About Specnova

A Story Behind Every Ingredient 

In 2017, our founding team of scientists and experts united to introduce unique, plant-based ingredients that would stand out in a saturated marketplace.

Branded Ingredients That Build Brands—

One look at our vibrantly pigmented fruit, herb and plant extracts reveals why we’re different, the color of our commitment to quality and purity. The real differentiation is in what your customers don’t see.

  • Novel, clinically-driven claims.

  • Exciting encapsulation and delivery systems.

  • Enhanced bioavailability

  • Stronger, proven benefits to help your brand stand out.

Our difference is your competitive edge.

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We’re Specnova—pure, raw nature infused with the power of biotechnology and science.


Sourcing new, concentrated bioactives from the world’s most fertile regions, and applying the latest technologies for yielding an expanded scope of health claims. Our difference is your competitive edge.

Sebastian Balcombe
Founder & CEO

With over twenty-five years in the natural products industry and a Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry, Balcombe approaches natural ingredients and delivery systems discovery and development through the lens of an experienced entrepreneur and scientist. From in-silico computational chemistry for compound discovery to clinical research and IP development, he has developed over thirty nutraceutical ingredients, multiple liposomal and beadlet delivery systems as well as the IP surrounding them.  With his in-depth understanding of liposomal technology, Sebastian’s most recent research has focused on how this novel delivery system works with natural ingredients, including the ability to increase the bioavailability and stability of critical nutrients in the body.  Sebastian’s authentic passion, craftsmanship, and commitment to creating a superior customer-brand experience have built his reputation as a pragmatic perfectionist in the industry. He is dedicated to helping people achieve a better quality of life and is committed to establishing new standards in product development, innovation, research, and quality control.

Partner with Specnova today and discover the difference our unique approach can make.

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