PHOENIX, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its path as the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements, Phoenix-based Marlyn Nutraceuticals, Inc., dba Naturally Vitamins, has promoted Aftab Ahmed, Ph.D., to vice-president of research and development and business development.
"With his academic background and strong business knowledge, Dr. Ahmed is involved in designing unique approaches to meet the healthcare needs of consumers in the new century," said Joe Lehmann, president, Naturally Vitamins. "I'm very excited about Dr. Ahmed's promotion. He believes in providing our customers with products that will improve the quality of life."
In his position as vice-president, Ahmed will be responsible for developing innovative approaches for quality nutraceuticals, attending to domestic and international regulatory affairs, participating as a guest on radio programs nationwide and lecturing on healthcare matters. Previously, Ahmed served as the director of research and development and business development at Naturally Vitamins.
The focus of Ahmed's academic research has been in developing therapeutic programs for chronic human conditions. With post-graduate training in molecular genetics at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, NJ, his research interest has been exclusively on developing gene therapy protocols for chronic diseases, such as neurodegeneration, coronary heart disease and stroke. As a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, his work led to delivery of specific genes to the spinal cord and brain.
At Naturally Vitamins, Ahmed's philosophy is based on the recognition that the human body has immense innate potential to heal itself. He believes sensible nutritional intervention early in life fosters good health and a longer and healthier life. Ahmed is currently developing nutritional regimens that promise to allow the body to produce beneficial substances to promote better health. His interest is geared toward both delivery of corrective nutrients and their targeted delivery to various tissues to garner optimal health benefits.
"The challenge for medicine will be to manage increasing numbers of elderly people with chronic diseases," said Ahmed. "Chronic diseases compromise the quality of life and limit mobility and personal autonomy. I would like our research to influence not only preventive, but also curative approaches for chronic diseases. In our work at Naturally Vitamins, we will continue to address issues that affect people's health and lives."
Ahmed is a respected author. His books include "Health Benefits of Human Growth Hormone," "Advanced Glycation Endproducts" and "Aging Gracefully." Presently, he is authoring a book on policy issues and challenges facing healthcare in the United States. He is also the author of numerous scientific articles and reviews, and he lectures nationwide. Ahmed has five U.S. patents to his credit with four additional patents pending.
Marlyn Nutraceuticals, Inc., dba Naturally Vitamins, is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements. Naturally Vitamins is the sole U.S. distributor of Wobenzym(R)N, a product outsold only by aspirin in Germany. To learn more about Naturally Vitamins and its products, call 1-800-899-4499 or visit http://www.naturallyvitamins.com.