Dr. Richard Passwater Receives Southeast NPA 2008 President's Award

Solgar Vitamin and Herb is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Richard Passwater, was presented with the Southeast Natural Product Association’s 2008 President’s Award. Dr. Passwater received the prestigious award on December 6, 2008, at the SOHO 2008 Expo in Orlando, Florida. The award is given to individuals or companies that have made notable contributions to the Natural Products Industry for a period of 10 or more years.

Richard A. Passwater, PhD, has been a research biochemist since 1959. His first areas of research interest were in the development of pharmaceuticals, spectrophotoluminescence, and analytical chemistry. Credited with the discovery of antioxidant synergism, Dr. Passwater has been researching selenium’s role in human health for 45 years. A long-time advocate for the Natural Products Industry, Dr. Passwater is revered as one of the pioneers of megavitamin therapy.

“Dr. Passwater’s contributions to the scientific community, the Natural Products Industry, and Solgar are too numerous to count,” said Karl Riedel, President of Solgar Vitamin and Herb. “His knowledge and dedication to quality can be found in every Solgar bottle. We are fortunate to have him on our team and are proud of this latest achievement.”

Dr. Passwater has authored more than 45 books and over 500 articles on nutrition and nutritional supplements, including the best-selling book Supernutrition: Megavitamin Revolution. He writes a popular monthly interview column, “Vitamin Connection,” for Whole Foods magazine. More information on Dr. Passwater is available at www.drpasswater.com.

For over 60 years, Solgar Vitamin and Herb has been educating and providing consumers worldwide with premium-quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements that enhance overall wellness. Committed to quality, Solgar utilizes stability testing, expiration dating, USP water filtration, and quality control analyses to ensure potency and purity in every product. With its world headquarters located in Leonia, NJ, Solgar exclusively distributes its more than 450 products directly to natural health food retailers across the globe. Additional information about Solgar can be found on the Internet at www.solgar.com.

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