Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is veganism good for children?

It’s hard to imagine most kids embracing a strict vegan diet by choice, but according to an article by dietician Timi Gustafson, veganism is becoming a more popular lifestyle among adults - many of whom wish to pass on the no animal product diet to their children. Stricter than traditional vegetarianism, such a diet excludes all animals (including fish) as well as any animal byproducts, such as eggs and dairy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Anlit expands presence in Western Europe

Anlit Advanced Nutrition Supplements is expanding its presence in the European market.

Anlit is currently in advanced negotiations with potential business partners in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia, who are interested in selling Anlit’s vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements for children under their own brand names.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

25% of kids suffer from insufficient Vitamin D levels

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a new report claiming that 25 percent of American children between the ages of 1 and 11 are Vitamin D deficient.

Once thought of as the “sun” vitamin, today’s kids are getting far less Vitamin D from natural sunlight than in the past as concerns about the danger of sun exposure have grown. Most doctors recommend that children spend no longer than 15 minutes in the sun today without some sort of protection. Although these recommendations will hopefully keep our kids safe from the ultra violet rays that cause skin cancer - they are negatively impacting their Vitamin D intake.

In recent years, a slew of studies has shown that Vitamin D is important to our immune system, can help in the prevention of childhood diabetes and cancer and has been linked to preventing stress fractures in adolescents. Even without using the sun as a primary source, Vitamin D is found in a number of foods including fortified milk and cheese products, tuna, salmon, eggs and fortified orange juices and cereals.

According to Andrew Calabria, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, however, certain higher risk children will require additional supplementation. Those at greater risk for Vitamin D Deficiency include dark-skinned children, overweight children, and exclusively breastfed infants.

Given how easy it is to intake Vitamin D today, it is both alarming and unnecessary for a full 25% of young American kids to be deficient. Hopefully as parents become more aware of the vitamin’s importance and the various options for consuming it, we can keep our kids healthy! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anlit to showcase Sambucus Nigra and Vitamin D gummy bear at Vitafoods Europe 2012

Anlit Advanced Nutrition Supplements will present new and innovative products at Vitafoods Europe 2012, which will take place May 22–24, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Anlit will showcase new and existing products at the FPE Finished Products Expo at Stand 3500. The company will present, among others, two new products aimed at improving children’s wellbeing:

 - Sambucus Nigra – The powerful antioxidants in Sambucus Nigra boost the immune system against coughs, colds, flu and bacterial and viral infections. Anlit’s delicious new pectin-based gummy bears contain highly concentrated Sambucus Nigra extract, with added rosehip extract to intensify effectiveness.

- Vitamin D – Vitamin D is critical for improving calcium absorption in the body and for maintaining healthy teeth and bones.

“Vitafoods Europe presents an excellent opportunity for Anlit to present its innovative products to European distributors who wish to sell unique products under their own brand name,” said Shai Karlinski, VP marketing at Anlit. “Drug store chains, drug and dietary supplements manufacturers and distributors are invited to get a first-hand impression of our condition-specific tasty dietary supplements which can be specifically tailored to their local needs.”

Anlit’s products can also be tasted at the FPE Tasting Bar, at which the company’s “Sweet Dreams” dairy-based supplement with lactium last year won the award for best-tasting finished product.