CITES approval of stock for Rhodiola Rhodiolife®
The regulatory framework within the EU was updated from annex D to annex B - after a delay of almost 2 months compared to the rest of the world - and we are now happy to inform you that the corresponding permits for Nektium were issued.
We are thrilled to announce that the raw material of Rhodiola rosea Nektium currently has in stock has been legalized and authorized by the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) management authorities in Spain.
Nektium has followed official procedure to legalize stock as soon as the regulatory framework within the EU was updated from annex D to annex B and we are now happy to inform you that the corresponding permits for Nektium were issued. This is great news as it is underlining the legality and sustainability of our Rhodiola rosea raw material sourcing after the plant was flagged by CITES.
The legalized Rhodiola is abundant enough to meet the demand in a foreseeable future. At the same time, Nekitum is in close communication with their suppliers to guarantee raw material for the coming harvests, providing continuity. This means that, with peace of mind, we can carry on promoting the benefits of Rhodiola without worrying about its availability or sustainability moving forward.
With this new authorization and sufficient stock, we can assure you that our Rhodiolife® ingredient is sourced from sustainable and legal sources. We are committed to providing high-quality Rhodiola that is not only effective but also ethically sourced.
This new development is likely to increase the popularity of Rhodiolife® and we are excited to continue to offer our ingredient that meets the highest standards of quality and sustainability.
Nektium has also taken steps to secure the long-term sustainability of its Rhodiolife® Rhodiola rosea extract by switching a significant proportion of its raw material sourcing to cultivated plants. The move – an industry first on such a large commercial scale – will reduce reliance on under-pressure wild-grown supplies (see the news dated September, 2022)