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Our Scientific Advisory Board serves the reassurance of AXXA products are maintained at a risk-free condition and provides research and development for scientific innovation.

Our Board includes the most esteemed individuals in their specialized professions. They work closely with AXXA Global in the research and development of our products. Each of them contributes to the leading edge of seed and seed oil science.

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Mark J. Mueller

Mark Mueller has combined a career in business and a life-long expertise in botany to start Botanic Innovations, LLC in 1999., a company focused on the exceptional nutrition and health attributes of cold extracted raw plant seed lipids and seed meals. The company has unparalleled knowledge and expertise in rich phytol nutrient qualities of seed oils and seed meals and their implications for human health. Mark Mueller is one of the creators for “Synergistic Super Potent Antioxidant Cold Pressed Botanic Oil Blends (US Patent 7897194 B2)” invention.


Liangli (Lucy) Yu, Ph.D., Chief Advisor

Dr. Yu’s focus is food chemistry and enzymology, nutraceuticals and functional foods, and food analysis. At the present time, she is studying the oxidative stability of various cold pressed botanic oils at the university. Dr. Yu is also currently a consultant to Kellogg’s Company in Battle Creek, Michigan. She began her work at the University of Maryland in 2003 and, prior to that time, she was Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University focusing then, too, on food chemistry, nutraceuticals, and food analysis from 1999 to 2003. She served in various graduate capacities at the University of Iowa and Purdue University from 1994 to 1999 and received her Ph.D. in food science/food chemistry from Purdue in 1999. Dr. Yu served as Principal Research Scientist and Director of R&D Center, Nantong Jissic Cosmetic Company Limited in China from 1993 through 1994 and as a faculty member of the Department of Organic Chemistry at China Pharmaceutical University from 1984 to 1993. She has numerous patents and has written many articles that have been published throughout the world.For more about Dr. Yu, see the University of Maryland, Science & Technology press release, Functional Food Research Wins Yu Young Scientist Award.


Todd Mirzai, MD

Todd Mirzai, MD. serves on the Board of Directors of Botanic Innovations, a specialized ingredients company focused on nutrient dense, cold pressed seed oils and flours that are utilized across a variety of markets including functional foods and cosmetics. Besides being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon licensed in Hawaii and California; Dr.Mirzai is a partner at a private equity firm where he focuses on concierge wellness and innovative mobile health technologies. He sits on the Board of Director of Aviana Molecular Technologies, an early stage mobile diagnostics company. Dr. Mirzai also serves as an advisor to several companies in the health and wellness space.


John St. Cyr, M.D., Ph.D.

A leading expert in the use of Ribose in cardiovascular disease. Dr. St. Cyr has been involved in Ribose research since mid-1980. Trained as a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon. Dr. St. Cyr has a strong background in biochemistry and physiology. He has more than 175 publications and has presented his research at both national and international medical meetings. He received his M.Sc. in physiology, which was followed by M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, where he studied the effect of Ribose in ischemic hearts. Currently, his research and consulting are in the state of Minnesota and lectures throughout the US and Europe. Dr. St. Cyr holds numerous patents relating to nutritional supplement benefits.

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