About Us

Our Company

ALLNatural Nutritional Products (ANNP) Inc. is a Manitoba based corporation whose primary involvement is in research, development, production and marketing of natural health products and functional foods, especially nutraceuticals. Our headquarters is located at the Richardson Center for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, the University of Manitoba Smartpark, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Our Mission

ALLNatural Nutritional Products (ANNP) Inc. focuses on research and development of nutraceutical products that will improve human well-being and vitality. ANNP’s goal is to offer all natural solutions for the prevention of certain chronic diseases such as bone degeneration; cancers; heart, liver, eye and brain diseases; and ways of slowing down the aging process. ANNP offers science-based products and will maintain our position of high quality and integrity.

Our Team

Ronald R. Marquardt

Ronald R. Marquardt, Ph.D., President

Dr. Marquardt has been awarded Professor emeritus status at the University of Manitoba. He was a Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Manitoba for over 30 years during which time he had extensive experience in research and development especially in the area of Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, Toxicology and Analytical Chemistry. Much of his research has been directed to the study of natural products including their isolation, characterization, and metabolism in mammalian systems.

Dr. Marquardt was highly successful in obtaining grants from Canada’s highest level granting agency (NSERC, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada). He consistently was one of the top holders of research grants at the University of Manitoba. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews in National and International journals, book chapters and books; served as an evaluator on National Grant Selection Committees; and was an editor of a Canadian Scientific Journal. Dr. Marquardt has trained over 60 MSc, Ph.D. and Post Doctoral students and has collaborated with Scientists from the USA, Germany, Spain, France, Egypt, India, China and Korea.

Dr. Marquardt is also familiar with the transfer of technology to industry as he has been involved in the start up of four biotechnology companies in Manitoba, including NutraTech Inc., Norzyme Inc., Zyme Fast Inc., and now ANNP Inc. Since 2005, he has extended his interest to nutraceuticals and functional foods. He has had extensive experience in research, development and quality control of nutraceutical products. Dr. Marquardt with his Ph.D. student, Dr. S. Li, have developed several patentable new methods on the use and production of nutraceuticas.

Suzhen Li

Suzhen Li, Ph.D., VP and R&D Director

Dr. Li has more than 20 years research experience in the field of Pharmacokinetics, Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. Dr. Li obtained her PhD in 1999 from the University of Manitoba. The specific area of her Ph.D. research was Nutritional Biochemistry including metabolism, pharmacokinetics, HPLC analysis and animal surgery of a common mycotoxin, ochratoxin A. She discovered a new compound using HPLC analysis during her PhD research. She has published several papers in peer reviewed journals.

In 2000, Dr. Li was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a focus on the production of proteins using a Biotechnology approach and then with a Manitoba based Nutritional Biotechnology Company, where she carried out recombinant DNA studies on rotavirus in cell culture. She developed methods that have been used for the production of new products.

From 2005, Dr. Li become a co-founder of ANNP Inc. with Dr. R. R. Marquardt. Dr. Li with Dr. Marquardt have research and developed high quality nutraceutical products and also obtain a grant to carry out the quality control analysis using HPLC. Dr. Li is familiar with Health Canada regulatory requirements and the regulations for Nutraceuticals.

Peter J. H. Jones

Peter J. H. Jones, Ph.D., Scientific and Business Advisor

Dr. Jones, Director of Richardson Centre for Functional Food and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN), joined the University of Manitoba on November 1, 2005. Dr. Jones is a Professor at the Department of Food Science and at the Department of Human Nutrition Sciences.

Dr. Jones’s research interests cover cholesterol, fat and energy metabolism. He has applied novel stable isotope methodologies to examine the response of these areas of metabolism to dietary intervention. His research group has been active in exploring the dietary determinants which control cholesterol biosynthesis absorption, and turnover in humans, as well as how plant sterols act in functional foods as cholesterol-lowering agents.

Other areas of research have included re-establishing energy needs in sub-groups of the Canadian population and exploring which fats confer optimal health during weight reducing diets. Dr. Jones has trained over 40 MSc, Ph.D. and Post Doctoral students and has collaborators with scientists worldwide. Dr. Jones has published over 290 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews in international journals, as well as chapters in leading nutrition textbooks.

Peter Saydak

Peter Saydak, Marketing and eCommerce Manager

Peter Saydak has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the Asper School of Business with a double major of Marketing and International Business. He previously spent 4 years in the automotive industry managing the marketing and advertising for a group of 7 dealerships.

Since June of 2012 Peter has been working with ANNP. He built ANNP’s website and online store, looks after their marketing and advertising, manages their online store and uses his graphic design abilities to create promotional materials and product packaging.

Peter does freelance consulting work in the areas of web design and online marketing. He also blogs about topics such as online marketing, social media, starting a website and search engine optimization at PeterSaydak.com.

The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

ALLNatural Nutritional Products (ANNP) Inc. corporate and research headquarters’s office is located at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN), University of Manitoba Smartpark. ANNP has conducted research and development on seven new products at the RCFFN using their advanced research and development equipment and pilot plant facilities. ANNP encapsulates, bottles, labels and analyzes its products at Health Canada certified facilities.

For more information on RCFFN please visit the Richardson Centre’s website at www.rcffn.ca. Dr. Peter Jones is the Director of the Center.

Licensed by Health Canada

All natural health products sold in Canada including those imported from the United States must be licensed by Health Canada. Each licensed product is issued an eight digit Natural Product Number (NPN) which confirms that the product is not only safe, but that it is of the correct purity and concentration (amount) and, as a result, will produce the claimed benefits.

Some nutraceutical supplements have not been licensed and often do not meet the recommended dosage levels. These products should not be sold in Canada. All of ALLNatural Health Products have been issued an NPN from Health Canada and have benefits as claimed on the product label.

Contact Us

(204) 272-1550

196 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada – R3T 6C5

(204) 474-7552

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