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Herbalife today has taken its original nutritional concept to the next level with the addition of Professor David Heber as Chairman of its Nutritional Advisory Board. Dr Heber is the Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Professor of medicine and public health. Heber is a noted expert and author on human nutritional needs and the cause and treatment of obesity. Herbalife also is the only nutritional company to have a Nobel Prize recipient, Dr. Lou Ignarro, on it's Nutritional Advisory Board. Dr. Ignarro won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1998.



Our Team of Professors

Mark Hughes Cellular and Molecular Nutrition Research Facility at UCLA School of Medicine.

As part of their commitment to research and development of advanced nutritional supplements, Herbalife established a Cellular and Molecular Nutrition research facility at UCLA. The lab is headed up by Professor David Heber, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA and Founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.

The mission is to advance nutritional science to new levels of understanding using the most progressive research and development technologies available. The researchers will fingerprint individual herbs using a method called Multidimensional Profiling that will enable the company to maintain its position on the forefront of creating the most advanced supplements available.

Utilizing the UCLA research facilities Herbalife has established both a Nutritional Advisory Board (SAB) and Nutritional Advisory Board (MAB) made up of world renowned scientists and nutrition experts to create products based on latest research.

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Professor David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN

Chairman of the Herbalife Nutritional and Nutritional Advisory Boards, and founding director of the UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition. He is on the forefront of nutritional science initiatives and provides the company with breakthrough research on herbal supplements, diet, and nutrition. Dr. Heber has published articles on botanical dietary supplements and phytochemicals and their role in prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He has written several books, including Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart and What Color is Your Diet.

  • M.D., Harvard Nutritional School
  • Ph.D., Physiology , UCLA
  • B.S. (Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry), UCLA
  • Professor, UCLA Department of Medicine
  • Director, UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition
  • Director, UCLA Centre for Dietary Supplement Research in Botanicals
  • Director, UCLA Clinical Nutrition Research Unit
  • Vice Chair, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine
  • Awarded, Best Doctors in America

Professor Louis Ignarro PhD

Professor Louis Ignarro is a member of Herbalife's Nutritional Advisory Board, which advises the company on advancements in the field of nutritional science. Professor Ignarro has made exceptional contributions to learning about the human body and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of Nitric Oxide and its range of benefits to the human body. Herbalife also is the only nutritional company to have a Nobel Prize recipient on its Nutritional Advisory Board.

  • Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • B.S. Pharmacy, Colombia University New York
  • Professor Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Recipient of 1998 Basic Research Prize of the American Heart Association
  • Recipient of the 1995 CIBA Award for Hypertension Research
  • Founder/President of the Nitric Oxide Society
  • Elected to National Academy of Sciences 1999
  • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999


As Vice President of Education, Luigi Gratton, M.P.H. coordinates the strategic management and direction of Herbalife's Nutrition Advisory Board to ensure members have a thorough understanding of products, ingredients and their benefits. Gratton works closely with trainers around the world to ensure the dissemination of accurate product information.

Nutrition Advisory Board

David Heber

Louis Ignarro

Luigi Gratton

Alexey Borisov

Joaquim Caetano

Marco DeAngelis

Marion Flechtner Mors

Jorge Dominguez

Julián Álvarez García

Linong Ji

Shih-Yi Huang

Patricio Kenny

Rocio Medina

Anoop Misra

Alla Pogozheva

Nikolaos Sitaras

Ralph Rogers

Nataniel Viuniski

Yoshio Yoshimoto