SierraSil(TM) is First Product-Specific Online Course on introduced an online education module focused on the branded ingredient SierraSil™, the first such product-specific program on the site. The program was developed in collaboration with Sierra Mountain Minerals and is available free to users at

"The development of this free education module will enhance the industry's understanding of our product," said Michael Bentley, executive vice president of Sierra Mountain Minerals. "This will increase awareness and improve knowledge throughout the distribution channel."

The course consists of in-depth study materials on SierraSil and an online multiple-choice test covering technical specifications, safety, efficacy and supporting research. Upon successful completion of the program, users are issued a Certificate of Proficiency on the SierraSil ingredient. The program is intended for those involved in sales, marketing and product development in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors.

"By providing in-depth education on specific ingredients and products, nutrilearn will help to increase industry knowledge and stimulate science-based product development," said Robert Tesdall, nutrilearn program director. "Anyone involved in the distribution channel will benefit from a greater understanding of the ingredients on the market."

Sierra Mountain Minerals Inc. was founded in 2003 to research, develop and market SierraSil™, a fast acting and powerful bulk ingredient for joint support. SierraSil has been shown to promote joint mobility, flexibility and active lifestyles

Nutrilearn is an industry-specific professional development and training site. Courses currently available include: Advertising Compliance Certification Program; AIBMR Life Science’s Dietary Supplement Regulatory Compliance Course; American Botanical Council's Herbal Information Course; low carb retailer training course; and the SierraSil™ product training course.

Virgo Publishing Inc. produces the SupplySide Trade Shows and Conferences, the Focus on the Future Executive Conference and Retreat, and the online training Web site; and publishes Natural Products Industry INSIDER, low carb retailer and HSR: Health Supplement Retailer magazines.


Bob Tesdall, Program Director, nutrilearn
Virgo Publishing
Phone: 480-990-1101, ext. 1356
Email: [email protected]

Henry Kriegel, President
Kriegel Marketing Group LLC
Phone: 406-585-8085
Email: [email protected]

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