Dr. Amit Chandra

R&D Advisor for Botanical Innovation



Dr. Amit Chandra serves as Fellow / Advisor for Botanical Innovation at Amway Innovation and Science, I&S), previously known as R&D at Amway Corporation. He is a world class science expert in botanicals/herbals, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals. Dr. Chandra is a pharmacognosist / Phyto-chemist / phyto-pharmacologist with a doctorate in Natural Products Chemistry (from CSIR-India), with 36 years of global experience in academia and industry. Amit’s area of focus at Nutrilite & Artistry brands at Amway is directed towards innovation, discovery and development of health and beauty products (dietary supplements, traditional herbals, food and beverage, cosmetics, skin, and personal care). He is very focused and active on the scientific areas that relate to delivering authentic, safe, and efficacious botanicals/herbals as part of dietary supplements and traditional medicine for health and beauty. Amit’s passion is to convert the traditional botanical medicine / ingredients that have established evidence of efficacy based on ancient wisdom by using modern science to evolve into current products that can delight consumers. The focus is also on consistency in quality, safety, and authenticity of ingredients.


Dr. Chandra participates and serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in international scientific societies and organizations such as AOAC (International Association of Analytical Communities), ASP (American Society of Pharmacognosy), ABC (American Botanical Council), AHPA (American Herbal Products Association), NCNPR (National Center for Natural Products Research), SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists), ICSB (International Conference for Science of Botanicals) to name a few.  In 2013 he was conferred the award of distinguished scientist by Amway R&D and in 2019 he was conferred the lifetime achievement award of “Fellow of AOAC International” for his meritorious service to that organization.


Amit’s Mantra: Let ancient wisdom meet modern science for holistic wellness solutions that help people live happier and healthier lives.


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