratory - Biotechnology Centre and since 1983 as Head of the Lab of Eukaryote DNA Repair Department of Biophysics at Federal University of the State of Rio Grande do Sul-- UFRGS in Brazil. Dr. Henriques has directly supervised 59 PdD level and 64 Master's level graduate students. His group is conducting research in cooperation with NaturaNectar for several studies related to the unique Brazilian Red Propolis, as well as other Brazilian Propolis types and our exclusive extracts PWE™ and FLAV™. The first of these studies was published on November 3, 2014:

 

Brazilian Red Propolis Induces Apoptosis-Like Cell Death and Decreases Migration Potential in Bladder Cancer Cells

Karine Rech Begnini,1,2 Priscila Marques Moura de Leon,1,2 Helena Thurow,1,2 Eduarda Schultze,1,2 Vinicius Farias Campos,1,2 Fernanda Martins Rodrigues,2 Sibele Borsuk,1 Odir Antônio Dellagostin,1 Lucielli Savegnago,1 Mariana Roesch-Ely,3 Sidnei Moura,3 Francine F. Padilha,4 Tiago Collares,1,2 João Antonio Pêgas Henriques,3 and Fabiana Kömmling Seixas1,2

 

Dr. Heniques is also a Titular Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences – Biology Science Area- since 2007, and has received numerous awards including:

* The Honored Person  for the Argentinean-Brazilian Biotechnology Centre – CABBIO - XX Anniversary- where he served as Brazilian National Director from 1997 to 2001 and Bi-national Director from 2002 to 2003.

* Productivity Fellowship - Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Cientifc Development (CNPq)

 

Dr. Narendra Narain, Ph.D.

Dr. Narendra Narain, Ph.D.

Dr. Narendra Narain also brings to NaturaNectar Scientific Advisory Board key experience and superior credentials in the areas of biotechnology, food science, flavors, volatile compounds in foods, food quality control, high-resolution gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, standards, and food packaging. Dr. Narain has his Ph.D. in Food Technology from the University of Bombay, and Post-Doctorate from Louisiana State University System, USA. He is a researcher of the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), and serves as President of the Brazilian Society of Food Science and Technology and leads the Post-Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology. 

He currently leads the Laboratory of Flavor and Chromatographic Analysis at Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil where NaturaNectar cooperates in research including on our exclusive extracts FLAV™ and PWE™.

Jens Vagn Nielsen, M. Sc. (Pharmacy)

Jens Vagn Nielsen, M. Sc. (Pharmacy)

We are proud to have Jens Vagn Nielsen - a world authority in the field of bee propolis - as a member of NaturaNectar Scientific Advisory Board. Mr. Nielsen is a pharmacist born in Denmark who dedicated his life to the beehives. He spent over 25 years studying, lecturing and writing research internationally on the intriguing and extremely advanced colonies of the honeybees. In 1982 Mr. Nielsen acquired from another passionate for bee propolis, Sven Salomon, the company Salomon Propolis® and all its brand rights. With the acquisition Mr. Nielsen further developed the world's most advanced technology for the extraction of bee propolis (NaturaNectar's GREEN EXTRACTION) which has the ability to separate bee propolis in two fractions: a Flavonoids extract and a Phenolic Acids extract using water as a solvent. The process also eliminates nearly all impurities and beeswax. Today, Mr. Nielsen continues to be intrigued by the richness of bee propolis and convinced it is one of the most complete natural substances available to man. He has published 6 scientific papers including 2 clinical trials. In 1993 he publshed the in vitro study:

"Bactericidal Effect of Propolis in vitro against Agents Causing Upper Respiratory Tract Infections"  J. Focht, S. H. Ransen, J. V. Nielsen,  A. van den Berg-Segers, and R. Riezler. Bioscientia. Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Moers (Fed. Rep. of Germany), Danmarks Farmaceutiske Hojskole, Kobenhavn (Denmark), Salomon Propolis Aps., Stenloese (Denmark), and Ortho Pharma Science GmbH, Moers (Fed. Rep. of Germany).

He loves to enrich NaturaNectar's R&D with his valuable insights and to be a part of the new products we are constantly developing.

 

Dr. Mark Kaylor, M.H., C.N., Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Kaylor, M.H., C.N., Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Kaylor is a lifelong student of Healing as a "path". as a way of living. He came to recognize the importance and essential need to approach chronic dis-orders from an authentic holistic perspective.
With a diverse background of study that led him from a more conventional education at Gettysburg College, Penn State and the University of Oregon to exploring traditional medicine (including American Indian, traditional Chinese Medicine and shamanistic) and holistic healing, Dr. Kaylor has developed an eclectic approach to health and healing. His travels have led him from the Amazonian rain forest to the Cherokee reservation, and into the mountains of China. These varied studies have inspired Dr. Kaylor to develop a style of practice with the focus being on truly holistic healing that incorporates a variety of approaches, styles, and modalities. Seeing his role as an educator and healer, he works to encourage, nourish and bring forth an individual’s innate healing gifts (abilities). Also consulting in the Natural Foods industry as an educator and formulator.  Dr. Kaylor is co-author of "Syndrome X and SX Fraction". Since Dr. Kaylor has been in contact with NaturaNectar he has increased his appreciation for the woderful work of the bees and the fascinating world of the beehives.

 

* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.