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Our Story

Empowering health and wellness naturally

Founded in 2018, “Ecomins” brand blooms from the inspiration of Eco- to get connected to nature and environment and mins- at a specific point of time.

“Natural healthy food for your everyday life” is our motto. By using a variety of natural ingredients combining with our high-tech manufacturing, research and development of various health foods, we aim to improve the quality of life and help prevent common health problems.

We are committed to offer a range of quality and comprehensive health products based on modern scientific evidence. Our research and development are in line with the growing healthcare industry. Product development is built through intensive ingredient analysis, stringent material testing and meticulous quality control to determine the exact formula required and to create the best product for our customers' demands.

By using a variety of natural ingredients that combine with our high-tech manufacturing, we aim to improve the quality of life, help prevent common health problems and offer a better lifestyle. We, as a customer-oriented company, continuously seek knowledge and reliable info to provide our customers’ the finest ingredients of supplements and health products around the world.

The mission and vision of the company to empower health and wellness naturally through a better lifestyle. We believe a good health starts with diet and lifestyle changes. The company is committed to providing the community with a variety of solutions to improve health in all aspects of life including diet, household and natural supplements.

Our Values

Commitment to Customers

Our customers’ health and wellness are our main priority. We will always be committed to offer the best solution.

Always Back to Nature

We believe ingredients from nature is always better than artificial ingredients.

Highest Quality of Products

We aim to provide the highest quality of products as we believe that quality is generally transparent when present, but easily recognized in its absence.

Latest formulation and technology

We cooperate with researchers in developed countries to attain the latest formulation and technology around the globe.

Meet the Team

Our products are developed by a team of professionals. All of them are expert in the field of nutrition. Most of the chosen ingredients are patented and proven to be effective to human health by many scientific evidences. We never stop to carry out research and development in order to give you the best of the best product, which can make you healthier. Your health is always our concern.

Dr. Rita Chien

R&D Manager

About

Dr. Chien Raochi (Dr. Rita) specializes in microbial fermentation, food processing, inspection analysis, biological activity evaluation, and excels in the development of bioactive ingredients for supplements. She has involved many research projects and participated in the development of many fungal fermentation materials and published papers in many academic journals.
Currently, she is participating in the various product development of the ECOMINS brand with a rigorous research attitude. Her team chooses the best ingredients with clinical studies proved and makes the various effective formulas to fit the demands of customers.

I. EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Food Science and Biotechnology (major in new ingredient research).
Dr. Rita was an exchange researcher in the University of California for one year. The research topics were (1) the variety of the composition of mycelium and fruiting body of different mushrooms; (2) the metabolomics of animals with different disease models after consuming fermented-soybean ingredients.

II. Involved Projects
1. Project title: Evaluation on the effects of polysaccharides isolated from edible and medicinal mushrooms on inflammatory bowel disease and obesity in mice
2. Project title: Evaluation on effect of solid state Grifola frondosa-fermented soybean on prevention of obesity and osteoporosis in animal models
3. Project title: Special Grant for Joint Establishment of International Top Research Center in Taiwan-NCHU-UCD Plant and Food Biotechnology Center
(sub-project 3-3: Phytochemicals and physiological functions of Antrodia salmonea fermented products)
4. Inspection service: Analysis the content of vitamin D in mushroom products.


III. Publications
(A) Journal papers
1. S.-D. Lin, Y.-L. Chen, R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Lo and J.-L. Mau*. 2018. Taste quality of the hot water extract from Flammulina velutipes and its application in umami seasoning. Food Science and Technology Research 24 (2): 201-208. SCI.
2. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Lin, & J.-L. Mau. (2017) Apoptotic Effect of Taiwanofungus salmonea Mycelium and Solid-State Fermented Products on Cancer Cells. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 19 (9): 777-795. SCI.
3. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Yang, Eric Icheng Lai, & J.-L. Mau. (2017) Anti-inflammation and lipogenic inhibition of Taiwanofungus salmonea mycelium and Grifola frondosa fruiting body. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 19 (7): 629-640. SCI.
4. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Yang, E. I. Lai, & J.-L. Mau*. (2016). Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Extracts from the Medicinal Mushrooms Hypsizygus marmoreus and Pleurotus eryngii (Agaricomycetes). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18(6):477-487. SCI.
5. R.-C. Chien, L.-M. Lin, Y.-H. Chang, Y.-C. Lin, P.-H. Wu, M.-D. Asatiani, S.-G. Wasser, M. Krakhmalnyi, A. Agbarya, S.-P. Wasser, & J.-L. Mau*. (2016). Anti-inflammation properties of Fruiting Bodies and Submerged Cultured Mycelia of Culinary-Medicinal Higher Basidiomycetes Mushrooms. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18(11):999-1009. SCI.
6. R.-C. Chien, E. Ulziijargal and J.-L.n Mau. (2016). Quality of Bread Supplemented with Antrodia salmonea-Fermented Grains. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 54(2):180-188. SCI.
7. R.-C. Chien, S.-C. Yang, L.-M. Lin, & J.-L. Mau*. (2016). Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of pulsed light irradiated Lentinula edodes. Journal of Processing and Preservation. 39(2015):2027-2034. SCI.
8. R.-C. Chien, M.-T. Yen, Y.-H. Tseng, & J.-L. Mau*. (2015). Chemical characteristics and anti-proliferation activities of Ganoderma tsugae polysaccharides. Carbohydrate Polymers 128(2015):90-98. SCI.
9. R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Hsieh, & J.-L. Mau*. (2015). Apoptotic Effect of Extract from Medicinal Mushroom from Taiwan Taiwanofungus salmoneus (Higher Basidiomycetes) Mycelium Combined with or without Cisplatin on Hepatocellular carcinoma Cells. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 17(6):567-577. SCI.
10. R.-C. Chien, S.-Y. Tsai, E. Y.C. Lai, & J.-L. Mau*. (2015). Antiproliferative Activites of Hot Water Extracts from Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms, Ganoderma tsugae,and Agrocybe cylindracea (Higher Basidiomycetes) on Cancer Cells. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 17(5):453-462. SCI.
11. R.-C. Chien, M.-T. Yen, J.-L. Mau*. (2015). Antimicrobial and antitumor activities of chitosan from shiitake stipes and crab shells. Carbohydrate Polymers 138(2016):250-264, SCI.
12. S.-S. Chiang, E. Ulziijargal, R.-C. Chien and J.-L. Mau*. (2015). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of solid state fermented products from a medicinal mushroom, Taiwanofungus salmoneus (higher Basidiomycetes) from Taiwan. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 17(1), SCI.
13. Y.-C. Lo, S.-Y. Lin, E. Ulziijargal, S.-Y. Chen, R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou and J.-L. Mau*. (2012). Comparative study of contents of several bioactive components in fruiting bodies and mycelia of culinary-medicinal mushrooms. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 14(4), SCI.

(B) Symposium abstracts
1. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Yang and J.-L. Mau. 2015, 12, 16-20. Anti-inflammation and lipogenic inhibition of Antrodia salmonea mycelium. International Symposium for Agricultural Biotechnology. Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus and Bangkok Campus, Thailand.
2. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Lin, J.-L. Mau. Jun. 24, 2017. Apoptotic effect of Taiwanofungus salmonea mycelium and solid-state fermented products on cancer cells. Agricultural Chemical Society of Taiwan, 55th annual conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
3. R.-C. Chien, Y.-C. Yang and J.-L. Mau. 2015, 5, 14-18. Activities of anti-inflammation and lipogenic inhibition of Antrodia salmonea mycelium and Grifola frondosa fruiting body. The 8th Asian Congress on Nutrition. Yokohama, Japan.
4. J.-L. Mau, R.-C. Chien, S.-C. Yang and L.-M. Lin. 2015, 5, 14-18. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of pulsed light irradiated Lentinula edodes. The 8th Asian Congress on Nutrition. Yokohama, Japan.
5. R.-C. Chien, E. Ulziijargal and J.-L. Mau. 2014, 12, 3-7. Quality of bread supplemented with Antrodia salmonea fermented grains. International Symposium for Agricultural Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam.
6. E. Ulziijargal, S.-S. Chiang, R.-C. Chien and J.-L. Mau 2014, 12, 3-7. Solid-state fermentation by Antrodia salmonea as functional food. International Symposium for Agricultural Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam.
7. P.-H. Wu, Y.-H. Li, R.-C. Chien, J.-L. Mau. 29 Nov. 2013. Analysis of phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of Pleurotus citrinopileatus, Pleurotus salmoneostramineus, and Hypsizigus marmoreus. Taiwan Association for Food Science and Technology, 43th annual conference, Taichung, Taiwan.
8. R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou, S.-C. Yang, Y.-K. Chen and J.-L. Mau. 2013, 8, 26-29. Effect of extracts from Flammulina velutipes and Pleurotus eryngii fruiting bodies on foam cell formation of human acute monocytic leukemia cell line. The 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference. Beijing, China.
9. J.-L. Mau, R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou, S.-C. Yang and Y.-K. Chen. 2013, 8, 26-29. Effect of extracts from Flammulina velutipes and Pleurotus eryngii fruiting bodies on 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference. Beijing, China.
10. J.-L. Mau, Y.-J. Hsieh and R.-C. Chien. 2013, 6, 9-12. Pro-apoptotic effect of extract from Antrodia salmonea mycelia alone or in combination with cisplatin on hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines. The 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. Tokyo, Japan.
11. Y.-C. Lo, S.-Y. Lin, E. Ulziijargal, S.-Y. Chen, R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou, J.-L. Mau. Dec. 2, 2011. Contents of three bioactive components in mushroom fruiting bodies and mycelia. Taiwan Association for Food Science and Technology, 41th annual conference, Chiayi City, Taiwan.


(C) Books
1. J.-L. Mau, R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou, S.-C. Yang and Y.-K. Chen. 2013. Effect of extracts from Flammulina velutipes and Pleurotus eryngii fruiting bodies on 3T3-L1 adipocytes. In “Proceedings of the 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference.” pp. 150-161. Beijing, China.
2. R.-C. Chien, Y.-J. Tzou, S.-C. Yang, Y.-K. Chen and J.-L. Mau. 2013. Effect of extracts from Flammulina velutipes and Pleurotus eryngii fruiting bodies on foam cell formation of human acute monocytic leukemia cell line. In “Proceedings of the 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference.” pp. 162-171. Beijing, China.
3. M.-T. Yan, P.-H. Lin, J.-Y. Huang, M.-C. Hsieh, F.-J. Dai, S.-Y. Chen, R.-C. Chien. 2012. New Food Technologist Selected (II). Wo Feng Bookstore Co., Taipei, Taiwan. ISBN:978-986-6287-22-0.


Sapphire Tsai

Senior Product Development Executive

About

EDUCATION

    2014-2016, Master, Nutrition, Chung Shan Medical University
    2010-2014, Bachelor, Nutrition, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science

Professional Experience

    Health Food Company sales specialist
    Nutritional meristem research assistant in Chung Shan Medical University
    Finished intern experience in Martin De Porres Hospital

Certificate/Rewards/ Archives

    Research competition distinguished achievement award
    Certificate of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
    Member of Nutrition society of Taiwan

Research Experience

    1. Effect of the strawberry leaf water extract on skeletal muscle wasting in high fat diet and streptozotocin induced mouse type 1 diabetes in C57BL/6J mouse
    2. Effect of the strawberry leaf ethanol extract on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response and muscle wasting in C57BL/6J mice
    3. Vitamin D and coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve muscle oxidative stress, inflammation and protein catabolism in high fat diet and streptozotocin induced diabetic mice
    4. γ-linolenic acid, Quercetin and Genistin can help TNF-a induce muscle atrophy in c2c12 muscle cells.
    5. Effects of multiple bioactive food compounds on chemotherapy induced muscle wasting in tumor-bearing mice
    6. Medium-chain triglycerides effectively reduce muscle wasting in tumor-bearing C57BL/6 mice

Lee Zhi Ying

Senior Product Development Executive

About

EDUCATION

    2013, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours Degree) Monash University (Australia)
    2010-2012, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Monash University (Australia)
Professional Experience
    2014-2019, Senior Research Associate, Biovalence Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) Assisted and involved in troubleshooting on-going research activities for an existing recombinant therapeutic protein produced using a bacterial system, originating from gene design to protein production, purification and bioactivity validation processes. Participated in troubleshooting issues and optimizing procedures associated with the recombinant protein manufacturing process at both laboratory and pilot production scale. Had experienced in handling cell culture including Vero and Crandell Reese Feline Kidney (CRFK) cell lines.

Lim Lay Phing

Senior Product Development Executive

About

EDUCATION

    2015-2016, MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science, University of Brighton
    2011-2014, BSc of Science Pharmaceutical Science,Liverpool John Moores University
Professional Experience
    Formulation Research; YSP SDN BHD
    Pharmacy Technician; Davey’s Chemist Pharmacy Shop, Liverpool
    Pharmacy Technician; Pharma-logik Community Pharmacy
    National Heart Institute hospital pharmacy department in Malaysia. Had worked in 4 different departments: outpatient pharmacy, in-patient pharmacy, manufacturing and store.
Research Experience
    1. Contributed on the Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 enhances bioavailability of serotonin in gut tissues through modulation of synthesis and clearance with Dr Patel and Dr Jones

Goh Yew Fook

Quality Management Executor

About

EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Dietetics
ORGANIZATIONS
    Member of Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA)
Professional Experience
    Former branch manager of pharmacy.
    3 years experiences in pharmacy management on operation, sales and marketing.
    Pharmacy Technician; Pharma-logik Community Pharmacy
    Completed clinical attachments in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) and Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB).
    Completed food service attachment in Penang General Hospital.

Xamuel Ch’ng

Senior Product Trainer

About

EDUCATION

    2011, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Marketing (University Tunku Abdul Rahman)
    2019, Certificate in Diet & Nutrition (Natural Health Naturopathic Academy)
    Advanced Certificate in Chinese Medicine Therapy (Natural Health Naturopathic Academy)
Professional Experience
    Business Distributor (Conforer Global Sdn Bhd)
    Training Executive cum Trainer (HD Training House Sdn Bhd)
    Marketing Manager (Conforer Global Sdn Bhd)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
    Malaysia Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer

Dr. Chong Yee Hang

Agriculture Specialist

About

EDUCATION

    PhD in plant pathology,major in Virologist
    Degree in Bachelor of Biotechnology
Professional Experience
    Plant clinic
    Assisting Vietnam seedling company setup a plant disease diagnosis and detection laboratory
    Vaccine for plants
    Develop non-transgenic crop which are able to resist plant disease
    Doctor in the field
    Plant disease diagnosis under field condition
    Hi-tech plant factory
    Plant tissue culture procedure setup
    Genetic modification
    Develop transgenic crop with disease resistant as well as high yield production
    From one to one hundred
    Plant grafting technique for mass production of equal quality seedlings
Journal Papers
    A Plant SMALL RNA-BINDING PROTEIN 1 Family Mediates Cell-to-Cell Trafficking of RNAi Signals (2019) Yan, Yan., Byung-kook Ham., Yee-Hang Chong., Shi-Dong Yeh., William J. Lucas. Molecular Plant, Volume 13, Issue 2, 321 - 335
    The virus causing passionfruit woodiness disease in Taiwan is reclassified as East Asian passiflora virus. (2018) Yee-Hang Chong, Ying-Huey Cheng, Hao-Wen Cheng, Ying-Chih Huang & Shyi-Dong Yeh. Journal of General Plant Pathology, volume 84, 208–220
Current Work
    Nethouse pesticide-free melon cultivation
    Agarwood tree plantation and development of agarwood inoculation method
    Study of Vanilla planting condition
    Study of Sacha inchi planting condition

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