Dr. Bhodi Tims
Director Herbal Product Design and Cannabis Science Programs
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Asa has been a wonderful resource for our students in the Herbal Product Design Master program. He created a wonderful lecture video for our new "Business of Herbal Products" course. His expertise on avoiding and handling FDA warning letters and inspection was vital. The students were grateful for his information-packed and down-to-earth teaching style.
Spencer Lynn, MBA
Northeast Regional Manager
We recently used Asa to vet all of our product labels, website pages, social media posts, and marketing material. He came back to us with an extremely thorough list of recommendations which we promptly implemented. Asa also gave the entire company an hour long block of instruction on best practices for making claims and marketing our products.
All of this proved to be incredibly useful and insightful. We're happy we made the changes Asa recommended and everyone benefited from his learning session and guidance. Not only is Asa extremely knowledgeable, professional, and experienced, but he's also a great person and passionate for making the industry better!
I suggest following Asa Waldstein when it comes to compliance and claims about the herbal products you sell via your website. You might find it illuminating to do so! Knowing how to market what you sell without falling into the trap of claims is a legal minefield!
Asa’s extensive knowledge of supplement regulations is invaluable. He is always happy and willing to share his knowledge and expertise to anyone who asks. Whether we have had questions about labeling regulations, ingredient concerns, or risk assessment, Asa’s advice is always sound, well reasoned, and extremely helpful. Additionally, his educational series and updates are exceptionally useful for keeping tabs on industry and FDA trends. We look forward to continuing to work with Asa!
We hire Asa Waldstein as needed to review our web copy for compliance risks. He understands the nuances of marketing risk on platforms such as social media, blogs, and product pages. His risk level-based approach helps us determine what is high risk and what may be acceptable. We highly recommend his services!
(Former) VP of Education and Communication
Asa conducted a personalized company regulatory training for LifeSeasons.
Having seen Asa’s online presence, I felt sure that our team would receive thorough and expert training. Even coming in with high expectations, I was still amazed by how much we all learned, how engaged everyone was, and how quickly the time flew by as the team had lightbulb after lightbulb go off in their heads! It takes a special skill to connect with a group with such varying levels of understanding—from new hires who heard the word DSHEA for the first time today, to industry veterans with 35+ years of supplement experience, and all of the team found value in the workshop today. Highly, highly recommended!
Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHG-RH, AHN-BC
Natural Regulatory Nurse
Natural Alternatives Health Education & Multimedia Services
I would like to support Asa Waldstein in his service to the Natural Products industry, with an emphasis on his work in the regulatory arena. He offers a high level of understanding and offers free classes and blogs, to raise the knowledge about compliance in the supplements and hemp industry. He also has the ability to bring a complicated discussion into an easy to understand step by step game plan that a company can use to bring their offerings into compliance. Important if you want to stay in the game!
Nutraceutical / Cosmeceutical Industry Recruiter
The Mattran Group
One of the biggest challenges nutraceutical brands face these days is ensuring that the labeling and narrative used for its marketing are fully compliant with the latest regulations. Good news, help is out there! Asa's company, Supplement Advisory Group, specializes in helping companies navigate the ever-changing world of FDA regulations while remaining true to their marketing vision.
Director of Innovation
Working with Asa as the AHPA cannabis committee chair has been great. Every meeting is well run by him and Jane Wilson and we have a diverse team that is able to address the issues facing the industry. Asa is always positive, respectful, a good listener and a great contributor. That is evidenced by his organization of the Colorado Hemp meetups he has organized. I'm excited to keep working together to make this industry a great one.
Sarah Rose Botanicals
Asa set's a wonderful example in the compliance community and his initiative and leadership are highly impactful. I love that Asa makes regulatory information more accessible and that he empowers others with his expertise.
President & CEO
Asa's knowledge of the supplement industry is second to none. He creates excellent educational resources for industry professionals that you know you can trust. Whenever I have a regulatory or industry question, I look to Asa and his content and almost always find the answers I'm looking for. I highly recommend Asa for any role in the supplement industry.
Asa Waldstein is a walking encyclopedia of nuanced knowledge and insight into FDA dietary supplement laws, and FDA compliant marketing and regulatory expertise. His interests span medicine, pharmacology, herbalism, nutrition and more. He loves what he does and is an inspiring and fun person to work with and learn from.
B2B Sales at Anthology Brands / Pure Hemp Botanicals
I have worked closely with Asa and am always impressed by his vast experience in this field. Whether you need advice on supplements with cannabinoids, or any other kind of supplements and ingredients, he will help you navigate FDA and state requirements fast. Save yourself the brain damage of trying to figure the rules out yourself and use Asa as a consultant. You'll end up saving money as well as your valuable time.
Tangled Roots Herbal & Hemlock Springs Soaps
I never imagined marketing regulation or compliance would be interesting much less riveting - I was blown away by the content in the GMP & Marketing Claims Demystified 3-hour class. I am in the beginning stages of expanding my business and this info was exactly what I was looking for - practical, engaging, humorous and 100% on point. I appreciate Asa (and Steven) for sharing their experiences and demystifying FDA regulations on both sides of the regulatory coin (GMP and Marketing Compliance).
Global Industry Strategist and Visionary
Asa has the knowledge and experience in the dietary supplements and CBD industry that makes him a sought after speaker, regulator, and advisor. His longtime operational skills shine at any position he enters. Asa is a kind professional has the professional background to support the hemp and CBD industry.
Enrichment Program Director
University of Denver
Asa came well-prepared to speak to students at the University of Denver’s Enrichment Program and is a true professional. He is adept at staying focused on the audience while juggling the technical aspects of delivering an online lecture, and he brought his enthusiasm and “A” game to the two-hour presentation. Asa delivered an informative lecture to our older students and dispelled the mysteries and myths around hemp. Even typically shy students felt comfortable, and actively engaged in discussion.
Clair (Whiteman) Dainard MS, CN
Deseret Biologicals, Inc
I worked with Asa for nearly six years. He is extensively knowledgeable in all elements of the supplement industry and is committed to staying up to speed with the latest research and changes within the regulatory environment. He passes this expertise onto his clients and I can feel confident that any project we collaborate on is innovative and will meet industry safety standards. He has continued to support my business with an exceptional level of customer service.
C Suite Executive
In light of the FTC 2023 Health Products Compliance update, we asked Asa Waldstein, principal and founder of the Supplements Advisory Group, to design a regulatory compliance training program to ensure we stayed current. Asa brings 20+ years of experience in this space, and his ability to translate between Regulatory and Marketing provided us with a clear roadmap to ensure we continue to operate in lock-step with the updated FTC compliance guidelines. Thank you, Asa, and we would highly recommend Asa to all companies in the supplement category.
Co-Founder & President
Asa is an expert in marketing compliance and has been critical in helping us understand risk. He brings a practical approach to marketing risk analysis and often has lower-risk suggestions to help us truthfully and effectively communicate with our customers. He was integral in supporting our regulatory department training and compliance turnaround. Asa helped our compliance department move in the right direction, which can be challenging at a rapidly growing company like ours. I look forward to continuing to work with Asa.
Consultant and Technical Writer
Asa Waldstein shares the most insightful information on regulatory and compliance topics. I love his videos, and I tell everyone to follow his content!
Lana Dvorkin Camiel, PharmD
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Asa Waldstein shared his knowledge of Cannabis marketing trends and regulatory compliance with pharmacy students in an elective course I co-coordinate. I enjoyed his enthusiasm and passion for the subject and was especially impressed by his preparation and attention to detail. I am looking forward to inviting Asa back next year.
We met Asa during a compliance seminar at Supply Side, where he first impressed us with his knowledge and engagement in the course. Since then, we have relied on Asa's expertise to take our label compliance to the next level. We value his ability to analyze risk and provide lower-risk alternatives that help us avoid trouble, and help our customers understand our products' benefits. Additionally, Asa has been extremely personable and easy to work with. I would strongly recommend retaining his services!
Chief Operating Officer
Portfolio Beverages, Inc.
Asa Waldstein is considered by people in the know to be one of the leading Regulatory and Governmental Affairs experts in the country with regard to the supplement and cannabis spaces.
It's always a surprise to each of us when we find out truths that contradict commonly held beliefs. Asa's videos have every bit of that shock value but additionally have the ability to save time, heartache, investment dollars, and potentially entire businesses as well. If you operate a health and wellness business, a vitamin business, or a cannabis industry business, do yourself a favor. Watch the educational videos and content Asa makes for us to protect your company.
Asa's knowledge of the supplement industry is second to none. I have worked with Asa for years and continue to benefit from his skill set and knowledge of the industry and in particular, regulatory compliance matters. I currently have Asa on speed dial and I am glad to have him as a resource and friend in this industry!
Scientist @ CV Sciences & Host of 'The Lex Files' podcast
I can attest that Asa is one of the top experts in the field. Plus, he's genial & well-spoken. I'd recommend him for any company looking to enhance their regulatory compliance, whether it be their bottles, their site, or their staff.
Advanced Extraction LLC
Asa has an energizing personality. He loves to discuss regulatory matters and is passionate about keeping product producers and their investors safe from legal exposure. Knowledgeable and socially aware with a kind non-reactive approach, he seeks to provide transformative value to any organization. Environmentally conscious and an expert herbalist, I enjoy talking and interacting with Asa in addition to working with him!
Whole Body Health Solutions
Building a hemp or supplement distribution company in the US? Looking for someone to help ensure the marketing you do is legally rock solid and doesn’t mislead potential and current customers/clients and bring regulatory boards down on you? Or maybe you are a consumer (in or outside the US) and want to know what to look for in order to protect yourself from getting bamboozled by illegitimate supplement health claims. Asa Waldstein is absolutely your man. His experience covers decades and he is passionate about compliance and getting it right.
VP of Innovation
Asa is not only a terrific individual to work with, but also an excellent human! He saw the development of a partnership between two major brands in the cannabis space through many challenges, problem solving, connecting the right individuals, and having a great understanding of the space. I would look forward to working with Asa on any future projects and would recommend him to others.
Chief Science Officer
Green Compass Global, Ltd
Asa is one of the best experts and specialists of Regulatory Affairs in the dietary supplement and hemp space. If you are in need of any regulatory services when it comes to your labels, your operation, or anything else, contact Asa and he’ll make sure you are well equipped to face any regulatory inspection including the notorious FDA.
Dr. Constance DiNatale DVM
Veterinary Acupuncture & Complementary Therapy Clinic
I just want to say that you (and Steven) took a rather dry subject and made it very interesting and clear. It held my interest and was very well done. Thank you for an informative thought-provoking lecture! (3-hour GMP & Marketing Claims Workshop attendee)
Asa and I met on an industry panel to discuss regulatory compliance issues. Never seen someone so excited and professional about regulatory compliance! Asa is highly professional senior executive, a bridge builder and a problem solver. And within the regulatory world, he is able to take complex issues, simply them and provide easy and fun ways to integrate "best practices" into a business.
Herbal Content Cottage
Asa is such a wealth of information! Compliance language can be complicated and a bit overwhelming if you’re new to it, but he makes it fun and straightforward. After a few mentoring sessions with Asa, I now feel much more confident creating marketing materials that are both inspirational AND compliant! Asa is generous with his knowledge, and it’s clear that he’s truly passionate about this topic. I would definitely recommend a mentoring call with Asa to any marketers or social media managers in the health and wellness industry!
Registered Herbalist, AHG Botanical Field Guide and Instructor
Asa Waldstein is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. He was always self motivated to journey deeper into botanical medicine and has studied with various professional herbalists around the country. His level of knowledge and expertise is widely known in the herbal products and natural supplements field. With an attention to detail and an ability to bridge complicated and scientific information, he speaks with clarity and a down to earth style. He would be an asset to any organization or company.