“A new paradigm needs to be developed to understand the mechanisms which nutrients in food utilize to alter human health. Food companies will need new technologies for large data set analysis and food processing conditions.”

James Kaput PhD, Director USDA Personalized Nutrition and Medicine

HerbalScience Technology Platform – It’s BRILLIANTTM





The breakthrough technology platform that broke mother nature’s code and unlocked RedSage-e1459976193681her enormous essential nutrient treasure chest.

So, can broccoli cure cancer? Unfortunately, it can’t, but a compound developed by HerbalScience containing previously undiscovered nutrients has demonstrated the potential to effectively treat solid tumor cancers by targeting and effectively changing the faulty signaling of the enzymes that control cell division. The answer to the broccoli question and the answers to the many other questions asked by medical scientists, physicians and consumers over the centuries about the specific health benefits delivered by consuming a food or spice required the invention and development of a platform of powerful new technologies.

Over the last two centuries medical and nutritional scientists have labored long and hard to identify 42 nutrients in foods that are considered essential for humans to consume to prevent and/or treat dangerous human disease conditions. These nutrients are not produced or synthesized by the body; they can only be obtained from dietary sources. Some of the disease conditions humans experience when the body becomes depleted of the 42 identified essential nutrients are scurvy, rickets, blood clotting to prevent uncontrolled bleeding, night blindness and cardiovascular disease. Human studies verified that the consumption of the foods or supplements containing the 42 essential nutrients prevented and/or treated these disease conditions. Examples of the essential- nutrients linked to the prevention and/or treatment of these disease and serious health conditions are, vitamins A, C, D, K and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. The dietary sources containing these essential nutrients have been identified. Public health agencies have educated global populations on the need to regularly consume the food sources to prevent the onset of the disease conditions. But what about the prevention and/or treatment of major neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular and infectious disease conditions plaguing global populations today? Can nutrients in foods and spices prevent or treat these too?

Leading medical and nutritional scientists believe that the 42 small molecule essential nutrient chemicals discovered thus far represent only the “tip of the iceberg” of the huge number of additional disease condition preventing essential nutrients simply waiting to be discovered in the known 3500+ foods and spices botanicals consumed around the globe. The massive number of single molecule chemicals contained in a single food or spice and the complexity of this chemistry has prevented an insurmountable barrier to the identification of additional essential nutrients. New chemical detection and quantification technologies and methods needed to be developed. The human genome’s relationship to disease conditions had to be better understood, the specific genes and enzymes involved in the faulty signaling that cause specific disease conditions needed to be identified and evidence that any newly discovered nutrients engaged these genes and enzymes needed to be developed.  New processing methods, conditions and equipment had to be developed to capture these essential nutrients in the consistent forms needed to deliver consistent biological results. Which food or spice contained what nutrient(s) that worked through which human body pathway to deliver prevention or treatment for what disease condition? New task specific databases, purpose focused software programs and laboratory facilities were needed.  The global pharmaceutical industry spent years trying to unlock the healing power of foods and spices announcing only to abruptly announce the halting of the efforts because of the problems involved were too complex.  The global food industry is not equipped, populated or until recently motivated to solve the complex problems.  Government attempts were uncoordinated and underfunded. Focus instead was switched to man made medicinal chemicals. HerbalScience saw the huge opportunity and seized it.   

In an intensive and very focused 12 year discovery effort, science teams assembled by HerbalScience did what seemed impossible to accomplish, they one by one created, developed and assembled the diverse chemical, physical, biological and bioinformatic technologies required to create the disruptive, to the entire food related industry, technology platform, BRILLIANT™, a platform that quickly identifies the previously undiscovered nutrients in foods and spices that are essential to the prevention and/or treatment of many important disease conditions.  In addition to accomplishing this disruptive breakthrough, HerbalScience gained a deep understanding of food and spice botanical chemistry and physiology. BRILLIANT™ has discovered, identified and developed a proprietary library of over 2,000 new food and spice nutrients proven by HerbalScience to be essential for enhancing human physical performance and proven to be effective and safe for the prevention and/or treatment of infectious, aging and life-style related disease conditions. This some times successful and sometimes not successful undertaking included the discovery of over 350 different food and spice botanicals and the development of over 1,000 chemical profile repeatable compounds that deliver the pharmaceutical required dose reliable biological activity which enabled the preclinical and clinical confirmation required for efficacy. Each compound is rich in the newly discovered essential nutrients required for enhancing specific human performance endpoints and, like the previously discovered 42 essential nutrients, the prevention or treatment of a targeted disease condition. As new food botanicals go through the BRILLIANT™ discovery process, the bioactive nutrient library continues to grow. Clinical studies verify the safety and effectiveness of the proprietary BRILLIANT developed chemically complex food and spice compounds.

The growing list of newly discovered essential nutrients contain groups of small molecule nutrients that, like most of the previously discovered 42 essential nutrients work together, synergistically and inexpensively, to deliver their often superior to existing treatments health benefits. BRILLIANT™ is a disruptive technology that enables food based compounds to be included in the formulation of processed foods, supplements, medicinal foods and pharmaceuticals to deliver the nutrients required to enhance the health, performance and quality of life of the global populations. This disruptive technology will reinvent the huge consumer product industries that operate in the food, supplement, medicinal food and pharmaceutical sectors just as global populations have witnessed recent disruptive technology developments reinventing other major global consumer industries. This reinvention is timely and arrives at a time of great need. Inexpensive new side effects free disease prevention treatments are the needed solutions for the problems of rising health care needs and costs. BRILLIANT™ provided food quality and safety enhancement enables the reduction of global medical costs and the enhancement of the quality of life for billions of people around  the globe. BRILLIANT™ allows medical and nutritional scientists to transform selected foods and spices into powerful next-generation foods, medicines and pharmaceuticals. A new paradigm in the understanding, access, utilization and delivery of Nature’s enormous essential nutrient chemical treasure chest.

“Our Food Should Be Our Medicine and Our Medicine Should Be Our Food”

Hippocrates, the First Physician

While medical science has long known that food is the most important factor involved in human health, it unfortunately knew little about why or — how food works to deliver its health benefits. Unlocking the secrets evolved over millennia by these botanical members of Nature’s advanced medicinal community was thought to be an impossible task—just as smart phones, driverless automobiles, space travel and the mapping of the human genome were once thought to be impossible. As history has proven, time and the right advances invariably lead to new life enhancing technologies. Foods and spices contain thousands of distinctly different single molecule chemicals whose quantities are in a continuous but controlled fluctuation. This natural phenomena made it impossible to be able to, from harvest to harvest, obtain a consistent chemical profile—a condition needed to deliver a reliable, equally consistent desired biological effect. When a food or spice is consumed most of its chemicals are utilized for energy, but modern science has discovered some of its nutrients are essential for human health. Food’s small molecule nutrients work like man made  small molecule pharmaceutical chemicals are designed to work in the human body to deliver their medicinal benefits with the major added advantage of accomplishing this task more effectively and safely. Until the development of BRILLIANT™, medical and food scientists were not able to identify the suites of small molecule nutrients in foods that were responsible for bioactivity against a disease condition target or the human body mechanisms these bioactive nutrient chemicals utilize to deliver their health benefits. This inability to see or identify these natural nutrient-chemicals resulted in their almost always being removed by food processing methods.

Finding the right keys to the right locks

Which food or spice is effective against a targeted disease or health condition?

Bioassay-e1459976762667And, which of the thousands of small molecule nutrients in a food or spice are the essential nutrients responsible for the bioactivity? Which human molecular pathways do the identified nutrients utilize to deliver their health benefits? What specific food or spice processing methods and conditions are needed to produce a compound that: a) is batch repeatable, b) is dose reliable like an Approved Pharmaceutical Ingredient, and c) delivers a known and effective dose related biological result? What dose amount of this compound delivers the safe and effective dose required in humans? BRILLIANT’s™ proprietary databases and powerful software programs quickly and efficiently provide this information…and more. BRILLIANT™ functions as a new essential nutrient discovery platform that has developed disease-condition-specific compounds from about 350 of the known 3,600 different species of common foods and spices. To assure pharmaceutical specification quality control, BRILLIANT™ also functions as a transportable “bolt-on” quality control system that assures—from the selection of raw food-spice feedstock through the finished compound process—an ingredient that meets API purity specifications and delivers the dose reliable biological effect promised. A chemically complex API quality compound that truly captures the power of Nature and is clinically proven to successfully deliver a safer and more effective treatment therapy for many major disease conditions.

A Competitive Advantage

HerbalScience licenses the BRILLIANT™ Technology Platform to carefully HerbCapsulesselected leaders in the Pharmaceutical, Botanical Drug, Nutritional Supplement, Food and Agricultural industries. These exclusive technology licenses provide the HerbalScience licensee-partners with the power for their brands to become sector leaders for decades to come by delivering the major competitive advantage that enables the achievement of an appreciable product differentiation that their consumers can actually experience and feel.