According to the company’s website, as of 2015 the Health Sciences Institute is a lawfully formed U.S. corporation controlled by a panel of medical experts and others with doctorates. NorthStar Nutritionals is a partner of HSI and is marketed by the company in Baltimore, Maryland.
A disclaimer on the HSI website states that licenced medical professionals should be consulted for accurate medical advice and that the company’s claims are for informative purposes only. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not examined every dietary supplement sold by its partner, NorthStar Nutritionals.
Since 1998, Jenny Thompson has served as the company’s director. HSI was created in 1997. The HSI advisory group is comprised of multiple physicians and health care professionals. As of 2015, Allan Spreen, M.D., directs the research team of NorthStar Nutritionals. Additionally, Spreen serves as a consultant for the Metabolic Research Center and Discovery Health Channel. Michael Rosenbaum, M.D., is employed at the California Preventive Medical Center of Marin. Since the late 1960s, Rosenbaum has been a medical doctor and is a former president of the Orthomolecular Health Medical Society. Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., is the author of over thirty publications, including the New York Times bestseller “Fat Flush Plan.” As of 2015, Dr. Gittleman holds a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition, is board-certified by the American College of Nutrition, and serves as a board adviser for the Nutritional Therapy Association.