SnackHealthy Teams Up with The Cincinnati Cyclones
News Source: Press Release
"JUPITER, FL, Jan 19, 2012 -- Today, Healthient, Inc. announced that its direct sales business unit SnackHealthy has teamed up with professional hockey team The Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2011-2012 season to offer Kids Eat Free Nights. SnackHealthy's CrispyFruit Fuji Apple, Pineapple and Banana will be served as part of the kids meals at Cyclones games on Kids Eat Free Nights throughout the season. Kids Eat Free Nights take place on December 27th, January 21st, February 25th and March 24th at the US Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati. All fans ages 2 through 12 will receive a free meal.
Katherine West, SnackHealthy's CEO, will be in attendance this Saturday night to drop the ceremonial first puck as the Cyclones battle the Chicago Express. "Working with a professional hockey team that supports their young fans with healthy snacks is another opportunity for SnackHealthy to encourage children to be active and eat healthy. I feel great pride in knowing that we are helping kids make better choices by providing these great tasting, healthier alternatives," said Katherine West, CEO of SnackHealthy.
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America's children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke -- conditions usually associated with adulthood.
"The Cyclones are proud to offer a delicious and nutritious addition to Kids Eat Free Nights with SnackHealthy's CrispyFruit snacks," said Cyclones Vice President and General Manager Kristin Ropp. "This addition only extends the family value of a Cyclones game as kids 2 through 12 will now be able to receive a complimentary meal that includes a bag of SnackHealthy's Crispy Fruit when attending our Kids Eat Free Nights this season," she added.
Crispy Fruit and SnackHealthy's entire line of food and beverage products are sold exclusively through SnackHealthy distributors."
USANA Extends Sponsorship of US Speedskating
News Source: Press Release
"SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 18, 2012 -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc., a global nutritional supplements company, today announced that it will be extending its sponsorship of US Speedskating. USANA, who first teamed up with the organization in 1999 as its Official Supplier of Nutritional Supplements, is the longest-standing sponsor of the Olympic team.
US Speedskating currently holds 85 Olympic medals, the most of any other U.S. winter Olympic team, and hopes to break into triple-digits during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
"Extending our sponsorship with these elite American athletes was an easy decision for us," said Dan Macuga, USANA's chief communications officer. "We are honored to be able to continue assisting them with their health as they prepare to dominate the world stage during the upcoming winter Olympic games."
"We're honored to renew our relationship with USANA," said Mark Greenwald, US Speedskating's executive director. "Our athletes and staff travel throughout the world for long periods of time, and it is vital that they get the nutrition they need to stay healthy. USANA's products provide our athletes with the peace of mind they need to stay focused on competing and winning. We truly appreciate all that USANA does, and will continue to do for our athletes and staff. We look forward to our continued partnership."
"As our longest-standing sponsor, I would like to thank USANA for providing us with world-class products that help give us the edge on our competitors," said U.S. Long Track World Cup Team athlete Brittany Bowe.
Bowe and the rest of US Speedskating's Winter World Cup team will compete Saturday, January 21st - Sunday, January 22nd, at the Essent ISU Speedskating World Cup, in Salt Lake City."
Nu Skin Begins Official Launch of ageLOC Products
News Source: Press Release
"PROVO, Utah, Jan. 18, 2012 -- Following record-breaking pre-sales in connection with the company's fourth quarter 2011 global convention, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. announces the official launch of its new ageLOC anti-aging products: the ageLOC® Galvanic Body Spa(TM), an advanced skin treatment system that is paired with the new ageLOC® Body Shaping Gel and ageLOC® Dermatic Effects® Body Contouring Lotion; and ageLOC® R2 (R-squared), a nutritional supplement system designed to renew and recharge the body.
The company's U.S., European and South Pacific markets begin the rollout this month with the introduction of the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa system, while Japan and Korea are both launching ageLOC R2 (R-squared). The products will continue to roll out in additional markets with ageLOC R2 (R-squared) set to launch in the company's Greater China and Southeast Asia markets later this year.
"We are proud to present the latest in ageLOC innovation to our customers and distributors as we continue to solidify our position as a global leader in the anti-aging industry," said Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin. "As we launch these new ageLOC products in the United States, Japan, Korea, Europe and South Pacific this month, we continue to see great consumer demand for the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa and ageLOC R2 (R-squared) and expect the momentum to continue to build through the year."
Both the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa system and ageLOC R2 (R-squared) were developed utilizing Nu Skin's proprietary ageLOC science that enables the company to identify unique groups of genes specific to the aging process, called Youth Gene Clusters (YGC), and then target and reset them to more youthful patterns of activity. Previous products born out of Nu Skin's exclusive ageLOC science include the ageLOC Galvanic Spa and Gels for the face and the Nu Skin ageLOC® Transformation daily skin care system. The ageLOC super class of anti-aging products has proven to be a tremendous success for Nu Skin, generating sales of more than $700 million over the past three years.
"Our ageLOC scientific approach has brought us to this moment where we can offer people the ageLOC super class of anti-aging products, and our sales are just more proof of how effective people find these products," said Joe Chang, Ph.D., Nu Skin chief scientific officer. "What's more, we believe we have yet to even scratch the surface on what ageLOC is truly capable of in terms of anti-aging science. While we celebrate the introduction of these products, and our recent acquisition of LifeGen Technologies and their more than thirty years of anti-aging genetic research, we are also greatly looking forward to the innovation that lies ahead.""
Reliv International Launches LunaRich
News Source: Press Release
"Biotech breakthrough produces soy powder with over five times key bioactive component”.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Jan. 17, 2012 -- Reliv International, Inc., and Soy Labs LLC today announced the creation of LunaRich(TM), an exclusive soy powder developed at the Missouri Plant Science Center (MPSC). Reliv is adding LunaRich to one of its nutritional supplements and will reveal that product at the Reliv National Conference in Reno, Nv., Feb. 17.
"Biotechnology is vital to Missouri's economic future," said former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond. "Our vision for the Missouri Plant Science Center is to unite our state's scientists, farmers and private-sector job creators to spawn biotech innovation. The collaborative effort between Reliv and Soy Labs is helping us realize that vision by bringing cutting-edge biotech products to market."
LunaRich is a whole soy powder containing five to ten times more lunasin than the industry standard. Lunasin is a peptide found naturally in soy that scientists have identified as the key to many of soy's documented health benefits. These include cholesterol management, heart health and weight loss, among others. LunaRich is the first product to come out of the joint biotechnology research and development partnership that Reliv, Soy Labs and the MPSC formed in August 2011.
Learn how LunaRich helps control cholesterol production in the liver, the source of over 80% of the body's cholesterol.
"A growing body of research shows that the lunasin peptide is one of the most important bioactive components of soy," said Dr. Alfredo Galvez, the MPSC's lead scientific advisor. "In creating LunaRich for Reliv, we have maximized lunasin levels in a soy powder."
Dr. Galvez first discovered lunasin in 1996 during research at UC Berkley to improve the nutritional profile of soy protein. More than 40 peer-reviewed and published studies have documented lunasin's health benefits. Research by 21 institutions supported by 27 public and private funding sources has resulted in nine patents.
The amount of lunasin in soybeans varies significantly based on seed, soil and environment. The MPSC refines specially selected soybeans grown exclusively for Reliv to maximize levels of lunasin in LunaRich.
Learn how LunaRich's refinement process enables maximum lunasin absorption by the body.
"This is a significant step forward for Reliv and for nutrition science. LunaRich is an extraordinary ingredient with solid clinical data behind it," said Dr. Carl W. Hastings, Reliv's chief scientific officer. "As scientists learn more about the mechanisms that make soy a nutritional superfood, Reliv is proud to lead the way in making the fruits of these discoveries available to all.""