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Quantum Health & Pacific Nutritionals Team to Provide Tsunami Relief via Vitamin Angels

February 23, 2005, Eugene, Or: Tsunami victims will be receiving a donation of adult multi-vitamins and children’s multi-chewables thanks to a unique alliance between two natural product companies.

Quantum Health of Eugene, Or., a marketer of natural products, and Pacific Nutritionals of Vancouver, WA, a supplement manufacturer have teamed up to donate the much needed nutritional aids to Tsunami victims through the relief organization Vitamin Angel Alliance.

“Pacific Nutritionals is one of the northwest's premier manufacturers,” noted Quantum CEO David Shaw. “We asked them to help out by making supplements for disaster victims and offered to pay all costs. But Michael Schaeffer, Pacific Nutritionals CEO went one better – he wanted to pay half the cost in addition to providing manufacturing.”

“We had thought about sending money,” Schaeffer added, “however, contributing something that we make and that is tangible and will be used right away is very gratifying.”

Eve McClure, Quantum Health’s president noted that, “the fact that these supplements will reach survivors within the week is one reason we wanted to work through Vitamin Angels – they’re doing an incredible job.”

Based in Santa Barbara, CA, The Vitamin Angel Alliance has provided almost 10 million supplements to tsunami victims since the disaster hit. On a broader level, last year the alliance provided over 16.2 million supplements to children and adults in 45 countries around the world. “Quantum Health and Pacific Nutritionals have found a unique way to team up and help”, said Vitamin Angel’s Director Howard Schiffer. “We encourage other companies in the industry to follow suit.”

Quantum, Inc. - Natural Products That Make a Difference - Quantum is a natural product company founded in 1981 that specializes in unique formulations designed to help people feel and look their best. Key categories include cold sore, and canker sore treatments, cold and flu relief, natural insect repellents, head lice treatments, skin care and immune support. Based in Eugene, OR, Quantum’s makes over 70 products which are distributed throughout the United States and Canada and on the Internet. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-448-1448 or visit

Vitamin Angel Alliance is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition and fighting vitamin A deficiency childhood blindness around the world since 1994. In addition to vitamin and supplement products, cash and in-kind donations are being accepted by Vitamin Angel Alliance to speed delivery of the relief supplies. For more information, visit or call: 805 565 9919.

Since 1980, Pacific Nutritional has provided full-service custom contract manufacturing services for the dietary supplement industry. Our reputation for completely satisfied customers is built on our consistent delivery of personalized attention, competitive pricing, fast turn-around times, and products of the highest quality. or call (360) 253-3197

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