On March 17th, 2023, Dr. Christopher Vickery and Georgia Hirst discussed how Landkind is harnessing the power of synthetic biology and the wellness of you and the planet.
Dr. Christopher Vickery is the Head of the HARMONY™ platform and Head of Research for Landkind. Dr. Vickery’s work explores the intricacies of plant chemistry to sustainably recreate valuable natural products with pure essential bioactive ingredients.
Georgia Hirst is a Landkind Ambassador, talented actress, charity activist, and wellness enthusiast. Called Gee for short, she is best known for her role as Torvi on the Amazon series, Vikings.
During the 25-minute live Q&A session, Georgia asked Dr. Vickery to explain Landkind's unique approach to testing while exploring their commitment to safety and efficacy.
Going The Extra Mile for Safety and Efficacy
"What is the testing approach that Landkind takes? And there are third-party testing and certifications given out to supplement other supplement brands. What's the truth behind all that stuff? This is quite complicated for me. Like, I would say, this is the stuff that I never quite understand."
Dr. Vickery: I would say certainly within the supplement realm, a lot of that [pursuing certifications] is voluntary. So if a company is going to test its [supplements], it's going to be because they want to show that [the supplement] is pure. It's what they say it is. We've really gone the extra mile. I'm really happy with how we've approached this kind of issue.
One thing we have done is we've pursued a program called GRAS, which stands for Generally Recognized As Safe. So this is kind of a package that we put together to show that our product is safe enough, it's pure enough, to actually be considered a molecule that could potentially be added to food. So GRAS is actually what they require for things that will enter food, like sugar or any kind of ingredients that will go into the food supply.
Dr. Vickery: We're already holding ourselves to an extremely high standard and along with that comes, like you mentioned, testing.
So on our manufacturing side, we're testing every batch to make sure we're meeting these purity standards, which is not just purity, but free from any contaminants that come along with the process. We outsource [to] a third party and test in-house for each batch. We really want to be careful and make sure that we're adhering to our specifications each time. And if we're not, then that won't be part of something that we'll offer.
So [we're] really trying to hold our standards as high as we can. And I think one thing, again, as scientists, we want to also show that a molecule is effective. We just recently completed a human clinical study, [ISTO], that does exactly that.
It really showcases the efficacy of LK-01™, I think it's absolutely important to have experiences and share how others feel. But again, as a scientist, I love data and I want to see the graphs behind it. That's exactly what we're seeing. We're seeing that it's doing exactly what we wanted [LK-01 Pure Salidroside] to do.
"I think it's like, as a consumer of something, to know that you guys are really rigorous with all the testing. And, you know, I think I am very health conscious. To me, that is a big selling point that you guys are kind of going above and beyond with that element of your product, which I think is amazing."
Acheiving GRAS Status With LK-01
The revolutionary wellness supplement, LK-01™ Pure Salidroside, achieved Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status. GRAS is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) designation embedded in the US Code of Federal Regulations. This decision was reached after thorough safety assessments were conducted by independent experts on data provided by DoubleRainbow Biosciences and previously published in peer-reviewed journals.
“LK-01™ is a true advancement in sourcing and supplying a plant-based bioactive compound,” said Kenn Israel, Co-Founder of BeyondBrands, Founder at Innovation Nutrition Consulting, and 30-year supplements industry participant. “Climate change, overharvesting of wild grown plants, and geopolitics are directly impacting the supply of Rhodiola r. and Rhodiola c., and many other medicinal plants at a time when global demand is surging. Leveraging biological engines such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi & cell culture in combination with a powerful understanding of genetics are essential tools that can facilitate pure, abundant, and reliable sources of important bioactive compounds. The work of innovative companies such as Landkind assures that valuable compounds, initially only found in rare and threatened botanicals, can be made available for all to enjoy without imperiling a limited natural resource. "
Clinically Proven. Ethically Made.
At Landkind we are committed to providing consumers with access to pure, sustainable biosynthetic Salidroside that is backed by industry-leading science and proven results. We hold ourselves to the highest standards for safety, efficacy, and purity, which is why we are conducting thorough clinical evaluations with respected academic and industry partners.
The results of our ISTO clinical trial showed that LK-01 Pure Salidroside is clinically proven to improve energy levels, mitigate the effects of fatigue, and increase oxygen uptake within the first dose of use.
Conventional stimulants trick your body into recognizing false energy, LK-01 activates your cells to naturally produce more sustainable energy, boosting endurance and enhancing your mood. An added bonus, experiencing this means all of the energy you would normally derive from caffeine without the the anxiety or crash.
Unmatched Satefy & Efficacy
Experiencing the Landkind difference for yourself comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may request a refund within 30 days of delivery of your first order. We’ll refund you for the full cost of the product less shipping, VAT, or duties—no questions asked.
Landkind's LK-01 is the world's first clinically proven, sustainably-engineered, pure Salidroside. A supplement that packs all the benefits of taking Rhodiola while leaving nature untouched.
If you're ready to beat fatigue and experience mental clarity, LK-01 Pure Salidroside might be a solution for you. The potency, purity, consistency, and efficacy of LK-01 are unmatched. Support your cognitive function with two capsules daily for peak performance.
Watch The Full Q&A
Wondering what other science questions were answered during the live Q&A? Interested in learning more about Georgia's Landkind experience? The full-length Q&A is available for you to view below.
Landkind is an entirely new class of sustainable supplements, born from Mother Nature's blueprint and precision-engineered to advance human health. Our revolutionary process enables us to harness the intelligence of evolution to create wellness products that are identical to what we find in nature. From how we source and produce, to how we test and measure – we're fundamentally changing the way wellness products are made. Learn more at www.landkind.health.