Vita-Tech International Donates 12 Tons of Nutritional Products by linzhengnd


									Vita-Tech International Donates 12 Tons of Nutritional Products for Mother and Child

Health in Honduras

{PR Newswire via BioPortfolio} TUSTIN, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vita-Tech International, Inc.

has donated 12 tons of fresh-dated multi-mineral tablets to Direct Relief International to globally assist

pregnant and nursing women. "We know that mother/child health is key to a more successful world future,"

said Vita-Tech president Thomas T. Tierney. "We are proud to make this contribution which also supports the

work of The University of California, Santa Barbara Global Medical Brigade's activities in Honduras as well as

Direct Relief's maternal and child health programs," Tierney said. The company, which manufactures

vitamins and nutritional supplements, donated calcium/magnesium/zinc supplements. "This donation will

impact the lives of many women and children by helping them get the nutritional support they need,"

commented Direct Relief pharmacist Cathleen Grabowski. "It will give a significant boost to pregnant and

nursing mothers in order to improve health outcomes." Grabowski commented that increased access to

essential micronutrients can help keep mothers and children with limited food access healthier. Additionally,

this product can help by providing one of the components for treating osteopenia and osteoporosis, she

said.In making the donation, Vita-Tech coordinated with Global Medical Brigades - UC Santa Barbara chapter

to get the product to Honduran women via Direct Relief. Global Medical Brigades is a student volunteer

health program that develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to

health care. Direct Relief works with partners that provide health services to people in rural areas that are

poor, lack health infrastructure and in which severe health challenges exist.

This is the fourth shipment totaling more than 17 tons of nutritional supplements donated in the last 24

months as part of Vita-Tech's global outreach program. "We empower people to take charge of their own

health so that they can take control of their future," said Tierney. "Our most important goal is improving

people's lives."

Vita-Tech International manufactures food supplements and nutraceuticals to support human health and

successful aging. Founded in 1954, Vita-Tech is one of the oldest private label nutritional manufacturing

firms in the United States. The company differentiates itself by its emphasis on consumer education and

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positive lifestyles as primary longevity strategies.

About Vita-Tech International, Inc. – Vita-Tech International, Inc. of Tustin, CA, is a leader in the

nutritional manufacturing of vitamins and supplements. The company manufactures tablets, two-piece

capsules and powders of the highest quality.                      Its ultra-modern analytical laboratory has been

pharmaceutically licensed since the Vita-Tech was founded in 1954. With added capabilities in formulation

design, packaging services, rigorous quality assurance and a commitment to cGMP, Vita-Tech serves

contract manufacturers and private label clients worldwide.

SOURCE Vita-Tech International, Inc.


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