Press Releases / In the News Archives - Vitanova

Vitanova Vitamin Brand Travels to the Amazon to Help Preserve a Tribe’s Culture and Botanical Knowledge

Professor Maurizio Gnerre, Timothy Rose, & Kamal El-Wattar of Vitanova with members of the Amazon Shuar Tribe. (PRNewsfoto/Vitanova)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The co-founders of Vitanova, a vitamin brand that uses a variety of medicinal herbs in its supplements, traveled to the rainforest this summer to meet with the Shuar’s tribal elders as part of their “Paying Forward” project. Vitanova donates 10% of all profits to the preservation and revival of botanical knowledge worldwide.

The New York Times states; “…of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in this century. Languages are now falling out of use at a rate of about one every two weeks.”

The Shuar language is one of those endangered—jeopardizing the community’s culture as well as their ancient knowledge of medicinal plants. To help preserve the traditions, the Paying Forward project encouraged communication between Shuar generations by pairing elders who speak the language with their grandchildren. In this way, the knowledge was passed down directly. A database of 50 botanical remedies has been transmitted, photographed and is now part of a growing archive.

Timothy Rose, Vitanova’s Creative Director, also traveled to meet the Shuar. “We got an opportunity to research new, exciting botanicals as well as meet the indigenous knowledge-keepers,” said Rose.

Vitanova is engaging with the world’s leading linguists, anthropologists and indigenous communities to preserve life-saving plant species and the knowledge about those plants––both of which dramatically affect all of humanity.

Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to plants as a source of new drug candidates. A child suffering from leukemia in 1960 faced a 10% chance of remission. By 1997, the likelihood of remission had been increased to 95%, thanks to two drugs derived from a wild plant native to Madagascar.

When asked about the project’s impact Vitanova’s botanical knowledge liaison, linguistics Professor Maurizio Gnerre said, “With the support of Vitanova, we’ve put children together with elders and created a special school for the kids to learn their own language and interact with nature.”

“Vitanova knows that when a language and culture dies, vital botanical information goes along with it. And, that affects not just the indigenous people but all of us,” said CEO, Kamal El-Wattar.

Vitanova founders are invested in programs around the globe. This month, Rose is traveling through Indonesia to meet with tribal knowledge keepers to continue the project.

Re-posted from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vitanova-vitamin-brand-travels-to-the-amazon-to-help-preserve-a-tribes-culture-and-botanical-knowledge-300503090.html?tc=eml_cleartime

VITANOVA NUTRACEUTICALS APPOINT NEW EXECUTIVE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Sequoia Laboratories LLC parent company of Vitanova Nutraceuticals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan McFarlane as the company’s chief operating officer effective on July 5, 2017.

Ryan’s roles in his 19 years in the pharmaceutical industry have run the gamut from Operations, Quality, Science and Technology to Finance and Operational Excellence to Business and Corporate Governance.

Prior to his new role with Vitanova, Ryan held the title of Global director of Operational Excellence at Patheon Pharmaceuticals where he championed value capture initiatives across the Patheon network.

Before his role with Patheon, Ryan was the director of Supply Chain for Banner Life Sciences™, one of three standalone business units of $2.1 billion in revenue of privately held DPx—the company formed from the merging of Patheon Pharmaceuticals (PTI on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and the pharmaceutical business of Netherlands-based DSM (DSM: NA on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange). Reporting directly to the president of Banner Life Sciences™, Ryan was commissioned to ensure the development, manufacturing and commercialization of multiple deliverables for prescription pharmaceuticals, OTC and nutraceutical products in markets in the Americas and Europe.

During his time with Banner Life Sciences™, Ryan and his team launched three first-to-file prescription products, one nutraceutical product and have repatriated seven ANDA prescription products. The team was also responsible for managing the private-label fish oil lines for Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Rite Aid.

Prior to his role with Banner Life Sciences, Ryan was part of the Senior Leadership Team as director of Business Management at a newly acquired Patheon site, Banner Pharmacaps. His mission was to build high-performing departments for the site—including Business Management, Technology Transfer and Costing and Quotations. In addition, the site controller and Ryan jointly accomplished $191 million in revenue for the P&L of the site in his tenure with the company.

With his new role at Vitanova, Ryan is looking forward to making Vitanova products part of people’s everyday lives.

In his downtime, Ryan enjoys travel, cooking and fitness.

Gift Giving Expert Aileen Avery Provides Unique Gift Suggestions for Dads and Grads on Tips on TV Blog

Aileen shared the top gifts for Dads and Grads! (PRNewsfoto/Tips on TV, Aileen Avery)

ATLANTA, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Many years later, choosing gifts for dads and added to it the grads, is still a challenge, according to Aileen Avery, who has studied and written about both the psychology and history behind gift giving in her popular book Gift Rap: The History and Art of Gift Giving.

ONE GIFT THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS ANY DAD

When looking for gifts to impress Dad it can sometimes be hard. So, in addition to great gifts they can unwrap, try giving dad a memorable experience too. This Father’s Day, give him the gift of travel. To ensure a stress-free and comfortable getaway, start by choosing the right hotel. The All Suites brands by Hilton have more than 800 properties all over the United States, and include Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. Not only do they have spacious accommodations complete with separate living and kitchen areas, but they also offer a variety of free amenities, from daily breakfast to an evening reception. Starting at $99 a night, Dad will feel special and the budget will go farther. Go to hiltonbringit.com to check out these deals.

UNIQUE GIFT TO CONSIDER GIVING DADS & GRADS THIS YEAR

Holidays and new phases in life can lead to stress. As a matter of fact, a recent study found that more than a third of Americans said not having enough time to get organized leads to stress. This year, consider giving a unique gift that can help relieve stress by helping that special Dad or Grad get organized. Gladiator, the leader in garage storage and organization solutions for the past 15 years, has the answer with its best-selling Gladiator GearTrack Pack starter kit. It installs in just 15 minutes to organize tools, sports gear, and more to create space and gives Dads and Grads more time to do what they love. For the grad who is moving into their first apartment, it offers quick, accessible storage. For the outdoor-loving Dad, the piece is easily outfitted to hold camping gear and equipment. Even the hooks can slide and be repositioned as seasons and hobbies change. The GearTrack Pack has a great price point of about $50 and is the foundation of the Gladiator organizational system of workbenches, cabinets, shelving and more that can be found at retail stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot, or online at gladiatorgarageworks.com.

A SPECIAL GIFT THAT HAS A PERSONAL TOUCH

Everybody wants their Dad to be around for a long time, and also their grads to be prepared for the next step in life. It is important to exercise and stay healthy, and to take care of brain health. When stressed, it can really affect the brain’s function. Vitanova’s Brainfood has ingredients derived from organic blueberries and sunflower seeds, which help to boost mental performance and enhance memory function. This allows your mind to become sharper and more focused. Vitanova also give back 10% to support the preservation of botanical wisdom that comes from the indigenous communities that maintain the botanical knowledge and sourcing of the whole ingredients used in Vitanova’s supplements. For their full range of supplements, you can visit Vitanova.com and get a Brainfood and receive a Men’s or Women’s Multivitamin free!

BEST GIFTS THAT CAN BE FOUND ONLINE THIS YEAR

When shopping for the perfect gift for Dads and Grads this year, check out a great website Monoprice.com. Monoprice is a leading online retailer for high-quality, affordable consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories. They recently launched the Strata Home Appliance line, which includes the All-in-One Pot that is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and rice cooker. This multi-functional product is easy to use and prevents kitchen clutter. It is the ideal gift for anyone from a convenient cook to an amateur chef and is just under $70. Monoprice has the Cadet High Suction Robotic Vacuum. It is the perfect gift for someone starting college or graduating from college and heading into the real world. The ultra-compact vacuum allows for easy cleaning under furniture, all hands-free, and is under $100. Both have free shipping. These are just a few things you can find on Monoprice.com, as there are over 7,000 products. Where everyone is sure to find the perfect gift for Dads and Grads!

Contact: tipsontv@gmail.com

Related Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtcb5mVk9sw

SOURCE Tips on TV, Aileen Avery

Re-posted from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gift-giving-expert-aileen-avery-provides-unique-gift-suggestions-for-dads-and-grads-on-tips-on-tv-blog-300475966.html

Tips On TV – Aileen Avery Gives Unique Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

Find out the Gifts that Should be on Every Dad’s and Grad’s Wish List this Year

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Many years later, choosing gifts for dads and added to it the grads, is still a challenge, according to Aileen Avery, who has studied and written about both the psychology and history behind gift giving in her popular book GIFT RAP: The History and Art of Gift Giving. Now, Avery will use her unique expertise to provide gift suggestions for choosing gifts that every dad and grad will appreciate.

ONE GIFT THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS ANY DAD
We love our Dads and we want them to have a great Father’s Day. Sometimes it is hard to find a special gift for dad, so in addition to great gifts they can unwrap, try giving dad a memorable experience too. This Father’s Day, give him the gift of travel. To ensure a stress-free and comfortable getaway, start by choosing the right hotel. The All Suites brands by Hilton have more than 800 properties all over the United States, and include Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. Not only do they have spacious accommodations complete with separate living and kitchen areas, but they also offer a variety of free amenities, from daily breakfast to an evening reception. Starting at $99 a night, Dad will feel special and your budget will go farther. Go to hiltonbringit.com to check out these deals.

A UNIQUE GIFT TO CONSIDER GIVING DADS & GRADS THIS YEAR
A recent study found that more than a third of Americans said not having enough time to get organized leads to stress. A unique gift that you can give to help that special Dad or Grad get organized is the Gladiator. It is the leader in garage storage and organization solutions for the past 15 years that has a best-selling Gladiator GearTrack Pack, a starter kit that installs in just 15 minutes to organize your tools, sports gear or whatever is cluttering your space. The kit can be split into two pieces which shows its versatility. For the grad who is moving into their first apartment, it offers quick, accessible storage. For the outdoor-loving dad, the piece is easily outfitted with camping gear and equipment. Even the hooks can slide and be repositioned as seasons and hobbies change. It can be found at a great price of about $50, but they also have full systems like workbenches, cabinets, and shelving that can be found at retail stores like Lowes or Home Depot, or online at gladiatorgarageworks.com.

SUGGESTIONS FOR A SPECIAL GIFT THAT HAS A PERSONAL TOUCH
We all want our dads to be around for a long time, and we want our grads to be prepared for the next step in life. It is important to exercise and stay healthy, and also to take care of our brain health. When we are stressed, it can really affect our brain’s function. Vitanova’s Brainfood has ingredients derived from organic blueberries and sunflower seeds, which help to boost mental performance and enhance memory function. This allows your mind to become sharper and more focused. For their full range of supplements, you can visit Vitanova.com and get a Brainfood and receive a Men’s or Women’s Multivitamin free!

THE BEST GIFTS THAT CAN BE FOUND ONLINE THIS YEAR
The best website that is perfect for finding the right gifts for Dads and Grads is Monoprice.com. Monoprice is a leading online retailer for high-quality, affordable consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories. They recently launched a Strata Home Appliance line, which includes the All-in-One Pot that is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and rice cooker. This multi-functional product is easy to use and prevents kitchen clutter. It is the ideal gift for anyone from a convenient cook to an amateur chef and is just under $70. They also have the Cadet High Suction Robotic Vacuum. It is the perfect gift for someone starting college or graduating from college and heading into the real world. The ultra-compact vacuum allows for easy cleaning under furniture, all hands-free, and is under $100. Both have free shipping. These are just a few things you can find on the website, as there are over 7,000 products. You are sure to find the perfect gift!

Re-posted from http://www.tipsontv.com/aileen-dads-grads/

Coffee with America – Dr. V.

Click to below to watch! Famous TV Host Dr. Yael Varnado-Rhodes, RD, Shares Her Amazing Strategy for Improving Your Health & Wellness

ASK DR ‘V’ HOW TO KICK START YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS THIS SUMMER

As a trusted health and lifestyle expert, Dr. Yael Varnado, affectionately called Dr. V, has garnered the respect of her peers, patients, and the public with her blend of passion-driven clinical knowledge and compassion. She has a passion for PREVENTION especially for young adults and a focus on women’s health and is known for her ability to deliver relatable, usable and relevant information. She is committed to educating the masses about how important it is to live healthy early on in life, so you can enjoy great health in the golden years.
In this interview, Dr. V will explain why Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) and other celebrations during the month of May can be a spring board for inspire women to make health changes. The US Department of Health and Human Services points out that heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression and autoimmune diseases are the top five health issues facing women.

SOME OF THE HEALTH CHECKS DR. V DISCUSSES INCLUDE:
The importance of antioxidants and a healthy diet
Understanding problems and sexual issues facing women as they age
How effective are vitamins and supplements and for young and older women
Important information about a serious problem that affects one in three women

SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Dr. Varnado has made frequent guest appearances as a medical contributor on The Today Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, The Bethenny Show, Fox News, CBS, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Refinery 29, Hot 97, Perez Hilton, and The Steve Harvey Show to name a few, weighing in on breaking news issues and hot health topics. For almost three years she co-hosted the medical health segment on Reverend Al Sharpton’s syndicated radio show “Keeping it Real.” She is the founder of Get Checked 4 Life, Inc., getchecked4life.org a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization that provides at-risk and underserved communities across the nation with access to health services.

7 Kids and Us – Vitanova Adds 4 New Supplements including Keep Calm and Sleep Well

May 2017 – 7 Kids and Us – Vitanova Adds 4 New Supplements including Keep Calm and Sleep Well

I find it really amazing that so many different things we put in our body can do so many things. I mean, if we drink a lavender tea, we feel relaxed, and if we eat sunflowers, it can boost our brain power. I love that Vitanova has packaged each of these things for me, in one convenient tablet.

Vitanova has recently added to this line of distinctive supplements four new products designed to support daily living and wellness.
Read more

Vitanova Makes Music with Health and Wellness Vitamins

May 2017 – Vitanova Makes Music with Health and Wellness Vitamins

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vitanova introduces Stella Heath, one of the nine Vitanova Brand Ambassadors featured on their Women’s Multivitamin box. Vitanova has developed a unique multivitamin product line made with probiotic-cultured nutrients, certified organic botanicals, and non-GMO ingredients sustainably sourced from around the globe.
Read more

Vitanova Expands Their Supplement Line with Four Unique Products

April 2017 – Vitanova Expands Their Supplement Line with Four Unique Products

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vitanova has developed a unique multivitamin product line made with probiotic-cultured nutrients, certified organic botanicals, and non-GMO ingredients sustainably sourced from around the globe.

Shop now and save 30%

Subscribe to our email newsletter and get a discount code for 30% off!