Vita-Tech International, Inc. has donated 12 tons of fresh-dated multi-mineral tablets to Direct Relief International to globally assist pregnant and nursing women. “We know that mother/child health is key to a more successful world future," said Vita-Tech president Thomas T. Tierney. “We are proud to make this contribution which also supports the work of The University of California, Santa Barbara Global Medical Brigade's activities in Honduras as well as Direct Relief's maternal and child health programs," Tierney said. The company, which manufactures vitamins and nutritional supplements, donated calcium/magnesium/zinc supplements.
"This donation will impact the lives of many women and children by helping them get the nutritional support they need," commented Direct Relief pharmacist Cathleen Grabowski.
"It will give a significant boost to pregnant and nursing mothers in order to improve health outcomes." Grabowski commented that increased access to essential micronutrients can help keep mothers and children with limited food access healthier. Additionally, this product can help by providing one of the components for treating osteopenia and osteoporosis, she said.
In making the donation, Vita-Tech coordinated with Global Medical Brigades - UC Santa Barbara chapter to get the product to Honduran women via Direct Relief. Global Medical Brigades is a student volunteer health program that develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to health care. Direct Relief works with partners that provide health services to people in rural areas that are poor, lack health infrastructure and in which severe health challenges exist.
This is the fourth shipment totaling more than 17 tons of nutritional supplements donated in the last 24 months as part of Vita-Tech’s global outreach program. “We empower people to take charge of their own health so that they can take control of their future,” said Tierney. “Our most important goal is improving people’s lives.”
Vita-Tech International manufactures food supplements and nutraceuticals to support human health and successful aging. Founded in 1954, Vita-Tech is one of the oldest private label nutritional manufacturing firms in the United States. The company differentiates itself by its emphasis on consumer education and positive lifestyles as primary longevity strategies.
About Vita-Tech International, Inc. – Vita-Tech International, Inc. of Tustin, CA, is a leader in the nutritional manufacturing of vitamins and supplements. The company manufactures tablets, two-piece capsules and powders of the highest quality. Its ultra-modern analytical laboratory has been pharmaceutically licensed since the Vita-Tech was founded in 1954. With added capabilities in formulation design, packaging services, rigorous quality assurance and a commitment to cGMP, Vita-Tech serves contract manufacturers and private label.