In 1995, four ingredient innovators made their dreams a reality by founding Shanghai Freemen Life Sciences Life Sciences to deliver better health to all.

Flash-forward to today, Freemen Nutra is a team of dedicated, expertly trained individuals with operations around the globe. We draw on our 25 years of global experience to deliver high quality, competitively priced products. Although we have grown since our humble beginnings, our foundation remains ingrained in everything we do – quality ingredients, unparalleled market knowledge, and a commitment to exceptional customer service.

These nutritional trailblazers, led by David Zhang, were among the first to introduce Glucosamine and Chondroitin to the U.S. 

As such, Freemen Nutra quickly became a leading supplier of Glucosamine worldwide, growing into the globally-recognized supplier of high-quality food and nutrition ingredients we offer today. 

Today, we are an international team of dedicated nutrition experts with operations in four countries. But our commitment to you remains the same as the day we first opened for business — providing you with best-in-class distribution services of high-quality ingredients, transparent market intelligence and exceptional customer service to ensure your brand’s incredible success.

David Zhang, our founder, is fondly known as the “Glucosamine Godfather” for being one of the first importers of the product into the U.S.

What We Believe

Although we are a modern, global company, we still operate on authentic, time-honored values.  Freemen Nutra is built upon:
  • Intelligence: Hands down, we are the experts in the global nutrition market. Our world headquarters in Shanghai allows us to act quickly to give you cutting-edge market intel at a moment’s notice.
  • Integrity: We act purposefully and with integrity to build trusting, close partnerships with all of our customers and suppliers.
  • Transparency: From ingredient formulation to product delivery at your doorstep, our ethically-sourced supply chain is entirely transparent. You know exactly what you’re getting, every step of the way.
  • Customer Service: Each of our customers is assigned a dedicated customer service representative to give you in-depth support whenever you need it.
  • Quality: We hold ourselves accountable for distributing only the highest quality nutritional products. Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control are best-in-class.

Our Mission

Freemen Nutra’s mission is to distribute the highest quality, most competitively-priced ingredients and products to the world’s leading brands, while providing key scientific insight and unparalleled market intelligence.

Get To Know Us

Want to learn more about how we work? Our introduction video explains why we are your trusted partners in success, no matter where in the world you’re located.

Our History

Our history is built on the knowledge, experience and desire to deliver the highest quality nutrition ingredients to the world.


Four founders started Shanghai Freemen International and quickly became a leading manufacturer and global marketer of Glucosamine.


David Zhang (CEO), aka “Glucosamine Godfather” became one of the first individuals to import Glucosamine and Chondroitin into the US.


Introduced Glucosamine into the Japan market.


Established US Headquarters in NJ to support US customers.


Formed Shanghai Freemen Chemicals with a focus on agricultural chemical intermediates. Reached sales revenues of US $100 million.


Invested in and started to produce Glucosamine in both China and Vietnam.


Shanghai Freemen Group earned “Top five largest private export & import chemical enterprises in Shanghai” title.


Invested in ZCHT (Zhucheng Haotian), a Stevia manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of Inositol in the world.


Established Shanghai Freemen Japan in Tokyo.


Moved Shanghai Freemen LifeScience to its current headquarters in Shanghai.


Began tea partnership with Chengdu Wagott Biotech.


Established Shanghai Freemen Europe in the Netherlands.


Exclusively partnered with Innobio Global.


Established Shanghai Freemen West Coast office in Brea CA.


Established Shanghai Freemen Australia.


Began CBD partnership with Separation Sciences


Company rebrands to Freemen Nutra Group

Our Locations

US Headquarters

Freemen Nutra Americas, LLC.

2035 Route 27, Suite 3005
Edison NJ 08817 USA

Global Headquarters

Shanghai Freemen Lifescience Co., Ltd.

2500 Xiupu Road, Building 19 Pudong
Shanghai 201315 China
+86-21-6118 3110


Freemen Nutra Europe B.V.

Lange Kleiweg 52H
2288GK Rijswijk, The Netherlands

US West Coast

Freemen Nutra Americas, LLC.

259 S Randolph Ave, Ste 270
Brea, CA 92821 USA


Shanghai Freemen Japan Co., Ltd

Stage Uchikanda 6F, 1-3-8, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0047, Japan


Freemen Nutra Australia

Level 2, 428 Little Bourke Street,
VIC 3000 Australia
+61 420635119

US Warehouses

Fontana, CA
Cranbury, NJ
La Mirada, CA
Irving, TX
Salt Lake City, UT

Global Warehouses

Europe – Netherlands
Japan – Tokyo
Australia – Sydney

Our Trade Shows

Due to COVID-19, our physical attendance is subject to change for the health and safety of all participants.

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